Player Profile: Javaris Crittenton

#8 JAVARIS CRITTENTON
Position: Guard
Height: 6-5
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birthdate : December 31, 1987
College: Georgia Tech
High School: SW Atlanta Christian Academy, Atlanta, GA
NBA Years: 2
Drafted: 19th overall (first round) by LA Lakers in 2007


Career Transactions: Acquired by the Memphis Grizzlies from the Los Angeles Lakers along with Kwame Brown, Aaron McKie, the rights to Marc Gasol, two future first round picks (2008, 2010) and cash considerations in exchange for Pau Gasol and a 2010 second round pick (2/1/08)…Acquired by Washington from Memphis in a three-team trade that sent a conditional draft pick back to Memphis.

Professionally: Enters 2009-10 having played in 113 career games (ten starts) over two seasons with the LA Lakers (22 games), Memphis (35 games) and Washington (56).

Personally: Born in Atlanta, GA...Full name is Javaris Cortez Crittenton...Nicknames are Jay or Jay-Critt...Son of Sonya Dixon...Has one brother, Rashad, and a sister, Shaniya Lee...Person he most admires is his grandmother for her advice and words of wisdom...Enjoys going to church and bowling...Greatest personal achievement is being drafted and becoming an NBA basketball player...Entering Georgia Tech, was a five-star prospect from Southwest Atlanta Christian School...His senior year, earned McDonald's All-America team honors as well as a spot on the third-team Parade and EA Sports All-America teams...Rated as high as sixth nationally out of high school and was the top-rated point guard in the country according to Rivals.com...Helped his high school to Class A state championships in 2004 and 2006…Was named Mr. Georgia Basketball in 2006...Set the SACA career scoring record with more than 3,500 points, breaking the mark held by former teammate and current Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard...Was a 3.5 GPA high school student who was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and the Senior Beta Club...While playing in the 2007 Summer League in Las Vegas, helped coach a clinic for youngsters at the Thomas and Mack Center along with then-teammate Jordan Farmar.