Player Profile: Rashard Lewis
#9 RASHARD LEWIS
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birthdate : August 8, 1979
High School: Alief Elsik HS (TX)
NBA Years: 14
Drafted: 32nd Overall (Second Round) by Seattle in 1998
Career Transactions: Traded by Seattle to Orlando in a sign-and-trade deal in exchange for a future conditional second round draft pick (7/11/07)…Traded by Orlando to Washington in exchange for Gilbert Arenas (12/18/10).
Professionally: Is a two-time NBA All-Star (2005, 2009)…In 2008-09, led the NBA in three-point field goals made (220) and attempted (554)…Has appeared in 64 career playoff games, with postseason averages of 16.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 38.5 minutes per game...Averaged at least 20 points per game in three straight seasons from 2004-05 to 2006-07…Scored a career-high 50 points vs. LAC in Japan (10/31/03)…Was a member of the gold medal-winning USA Basketball team at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia, in 2001.
Personally: Full name is Rashard Quovon Lewis…Has a twin sister named Kristen who played for the Alief Elsik High School girls team and at Ranger Junior College in Texas…Also has two brothers…Nickname is “Sweet Lew”…Threw out the first pitch at the Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox game at Safeco Field on Aug. 1, 2000…Loves watching movies and spending time with his family…Played four seasons at Alief Elsik in Texas and scored 2,339 career points…As a senior in 1997-98, averaged 28.2 ppg, 12.4 rpg, 5.0 bpg and 4.3 spg…Was selected by USA Today to its All-USA First Team and was named a McDonald’s High School All-American as a high school senior…Was also named MVP of the Magic Johnson Roundball Classic in 1998, and was named the National Player of the Year by PARADE Magazine.
2010-11: Appeared in 57 games (52 starts) for Orlando and Washington, and averaged 11.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in 32.0 minutes per game…After his trade to Washington, averaged 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 31.7 minutes per game in 32 games (27 starts) as a Wizard…Scored a season-high 22 points twice, including at OKC (1/28) to mark his highest scoring game in a Wizards uniform…Recorded six double-doubles, all as a Wizard…Grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds for ORL vs. NJN (1/7), and tallied his Wizards-high in rebounds with 12 vs. PHX (1/21)…Missed 24 games in Washington due to his right knee; three due to tendinitis (2/12-2/16), and the final 21 games of the season due to soreness (3/6-4/13).