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Philadelphia 76ers | #8 | Forward











6'7" | 257lb | 37 years

Player Bio

Millsap was born in Monroe, Louisiana in 1985. As a child, he spent time in both Lousiana and the Denver, Colorado area. He is the son of Bettye Millsap. His three brothers, John, Elijah and Abraham, all played professional basketball. Millsap was honored by his high school, Grambling (Louisiana), with "Paul Millsap Day" on August 12th, 2011. Millsap enjoys playing chess and listening to Lil Wayne. In 2017 while playing for Atlanta, the Hawks honored Millsap with the Jason Collier Memorial Trophy. The Hawks annually bestow the award upon the player who most closely exemplifies the characteristics of a community ambassador. Follow the forward on Twitter and Instagram (@PaulMillsap4). As soon as Millsap joined Louisiana Tech for the 2003-04 season, he started rebounding. The 6-foot-8 forward who stayed in his home state to play hoops is the only player in Division I history to lead the country in rebounding in three straight seasons. He came off the bench for one game as a freshman, then hit the boards. Millsap averaged 15.6 points, 12.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks for a team that went 15-15 under coach Keith Richard. He took on a larger offensive role as a sophomore and provided 20.4 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 29 games. As a junior, Millsap's exploits helped the team up its win total. The team went 11-5 in the WAC, while Millsap posted 19.6 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks. The Bulldogs were invited to the NIT, where they lost a road game to Clemson. The junior announced his intention to go pro and finished second in the nation career rebounding average (behind Shaquille O'Neal) and third in total rebounds in the WAC. He was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 47th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.