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Robert Sura Jr. (born March 25, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who played ten seasons for five different teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA). At 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), 200 pounds (91 kg), he played as a shooting guard.

Bob Sura
Personal information
Born (1973-03-25) March 25, 1973 (age 45)
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolG.A.R. Memorial
(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)
CollegeFlorida State (1991–1995)
NBA draft1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career1995–2005
PositionShooting guard
Number3, 5
Career history
19952000Cleveland Cavaliers
20002003Golden State Warriors
2003–2004Detroit Pistons
2004Atlanta Hawks
2004–2005Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points5,654 (8.6 ppg)
Rebounds2,240 (3.4 rpg)
Assists2,474 (3.8 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Sura played in high school at G.A.R. Memorial. He had a high game of 69 while leading G.A.R. to a remarkable streak of 86 consecutive league victories.

After high school, Sura played basketball for Florida State University, playing on the same team as fellow NBA players Charlie Ward and Sam Cassell.

Sura was named the ACC Rookie of the Year his freshman year at Florida State (1991–92).

Sura was drafted 17th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1995 NBA draft. His best season with the Cavaliers was his last, averaging 13.8 points per game during the 1999-2000 season. He was then traded to the Golden State Warriors, and has also played for the Detroit Pistons, the Atlanta Hawks and the Houston Rockets.

With the Hawks, he gained attention by almost posting three straight triple-double games - the third was subsequently taken away from him by the league when he purposely missed a layup to get his 10th rebound. The NBA defines a field goal as attempting to put the basketball in the basket for a field goal. Since he had no intention to put the basketball in the basket, he could not be credited with a rebound.[1]

Sura competed in the 3-point tournament during the All-Star Weekend, as well as the Slam Dunk competition.

Sura is the all-time leading scorer at Florida State, which retired his jersey in 2007.

On October 29, 2007, Sura was cut by the Rockets.

Sura has appeared in the PokerStars series "The Big Game".[2]

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