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Donald Wayne Sloan (born January 15, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played collegiately at Texas A&M. As a senior during the 2009–10 season, Sloan led the Aggies in scoring with a 17.8 points per game average and was a first team All-Big 12 Conference selection.[1]

Donald Sloan
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Sloan playing for the Indiana Pacers in November 2014
Free agent
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1988-01-15) January 15, 1988 (age 31)
Shreveport, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolSeagoville (Dallas, Texas)
CollegeTexas A&M (2006–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2011Reno Bighorns
2011Barangay Ginebra Kings
2011Erie BayHawks
2011–2012Atlanta Hawks
2012New Orleans Hornets
2012Erie BayHawks
2012Cleveland Cavaliers
2013Sioux Falls Skyforce
2013New Orleans Hornets
2013Guangdong Southern Tigers
20132015Indiana Pacers
2015–2016Brooklyn Nets
2016–2017Guangdong Southern Tigers
2017–2018Texas Legends
2018Guangdong Southern Tigers
Career highlights and awards
  • CBA champion (2013)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2010)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school careerEdit

Sloan attended Seagoville High School in the Dallas, Texas area. Over three seasons Sloan's team was 93–10 and Sloan led Seagoville to the regional championship game as a senior. Sloan received two-time all-state recognition.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Sloan was listed as the No. 8 point guard and the No. 55 player in the nation in 2006.[2]

Sloan was recruited by Kansas, Oklahoma, Marquette, SMU, and Georgia Tech. He signed with Texas A&M and Coach Billy Gillispie in November 2005.[3]

College careerEdit

Sloan played basketball for Texas A&M University from 2006–2010. He was a part of a senior class that won 100 career games at the conclusion of the 2009–10 season, setting the school record for wins by a single class.[4]

Freshman yearEdit

Sloan appeared in all 34 games in 2006–07 as a true freshman, averaging 5.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Sloan earned ESPN player of the game honors with 15 points in a win at Oklahoma State. Texas A&M finished the year with a 27–7 record and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.

Sophomore yearEdit

As a sophomore, Sloan started all 36 games as A&M finished 25–11 after a second round robbery to UCLA in the NCAA tournament. Sloan was third on the team in scoring at 9.5 points per game and he was second on the team with 123 assists.

Junior yearEdit

Sloan played in all 34 games as the Aggies finished 24–10 following a second round loss to Connecticut in the NCAA tournament. Sloan averaged 11.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game and led the team with 108 assists.

Senior yearEdit

Sloan, considered by his teammates to be the team's leader,[5][6] was the leading scorer on a Texas A&M team that finished the regular season with a 22-8 record overall and an 11-5 conference mark, tying the team for second place in the Big 12 Conference.[7] Sloan scored a career high 29 points in an 84-81 loss to New Mexico on December 12. He was third in the Big 12 in scoring.[8] Sloan was named to the Big 12's first team all conference by Big 12 coaches, Dallas Morning News,[9] Columbia Daily Tribune, and Fort Worth Star Telegram. Sloan also received second team all Big 12 Conference honors from the Associated Press and Austin American-Statesman.[10] He received national player of the week honors for the week of February 9 by CollegeHoops.net and was a strong contender for the 2009–2010 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year Award.[11] Sloan honored teammate and close friend Derrick Roland, whose season was ended by a broken tibia and fibula, by shaving Roland's #3 into his hair for much of the season.[12]

Following the conference tournament, Sloan was named to the all-tournament team.[13] He finished the 2010 NCAA tournament ranked seventh in Aggie history in career scoring with 1,522 points and eighth in assists with 370.

Professional careerEdit

Reno Bighorns (2010–2011)Edit

After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Sloan joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2010 NBA Summer League.[14] He later signed a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Kings.[15] However, he was later waived by the Kings on October 4, 2010.[16] On October 30, 2010, he was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League as an affiliate player.

Barangay Ginebra Kings (2011)Edit

In July 2011, he signed with the Barangay Ginebra Kings of the Philippine Basketball Association for the 2011 Governors' Cup.[17]

Erie BayHawks (2011)Edit

On November 2, 2011, he was reacquired by the Reno Bighorns. Two days later, he was traded to the Erie BayHawks.

Atlanta Hawks (2011–2012)Edit

On December 9, 2011, Sloan signed with the Atlanta Hawks. On January 27, 2012, he was waived by the Hawks.[18]

New Orleans Hornets (2012)Edit

On February 8, 2012, he signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Hornets.[19] On February 18, 2012, he was not offered a second 10-day contract after his first 10-day contract expired.[20]

Return to Erie (2012)Edit

On March 5, 2012, he returned to the Erie BayHawks.

Cleveland Cavaliers (2012)Edit

On March 16, 2012, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[21]

In July 2012, he joined the Cavaliers for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On December 25, 2012, Sloan was waived by the Cavaliers.[22]

Return to New Orleans and Sioux Falls (2013)Edit

On January 3, 2013, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[23] On January 7, 2013, he signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Hornets after just two games with the Skyforce.[24][25] After the contract expired, he returned to the Skyforce.

Guangdong Southern Tigers (2013)Edit

In February 2013, Sloan was released by the Skyforce in order to join the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.[26][27]

Indiana Pacers (2013–2015)Edit

On July 3, 2013, he signed a two-year deal with the Indiana Pacers and joined them for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[28] In July 2014, he re-joined the Pacers for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[29] On November 5, 2014, he scored a career-high 31 points in the Pacers' 96–94 overtime loss to the Washington Wizards.[30]

Brooklyn Nets (2015–2016)Edit

On August 10, 2015, Sloan signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[31] On January 15, 2016, he recorded a near triple-double with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.[32]

Return to Guangdong (2016–2017)Edit

On July 20, 2016, Sloan signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers for the 2016–17 season, returning to the club for a second stint.[33] The Guangdong Southern Tigers advanced to the 2017 CBA Finals, but lost to the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in a 4–0 sweep.

2017–18 seasonEdit

Sloan signed with the Washington Wizards under a training camp deal. He was waived on October 14 as one of the team's final preseason roster cuts.[34] He then joined the Texas Legends of the NBA G League. On January 22, 2018, Sloan was named the NBA G League Player of the Week after averaging 29.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 9.0 assists in three games.[35]

Third stint with Guangdong (2018)Edit

On February 21, 2018, Guangdong Southern Tigers announced the signing of Sloan. This is Sloan's third stint with the team.[36]

Sloan signed with the Denver Nuggets to a training camp contract but was waived on October 13, 2018.[37]

The Basketball TournamentEdit

Donald Sloan played for Team Eberlein Drive in the 2018 edition of The Basketball Tournament. In six games with Eberlein Drive, he averaged the second-most points per game (20.8) and finished first in assists per game (4.5) while shooting 47 percent. Eberlein Drive made it to the championship game before falling to Overseas Elite.

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Atlanta 5 0 4.0 .375 .000 .000 1.0 1.0 .2 .0 1.2
2011–12 New Orleans 3 0 13.7 .357 .000 .500 1.0 2.7 .7 .0 4.0
2011–12 Cleveland 25 11 24.3 .403 .091 .808 2.4 3.7 .4 .1 6.6
2012–13 Cleveland 20 0 12.9 .346 .368 .800 1.4 1.9 .3 .0 4.1
2012–13 New Orleans 3 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .3 .0 .0 .0
2013–14 Indiana 48 1 8.2 .376 .238 .600 .9 1.0 .2 .0 2.3
2014–15 Indiana 53 21 20.9 .408 .313 .779 2.7 3.6 .4 .0 7.4
2015–16 Brooklyn 61 33 21.6 .440 .384 .750 2.8 4.4 .5 .1 7.0
Career 218 66 17.2 .409 .310 .754 2.1 3.0 .4 .0 5.5

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Indiana 4 0 3.8 .286 .250 .500 .3 .8 .3 .0 1.8
Career 4 0 3.8 .286 .250 .500 .3 .8 .3 .0 1.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2010 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Announced". Big 12 Sports. March 7, 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Donald Sloan Recruiting Profile
  3. ^ "Gillispie Signs Impressive Recruiting Class". ATM University. November 9, 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Aggie men clinch bye with win over Oklahoma". ATM Battalion. March 7, 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Sloan Is A&M's Rock as Aggies Roll". NCAA Basketball Fanhouse. February 15, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
  6. ^ "The word on Sloan is he's good: A&M players impressed with senior's literary talent, leadership". Houston Chronicle. February 27, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
  7. ^ "Donald Sloan leading Texas A&M Aggies toward NCAA tournament bid". Sports Illustrated. February 17, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
  8. ^ Zwerneman, Brent. Well-rounded Sloan emerges as leader for A&M, Houston Chronicle, February 27, 2010.
  9. ^ "OSU's Anderson earns DMN's Big 12 men's player of the year". Dallas Morning News. March 8, 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2010.
  10. ^ "American-Statesman's All-Big 12 men's basketball team". Austin American-Statesman. March 8, 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2010.
  11. ^ "Add A&M's Sloan to Big 12 MVP race". ESPN Dallas: By Jeff Caplan. February 4, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
  12. ^ "Focused Aggies roll, honor injured Roland". San Antonio Express News. January 3, 2010. Archived from the original on January 6, 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2010.
  13. ^ Big 12 all-tournament team, KansasCity.com, March 14, 2010.
  14. ^ NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas
  15. ^ Kings Sign Donald Sloan to 1-Year Deal
  16. ^ J.R. Giddens, Donald Sloan Waived by Kings
  17. ^ The New Import of Ginebra Gin Kings is Donald Sloan He will Replace Curtis Stinson for the Rest of the Governors' Cup 2011
  18. ^ HAWKS REQUEST WAIVERS ON DONALD SLOAN
  19. ^ Hornets Sign Donald Sloan
  20. ^ "Donald Sloan Won't be Extended Another 10-Day Contract". Archived from the original on March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  21. ^ Cavaliers Sign Donald Sloan
  22. ^ Cavaliers Claim Shaun Livingston Off Waivers, Waive Donald Sloan
  23. ^ "Skyforce Acquires Two Former NBA Players in Three-Team Trade". Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  24. ^ HORNETS SIGN DONALD SLOAN TO 10-DAY CONTRACT
  25. ^ "Sioux Falls' Donald Sloan Signs with the New Orleans Hornets". Archived from the original on January 10, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
  26. ^ Skyforce Lose Point Guard Donald Sloan to China
  27. ^ Donald Sloan Signs In China
  28. ^ Solomon Hill, Donald Sloan Signed
  29. ^ "Rookie/Free Agent Camp Update". NBA.com. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  30. ^ Wizards win 4th in row, top Pacers 96-94 in OT
  31. ^ "BROOKLYN NETS SIGN DONALD SLOAN". NBA.com. August 10, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  32. ^ Lillard has 33 points, Blazers beat Nets, win 3rd straight
  33. ^ Client @DSloan15 has signed a contract with the...
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  35. ^ "Donald Sloan Named NBA G League Player Of The Week". National Basketball Association. January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  36. ^ "再换小外援!昔日夺冠功臣加盟广东 斯隆第三次来粤". 网易体育. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
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