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Larry O'Bannon (born August 15, 1983) is an American professional basketball player for Hispano Americano of the Liga Nacional de Básquet (LNB). He played college basketball for the University of Louisville.

Larry O'Bannon
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Larry O'Bannon
No. 4 – Hispano Americano
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueLNB
Personal information
Born (1983-08-15) August 15, 1983 (age 36)
Louisville, Kentucky
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m)
Listed weight201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolMale (Louisville, Kentucky)
CollegeLouisville (2001–2005)
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2006Crvena zvezda
2006–2007Amatori Udine
2007Basket Napoli
2007AGO Rethymno
2007–2008Lukoil Academic
2009–2010Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2010Marinos de Anzoátegui
2010–2011Maccabi Haifa
2011–2012Boca Juniors
2012Club Atlético Lanús
2012–2013SAV Vacallo Basket
2013Hapoel Eilat
2013–2014Sharks Antibes
2014Krasnye Krylia
2014Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2014–2015Hapoel Tel Aviv
2015–2016San Martín de Corrientes
2016–presentHispano Americano
Career highlights and awards

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Early lifeEdit

O'Bannon attended Jefferson County Traditional middle school. In high school, he attended Male High School where he competed in basketball and track and field. He played on the same basketball team as Oakland Raiders running back Michael Bush, who was also his teammate in middle school. O'bannon also has a sister who currently teaches at Meyzeek Middle School.

College careerEdit

O'Bannon played college basketball for the University of Louisville's Louisville Cardinals in 2005 when they made it to the 2005 Final Four. In that tournament O'Bannon was named the Regional MVP.

Pro careerEdit

O'Bannon went undrafted in the 2005 NBA draft. During the summer of 2005, he played for the Seattle SuperSonics and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Summer League.[1][2] In August 2005, he signed his first professional contract with Serbian club Crvena zvezda.[3] With them he played one season, and won the Serbian Cup.

In September 2007, O'Bannon signed with Amatori Udine of the Italian Serie A.[4] On February 7, 2007, he left Udine and moved to Basket Napoli for the rest of the season.[5]

In July 2007, he joined the Denver Nuggets for the 2007 NBA Summer League.[6] The 2007–08 season he started with AGO Rethymno of the Greek A1 League, but was released after appearing in seven games. On December 17, 2007, he signed with Bulgarian club Lukoil Academic,[7] and stayed with them for the rest of the season.

In January 2009, O'Bannon signed with Israeli club Maccabi Rishon LeZion for the rest of the season. On August 28, 2009, he re-signed with Rishon LeZion for one more year.[8]

In May 2010, he signed with Marinos de Anzoátegui of Venezuela for the rest of the 2010 LPB season.[9] On September 16, 2010, he returned to Israel and signed with Maccabi Haifa,[10] but was released in February 2011.[11] On February 28, 2011, he signed with Boca Juniors.[12] In August 2011, he re-signed with Boca for the 2011–12 season.[13] On April 20, 2012, he signed with Club Atlético Lanús,[14] where he played only one game.

In July 2012, O'Bannon signed with SAV Vacallo Basket of Switzerland.[15] In February 2013, he left Vacallo and signed with Israeli club Hapoel Eilat for the rest of the season.[16] On August 7, 2013, he signed with Sharks Antibes of the French LNB Pro A.[17] On January 30, 2014, he left Antibes and signed with Russian club Krasnye Krylia for the rest of the season.[18]

In September 2014, O'Bannon signed with his former club Maccabi Rishon LeZion.[19] He was released by Maccabi after only three games and in November 2014, he moved to another Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv for the 2014–15 season. In his debut for Hapoel, he finished with 29 points and 13 rebounds.[20]

In August 2015, he signed with San Martín de Corrientes of Argentina for the 2015–16 season.[21] In November 2016, he signed with Hispano Americano also of Argentina.[22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2005 Seattle SuperSonics Rocky Mountain Revue Roster
  2. ^ 2005 Summer League Guide - Golden State Warriors Archived 2016-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Leri O'Benon u Zvezdi (in Serbian)
  4. ^ O'Bannon e' ufficialmente della Snaidero. Oggi la sua presentazione (in Italian)
  5. ^ Snaidero cuts Larry O'Bannon
  6. ^ Summer League: Denver Nuggets Roster
  7. ^ Lukoil tabs Larry O'Bannon
  8. ^ LARRY O'BANNON EXTENDED IN MACCABI RISHON LE ZION
  9. ^ Marinos add O'Bannon for the final
  10. ^ Larry O'Bannon Returns for Third Year to Israel and joins Maccabi Haifa
  11. ^ מכבי חיפה החליטה לשחרר את אובאנון (in Hebrew)
  12. ^ Larry O´Bannon por Moodie en Boca (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Larry O'Bannon Heading Back To Argentina
  14. ^ O'Bannon joins Lanus
  15. ^ "Larry O'Bannon joins SAV Vacallo". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  16. ^ "Larry O'Bannon signed by Hapoel Eilat". court-side.com. 2013-02-19. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  17. ^ "Antibes Sharks announce Larry O'Bannon". Sportando.net. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  18. ^ "Larry O'Bannon leaves Antibes to sign with Samara". Sportando.net. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  19. ^ O'Bannon comes back to Maccabi Rishon, ex Krasnie Krilya
  20. ^ Another embarrassing loss for Maccabi Tel Aviv
  21. ^ San Martin Corrientes land Larry O'Bannon, ex Hapoel T-A
  22. ^ Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos sign Larry O'Bannon

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