Lee Nailon

Lee Nailon (born February 22, 1975) is an American professional basketball player.

Lee Nailon
Personal information
Born (1975-02-22) February 22, 1975 (age 45)
South Bend, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolClay (South Bend, Indiana)
College
  • Southeastern Iowa CC (1995–1996)
  • Butler CC (1996–1997)
  • TCU (1997–1999)
NBA draft1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Playing career1999–present
PositionPower forward / Small forward
Career history
1999–2000Adecco Milano
20002002Charlotte Hornets
2002–2003New York Knicks
2003Atlanta Hawks
2004Orlando Magic
2004Cleveland Cavaliers
2004–2005New Orleans Hornets
2005–2006Philadelphia 76ers
2006–2007Bnei HaSharon
2007–2008Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
2008–2009Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
2009Leones de Ponce
2010Piratas de Quebradillas
2010–2011Bnei HaSharon
2011Atomerőmű SE
2012Panteras de Aguascalientes
2012Goyang Orions
2012–2013Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca
2013–2014Panteras de Aguascalientes
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school careerEdit

Nailon was a graduate of South Bend Clay High School, where along with former Purdue player, Jaraan Cornell, he led his basketball team to the 1994 State Championship scoring 78 points .

College careerEdit

Nailon had an all-conference college basketball career at Texas Christian University.

Professional careerEdit

Nailon was a second round (43rd overall) pick of the Charlotte Hornets in the 1999 NBA Draft. He has played for the Hornets (in separate stints for both Charlotte and New Orleans franchises in 2000-02 and 2004-05 respectively), the New York Knicks (2002–03), Atlanta Hawks (2003–04), Orlando Magic (2003–04), Cleveland Cavaliers (2003–04) and Philadelphia 76ers (2005–06). Nailon feuded with coach Paul Silas while at Charlotte over minutes played which led to him being released and leaving for the Knicks. Nailon got into multiple confrontations with Silas during a preseason game in 2002 which led to his dismissal.[1] Nailon was recommended to play for the Knicks in a phone call then coach Don Chaney made to Silas.[1] While playing for the Knicks Nailon was frustrated over lack of playing time.[2][3] He holds NBA career averages of 8.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. His international experience includes playing for Adecco Milano in Italy (1999-00), Bnei HaSharon in Israel (2006–07; 2010–11), Lokomotiv Novosibirsk in Russia (2007–08), Al-Riyadi in Lebanon, Leones de Ponce (2009) and Piratas de Quebradillas in Puerto Rico (2010).

In the 2006-07 season, Nailon led Bnei HaSharon to the Israeli Cup final, shocking the everlasting champions, Maccabi Tel Aviv, in the semifinal (eventually losing to Hapoel Jerusalem in the final).

Nailon re-signed with Bnei HaSharon on August 1, 2010.[4]

In 2018, Nailon was drafted 6th overall by the Ghost Ballers of the United States based BIG3.[5]

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
2000-01 Charlotte 42 0 11.2 .485 .000 .744 2.2 .6 .21 .12 3.9
2001-02 Charlotte 79 41 24.2 .483 .500 .747 3.7 1.2 .75 .22 10.8
2002-03 New York 38 0 10.7 .442 .000 .824 1.8 .7 .16 .08 5.5
2003-04 Atlanta 27 0 11.1 .457 .000 .842 2.3 .6 .37 .26 5.3
2003-04 Orlando 8 0 10.4 .407 .000 .778 1.8 .5 .13 .00 3.6
2003-04 Cleveland 22 4 18.0 .451 .000 .800 3.0 .8 .18 .05 7.7
2004-05 New Orleans 68 51 29.7 .478 .000 .806 4.4 1.6 .53 .24 14.2
2005-06 Philadelphia 22 0 10.8 .500 .000 .867 1.9 .3 .36 .18 4.2
Career 306 96 19.0 .474 .111 .786 3.1 1.0 .43 .10 8.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Vecsey, Peter (8 November 2002). "WHY SILAS HAMMERED NAILON ; PAIR ALMOST CAME TO BLOWS DURING PRESEASON GAME".
  2. ^ November 21, Laura Price-Brown STAFF WRITER; Pm, 2002 7:00. "Nailon Tries To Get Past His Past". Newsday.
  3. ^ BORDEN, SAM. "FOR NAILON, HALF A WISH". nydailynews.com.
  4. ^ Israeli - Men Basketball. Retrieved on August 1, 2010.
  5. ^ "Lee Nailon – BIG3". BIG3. Retrieved 2018-06-14.

External linksEdit