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Randolph Childress (born September 21, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player. He is currently an assistant coach for his alma mater, Wake Forest University.

Randolph Childress
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Wake Forest Demon Deacons
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueAtlantic Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (1972-09-21) September 21, 1972 (age 46)
Washington, D.C.
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High schoolFlint Hill (Oakton, Virginia)
CollegeWake Forest (1991–1995)
NBA draft1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career1995–2011
PositionPoint guard
Number12, 3
Career history
As player:
19951997Portland Trail Blazers
1997Detroit Pistons
1997–1998Tofaş S.K.
1998–1999Kombassan Konya
2000–2001Record Napoli
2001Sydney Kings
2001–2003Rida Scafati
2003–2004SLUC Nancy
2004–2007Premiata Montegranaro
2007–2008Pepsi Caserta
2008–2010Cimberio Varese
2010Dinamo Sassari
2010–2011Mazzeo San Severo
As coach:
2013–presentWake Forest (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at


College careerEdit

Childress played collegiately at Wake Forest University, where he averaged 18.4 points per game for his four-year career. His collegiate highlight came in 1995, when he delivered one of the most outstanding ACC Tournament performances of all time. Named tournament MVP, Childress along with sophomore Tim Duncan, carried the Demon Deacons to the title, Childress averaged 35.7 points and 7 assists per game. In the finals, against a UNC team featuring Jerry Stackhouse and Rasheed Wallace, Childress scored 37 with 7 assists and hit a game-winning jumper with 4 seconds left in overtime.[1] The game was highlighted by a crossover dribble Childress performed with UNC's Jeff McInnis guarding him: McInnis tripped & fell in the process, Childress made a motion with his hand as if to say "come here" or "get up," then hit a 3-point shot.[2] He was honored as the ACC Male Athlete of the Year in 1995. In 2002, Childress was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team, honoring the fifty greatest players in ACC history.

Professional careerEdit

In the 1995 NBA Draft, Childress was selected in the 1st round (19th overall) by the Detroit Pistons. Childress played in two NBA seasons for the Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers, averaging 2.4 points per game. His NBA career was cut short by a torn ACL and disagreements with Trail Blazers coach P. J. Carlesimo.

After leaving the NBA, Childress played in 1997-1999 in the Turkish Basketball League for Tofaş SAS and Konya Kombassan.[3] Childress went on to play ten games for the Sydney Kings in the 2000-01 Australian National Basketball League season.[4] Childress then played for various teams in the Italian leagues.

Coaching careerEdit

In April 2012, Childress was hired as the Demon Deacons' new director of player development.[5] In April 2013, Childress was promoted to the position of assistant coach, moving into an on-court role for the team.


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