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Thomas Earl Gardner (born February 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who played briefly in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Thomas Gardner
Personal information
Born (1985-02-08) February 8, 1985 (age 34)
Portland, Oregon
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolJefferson (Portland, Oregon)
CollegeMissouri (2003–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Undrafted
Playing career2006–2012
PositionShooting guard
Career history
2006–2007Verviers-Pepinster
2007Chicago Bulls
2007–2008Lokomotiv Rostov
2008Indios de Mayagüez
2008–2009Atlanta Hawks
2009Anaheim Arsenal
2009–2010Antwerp Giants
2010–2011Austin Toros
2011Reno Bighorns
2011–2012Toros de Nuevo Laredo

A 6'5" (1.96 m) guard, Gardner played three seasons of college basketball at the University of Missouri. He was named to the All-Big 12 Third Team in 2006 after averaging 19.7 points per game in 28 games. After college, he played professionally in Belgium.[1]

Gardner made his NBA debut with the Chicago Bulls on November 15, 2007, scoring two points in five minutes against the Phoenix Suns. On November 20, in what would be his last game as a Bull, Gardner scored a career-high 14 points against Denver.[2] He was waived on December 7, 2007 to make room for Demetris Nichols.[3]

Gardner signed with the Atlanta Hawks in August 2008 after averaging 16.3 points per game in the Rocky Mountain Revue.[4] In September 2009, he joined the Memphis Grizzlies[5] but was waived on October 8, 2009.[6]

On December 28, 2009, he returned to Belgium to sign with the Antwerp Giants.[7]

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
2007–08 Chicago 4 0 11.3 .391 .250 .000 1.0 .3 .0 .0 5.3
2008–09 Atlanta 16 0 6.1 .250 .174 .500 .4 .1 .3 .1 1.5
Career 20 0 7.1 .305 .200 .333 .6 .2 .2 .1 2.3

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Atlanta 3 0 6.3 .385 .500 1.000 .7 .7 .3 .0 4.7
Career 3 0 6.3 .385 .500 1.000 .7 .7 .3 .0 4.7

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