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Alfredo William "Tito" Horford (born January 19, 1966) is a Dominican retired professional basketball player who was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round (39th overall) of the 1988 NBA draft. Horford played three years in the National Basketball Association (NBA), two with the Bucks from 1988–1990, and a short stint with the Washington Bullets during the 1993–94 season. He played in Spain in 1992. He was listed on the Bucks' summer 1992 roster.

Tito Horford
Personal information
Born (1966-01-19) January 19, 1966 (age 53)
La Romana, Dominican Republic
NationalityDominican
Listed height7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolMarian Christian (Houston, Texas)
CollegeMiami (Florida) (1986–1988)
NBA draft1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career1988–1994
PositionCenter
Number50, 42
Career history
19881990Milwaukee Bucks
1993Washington Bullets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Early yearsEdit

Born in La Romana, Dominican Republic, he attended Marian Christian High School (closed in 1989)[1] in Houston which originally recruited him from the Dominican Republic. After high school, Horford enrolled at the University of Houston, when he was ruled ineligible. He then went to Louisiana State University before being kicked off the team. He then played at Miami.[2]

CareerEdit

Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 39th pick of the 1988 NBA draft, Tito Horford became the first Dominican-born player to play in the NBA.[3] He spent the 1988–89 and ’89–90 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks and also had a three-game stint with the Washington Bullets. Horford then travelled the world to play basketball in France and Italy while also playing in the Dominican semi-pro leagues as well as for the national team.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Tito's father was a Bahamian immigrant.[5] After retiring from basketball, he settled in Lansing, Michigan.

His son, Al Horford, went to the University of Florida and played a prominent role on the Gators team that won the national championship in 2006 and 2007. He was selected 3rd overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2007 NBA draft.

His son Jon Horford played forward for the University of Michigan basketball team. He then transferred to Florida after his junior season.[6]

His brother, Kelly Horford, (6'10", 215 lbs), played at Florida Atlantic University from 1992 to 1996.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ KOHOUT, MARTIN DONELL (June 12, 2010). "BROTHERS OF THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS". tshaonline.org.
  2. ^ "Tito Horford: the Accidental Tourist". Washington Post. October 5, 1985. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/stories/062907aap.html
  4. ^ "Godfather Part II: What Horford brings to Boston". SI.com.
  5. ^ Brubaker, Bill (October 12, 1986). "The Strange, Tangled Journey of Tito Horford, Basketball Star". LATimes.com. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/horford_jon00.html

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