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Xavier Rathan-Mayes (born April 29, 1994)[1] is a Canadian professional basketball player who last played for Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball for the Florida State Seminoles of the Atlantic Coast Conference.[2]

Xavier Rathan-Mayes
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Rathan-Mayes with the Westchester Knicks in November 2017
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
Personal information
Born (1994-04-29) April 29, 1994 (age 25)
Markham, Ontario
NationalityCanadian
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High schoolHuntington Prep
(Huntington, West Virginia)
CollegeFlorida State (2014–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–2018Westchester Knicks
2018Memphis Grizzlies
2018AEK Athens
2019Texas Legends
2019Bnei Herzliya
Career highlights and awards
  • ACC All-Defensive team (2017)
  • ACC All-Freshman team (2015)

High school careerEdit

Born in Markham, Ontario, he started playing high school basketball at Christian Faith Center Academy in North Carolina. However, the NCAA was declining to accept credits received from the school, prompting him to transfer to Huntington Prep School in West Virginia. At Huntington Prep School, he played with current NBA player Andrew Wiggins, and he was considered a top 30 player in his class.[3]

College careerEdit

 
Rathan-Mayes with Florida State in December 2014

FreshmanEdit

He was ruled ineligible to play in his freshman season by the NCAA. A review by the NCAA Eligibility Center determined that some of the coursework he had completed during high school didn't meet NCAA eligibility requirements. There were problems with online courses he had taken while at Huntington Prep as well as concerns about his time at Christian Faith Center.[4] He received a redshirt for the season.

Redshirt FreshmanEdit

He started off slow to start the season. He didn't play in the Seminoles first game of the season. He made his debut in the next game against Northeastern and was held scoreless. In the third game of the season, he scored 5 points against the Providence Friars. However, after this his statistics improved quickly as in the next two games he scored 22 and 26 points against UMass and The Citadel respectively. Other notable games he had were against North Carolina, when he scored 35 points; against Miami Hurricanes, when he also scored 35 points, including 30 points in the last 4:38 of the game;[5] and 30 points against Clemson.[6] He averaged 14.9 points per game, becoming only the second freshman to lead Florida State in scoring. He was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team [7]

Professional careerEdit

Westchester Knicks (2017–2018)Edit

After going undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft he joined the New York Knicks for the 2017 NBA Summer League. He signed with the Knicks on a non guaranteed contract, he was waived by the Knicks as one of the final cuts after appearing in preseason games.

Memphis Grizzlies (2018)Edit

On March 5, 2018, the Memphis Grizzlies signed Rathan-Mayes to a 10-day contract.[8] Rathan-Mayes made his NBA debut on the same day, contributed eight points, five assists, two rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes for the Grizzlies in a 98–100 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[9] Rathan-Mayes' contract expired on March 14, 2018.[10]

Second stint with Westchester Knicks (2018)Edit

On March 14, 2018, the Westchester Knicks announced that they had re-acquired Rathan-Mayes.[11]

AEK Athens (2018)Edit

In June 2018, Rathan-Mayes joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2018 NBA Summer League.[12]

On July 28, 2018, Rathan-Mayes signed a one-year deal with AEK Athens of the Greek Basket League.[13] On October 24, 2018, Rathan-Mayes recorded 24 points, shooting 8-of-15 from the field, along with six assists, leading AEK to a 93–86 win over Brose Bamberg.[14] On December 29, 2018, Rathan-Mayes and the Greek club mutually agreed to terminate their contract.[15]

Texas Legends (2019)Edit

On January 8, 2019, the Texas Legends acquired Rathan-Mayes from Westchester Knicks for Jameel Warney.[16] In 25 games played for the Legends, he averaged 14.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 6 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

Bnei Herzliya (2019)Edit

On March 28, 2019, Rathan-Mayes joined Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Premier League, signing for the rest of the season.[17] On April 22, 2019, Rathan-Mayes recorded a season-high 28 points, shooting 6-of-11 from three-point range, along with five rebounds and three assists in a 76–72 win over Ironi Nahariya. He was subsequently named Israeli League Round 28 MVP.[18] At the end of the season Xavier and Bnei Herzliya relegated to the 2nd tier.

National team careerEdit

Rathan-Mayes represented his country, Canada, twice in international competition. He participated at the 2012 U-18 Americas Championship and the 2013 U-19 World Championship.[19]

Personal lifeEdit

His stepfather is former NBA player Tharon Mayes.[20]

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

NBA Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Memphis 5 0 23.6 .286 .071 .444 1.0 3.6 1.2 .6 5.8
Career 5 0 23.6 .286 .071 .444 1.0 3.6 1.2 .6 5.8

FIBA Champions LeagueEdit

[21]

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 A.E.K. 8 21.8 .343 .227 .600 2.3 3.6 .4 0 8.5

Domestic LeaguesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Note: Only games in the primary domestic competitions are included. Therefore, games in cup or European competitions are left out.

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 A.E.K. GBL 9 21.5 .333 .370 .568 2.3 2.8 .6 0 9.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Xavier Rathan-Mayes". FIBA.
  2. ^ Barry Jacobs. "Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes joins an elite group". Duke Basketball Report.
  3. ^ Dave Zarum. "Florida Statement". Sportsnet.
  4. ^ Jeff Goodman. "Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes ruled ineligible". ESPN.
  5. ^ Jeff Eisenberg. "Xavier Rathan-Mayes erupts for 30 points in four-plus minutes". Yahoo.
  6. ^ "Xavier Rathan-Mayes Game-by-Game Stats". ESPN.
  7. ^ Bob Ferrante. "FSU's Xavier Rathan-Mayes returning for sophomore season". Fox Sports Florida.
  8. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Xavier Rathan-Mayes to 10-day contract". NBA.com. March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "Tony Parker propels Spurs past Grizzlies 100-98". ESPN.com. March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "Xavier Rathan-Mayes: 10-day contract set to expire". CBS.com. March 13, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "Xavier Rathan-Mayes Returns to Westchester Knicks". NBA.com. March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  12. ^ "Rathan-Mayes joins Lakers for Summer League". WCTV.tv. June 28, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  13. ^ "AEK B.C. signs Mayes". aekbc.gr. July 28, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  14. ^ "Xavier Rathan-Mayes and AEK back in the driver's seat". EuroHoops.net. October 24, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  15. ^ "Xavier Rathan-Mayes, AEK Athens part ways". Sportando.basketball. December 29, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  16. ^ Wynn, Britney (January 8, 2019). "Legends Acquire Xavier Rathan-Mayes". NBA.com. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "רכש לבני הרצליה: רת'אן-מייז חתם". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). March 28, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  18. ^ "מצטיין המחזור ה-28: אקסבייר רת'אן-מייז". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). April 22, 2019. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  19. ^ "Xavier Rathan-Mayes" (PDF). Canada Basketball.
  20. ^ David Borges. "Tharon Mayes Giving Guidance To Inner City Kids...And His Highly-Touted Son". New Haven Register.
  21. ^ http://www.championsleague.basketball/el/18-19/team/AEK

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