Date of birth : 1982-07-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-25
Hakim Warrick is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who is currently with the Phoenix Suns. Commonly nicknamed "Helicopter" and "Skinny", the 6'9", 219 lb forward was a major part the Syracuse Orange's run to the 2003 National Championship, often being most remembered for blocking a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the title game.
Acquired by the Suns in a sign-and-trade deal with Chicago on July 9, 2010… Averaged 9.6 points and 4.1 boards in 76 games last season, split between the Bucks and Bulls after being acquired by Chicago along with Joe Alexander in exchange for John Salmons and two future second-round picks at the trade deadline.
Five-year NBA veteran owns career averages 10.1 points, 4.3 points and 21.5 minutes in 383 games (88 starts) with the Memphis Grizzlies (2005-09), Milwaukee Bucks (2009-10) and Chicago Bulls (2009-10)… Originally the 19th overall selection in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies… Signed with the Bucks as a free agent on July 31, 2009 and was traded by Milwaukee to the Bulls on Feb. 18, 2010 along with Joe Alexander in exchange for John Salmons and two future second-round picks… Has averaged double-digit scoring in three of his five NBA seasons, including three of the last four… Has appeared in 383 of a possible 410 career regular season games (.934)… Joined the Suns with career averages against Phoenix of 13.3 points, 27.5 minutes and 58.1 percent shooting from the field, all three of which are his highest against any NBA opponent… His 6.4-rebound average against Phoenix is his second-highest career mark against any NBA team… Spent the first four seasons of his career with Memphis while averaging 10.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 21.7 minutes in 307 games (82 starts)… Enjoyed the best statistical season of his career as a sophomore in 2006-07 when he averaged a career-high 12.7 points and career-best 5.1 rebounds… Owns 41 career effort of 20 or more points and two games of 30 or more points (career-high tying 31 points, twice, Dec. 8, 2006 at Milwaukee; Feb. 11, 2009 at Philadelphia)… 22 career double-doubles, four of which came against Phoenix, his most against any NBA team… Owns a share of the Grizzlies’ franchise single-game record after making 10 consecutive field goals at Phoenix on April 13, 2009… Participated in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk competition during 2006 All-Star Weekend.
- Full name is Hakim Hanif Warrick
- Son of Kenneth Nichols and Queen Warrick
- Majored in retail management and consumer studies at Syracuse, finishing his degree in three-and-a-half years
- While living in Memphis, did public service announcements for Memphis City Schools - Reads and Memphis City Schools Fight Free Fifty, which encouraged students to go 50 days without fighting in school
- Lists "Coming to America" as his favorite movie and "Rudy" as his favorite sports movie
- Calls winning the NCAA title with Syracuse his greatest basketball accomplishment
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