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Samuel Dalembert

Date of birth : 1981-05-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Nationality : Haitian-Canadian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-30

Samuel Dalembert is a Haitian Canadian professional basketball player who plays center for the NBA's Sacramento Kings. Dalembert began playing in Montreal, Quebec and played college basketball at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, United States. Dalembert is known for his excellent shot blocking ability; he averages around two blocks per game, placing him among the league's elite in this category.

He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lived there for fourteen years before moving to Montreal.

Career history:
Philadelphia 76ers (2001–2010)
Sacramento Kings (2010–present)

2009-10 :

Averaged 8.1 ppg (career-high .545 FG%, .729 FT%), 9.6 rpg, 0.5 apg, 1.84 bpg, and 25.9 mpg in playing all 82 games for Philadelphia (started 80) … Ranked seventh in the NBA in blocks, ninth in FG%, and 12th in rebounding (including third in rebounds per 48 minutes) … Shot .586 from the floor over the final 55 contests … Averaged 12.9 rpg in 17 games from 1/5 – 2/6), tallying double-digit rebounds 16 times during that span … Scored 10 or more points in 29 games and posted 20-plus points twice … Corralled 10 or more rebounds 40 times and logged 22 double-doubles … Swatted at least three shots in 27 games and four or more on 14 occasions.

Top Single-Game Performances:

Netted a career-high tying 24 points (career-high 12-22 FG) to complement 11 rebounds and one block in 34 minutes at LA Lakers (2/26) … Scored 14 points (6-12 FG, 2-2 FT) to go with 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and three blocks in 34 minutes at San Antonio (11/29) … Encored the next night with 18 rebounds to accompany six points (2-6 FG, 2-2 FT), two assists, three steals, and three blocks in 33 minutes at Dallas (11/30) … Posted 15 rebounds, eight points (4-8 FG), and six blocks in a season-high 41 minutes vs. Denver (12/7) … Collected a season-best seven blocks at LA Clippers (12/31) … Posted 20 points (8-13 FG, 4-4 FT), 20 rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 32 minutes vs. Washington (1/15) … Corralled a season-high 21 rebounds to accompany 12 points (6-8 FG), one assist, and one block in 31 minutes against New York (1/13) … Contributed 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-3 Ft), 18 rebounds, and three blocks in 34 minutes vs. the Knicks (3/15) … Registered 19 points (8-9 FG, 3-5 FT), 16 rebounds, and four blocks in 31 minutes at Miami (4/7).

COLEGE:

Averaged 7.1 ppg (.537 FG%, .539 FT%), 5.8 rpg, and 2.83 bpg in 59 games over two seasons at Seton Hall … Owns the school record for career blocked shots (267) … Posted 8.3 ppg (.565 FG%, .556 FT%), 5.7 rpg, and 2.13 bpg as a senior (2000-01) … Teammates included former NBA players Eddie Griffin and Andre Barrett … Named to the Big East All-Rookie Team after ranking seventh in the nation in blocks as a freshman (1999-00).

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Competed for the Canadian National Team in the 2008 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament hosted by Greece (7/14 – 7/20/08), appearing in one contest and totaling four points and two rebounds … Participated in the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship held in Las Vegas, averaging 10.6 ppg (.485 FG%, 1-3 3pt, .621 FT%), 9.4 rpg, and 2.38 bpg in eight games … Ranked first in the tournament in blocked shots and fourth in rebounding … Registered 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-4 FT), a game-high 10 rebounds, and two blocks in 24 minutes against Brazil (8/22/07) … Scored a team-high 15 points (5-8 FG, 5-7 FT) to go with a game-best eight rebounds, two steals, and five blocks in 32 minutes vs. the Virgin Islands (8/24/07) … Hauled in 16 rebounds and added nine points (4-11 FG, 1-1 FT), one steal, and one block in 29 minutes against Argentina (8/28/07) … Corralled 18 rebounds to complement 13 points (6-14 FG, 1-4 FT), two steals, and two blocks in 31 minutes vs. Puerto Rico (8/30/07) … Also appeared in the 2007 Marchand Cup contested in San Juan, Puerto Rico, averaging 9.0 ppg (.381 FG%, 0-1 3pt, .333 FT%), 9.5 rpg, and 1.00 bpg in two games … Netted 13 points (6-14 FG, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds, and one block vs. Puerto Rico (8/16/07).

PERSONAL:

Full name is Samuel Davis Dalembert
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and lived there 14 years before moving to Montreal
Sworn in as a Canadian citizen in August of 2007
Is the only Haitian born player in the NBA
Speaks fluent French
Has a wingspan of 90.5 inches (Whopping Cranes feature 87 inch wingspans)
Didn’t start playing basketball until sophomore year at Lucien Page High School in Montreal
Favorite subject at Seton Hall was computer graphics (he remains highly competent in the discipline today)
Spends leisure time playing video games, reading, and working on computers
Favorite sport other than basketball is soccer
Shoe size 16 (Adidas)


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