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Corey Maggette
Maggette looking up.jpg
Maggette in March 2009
Golden State Warriors  – No. 50
swingman
Born November 12, 1979 (1979-11-12) (age 30)
Melrose Park, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
League NBA
Salary $8,937,931
High school Fenwick High School
College Duke
Draft 13th overall, 1999
Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 1999present
Former teams Orlando Magic (1999–2000)
Los Angeles Clippers (2000–2008)
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Corey Antoine Maggette (born November 12, 1979 in Melrose Park, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association, for the Golden State Warriors. He excelled at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois, where he was an All-American in basketball and also an Illinois high school state track finalist in long jump and triple jump. The 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), 225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st) small forward was selected out of Duke University by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 13th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, but was traded shortly thereafter to the Orlando Magic, as a part of the deal which sent Horace Grant from Magic to SuperSonics. Along with former Clippers teammate Elton Brand and college teammate William Avery, Maggette is notable as one of the first Duke players to leave before the end of his athletic eligibility during the tenure of coach Mike Krzyzewski.

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NBA

Maggette played one season in Orlando before signing with the Clippers the following season. During his career with the Clippers, Maggette established himself as a solid forward and developed into a perennial 10+ per game scorer. Known for excellent jumping ability as well as his propensity to create contact and get to the free throw line—is consistently among the league leaders in free throws attempted and made. Maggette participated in the Slam Dunk Contest at the 2001 NBA All-Star Weekend. He experienced a good year in 2004–05, touting career highs in points, rebounds, assists and free throw percentage. Bothered by a nagging foot injury, he sat out much of the 2005–06 season. However, he returned to the court and came off the bench strongly during the 2006–07 season despite an alleged feud with coach Mike Dunleavy. Maggette had a career night against the Los Angeles Lakers on April 12, 2007, scoring 39 points en route to a 118–110 victory after recovering from a 17-point deficit.[1] His previous career high was 38 points.[1]

2008–09

On June 30, 2008, Maggette opted out of the final year of his contract with the Clippers and officially became an unrestricted free agent.[2] Maggette is represented by Rob Pelinka.[3]

On July 8, 2008, the Associated Press reported that Maggette and the Golden State Warriors had verbally agreed to a 5-year, $50 million contract, the deal was made official two days later.[4] He currently has 4 years and just under $40,000,000 left on his deal. Warriors General Manager Chris Mullin said, "He gets his points and rebounds, but I just think it's his approach to the work and his lifestyle that will be a huge benefit for our young guys. They can watch him, see how he approaches it and maybe they can emulate him."[5]

Career transactions

Career highs

Accomplishments

  • Clippers' career leader in free throws made (2,874)
  • Clippers' career leader in free throws attempted (3,477)
  • Three-time Parade All-American at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois, where he earned four letters in basketball and two in track
  • Named MVP of Wendy's Classic as a senior, after posting 35 points and 18 rebounds
  • Participated in the 1998 McDonald's All-American Game

Public life

Off the court, Maggette works with children as a member of the Clippers Reading All-Star Team and also gives charitable donations to hospitals. His "Uh Oh Maggette-O Kids" program brings hundreds of kids to Clippers games for free each year.[7] In 1999 he established his own "Corey Maggette Flight 50 Basketball Camp". He initially invited 50 kids (the jersey number he wears) to the first year's camp. After almost a decade, now the camp takes over 600 kids to its camps each year. It has won "NBA Player's Best Camp Award" for its efforts. In June 2006 he also established "Corey Cares Foundation" to serve, mentor and inspire the less fortunate in the community of basketball and sports.

Miscellaneous

NBA career statistics

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 season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999–00 Orlando 77 5 17.8 .478 .182 .751 3.9 .8 .3 .3 8.4
2000–01 L.A. Clippers 69 9 19.7 .462 .304 .774 4.2 1.2 .5 .1 10.0
2001–02 L.A. Clippers 63 52 25.6 .443 .331 .801 3.7 1.8 .6 .3 11.4
2002–03 L.A. Clippers 64 57 31.3 .444 .350 .802 5.0 1.9 .9 .2 16.8
2003–04 L.A. Clippers 73 72 36.0 .447 .329 .848 5.9 3.1 .9 .2 20.7
2004–05 L.A. Clippers 66 60 36.9 .431 .304 .857 6.0 3.4 1.1 .1 22.2
2005–06 L.A. Clippers 32 13 29.5 .445 .338 .828 5.3 2.1 .6 .1 17.8
2006–07 L.A. Clippers 75 31 30.5 .454 .200 .820 5.9 2.8 .9 .2 16.9
2007–08 L.A. Clippers 70 65 35.7 .458 .384 .812 5.6 2.7 1.0 .1 22.1
2008–09 Golden State 51 19 31.1 .461 .253 .824 5.5 1.8 .9 .2 18.6
Career 640 383 29.3 .451 .323 .819 5.1 2.2 .8 .2 16.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 L.A. Clippers 12 2 24.3 .467 .333 .910 7.3 1.4 .6 .4 15.3
Career 12 2 24.3 .467 .333 .910 7.3 1.4 .6 .4 15.3

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