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Lonny Baxter
Position Forward-Center
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 265 lb (120 kg)
League Turkish League
Euroleague
Team Beşiktaş Cola Turka
Born January 27, 1979 (1979-01-27) (age 30)
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Nationality American
High school Hargrave Military Academy
College Maryland
Draft 2nd round, 43rd overall, 2002
Chicago Bulls
Pro career 2002–present
Former teams Chicago Bulls (2002–03)
Toronto Raptors (2003–04)
Washington Wizards (2004)
New Orleans Hornets (2004–05)
Panathinaikos (2005)
Houston Rockets (2005–06)
Charlotte Bobcats (2006)
Montepaschi Siena (2006–07)
DKV Joventut Badalona (2007–08)
Panionios (2008–09)

Lonny Leroy Baxter (born January 27, 1979 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA) is an American professional basketball player. He plays the position of forward-center and is 2.03 m (6'8") in height.

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Player career

College

While attending the University of Maryland, College Park, Baxter won the 2002 NCAA Championship along with teammates and future NBA players Juan Dixon, Steve Blake and Chris Wilcox by defeating Indiana. He was named a regional MVP of the NCAA Tournament twice, in 2001 and 2002.

NBA

Baxter was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 15th pick of the second round (43rd overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft. On February 9, 2006, Baxter was traded by the Houston Rockets to the Charlotte Bobcats for Keith Bogans.

Europe

During the 2004-05 season Baxter played some games for the Greek A1 League team Panathinaikos, before getting injured and agreeing with the club for his release. On August 8, 2006, Baxter signed with the Italian League team Montepaschi Siena. In 2008, he joined Panionios. In 2009, he moved to Beşiktaş Cola Turka.[1]

Personal

On August 16, 2006, Baxter was arrested in Washington, D.C., only a few blocks from the White House after firing a .40 caliber Glock handgun into the air. On August 23, 2006, Baxter was sentenced to 60 days in prison after pleading guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition charges. The judge in the case did not accept the plea bargain that had been arranged with the prosecution for a sentence of time served.

"There's no good reason for a person who's not working in law enforcement or presidential protection to be in possession of a loaded weapon within blocks of the White House, let alone to fire it into the air," Iscoe said.

Baxter was later charged with shipping four guns via FedEx in July 2006 without notifying them that the shipment contained firearms. Baxter pled guilty to this crime on July 19, 2007. [2] He has been sentenced to 60 days in jail, two years of supervised release and a $2,000 fine on August 31, 2007. [3]

References

  1. ^ Turkbasket.com Beşiktaş Cola Turka signs Baxter.
  2. ^ Ex-Terp, former Bull Baxter pleads guilty to illegally shipping guns.
  3. ^ Former Terp Baxter Sentenced to 60 Days in Prison.

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