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Jamaal Magloire

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Born and raised in Toronto, Jamaal Maglorie received a basketball scholarship to play at the University of Kentucky following an impressive high school career at Toronto’s Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute. Maglorie was a member of the Kentucky Wildcats 1998 National Championship team and would leave Kentucky as the program’s all-time leader in blocked shots, with 268. Drafted by the Charlotte Hornets 19th overall in the 2000 NBA Draft, Malgloire spent the first 2 seasons of his NBA career in Charlotte and moved with the franchise when they became the New Orleans Hornets in 2002. Malgloire would have a career year during the 2003-04 season, as he started all 82 games for the Hornets, averaging 13.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. He would also be named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team in 2004, becoming the second ever Canadian after Steve Nash to be chosen to participate in an NBA All-Star game. After short stints with the Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers, New Jersey Nets and the Dallas Mavericks, Magloire signed with the Miami Heat in 2008. During his tenure in Miami, the Heat would make it to the 2011 NBA Finals, ultimately losing to Magloire former club, the Dallas Mavericks in 6 games. A free agent after the 2011 NBA season, Magloire came home, signing with the Toronto Raptors. This was the first time a Canadian has played with the Raptors. After being waived by the Raptors in 2012, Magloire remained with the organization as an ambassador, and is currently an assistant coach with the club.

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