Wilson Chandler is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has previously played for Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association and the NBA’s New York Knicks. He played college basketball at DePaul University for two years before declaring for the 2007 NBA Draft, where he was a first-round selection for the Knicks.
In 2011, Chandler was traded to the Denver Nuggets. During the NBA lockout that season, Chandler signed with the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association, scoring 43 points and 22 rebounds in his debut. He re-signed a five-year contract with the Nuggets in March 2012.
In 2007, Chandler entered into the NBA Draft and was drafted 23rd overall by the Knicks. He became a part of the team’s starting rotation in late 2008 and finished his second year with the team averaging 14.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. In the 2009-10 season, he improved to 15.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
Born May 10, 1987, Wilson’s basketball career began at Benton Harbor High School in Michigan, where he received All-State mentions as a sophomore and junior. He was also named to the first team All-State by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan. He went on to play college basketball at DePaul University, where he was named Big East Rookie of the Week twice in his freshman year. As a sophomore, he was named to the Big East all second team. He finished his college career tenth on DePaul’s all-time list for blocked shots with 86.
November 22nd in Miami, FL - Rusney Castillo visited the Kendall Club of the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade. He attended the Club’s pre-Thanksgiving potluck dinner.
November 22nd in Detroit, MI - Henry Ellenson and Mike Gbinije joined the Detroit Pistons Thanksgiving Initiative to host a dinner for 400 families. They served food, interacted with families, and distributed turkeys.
November 22nd in Detroit, MI - Big Sean partnered with Tarence Wheeler for an All-Star Turkey Giveaway at River Rouge High School—3,500 turkeys and all the fixings were distributed.
November 23rd in Hamlet, NC - Melvin Ingram hosted a turkey giveaway in his hometown of Hamlet with the support of teammates Melvin Gordon and Casie Hayward. Ingram’s sister Callie was also on-site to help handout 125 turkeys.
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