Jermaine O'Neal

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Jermaine O'Neal

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10/13/1978

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    • O'Neal holds the record for best rebounding average in a playoff (17.5) and most free throw attempts in a game (25).

    • O'Neal holds the Indiana record for most blocks in a game (10), most blocks in a season (228), and most rebounds in a game(22).

    • Jermaine won the 2004 NBA Magic Johnson
      Award.

    • Jermaine is a six-time NBA All-Star.

    • Besides playing the NBA, Jermaine would play in the NHL or MLB.

    • Jermaine is the team leader for the Indiana Pacers.

    • Jermaine won the 2001-2002 NBA Most Improved Player.

    • Jermaine O'Neal was drafted 17th overall in 1996 to Portland.

    • O'Neal never went to college.

    • Jermaine O'Neal nickname is "J.O.".

    • Jermaine O'Neal and the Indiana Pacers were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round by the New Jersey Nets.

    • Jermaine O'Neal plays for the Indiana Pacers.

    • Jermaine O'Neal was traded to the Indiana Pacers, along with Joe Kleine, in exchange for Dale Davis on 8/31/00.

    • Jermaine O'Neal was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round (17th pick overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft.

    • Jermaine O'Neal's season high for scoring was 34 against Cleveland on 12/23/05.

    • Jermaine O'Neal ranks #17 in the NBA in Blocks(117.0).

    • Jermaine O'Neal ranks #8 in the NBA in Blocks Per Game(2.29).

    • Jermaine O'Neal was named Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball in South Carolina as a senior at Eau Claire High School.

    • Jermaine O'Neal made his NBA debut at the age of 18 years, 1 month and 22 days old, becoming the youngest player in NBA history, against the Denver Nuggets on 12/5/96.

    • Jermaine O'Neal helped the U.S. win a Gold Medal in the 2001 Goodwill Games.

    • Jermaine O'Neal joined Reggie Miller on the U.S. team for the 2002 World Basketball Championship in Indianapolis.

    • Jermaine O'Neal was the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2001-02, raised his scoring average from a career-high 12.9 ppg in 2000-01 to a team-leading 19.0.

    • Jermiane O'Neal ranked seventh in the league in blocked shots (2.31) in '02-03, he set a team NBA record by rejecting 10 shots against the Toronto Raptors, 1/22/03. In that game, he became the second Pacers' player (and the first in the NBA) to ever have a triple-double involving blocked shots. He added 11 rebounds and 18 points in that game.

    • Jermaine O'Neal set team playoff record by averaging 17.5 rebounds in the first-round loss to Boston in 2003, including a single-game record 22 in Game 5.

    • Jermaine O'Neal had career-high 44 double-doubles in 2003-04, the second most in a single season in Pacers' NBA history.

    • Jermaine O'Neal helped U.S. win a gold medal in the 2003 Tournament of the Americas Olympic qualifier but was forced to withdraw from 2004 Olympics due to a knee injury.

    • Jermaine O'Neal earned All-NBA status for the third year in a row (second team) and finished third in NBA MVP balloting after a stellar 2003-04 season.

    • Jermaine O'Neal in 2005 led team in scoring (16.3) in the second round against Detroit, adding 8.3 rebounds and 2.83 blocked shots.

    • Jermaine O'Neal averaged 15.7 ppg and a team-high 7.7 rpg in first-round series with the Celtics in 2005.

    • Jermaine O'Neal snared season-high 17 rebounds at Charlotte, 12/29, including a season-high 15 defensive boards.

    • Jermaine O'Neal was the first Pacers player to score 30 or more points in four straight games since Chuck Person in 1990.

    • Jermaine O'Neal joined Billy Knight and Reggie Miller as the only Pacers' players to score 50+ points in a game when he hit the Milwaukee Bucks with 55 points on 1/4/05, a Conseco Fieldhouse record.

    • Jermaine O'Neal played High School basketball at Eau Claire HS (SC).

    • Jermaine O'Neal weighs 260 pounds.

    • He is 6'11".

      He went pro straight from high school.

      He went into NBA at the same time as Kobe Bryant.

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