12 Facts About Alphonso Ford


Alphonso Gene Ford was an American professional basketball player.

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Alphonso Ford was the EuroLeague Top Scorer twice, and earned an All-EuroLeague selection three times.

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Alphonso Ford was a high school star player for Amanda Elzy High School in Greenwood, Mississippi.

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Alphonso Ford became the first player in NCAA Division I history to average 25 points per game in four straight seasons.

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Alphonso Ford's performances earned him every possible honor, as he was selected to the CBA All League Team, named Rookie of the Year and played the CBA All-Star Game.

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Alphonso Ford spent the season with Papagou, and led the team to a ninth-place finish, while being the Greek competition's leading scorer, with 23.

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Alphonso Ford signed a one-year deal with Sporting, a traditional Greek club that was struggling to remain in Greece's top basketball scene.

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Alphonso Ford was the EuroLeague Top Scorer, averaging 26 points per game, and had a memorable 41-point outburst against Tau Ceramica in the competition's playoffs, scoring more than half of his team's 79 points that night.

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Alphonso Ford's mission was to bring a team that had not won anything since the triple crown in 1997, back to the top.

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Alphonso Ford had a quick adaptation period to his new team, and although his scoring average in the EuroLeague dropped to 17.

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Unfortunately, Alphonso Ford had one of his worst shooting nights ever, in the semifinal against Benetton Treviso: he scored 15 points, making only 5 of his 19 shots.

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Alphonso Ford is survived by his wife Paula, their daughter Quekenshia, and their sons Karlderek, Alphonso, Jr.

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