Hasheem Thabeet was born on Hashim Thabit Manka on 16 February 1987 and is a Tanzanian professional basketball player for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association.
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Hasheem Thabeet played college basketball for UConn before being drafted second overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.
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Hasheem Thabeet was named to the 2007 All-Big East Rookie Team, along with teammate Jerome Dyson.
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Hasheem Thabeet earned his first career triple-double against Providence College on 31 January 2009, with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks.
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Hasheem Thabeet was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year and was co-Big East Player of the Year with Pitt's DeJuan Blair.
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Hasheem Thabeet was named second team All-America and National Defensive Player of the Year.
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Hasheem Thabeet surpassed the 1,000-point mark against Purdue on 26 March 2009.
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Hasheem Thabeet helped lead UConn to their first Final Four appearance since 2004.
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Hasheem Thabeet was selected with the second overall pick in 2009 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies, ahead of two future NBA MVPs James Harden and Stephen Curry, becoming the first Tanzanian-born NBA player.
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On 24 February 2011, Hasheem Thabeet was traded, along with a future first-round pick, to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Shane Battier and Ish Smith.
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On 15 March 2012, Hasheem Thabeet was traded, along with Jonny Flynn and a future second-round pick, to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Marcus Camby.
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On 26 August 2014, Hasheem Thabeet was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a trade exception and a 2015 protected second-round draft pick.
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On 1 November 2014, Hasheem Thabeet was acquired by the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Pistons.
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On 29 September 2017, Thabeet signed with the Yokohama B-Corsairs of the Japanese B League.
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On September 25,2020, Thabeet signed with the Hsinchu JKO Lioneers of the Taiwanese P League+.
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On October 28,2021, Hasheem Thabeet signed with the Tainan TSG GhostHawks of the Taiwanese T1 League.
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