25 Facts About Hassan Whiteside

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Hassan Niam Whiteside was born on June 13,1989 and is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association.

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Hassan Whiteside played college basketball for the Marshall Thundering Herd before being selected in the second round by the Sacramento Kings in the 2010 NBA draft.

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Hassan Whiteside was traded to Portland Trail Blazers and again led the league in blocks in his first season with Portland.

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4.

Hassan Whiteside was rated as the No 19 center in the Class of 2009 according to Scout.

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5.

Hassan Whiteside played in the 2009 Reebok All-American preview game, and was a member of both the United Celtics AAU Team and the New Jersey Panthers AAU team as a high schooler.

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6.

Hassan Whiteside chose Marshall over UNC Charlotte, South Carolina, Kentucky, Auburn, and Mississippi State.

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Hassan Whiteside finished the season as the nation's leader in blocked shots with 182, and he broke the C-USA record held by Tulsa's Jerome Jordan for most blocked shots in a single season and the Marshall record for the most blocked shots in a single season and career all in his first year.

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On March 29,2010, Hassan Whiteside declared himself eligible for the 2010 NBA draft, after Marshall head coach, Donnie Jones, accepted the head coaching job at Conference USA rival UCF Knights.

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Hassan Whiteside was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 33rd overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft.

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10.

Hassan Whiteside played in the Kings' season opener, recording two fouls in two minutes against the Minnesota Timberwolves, before failing to appear in another game for the Kings all season.

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11.

On December 14,2012, Hassan Whiteside was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League.

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12.

On January 4,2013, Hassan Whiteside was traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for Damian Saunders.

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13.

Hassan Whiteside left the Vipers prior to the playoffs and joined Lebanese club Amchit Club in late April 2013.

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14.

In November 2013, Hassan Whiteside returned to Lebanon after signing with Al Mouttahed Tripoli.

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15.

Hassan Whiteside joined Chinese NBL team Jiangsu Tongxi, where in 17 games, he averaged 29.

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16.

On March 2,2015, Hassan Whiteside got into a fight with Alex Len of the Phoenix Suns.

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17.

Hassan Whiteside went on to finish fourth in the NBA Most Improved Player Award voting.

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18.

Hassan Whiteside became the seventh player in NBA history with multiple points-rebounds-blocks triple-doubles.

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19.

Hassan Whiteside blocked two shots in that game, giving him 300 with the Heat in 94 games, which is the fastest a Heat player has reached the 300-block mark.

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20.

Hassan Whiteside became the first player in NBA history to go from a league minimum salary to a max level contract.

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21.

Hassan Whiteside tied his career high with 10 offensive rebounds in the game.

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22.

Hassan Whiteside had eight blocked shots in the first half, setting a Heat record for any half; the previous first-half mark was seven by Alonzo Mourning in 1999, while the second-half mark is seven by Hassan Whiteside.

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23.

On July 6,2019, Hassan Whiteside was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of a four-team trade involving the Los Angeles Clippers, and Philadelphia 76ers.

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24.

On November 29,2019, Hassan Whiteside scored 8 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and recorded a season-high 10 blocks.

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25.

Hassan Whiteside's father played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1983 to 1984.

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