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41 Facts About Penny Hardaway
Penny Hardaway is the son of Fae Penny Hardaway was born on 1951 and and Eddie Golden.
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Penny Hardaway's nickname came as a result of his grandmother's calling him "Pretty" with a southern drawl, thus sounding like "Penny".
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Penny Hardaway grew up in the Binghampton neighborhood of shotgun houses in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Penny Hardaway grew up playing basketball in Memphis for Treadwell High School where he averaged 36.
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Penny Hardaway's grades were so low that he was admitted to the University on a special exemption from University President Thomas G Carpenter.
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Penny Hardaway took the ACT five times with a maximum score of 17.
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Penny Hardaway returned for his junior season and bettered his numbers from the previous season.
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Penny Hardaway was a finalist for the Naismith College Player of the Year and the John R Wooden Award that are annually given the most outstanding player in college basketball.
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Penny Hardaway returned to the University of Memphis in May 2003 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in professional studies, ten years after leaving school early to turn pro.
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Two days before the draft, Penny Hardaway participated in a pick-up basketball game with several Magic players and local talent and impressed the organization enough to make the draft day trade.
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Penny Hardaway started out the season at the shooting guard position while he learned the point guard position from veteran Scott Skiles.
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Penny Hardaway immediately made an impact on the league, winning the MVP award at the inaugural Schick Rookie Game.
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Penny Hardaway helped the Magic to their first playoff berth and first 50-win season.
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Penny Hardaway was named a starter in the NBA All-Star Game for the second consecutive season while leading the Magic to a franchise record 60 wins.
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Penny Hardaway was again the only player in the NBA who averaged at least 20 points and five assists and shot 50 percent on field goals during the regular season.
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Penny Hardaway then said he underwent surgery during the off-season and felt that the injury had robbed him of his explosiveness.
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Penny Hardaway struggled through an injury-filled season but still managed to be named a starter for the third consecutive time in the NBA All-Star game.
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Penny Hardaway then scored 42 points in game 3 and 41 in Game 4 to force a Game 5 in Miami .
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Penny Hardaway scored 33 points in Game 5 but the Magic fell short.
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Penny Hardaway finished the playoffs with averages of 31 points, 6 rebounds, 3.
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Penny Hardaway played his last game a week after the All-Star game and missed the remainder of the season .
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Penny Hardaway returned during the lockout-shortened 1999 season and managed to play in all 50 regular-season games to lead the Magic to a share of the best regular-season record in the Eastern Conference.
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Penny Hardaway stepped up and recorded a 17-point, 13-assist, 12-rebound triple-double in a crucial Game 3 win.
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Inconsistent play by young Joe Johnson allowed Penny Hardaway to get back into the starting lineup early in the season.
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Penny Hardaway led the Knicks in scoring in two playoff games while averaging 16.
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Penny Hardaway wore jersey number 7, marking the first time in his pro career that he didn't wear number 1.
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In 2011, Penny Hardaway took over for his friend Desmond Merriweather as a coach for his middle school alma mater, Lester Middle School, while Merriweather was undergoing treatment for colon cancer.
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Penny Hardaway was hired to replace former head coach Tubby Smith.
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Penny Hardaway owns a barbershop and beauty salon in downtown Memphis and a turf business based in Miami.
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Penny Hardaway is known for his efforts to promote sports in Memphis.
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Penny Hardaway provided funding to build the University of Memphis Sports Hall of Fame.
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In 2011, Penny Hardaway announced plans for a permanent $20 million multi-sports facility named FastBreak Courts Sportsplex in Cordova.
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Penny Hardaway has a son Jayden who plays guard at the University of Memphis where Penny Hardaway is head coach.
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