21 Facts About Sean Elliott


Sean Michael Elliott was born on February 2,1968 and is an American former professional basketball player who starred as a small forward in both the college and professional ranks.


Sean Elliott attended the University of Arizona, where he had a standout career as a two-time All-American, winner of the 1989 John R Wooden Award, the 1989 Adolph Rupp Trophy, the 1989 NABC Player of the Year, 1989 AP Player of the Year, and two time Pac-12 Player of the Year.


Sean Elliott was the third pick of the 1989 NBA draft, was named to the 1990 NBA All-Rookie Second Team, was a two-time NBA All-Star, and earned an NBA championship in 1999.


Under the tutelage of Lute Olson, Sean Elliott was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.


Sean Elliott was selected as a consensus all-American during his junior and senior years, and led the Wildcats to the Final Four in his junior year.


Sean Elliott broke Lew Alcindor's all time Pac-10 career scoring record.


Sean Elliott is still the University of Arizona's all-time leading scorer.

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Sean Elliott played for the US national team in the 1986 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal.


Sean Elliott was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs as the third pick in the first round of the 1989 NBA draft.


Sean Elliott was named to play in the 1993 NBA All-Star Game alongside teammate David Robinson.


Sean Elliott remained in Detroit for the rest of the season and averaged 12.1 points per game.


Sean Elliott played in the 1996 NBA All-Star Game and scored 13 points.


Sean Elliott received a pass nearly stolen by Blazer Stacey Augmon in the corner, before Sean Elliott caught the ball within an inch of the sideline.


Sean Elliott managed to stay on his tiptoes rather than planting his feet, before releasing a 21-foot three-point attempt just over the outstretched arms of 6 foot 11 forward Rasheed Wallace.


Sean Elliott averaged 11.9 points in 17 games in the playoffs while shooting 40 percent from beyond the three-point arc.


Shortly after the championship run, Sean Elliott announced that he had a kidney disease known as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, that his kidney function was worsening, and that he would require a transplant as soon as a matching donor became available.


Sean Elliott disclosed that he had been aware of his kidney ailment since 1993.


Sean Elliott underwent surgery on August 16,1999, after he received a kidney from his older brother, Noel.


On March 13,2000, in a game against the Atlanta Hawks, Sean Elliott became the first professional athlete to return to his sport after the kidney transplant.


Sean Elliott finished his career averaging 14.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.


Sean Elliott is the fifth all-time franchise leader in three-point field goals made and fourth for three-point attempts.