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Brandon Bass

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Named a member of the February 2021 USA Basketball Men’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team on Feb. 2, 2021.

  • Played in both games, started in one game, for the USA in the AmeriCup Qualifying February 2021 window, helping the USA to wins over Bahamas (93-77) and Mexico (95-76). In the two games, averaged 21.5 minutes, 12.0 points, tied for a team second best 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists a game, while shooting a team-high 84.6% (11-13 FGs) from the field and 100% (2-2 FTs) from the foul line.

  • Recorded a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds and added 2 assists and 1 blocked shot in 21 minutes of action in the USA's win over the Bahamas, and recorded 12 points and 5 rebounds in 21 minutes of action in the win over Mexico.

PROFESSIONAL NOTES:

  • Played 12 seasons in the NBA between 2005-06 through 2016-17, including the Los Angeles Clippsers (2016-17), Los Angeles Lakers (2015-16), Boston Celtics (2011-12 through 2014-15), Orlando Magic (2009-11), Dallas Mavericks (2007-09) and New Orleans Pelicans (2005-07).

  • Through 2019-20, played in 758 NBA regular-season career games, started in 283 games, and compiled 16,410 minutes (21.6 mpg.), 6,575 points (8.7 ppg.), 3,448 rebounds (4.6 rpg.), 608 assists and 479 blocked shots, while shooting 49.9% from the field and 83.2% from the foul line.

  • Through 2019-20, played in 59 NBA Playoff games, started in 35 games, averaged 23.9 minutes, 8.4 points and 4.4 rebounds a game, while shooting 47.1% from the field and 89.0% from the foul line.

  • On March 1, 2009, made a turnaround jumper to give Jason Kidd his 10,000th career assist.

  • Played the last three seasons (2017-18 through 2019-20) for Liaoning Dinosaurs (China).

  • In 2019-20, played in 30 games, started in 3 games, averaged 31.1 minutes, 21.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals a game, while shooting 58.3% from the field and 78.0% from the foul line.

  • Playing for Liaoning Dinosaurs (China) in 2018-19, played in 56 games, started in 5 games, averaged 32.9 minutes, 22.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals a game, while shooting 56.4% from the field and 81.9% from the foul line.

  • Playing for Liaoning Dinosaurs (China) in 2017-18, played in 51 games, averaged 32.3 minutes, 21.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals a game, while shooting 54.7% from the field and 84.6% from the foul line. Hlped lead the Leopards to a CBA championship.

  • Selected by the New Orleans Hornets with the 33rd overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE NOTES:

  • Played two seasons (2003-04 - 2004-05) at LSU. 

  • Played and started in 59 games, compiled 2,021 minutes (34.3 mpg.), 890 points (15.1 ppg.), 486 rebounds (8.2 rpg.) and 104 blocked shots (1.8 bpg.), while shooting 54.3% from the field, 38.6% from 3-point and  78.0% from the foul line.

  • As a sophomore (2004-05), played and started in all 30 games, averaged 33.6 minutes, 17.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots a game. Shot 56.7% from the field and 77.7% from the foul line.

  • Named 2005 SEC Player of the Year (Coaches and AP), 2005 All-SEC first team, 2005 SEC All-Tournament Team,

  • As a freshman (2003-04), played and started in 29 games, averaged 35.0 minutes, 12.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots a game. Shot 51.1% from the floor and 78.3% from the foul line.

  • 2004 SEC Freshman of the Year and SEC All-Freshman Team.

PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • Married to Melissa Prejean and has one son, Brandon Jr., and one daughter, Bella.

  • Son of Charles Joseph and the late Aretha Bass, has a brother, Chris, and sister, Dashia.

  • Younger brother, Chris, played college basketball for Louisiana State.

  • Attended Capitol High School (Baton Rouge, La.) and was named a Parade All-American, and was selected for the EA Sports Roundball Classic and the McDonald's All-America Game where he recorded 14 points and 3 assists.

USA BASKETBALL STATISTICS


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2021 ACQ W3 21/1 43/21.5 11-  13 .846   0-    0 .---   2-    2 1.000 15/  7.5 24/ 12.0 3 1 0

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