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Kareem Maddox

As of July 30, 2019

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Honors: MVP of the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship.
  • Gold Medals: 2019 Pan American Games 3x3, 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
  • Tournament Titles: 2019 Red Bull USA Basketball 3x3 Nationals, 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship.
  • Member of the USA Men's 3x3 Pan American Games team that claimed the inaugural 3x3 Pan Am Games gold medal with a 4-3 record in Lima, Peru;
  • As a member of the 2019 USA 3x3 World Cup Team, averaged 3.4 ppg and a team-high 6.0 rpg to help lead USA to an historic gold medal and a 7-0 record.
  • As a member of Ariel Slow & Steady captured the 2019 Red Bull USA Basketball 3x3 Nationals gold medal and finished with a 7-1 record in Las Vegas.
  • Helped Ariel Slow & Steady win the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 Nationals title in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and earned MVP honors after scoring six points in the gold medal game.
  • Played for Ariel and finished fourth at the 2015 USA Basketball 3x3 Nationals.

FIBA 3x3 World Tour & Qualifying Tournament Notes

  • Prior to the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, played 59 games on the FIBA 3x3 World Tour for Princeton and currently ranks No. 37 in the world 3x3 men’s rankings and sixth in the U.S. with 755,320 points (as of 7/3/19).
  • Prior to the 2019 USA 3x3 tournament, helped Princeton to second place at the Nanjing Challenger in China and between the USA 3x3 Nationals and the 3x3 World Cup, competed in the Chengdu Challenger in China. 
  • In 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Tour action, he aided Princeton to 12th in Saskatoon, Canada; third in Mexico City; and sixth at Penang in George Town, Malaysia.
  • In 3x3 challengers in 2018, helped Princeton finish third at the GoYang Challenger in South Korea; first in the Huai'an Challenger in China; third at the Tinkoff Moscow Challenger in Russia; and second at the 3BALL USA Showcase in Milpitas, California.
  • Played in three tournaments in 2017, finishing fifth at the DewNBA3X stop in Washington, D.C.; first at the NIKE Basketball 3ON3 in Los Angeles; and first at the DewNBA3X finals in Los Angeles.
  • First official FIBA 3x3-recognized tournament was in 2015 when Ariel Slow & Steady earned the Metropath Brooklyn Qualifier in New York, which earn the team’s berth to the USA 3x3 National Championship.
  • Began playing 3x3 in 2010.

Professional Notes

  • Competed two seasons professionally in Netherlands and the United Kingdom, where he was runner-up for league MVP honors. Following a three-year hiatus, during which he worked for NPR member stations in the USA, Maddox returned to play in Poland for a season.

College Notes

  • In his four years at Princeton (2007-08 through 2010-11), the Tigers posted a 66-53 record, captured the 2011 Ivy League championship and advanced to the 2010 College Basketball Invitational semifinals and 2011 NCAA Tournament second round.
  • As a senior in 2010-11, was team captain, played all 32 games and averaged team-highs of 13.8 ppg. and 7.0 rpg.
  • Princeton went from having the worst season in school history, 6-23 in 2007-08, to having one of the best, 25-7 in 2010-11.
  • Played in 104 games, scored 822 points (7.9 ppg.) and grabbed 456 rebounds (4.4 rpg.) over his four-year career.
  • Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year and unanimous selection to the All-Ivy League first team (2011).

Personal Notes

  • Instagram: @kareemmaddox
  • Son of Iman Zaki and Alan Maddox, has one younger brother, Jay.
  • Producer at Gimlet Media (owned by Spotify).
    Began producing news in his hometown of Los Angeles with local NPR affiliate KCRW; then hosted the local “All Things Considered” program in Greeley, Colorado; and after a stint playing in Poland, moved to New York in 2017 and began producing “The Pitch,” a podcast that can be compared to the TV show “Shark Tank.”
  • Earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton in English literature.
  • While at Princeton, participated in the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, the mission of which is to improve the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers. The team was paired with Christian “Crunch” Regulski, a child with terminal brain cancer, and someone Maddox thinks of often.
  • Is a self-described “huge film buff,” and enjoys reading, writing and thinking critically about things that need not necessarily be thought of critically, such as Game of Thrones (he’s read all the books available).
  • Member of the New York Athletic Club.
  • Hails from Los Angeles, California and graduated from Oak Park High School in 2007.

USA Basketball Statistics

2019 PAG 3x3 7 60 8.6 20 32 .625 5 12 .417 7 9 .778 9 32 4.6

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