Alaa Abdelnaby (Arabic: علاء عبد النبي, born June 24, 1968) is American former professional basketball player. He played for Duke University and then played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Continental Basketball Association (CBA), among other leagues. Abdelnaby is currently a basketball broadcaster/analyst for NBCS Philadelphia, CBS Sports Network, and Westwood One Radio.
|Born||June 24, 1968|
|Nationality||American / Egyptian|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Bloomfield (Bloomfield, New Jersey)|
|NBA draft||1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|Position||Power forward / center|
|Number||31, 5, 4, 30|
|1990–1992||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||1465 (5.7 ppg)|
|Rebounds||846 (3.3 rpg)|
|Assists||85 (0.3 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Abdelnaby was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and moved to the United States with his family in 1971 at the age of two. Abdelnaby is Muslim. He was raised in Nutley and Bloomfield, New Jersey and played on the Bloomfield High School basketball team.
Abdelnaby commented on Duke University's academic requirements: "The only way I can make five A's is when I sign my name."
Abdelnaby was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association with the 25th pick of the 1990 NBA draft, and he spent five years in the league, playing for Portland as well as the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Sacramento Kings. He was signed by the Golden State Warriors but he never played for that franchise.
- 1990, June 27 – First round, 25th pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1990 NBA draft
- 1992, July 1 – Traded for Milwaukee Bucks' rights to Tracy Murray
- 1992, December 4 – Traded for Boston Celtics' rights to Jon Barry
- 1994, July 26 – Free agent, signed by the Sacramento Kings
- 1995, March 21 – Released by the Sacramento Kings
- 1995, March 24 – Free agent, signed by the Philadelphia 76ers to a 10-day contract
- 1995, April 3 – Re-signed by the Philadelphia 76ers to a second 10-day contract
- 1995, April 12 – Released by the Philadelphia 76ers
- 1995, October 6 – Free agent, signed by the Golden State Warriors to a one-year contract
- 1995, October 18 – Released by the Golden State Warriors
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Abdelnaby currently serves as the color analyst for the Philadelphia 76ers, working alongside play-by-play commentator Marc Zumoff (NBC Sports Philadelphia). He is also a CBS Sports Network college basketball in-studio analyst and provides color commentary for on-site NCAA basketball games. Additionally, Abdelnaby does color commentary for Westwood One Radio.
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- Blackistone, Kevin (February 12, 2011). "From the Court to Cairo: Alaa Abdelnaby Celebrates for Egypt". SFGate. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
- Bonk, Thomas. "NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Duke's Abdelnaby Is Driven Blue Devils", Los Angeles Times, 30 March 1990. Accessed August 11, 2008. "Playing for Coach Paul Palek at Bloomfield High School, [Alaa Abdelnaby] yearned for a chance at the NBA. Palek, now assistant principal at Glen Ridge High School in New Jersey, thought the sky was the limit for Abdelnaby."
- Alaa Abdelnaby, dukeupdate.com