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Brandon Bass

Brandon Bass during the 2009 NBA Finals.
NameBrandon Bass
CaptionBrandon Bass during the 2009 NBA Finals.
PositionPower forward
Width130
Height Ft6
Height In8
Weight Lb250
TeamOrlando Magic
Number30
NationalityAmerican
Birth DateApril 30, 1985(age 31)
Birth PlaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana
High SchoolCapitol High School (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
CollegeLSU (2003-2005)
Draft Round2
Draft Pick33
Draft Year2005
Career Start2005
Years1   |team1=New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets
Years22006|team2=→Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
Years3   |team3=Dallas Mavericks
Years4  present|team4=Orlando Magic
Highlights * SEC Player of the Year (2005)

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Brandon Samuel Bass (born April 30, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the NBA.

A 6'8", 240 lb (108.9 kg). power forward from LSU, Bass was selected by the Hornets in the 2nd round (33rd overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft. He originally declared for the draft after his freshman season in 2004 but ultimately withdrew his name and returned to college. In 2005 he again declared for the draft after his sophomore season at LSU, where he was named the 2005 SEC Player of the Year. He is also a victims' rights advocate in New Orleans and frequently prepares vegetarian dishes although he says he is not a vegetarian. Bass prepped at Capitol High School in Baton Rouge where he was one of the most sought-after recruits in the country his senior year.

On July 26, 2007, Bass agreed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, but terms of the deal were not disclosed. He is signed through the 2008-09 season with a $1.59 million contract.

On July 10, 2009, Bass signed a contract with the Orlando Magic. The deal is believed to be worth $18 million for four years.

His younger brother, Chris Bass is currently playing basketball in college for the LSU Tigers basketball team.


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