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Hasheem Thabeet

TeamHouston Rockets
NameHasheem Thabeet
Career Start2009
Height Ft7
Height In3
Weight Lb263
Draft Round1
Draft Pick2
Draft TeamMemphis Grizzlies
Draft Year2009
CollegeConnecticut (2006 2009)
Birth DateFebruary 16, 1987(age 29)
Birth PlaceDar es Salaam, Tanzania
Years1   |team1=Memphis Grizzlies
Years22009 2010|team2=→Dakota Wizards (D-League}
Years3  present|team3=Houston Rockets
Years42011|team4=→Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League}
Highlights *NABC Defensive Player of the Year (2008, 2009) *Big East Player of the Year (with DeJuan Blair) (2009)

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Hasheem Thabeet (born Hashim Thabit Manka on February 16, 1987 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) is a Tanzanian professional basketball player. He currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. He was drafted as the 2nd pick overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA Draft after playing with the Connecticut Huskies. At 7 ft 3 in and 263 lbs, Thabeet was the tallest player ever to play for the Huskies. He did not begin to play basketball until the age of 15, when he began to watch pickup games in Tanzania.

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