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Jerry Stackhouse in 2008
|No. 42 – Brooklyn Nets|
|Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||) November 5, 1974
Kinston, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||218 lb (99 kg)|
Oak Hill Academy
|College||North Carolina (1993–1995)|
|NBA Draft||1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Stackhouse was a premier player from the time he was a sophomore in high school. He was the state player of the year for North Carolina in 1991–1992, leading Kinston (N.C) High School to the state finals. His senior year, he played for Oak Hill Academy with future college teammate Jeff McInnis, leading them to an undefeated season. He was a two-time first team Parade All-America selection, and was the MVP of the McDonald's Game. At the 1992 Nike Camp, was considered along with Rasheed Wallace to be the top player at the camp.
Stackhouse attended the University of North Carolina, where he was a teammate of future NBA players Rasheed Wallace, Jeff McInnis and Shammond Williams. In his sophomore season at UNC, Stackhouse led the team in scoring with 19.2 points per game and averaged 8.2 rebounds per contest. He led UNC to a Final Four appearance and was named as the National Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated and earned first-team All-America and All-ACC honors. Following the season, Stackhouse declared his eligibility for the 1995 NBA Draft.
Even though he left UNC after two years, he continued working on his degree and received his Bachelors Degree in African American Studies in 1999.
Stackhouse was selected in the first round of the 1995 NBA Draft with the third pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. At one time he was hyped as the "Next Jordan" since both players played at North Carolina, went #3 in the draft, were listed at same 6' 6", looked similar physically, and had similarly acrobatic games. Coincidentally, both had a taller power forward from UNC drafted immediately after them in the #4 spot, Sam Perkins in 1984, and Rasheed Wallace in 1995.
In his first season with the 76ers, Stackhouse led his team with a 19.2 points per game (PPG) average, and was named to the NBA's All-Rookie team. In the 1996–97 season, the 76ers also drafted Allen Iverson. Combined, the two posted 44.2 points per game for the Sixers.
Midway through the 1997–98 season, Stackhouse was dealt to the Detroit Pistons with Eric Montross for Theo Ratliff, Aaron McKie and future considerations. By the 1999–2000 season, his second full season with the Pistons, Stackhouse was averaging 23.6 points per game. A year later, he had a career-high average of 29.8 points per game. In a late season victory over the Chicago Bulls, he set the Pistons' franchise record and the league's season high for points in a game with 57. Stackhouse saw his final action as a Piston with Detroit's elimination in the second round of the 2001–02 NBA playoffs.
In his first season with Washington (2002–03), Stackhouse led the Wizards in points and assists per game with 21.5 and 4.5 respectively. He missed most of the 2003–04 season while recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, playing in only 26 games.
In the 2004 offseason, Stackhouse—along with Christian Laettner and the Wizards' first-round draft pick (Devin Harris)—was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for former Tarheel and NBA All-Star Antawn Jamison. He did not play for 41 games during his first two seasons with Dallas due to groin and continued knee problems, and played mostly the role of sixth man. During the 2004–05 playoffs, Stackhouse began wearing pressure stockings during games to keep his legs warm to aid his groin injury and hold his thigh sleeves in place; the stockings also allowed for better blood flow to the legs. The practice quickly became a trend among NBA players, with Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and others adopting pressure stockings the following season.
Stackhouse was still coming off the bench as the 6th man for the Dallas Mavericks during the 2005-06 NBA season, however he was a significant factor in the NBA Finals series with the Dallas Mavericks against the Miami Heat. The Mavericks suffered, however, when Stackhouse was suspended for Game 5 for a flagrant foul on Shaquille O'Neal, and the Heat eventually won the series 4–2. Stackhouse was the third player from the Mavericks suspended during the 2006 playoffs. In February 2008 Stackhouse was one of the players intended for the trade for Jason Kidd from the Nets. After he was traded, he was going to get bought out by the Nets and resign with the Mavericks, but since Stackhouse did not keep this under the table, the league banned Stackhouse from resigning with the Mavericks after a buyout, so the trade never happened with Stackhouse a part of it (The Kidd deal did eventually happen though).
During the first round of the 2008 NBA Playoffs between the Mavericks and the New Orleans Hornets, Stackhouse had some harsh words for Hornets coach Byron Scott. In a radio interview, Stackhouse said the following:
"I think it's just about having personalities that mesh and I think Chris (Paul) is such a great guy, I think he's been able to kind of deal with Byron Scott. I don't think Byron Scott is the best coach or I don't think he's the best guy to deal with – you know what I'm sayin? – from some things that I've heard from other players and just some dealings that I had with him earlier in the season. I was about ready to kick his ass – you know what I'm sayin? He was sitting on the sideline and we just got into a little conversation or something and he was going to tell me, you know, 'Talk to me when you get a ring.' I was like, I told that fool, 'If I played with Magic and Worthy and Kareem I'd have a ring, too. So, you know, he's a sucker in my book, but that's a whole other story."
Memphis Grizzlies and the Milwaukee Bucks
Stackhouse was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies on July 8, 2009, in a four way trade. On the day after the trade, Stackhouse was waived by the Grizzlies. On January 17, 2010, the Milwaukee Bucks signed Stackhouse for the remainder of the 2009–10 season.
On December 9, 2011, Stackhouse joined the Atlanta Hawks. Stackhouse was chosen to replace injured teammate Joe Johnson as Atlanta's representative in the Haier Shooting Stars Competition during NBA All-Star weekend.
On July 11, 2012, Stackhouse made a verbal agreement to sign a one-year, $1.3 million dollar deal with the Nets. He is the first professional athlete to wear the number 42 in Brooklyn since baseball legend Jackie Robinson. On November 26, 2012, the Nets played the New York Knicks for the first time since the Nets had moved to Brooklyn. Stackhouse played 22 minutes and scored 14 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:31 left in overtime, and the Nets went on to win. On March 18, 2013, he scored 10 points against the Detroit Pistons, one of his former teams.
Stackhouse has worn the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, his favorite athlete. He has performed the National Anthem before Mavericks home games and during the Bucks' 2010 and the Nets' 2013 playoff appearances. He was formerly a vegetarian, but is now back to eating meat.
- Had the highest point total, 2,380, for the 2000–01 NBA season, but was second in scoring average, 29.8.
- Became the 106th NBA player to score 15,000 career points, only one game after teammate Dirk Nowitzki surpassed 15,000 points.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- List of National Basketball Association career turnovers leaders
- List of National Basketball Association career free throw scoring leaders
- Stackhouse no fan of Byron Scott
- Grizzlies waive Stackhouse one day after trade
- 14-year veteran Stackhouse joins team
- Stackhouse signs with Miami Heat
- "HEAT Sign Erick Dampier and Waive Guard Jerry Stackhouse". NBA.com. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-11-23.
- "All-Star 2012". NBA.com. 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
- "All-Star 2012". NBA.com. 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
- "Nets Sign 17-Year Veteran Jerry Stackhouse To One-Year Deal". CBS News New York. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "NETS BEAT KNICKS IN OVERTIME 96-89". nynj.com. nynj.
- BOONE, RODERICK. "Jerry Stackhouse ready anytime to give Nets jolt off bench". newsday.com. newsday.
- Jerrystackhouse.com – Bio – Oak Hill
- Craig Dawson Demon Deacons Men's Basketball profile
- ESPN – Los Angeles vs. Dallas Recap, January 18, 2007
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