Jamaal Magloire
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Jamaal Dane Magloire
6' 10"
Toronto, Ont.
Eastern School of Commerce
UK Wildcat

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Last name pronounced "Ma-Glore" ... Expected to provide immediate help in the post ... Good defensive presence and shot blocker with solid offensive moves around rim ... Needs to improve strength.

High School:

Averaged 23.8 ppg, 14.7 rpg, 7.2 blocks and 3.0 assists his final year at Eastern to lead the team to its second consecutive Ontario Golden Ball title, a provincial championship equivalent to a state title in the U.S...Played less than 24 minutes per game ... Shot 61.2 percent from the field and 72.0 percent from the foul line in leading the team to a 39-3 record ... In the championship game, he registered 19 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks in just 20 minutes of action due to early foul trouble ... In the semi finals, he scored 33 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked six shots in 22 minutes ... Was named MVP of the National Kingdom Tournament in Ocala, Fla., in Dec. 1995, scoring 24 points, grabbing 15 rebounds and blocking eight shots to lead the squad to victory over Orlando Phillips ... In that contest, he shot 16-16 from the foul line ... In the semi finals, he scored 23 points, grabbed 13 boards and blocked eight shots against Swainsboro, Ga., and its highly recruited big man Randy Hughes ... Capped his final campaign by being named to Toronto's Dream Team, an honor for the top-five players in the metropolitan area ... In 1994-95, he led the squad to its first Golden Ball title, averaging 15.0 ppg, 10.4 rpg and seven bpg ... Squad was perfect in Canada, finishing 44-0 ... In the summer 1996, he was one of two high school stars to be named to the Canadian National Team ... Highlights with national team included a 16-point, 8-rebound performance vs. Argentina.

The Magloire File:

Full name: Jamaal Dane Magloire
Nickname: Jam or 6-10
Birth date: May 21, 1978
Place of birth: Toronto
Parents names: Marion and Garth Magloire
Siblings: Justin and Karlon
Major: Business Management
High school coach: Simeon Mars
Favorite class: History
Favorite book: African Heritage Study Bible
Highlight of last summer: Playing on the Canadian National Team
Favorite sports figures: Garth and Dale Magloire
Favorite NBA team: Toronto Raptors
If I started a team, the other four players I'd pick would be: Former Eastern Commerce alumni Doug Johnson, Colin Charles, Calvin Meikle and Aaron Grant
If I could change one thing in college basketball, it would be: To allow players to earn money
My greatest moment in sports was: Leading my high school to back-to-back provincial championships
The best player I've ever faced was: Miami of Ohio's Doug Johnson
The thing I like about basketball is: Competition
The thing I like about UK is: That it's a hard working, clean program
The thing that impresses me most about Rick Pitino is: His honesty and sincerity
My advice to youngsters is: Without academics there is no athletics
My primary goal in sports is: To advance to the highest level

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