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Arenas, Gilbert
Background

PROFESSIONALLY: Represents the United States, along with Wizards teammate Antawn Jamison, in the USA Men’s Senior National Team program…Entering 2006-07, has averaged 21.7 points, 5.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.73 steals in 344 career games (324 starts) in five seasons with Golden State and Washington…Was an All-NBA Third Team performer in 2004-05 and 2005-06…Became the franchise’s first player since Elvin Hayes (1972-73 through 1976-77) to be named to an All-NBA team in consecutive seasons…Is a two-time NBA All-Star (2005, 2006)…Was the first player from the 2001 NBA Draft class to earn All-Star recognition…Is the Wizards all-time leader in three-point field goals made (529)…Ranks second on the Wizards’ all-time list in points per game (25.4) and minutes per game (40.6)…Has recorded three career triple-doubles (all in 2003-04)…Also has posted a pair of four-point plays (vs. Milwaukee, 2/5/05 and vs. Boston, 4/4/04)…Finished second in the 2006 Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout during All-Star Weekend…Recorded his 1,000th career assist on November 17, 2004 vs. Boston…Grabbed his 1,000th career rebound on February 27, 2005 vs. Sacramento…Named the 2002-03 NBA Most Improved Player and became the first second-year player to win the award since Don MacLean in 1994…Named Most Valuable Player of the Got Milk? Rookie Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend in 2003.

2005-06: Appeared in 80 games (80 starts) and averaged a career-high 29.3 points per game…Ranked fourth in the NBA in scoring (29.3 ppg)…Scored 40+ points in a game 11 times and had 42 games with 30+ points…Selected to his second consecutive NBA All-Star Game…Combined with Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler to form the highest scoring teammate trio in the NBA (67.4 points per game)…Had the second-highest single season scoring average in Wizards’ franchise history, behind only Walt Bellamy’s 31.6 ppg in 1961-62…Scored more than 2,000 points for the second consecutive season (2,038 in 04-05, 2,346 in 05-06), and became the franchise’s first player to do so since Walt Bellamy (1961-1964)…Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week three times (11/7 - 11/13, 2/6 - 2/12, 2/13 - 2/19)…Ranked second in the NBA in three-point field goals made (199), third in minutes per game (42.3) and free throws made (655), fourth in steals per game (2.01), and 18th in assists per game (6.1)…Set an NBA record for points scored in a game by a player who played 30 or fewer minutes when he scored 46 points in 30 minutes vs. New York (2/25)…Scored a career-high 47 points vs. Miami (12/30)…Became the first Wizard since M. Jordan (Jan. ’02) to score 40+ points in consecutive games (47 on 12/30, 44 on 1/3)…Established a new franchise record with 23 free throws made vs. Golden State (2/8) and tied his own franchise mark with 25 free throws attempted…Recorded nine double-doubles…Had a season-high 13 assists vs. New York (4/4)…Led or tied for the team lead in scoring 58 times and in assists in 57 games…Connected on at least one three-point field goal in Washington’s final 30 games of the regular season…Missed two games due to injury/illness (12/13 vs. New Jersey, lower back bruise; 3/28 at Sacramento, inactive, flu-like symptoms).

2004-05: Along with Antawn Jamison became the first Wizards teammates since Jeff Malone and Moses Malone in 1987 to appear in the same All-Star Game…Led the Wizards in scoring with 25.5 points per game…Tied his single-season career-high in rebounds per game (4.7) and averaged 5.1 assists and 1.74 steals per game…Totaled a then single-season high in points (2,038) en route to becoming the club’s first player to score more than 2,000 points in a season since Earl Monroe (2,065 in 1968-69)…Appeared in and started 80 games…Led the team in scoring 43 times, assists 42 times and rebounds on seven occasions… Finished in the Top Ten in the NBA in minutes per game (3rd), three-point field goals made (5th), steals per game (6th), points per game (7th) and free throws made (8th)…With Larry Hughes and Antawn Jamison formed the highest scoring teammate trio in the NBA (67.1 ppg)…With Hughes formed the highest scoring backcourt in the NBA (47.5 ppg)…Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of 11/29-12/5…Became the first Wizards player to earn a Player of the Week honor since Michael Jordan (March 2, 2003)…Recorded the eight highest scoring games of the year for the Wizards with 44 vs. PHI (4/9), 43 @ DAL (1/18), 43 vs. IND (2/7), 43 vs. SAC (2/27), 43 vs. BOS (4/5), 40 vs. MIN (1/8), 37 @ LAL (12/17) and 37 vs. ORL (1/29)…Tied for third in the NBA with six 40-point games…Recorded 25 games with at least thirty points; tied for the fifth in the NBA…Finished second in the league with 22 games in which he scored at least 10 points in the fourth quarter…Averaged 27.2 points as the Wizards posted an 11-4 record in the month of January…Hit the game-winning basket with 0.8 seconds remaining and scored a game-high 29 points at Golden State (12/20).

2003-04: Finished the 2003-04 season first on the team in minutes per game (37.6), points per game (19.6) and assists per game (5.2)…Appeared in 55 games with 52 starts…Missed 27 games after sustaining an abdominal injury…Became just the ninth player in Washington franchise history to successfully convert a four-point play; vs. Boston (4/4)…Notched his third career triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Atlanta (3/19)…Also recorded a triple-double with 21 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds against Chicago (2/26) and with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against Dallas (11/5)…Swiped a career-high and Verizon Center high eight steals vs. Sacramento (3/17)…Scored a season-high 40 points at Orlando (3/10)…Set a career-high and tied a franchise record with eight three-pointers vs. the Lakers (2/28).

2002-03: Started a career-high 82 games and averaged 18.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game for Golden State...Led the team in scoring 29 times, assists 56 times and steals 37 times...Scored 20 or more points in 37 games...Recorded 11 double-doubles and had 10 games with 10 or more assists and two games with 10 or more rebounds...Was one of only eight players in the league to average at least 18.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game… Was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player.

2001-02: Appeared in 47 games with 30 starts with Golden State…Averaged 10.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game...Named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for April 2002 after averaging 16.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 2.0 steals in nine games...Among NBA rookies, ranked fourth in scoring, third in assists, third in steals and fourth in both free throw and three-point shooting percentage…Scored in double figures in 28 of the final 34 games of the season.

PLAYOFFS: Has appeared in 16 career playoff games (16 starts) and has averaged 27.5 points, 5.9 assists and 5.3 rebounds in 45.9 minutes per game…Led the NBA in scoring during the 2006 Playoffs with 34.0 points per game in six games vs. Cleveland…Scored a career playoff-high 44 points at Cleveland (5/3/06)…Averaged 23.6 points, 6.2 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game in 10 games with the Wizards during the 2005 NBA Playoffs…Had the game-winning basket as time expired in a 112-110 win in Chicago in Game Five of the first round of the 2005 NBA Playoffs…Recorded two career playoff double-doubles (5/12/05 vs. MIA, 5/5/06 vs. CLE).

COLLEGE: Played two seasons at the University of Arizona, averaging 15.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 70 games (early entry candidate following his sophomore season)...Ranked 25th on the Arizona career scoring list (1,105 points) when he left school, becoming just the sixth player in school history to reach the 1,000 point plateau as a sophomore. In 2000-01 (Sophomore): Appeared in 36 games, averaging 16.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.81 steals in 29.0 minutes...Named Honorable Mention Associated Press All-American and First Team All-Pac-10 Conference...Averaged 16.0 points during NCAA Tournament play, earning Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player honors while leading Arizona to a spot in the National Championship game...Named NABC All-District 15 First Team, First Team All-America by The Sporting News and Arizona’s co-Most Valuable Player by his teammates...Averaged a team-high 18.0 points during conference play...His 69 three-pointers ranked ninth on Arizona’s single-season list...Named to All-Pac-10 Freshman Team and was an All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection...Named Most Valuable Player of the Preseason NIT after leading Arizona to the championship...Posted 20 points, five steals and four rebounds in the NIT Championship game victory over Kentucky.


Personal

Raised in Los Angeles, California and was a standout basketball player at Ulysses S. Grant High School in Van Nuys, CA…Recognized by The Sporting News as one of the top “Good Guys” in sports in each of the last two years (2005, 2006)…Wears #0 because of the number of minutes his detractors said he would get at the University of Arizona…His #0 jersey ranked as the 20th best-selling jersey in the NBA in 2005-06…Served as one of three team captains in 2005-06…Has a collection of over 350 autographed jerseys of past and present players…For the past three years, has hosted “Gilbert’s Christmas Dream” during the holiday season to benefit underprivileged DC area children…In 2004 and 2005, joined Wizards Chairman Abe Pollin, President of Basketball Operations Ernie Grunfeld, and Wizards coaches and players to deliver Holiday gifts to five families in Washington, DC…Became a big brother to Andre McAllister, who lost his family in a house fire in December, 2004…Gives his jersey away to fans, both at home and on the road, after each game…Has created the Zer0 2 Hero Foundation to promote the safety and well-being of children by raising funds to support organizations that aid in the preservation of families through foster care, adoption and child welfare services…Named the NBA Community Assist Award winner for the month of August, 2005…Purchased $18,000 worth of goods and delivered them to Hurricane Katrina victims sheltered at the DC Armory in September, 2005…Played in the NBA Players Hurricane Katrina Relief Game that took place at the Toyota Center in Houston…Joined Washington, DC Mayor Anthony Williams to host a Holiday party for local teens at Lucky Strike Lanes in December, 2005…Was featured in an NBA Cares public service announcement honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr…Was featured in Essence Magazine as part of the magazine’s “Do Right Men” issue…Through the NBA Cares program, became involved with the Make-A-Wish foundation and the Special Olympics…Owns a Halo Team called Final Boss, which is affiliated with Major League Gaming and X-Box…Halo Team has been the number one ranked team over the last four years…Played two seasons at the University of Arizona and averaged 15.8 points per game before declaring for the 2001 NBA Draft following his sophomore season...Named first team All-Pac 10 Conference as a sophomore...Averaged 16.0 points per game in the 2001 NCAA Tournament and earned the Midwest Region’s Most Outstanding Player Award as he led Arizona to a spot in the national championship game…Is a single father…Has a daughter.
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Arenas, Gilbert POS:0 -Guard
Blatche, Andray POS:32 -Forward
Butler, Caron POS:3 -Forward
Daniels, Antonio POS:6 -Guard
Haywood, Brendan POS:33 -Center
Jamison, Antawn POS:4 -Forward
Mason, Roger POS: -Guard
McGuire, Dominic POS:5 -Forward
Pecherov, Oleksiy POS:14 -Center-Forward
Songaila, Darius POS:9 -Forward
Stevenson, DeShawn POS:2 -Guard
Young, Nick POS:1 -Guard
 
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