Calvin Booth

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Calvin Booth
Calvin Booth
Position: Center
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 230
Nationality: American
Born: 5/7/1976
Birthplace: Reynoldsburg, OH
Draft: 2nd Round
Drafted By: Washington Wizards
College: Penn State
NBA Career: 1999-2009
Mavs Tenure: 2000-2001;2004-2005

Calvin Booth (born May 7, 1976 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio) had two stints as a Dallas Maverick. The first in 2001 when he was acquired in a trade from the Washington Wizards and the second in 2004-2005 when he was acquired in a trade with Seattle.

Booth played his college basketball at Penn State. Redshirted his freshman season, he was known from the beginning as a true shot-blocker but with limited offensive skills. By his senior year he had boosted his scoring average from 9.3 ppg as a freshman to 15.3 ppg and had developed a nice mid-range jump shot. He was named the Big Ten's Defensive Player-of-the-Year his junior year and progressed to a true NBA prospect.

He was drafted in the second round of the 1999 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards. As a rookie, the 6'11 center played in only 11 games due to a strained right hamstring. He began the next season in Washington before being traded, along with Juwan Howard and Obinna Ekezie to Dallas in exchange for Christian Laettner, Loy Vaught, Hubert Davis, Courtney Alexander, Eton Thomas and cash on February 22, 2001.

With Dallas, Booth appeared in 15 games averaging 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. He also played in ten playoff games with the Mavs that season averaging 3.8 ppg.

He signed with Seattle the next year and played three seasons for the Super Sonics with his best year coming in 2003-2004 when he appeared in 71 games averaging 4.9 ppg.

An offseason trade brought Booth back to Dallas for 34 games to begin the 2004-2005 season. He saw limited action but was on the court for 34 games with a 2.4 ppg average.

He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks late in the season for Keith Van Horn and saw action in 17 games, returned to Washington for two seasons, had one year in Philadelphia and finished his career in 2008-2009 with one game in Minnesota and seven games in Sacramento.

He is currently Director of Player Programs/Scout for the Minnesota Timberwolves.