Jerry Stackhouse

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Jerry Darnell Stackhouse
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Position: Small Forward, Shooting Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 218
Nationality: American
Born: 11/5/1974
Birthplace: Kinston, NC
Draft: 3rd overall
Drafted By: Philadelphia
College: North Carolina
NBA Career: 1995-Present
Mavs Tenure: 2004-Present

Jerry Darnell Stackhouse (born November 5, 1974 in Kinston, North Carolina) is an National Basketball Association player who currently plays both shooting guard and small forward for the Dallas Mavericks.

NBA Draft Stackhouse attended the University of North Carolina and declared his eligibility for the NBA draft following his sophomore season. He was selected in the first round of the 1995 NBA Draft with the third pick by the Philadelphia 76ers.

NBA career In his first season with the 76ers, Stackhouse lead 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. Still, because he consistently posted low shooting percentages, fans took to calling him "Brickhouse" (the slang term "brick" means a badly missed shot). Stackhouse saw his final action as a Piston with Detroit's elimination in the second round of the 2001-02 NBA playoffs.

During the 2002 offseason, Stackhouse was traded to the Washington Wizards in a six-player deal, the major name involved in the deal being Richard Hamilton. Evidently Detroit saw something in Hamilton they did not see in Stackhouse, and most would agree this trade was instrumental in Detroit's pursuit of a championship.

In his first season with Washington, 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–was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, for Antawn Jamison. Benched for 41 games during his first two seasons with Dallas thanks to groin and continued knee problems, Stackhouse now serves an important role for the Mavericks as a high-scoring sixth man. During the 2004-05 playoffs, Stackhouse began wearing tights during games to keep his legs warm to aid his groin injury and hold his thigh sleeves in place; the practice quickly became a trend among NBA players, with Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and others adopting tights the following season.

As of the end of the 2005-06 NBA season, Stackhouse was still coming off the bench as the 6th man for the Dallas Mavericks. Although he had been a significant factor in the team's initial NBA Finals series lead over the Miami Heat, the Heat eventually won the series 4-2. On June 16, 2006, NBA Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson released a statement that Stackhouse would be suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals series for a flagrant foul on Shaquille O'Neal. Jackson called the foul excessive and said it warranted a suspension. This action made Stackhouse the third player from the Mavericks suspended during the 2006 playoffs (Jason Terry was suspended for one game for punching San Antonio Spurs guard Michael Finley in the groin and DJ Mbenga was suspended six games for walking into the stands during Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals).


Video

Jerry Stackhouse sings the National Anthem on 1/18/2007