Sean Rooks

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Sean Rooks
Sean Rooks
Position: Center
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 260
Nationality: American
Born: 9/9/1969
Birthplace: New York City
Draft: 30th overall
Drafted By: Dallas
College: Arizona
NBA Career: 1992-2004
Mavs Tenure: 1992-1994, 1999-2000

Sean Rooks (born September 9, 1969 in New York, New York) was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 1992 NBA draft.

Rooks attended the University of Arizona where he played under legendary coach Lute Olson. He was an integral part of the Wildcats from his freshman season but he best numbers were put up his senior season. He played 31 games and averaged 16.3 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game while being honored as All-Pac 10 and honorable mention All-American.

The Mavs selected Rooks 30th overall in 1992 and his rookie season saw some of his career's best numbers. While appearing in 72 games, he averaged career-bests in points (13.5) and rebounding (7.4). He led had his career-high rebounding game against the Lakers on April 13, 1993 with 18. He also led the team in field goal percentage at 49.3%.

During his sophomore season in the league, Rooks' numbers fell slightly as he saw action in only 47 games while averaging 11.4ppg. He did, however, lead the Mavs in blocked shots in both of his first two seasons.

On November 1, 1994, Rooks was traded to Minnesota for a first round draft choice. He played a career-high 2,405 minutes over 80 games with the Timberwolves and enjoyed his career single-game high for points on March 1, 1995 with 28 against Sacramento.

He split the next season with Minnesota and Atlanta before joining the Los Angeles Lakers for three seasons. On September 1, 1999, he rejoined the Mavericks in a trade that sent A.C. Green to L.A.

Rooks played one final season in Dallas in 1999-2000. In 71 games that season he averaged 4.4 ppg and 3.5 rpg. After the season he was traded again to Los Angeles, this time to the Clippers for Erick Murdock.

He spent three seasons with the Clippers and had one final NBA season in 2003-2004 split between Orlando and New Orleans.

Most recently, Rooks coached a 2006 free agent team in the Long Beach Summer Pro League. The Summer of 2009 saw him with NBA China filming a reality series that will be used to promote the league throughout Greater China.

He also continues his love of teaching the game by hosting the Sean Rooks Basketball Camp in California.