Shareef Abdur-RahimShareef Abdur-Rahim
(born December 11
) is an American
player. He was born in Marietta
, and attended college at the University of California, Berkeley
for one year, after which he was drafted into the NBA
by the Vancouver Grizzlies
with the 3rd pick in 1996
He made an immediate impact on the Grizzlies, becoming their leading scorer, and was clearly the best player on an otherwise dismal team. In 2001, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks where he continues to be the premier player. He was selected to the All-Star team in 2002.
He is known for his many charitable works.