Lionel Chalmers, Jr.
(born November 10, 1980 in Albany
, New York
) is an American
player. He is 6'0" (1.83 m) in height and he weighs 180 pounds (82 kg). He plays at the point guard
Chalmers played his first three years of high school basketball at Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in Schenectady, New York
. He then transferred to Albany High School
for his senior year.
Chalmers attended Xavier University
, where he played college basketball
for four years as an undergraduate and later as a graduate student. As a senior, he led Xavier to the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament.
Chalmers was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers
in the second round of the 2004 NBA Draft
with the 33rd overall pick. He played in 34 games in the 2004–05 season with the Clippers, averaging 3.1 points per game and 1.4 assists per game in 12.0 minutes per game. He was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves
on August 20, 2005 along with Marko Jaric
in exchange for Sam Cassell
. He played for the Timberwolves in the 2005–06 NBA preseason
, but he was released into free agency before the regular season commenced.
He played in the Greek A1 league
with AEK Athens BC
from November 2005, until February 2006, when he then joined TAU Cerámica
of the Spanish ACB
He played with the Phoenix Suns
' summer league team during the summer of 2006, but he was not retained by the... Read More