Theodore D. "Tito" Maddox
(born June 7, 1981 in Compton, California
) is an American professional basketball
player formerly in the NBA
Maddox was raised by his mother, Gloria, in a single-parent Compton home along with his three younger siblings. He was a star basketball player at Compton High School
.Lance Pugmire, , Los Angeles Times
, May 13, 2008, Accessed May 14, 2008.
At 6'4", 190 lbs. Maddox made his mark his sole year at Fresno State
, being named the 2001 Western Athletic Conference
(WAC) Freshman of the Year after averaging 13.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.6 steals. He started his collegiate career by guiding Fresno State
to 11 consecutive wins.
As guard, Maddox knew how to share the ball, leading the WAC and ranking fourth nationally with 8.0 assists per game and ending the season with 130 assists in WAC play which stands as a school record and the second-highest total in conference history. That record was partly due to compiling double figures in assists five times and registering one stretch with three consecutive double-digit assist performances, including a school-record-tying and career-high 17 assists vs. Texas Christian
on Jan. 10, 2001.
Maddox was named WAC Player of the Week on Dec. 26, 2000 after averaging 18.7 points, 10.3 assists and 2.3 steals in wins over Toledo, Louisiana-Lafayette and Georgia; And his performance vs. Toledo and Louisiana-Lafayette... Read More