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Tim Duncan

  • Height: 7’ 0”
  • Weight: 248 lbs
  • DOB: April 25, 1976
  • Hometown: Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • College: Wake Forest University
  • Mascot: The Demon Deacon
  • High School: St. Dunstan’s Episcopal High School
  • Position: Forward-Center (F-C)
  • Draft: 1st overall, San Antonio Spurs, 1997
Tim Duncan was born on April 25, 1976, in Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He started out wanting to be an Olympic swimmer but eventually turned to playing basketball in the ninth grade. He quickly developed into a fantastic basketball player and averaged 25 points per game his senior year at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal High School. Duncan grabbed the attention of some Division 1-A coaches and he ended up playing college basketball for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

Duncan had nothing short of an outstanding career at Wake Forest. Over his four-year career he averaged 16.5 points per game, 12.3 rebounds per game, accumulated 481 blocked shots, and had a 58% shooting percentage. He led the Demon Deacons to two straight Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) titles and three straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Duncan was a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, two-time First Team All-American, two-time ACC Player of the Year, and winner of both the John Wooden and Naismith Awards as college basketball’s top player.

The San Antonio Spurs made Duncan the first overall selection of the 1997 NBA Draft. Duncan has spent his entire ten-year career with the Spurs, and an amazing career it has been. Considered by some as one of the best power forwards in NBA history, he has averaged over 20 points per game every year but one, over 10 rebounds per game every year, and at least two blocks per game every year. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year, is a two-time NBA MVP, four-time NBA Champion, three-time NBA Finals MVP, a nine-time All-Star, and a perennial selection to the NBA All-Defensive Team. He has career averages of 21.8 points per game, 11.9 rebounds per game, and 2.5 blocks per game.

Career Highlights, Awards, and Accolades:
  • Two-Time NBA MVP
  • Four-Time NBA Champion
  • Three-Time NBA Finals MVP
  • Nine-Time All-Star

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