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Craig Brackins


Craig Brackins

Craig Brackins
Brackins scoring for Iowa State
No. 21 –
Position Power forward
League Polish League
Personal information
Born (1987-10-09) October 9, 1987 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Brewster Academy
(Wolfeboro, New Hampshire)
College Iowa State (2007–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder
Pro playing career 2010–present
Career history
20102012 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
2010–2011Springfield Armor (D-League)
2012Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2011 Maccabi Ashdod (Israel)
2012 Angelico Biella (Italy)
2013 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2013–present Stelmet Zielona Góra (Poland)

Craig Lee Brackins (born October 9, 1987) is an American professional basketball power forward for Stelmet Zielona Góra of the Polish League.

He played collegiately for the Iowa State Cyclones.[1] A power forward, Brackins was the highest-touted recruit to choose Iowa State after spending time at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. In March 2009, Brackins was predicted to be a first round draft pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. He was picked by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 21st overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. He was immediately traded to the New Orleans Hornets, and later traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.[2]

College career

2008–09 season

Craig Brackins rose to national prominence following a game in January, 2009 against Kansas in which he scored 42 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, despite Iowa State losing 82–67 to the Jayhawks.[3]

2009–10 season

Brackins scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 96–55 blowout of Mississippi Valley State on November 22, 2009. He declared himself eligible for the 2010 NBA Draft on March 12, 2010.[4]

Professional career

He was drafted with the 21st pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder at the 2010 NBA Draft. On July 8, 2010, he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets along with fellow rookie Quincy Pondexter in exchange for the rights to Cole Aldrich and Morris Peterson.[5]

On September 23, 2010, he was again traded to the Philadelphia 76ers along with Darius Songaila in exchange for Willie Green and Jason Smith.[6][7]

On November 30, 2010, Brackins was assigned to the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.[8] In 5 games with the Armor, Brackins averaged 17.2 points and 8.6 rebounds.[9] On December 12, 2010 he was recalled to the 76ers.[10] He was sent back to Springfield on January 15, 2011,[11] then recalled by the 76ers on February 7, 2011.[12] He was sent back for another stint with the Armor on March 24, 2011.[13]

In August 2011, Brackins signed with Maccabi Ashdod B.C. of Israel due to the 2011 NBA lockout.[14] His contract expired in November, 2011.[15]

In February 2012, Brackins was assigned to the Maine Red Claws.[16] He was recalled on March 2, 2012.[17]

On July 5, 2012 the Boston Celtics announced that Brackins was added to their roster for the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League and the 2012 NBA Summer League.[18]

Brackins signed with Angelico Biella of Italy later that summer.[19] He left Angelico in December 2012.

On March 13, 2013, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League.[20][21]

On July 25, 2013, Brackins signed with Stelmet Zielona Góra.[22]

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2010–11 Philadelphia 3 0 11.0 .250 .000 .000 1.3 .3 .3 .0 2.7
2011–12 Philadelphia 14 1 6.3 .273 .333 .500 1.1 .6 .0 .1 1.6
Career 17 1 7.1 .265 .214 .500 1.1 .5 .1 .1 1.8


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