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Eric Maynor

Eric Maynor
Maynor with the Wizards
Free agent
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1987-06-11) June 11, 1987
Raeford, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Hoke County (Raeford, North Carolina)
Westover (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
College VCU (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009 Utah Jazz
20092013 Oklahoma City Thunder
2013 Portland Trail Blazers
2013–2014 Washington Wizards
2014 Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Eric Demarqua Maynor (born June 11, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams. As a senior, he averaged 22.4 points, 6.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game in the 2008–2009 season.

Maynor was drafted by the Utah Jazz of the NBA in 2009. He has also played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers.


  • Biography 1
  • High school career 2
  • College career 3
    • Freshman season (2005/06) 3.1
    • Sophomore season (2006/07) 3.2
    • Junior season (2007/08) 3.3
    • Senior season (2008/09) 3.4
  • Professional career 4
    • Utah Jazz (2009) 4.1
    • Oklahoma City Thunder (2009–2013) 4.2
    • Portland Trail Blazers (2013) 4.3
    • Washington Wizards (2013–2014) 4.4
    • Philadelphia 76ers (2014) 4.5
  • NBA career statistics 5
    • Regular season 5.1
    • Playoffs 5.2
  • Footnotes 6
  • External links 7


Eric Demarqua Maynor was born June 11, 1987 in

  • Career statistics and player information from, or
  • Profile

External links

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Eric Maynor,", Retrieved Feb. 22, 2013.
  2. ^ This assertion as to the reason for the change of schools is unsourced but appears to be accurate, as De'shaune Griffin's father was an assistant boys basketball coach at Westover High. See: "#3 De'shaune Griffin," Iona College Gaels,
  3. ^ Bob Gibbons, "State Champions Crowned in North Carolina,", March 14, 2005.
  4. ^ Don Hines, "The 2004-05 North Carolina All State Basketball Team," April 27, 2005.
  5. ^ VCU’S Maynor Headlines 2007-08: All-CAA Men's Basketball Team," CAA Hoop Scoop, March 6, 2008.
  6. ^ a b "Regular Season Crown, Scoring Title on the LIne Saturday at 4 pm," VCU Rams Basketball, Feb. 28, 2009.
  7. ^ "Eric Demarqua Maynor". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ Rookie Maynor signs two-year deal with Jazz
  9. ^'s Interview With Eric Maynor
  10. ^ "Thunder Acquires Maynor From Utah Jazz,", Dec. 22, 2009.
  11. ^ a b Associated Press, "Maynor Headed to Thunder," via ESPN, Dec. 23, 2009.
  12. ^ a b c d Mike Tokito, "Late Trade Lands Backup Point Guard: Eric Maynor Moves from Thunder Bench to Playing time with Blazers," The Oregonian, Feb. 22, 2013; pp. D1, 5.
  13. ^ a b Ben Golliver, "Blazers Trade For Thunder G Eric Maynor; Waive Ronnie Price," Blazers Edge, Feb. 21, 2013.
  14. ^ "Wizards Sign Eric Maynor".  
  15. ^ Sixers Acquire Two Future Second-Round Picks as Part of Three Team Trade
  16. ^ Sixers Sign Forward James Nunnally to 10-day Contract


2010 Oklahoma City 6 0 12.7 .300 .167 .818 1.5 1.5 .2 .2 3.7
2011 Oklahoma City 17 0 12.9 .377 .360 .789 1.3 2.2 .5 .0 4.8
Career 23 0 12.9 .361 .323 .800 1.3 2.0 .4 .0 4.5


2009–10 Utah 26 2 14.0 .391 .208 .758 1.5 3.1 .5 .1 5.2
2009–10 Oklahoma City 55 0 16.5 .434 .362 .692 1.7 3.4 .5 .1 4.5
2010–11 Oklahoma City 82 0 14.6 .402 .385 .729 1.5 2.9 .4 .1 4.2
2011–12 Oklahoma City 9 0 15.2 .359 .353 1.000 1.4 2.4 .6 .0 4.2
2012–13 Oklahoma City 37 0 10.6 .313 .326 .810 .5 2.0 .3 .0 2.8
2012–13 Portland 27 0 21.2 .422 .380 .683 1.0 4.0 .4 .0 6.9
2013–14 Washington 23 0 9.3 .292 .320 .667 1.0 1.7 .2 .0 2.3
2013–14 Philadelphia 8 0 14.0 .379 .333 .500 1.9 1.5 .5 .3 3.8
Career 267 2 14.6 .392 .350 .721 1.3 2.8 .4 .1 4.3

Regular season

NBA career statistics

On February 20, 2014, Maynor was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in a three-team trade involving the Nuggets and the Wizards.[15] On March 17, 2014, he was waived by the 76ers.[16]

Philadelphia 76ers (2014)

On July 10, 2013, Maynor signed with the Washington Wizards.[14]

Washington Wizards (2013–2014)

"You don't make moves just for 28 games, but clearly there's going to be an evaluation curve for us where we're going to have to evaluate Eric, see how he fits in with our team, our style of play, our culture.... We'll see what kind of opportunities present themselves."[12]

Olshey expressed hope that Maynor would mesh well with the team and make a solid long-term addition to the roster, declaring:

Portland General Manager Neil Olshey was effusive about Maynor's style of play and his fit for the club, calling Maynor "a great guy to run our second unit while being able to play with our starters."[12] Olshey noted that Maynor was known for making excellent decisions with the basketball while playing at a steady and reliable pace and offered the possibility that Maynor might potentially share time in the backcourt with Blazer rookie star Damian Lillard.[12]

[13] The Blazers were forced to waive reserve point guard Ronnie Price to make room on the team's 15-man roster for Maynor.[13] emerging to capture most of the team's backup PG minutes.Reggie Jackson Maynor was averaging just 2.8 points and 2.0 assists in an average of about 10.6 minutes per game playing for the Thunder and had fallen to number three on the team's depth chart for point guards, with second-year player [12] In a deal concluded just 30 minutes before the noon trade deadline on February 21, 2013, Maynor was traded to the

Portland Trail Blazers (2013)

On January 7, 2012, the Thunder reported that Maynor had torn his right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the fourth quarter of Oklahoma City's 98–95 win over the Houston Rockets and would miss the remainder of the season. Without Maynor the Thunder reached the 2012 NBA Finals, but lost in five games to the Miami Heat.

Maynor wound up as the backup point guard on the young Thunder team behind the emerging superstar Russell Westbrook, drafted by the franchise as the #4 overall pick one year prior to Maynor coming into the NBA.

"Trading Eric was a difficult decision," O'Connor acknowledged, while noting that the team remained strong at the point guard position with star Deron Williams and Ronnie Price as a capable and proven reserve player.[11]

On December 22, 2009, Maynor, along with Matt Harpring, was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the rights to Peter Fehse.[10] According to a statement made by Jazz General Manager Kevin O'Connor at the time of the deal, the trade of Maynor along with the $6.5 million contract of the injured power forward Harpring was made for financial reasons, in an effort to reduce the team's liability under the NBA's punitive "luxury tax" on teams with excessive salaries.[11]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2009–2013)

Maynor signed a two-year contract with the Jazz on July 1, 2009, and made $1.3 million in his rookie season.[8] Although he was to back up Deron Williams, Maynor had a positive outlook on the situation. When asked in an interview with what he thought about coming off the bench in Utah, Maynor replied, "Feel real good about it... I'm getting a chance to learn from some of the best".[9]

Maynor was drafted 20th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2009 NBA Draft.[7] He became the first VCU player ever selected in the first round of the NBA draft.[1]

Utah Jazz (2009)

Professional career

During the 2008–09 season, Eric Maynor became VCU's all-time leader in assists[6] and in made free-throws.[6] On February 28, 2009, Maynor became the leading scorer in VCU history with a floater against Georgia State. As of March 10, 2009, he had scored a school record 1,929 points. Maynor also led VCU to a second CAA title during his career, scoring 25 points in a 71–50 victory over George Mason on March 9, 2009, at the Richmond Coliseum. The Rams went on to the 2009 NCAA Tournament but lost to UCLA when Maynor missed a buzzer-beater to win the game.

Senior season (2008/09)

Maynor helped VCU win the CAA regular-season title, though the team fell in the semi-finals of the conference tournament to William & Mary. He was selected as the CAA Player of the Year and selected to the All-CAA first team.[5] The Rams failed to reach the NCAA Tournament and went on to play in the NIT, where they lost in the first round against the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Junior season (2007/08)

Over the summer of 2007, Maynor was selected to represent the United States in the Pan American Games, alongside D. J. White and Michael Beasley.[1] Maynor was only able to play two games for the American Pan-Am team, however, before he was forced from further action by a hip injury.[1] Maynor was also named one of the 50 pre-season candidates for the men's 2007–08 John R. Wooden Award, the nation's most prestigious college basketball honor.[1]

On March 15, 2007, Maynor scored 22 points, including the game-winning shot, in VCU's victory over Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championship game.

Sophomore season (2006/07)

Maynor played in 29 games as a Freshman at VCU, cracking the team's starting lineup by the end of the season.[1] Maynor averaged 4.7 points and 2.2 assists in an average of 15.7 minutes per game during this first collegiate campaign.[1]

Freshman season (2005/06)

Eric Maynor was a four-year player in the men's basketball program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He graduated from VCU with a degree in Sports Management.[1]

College career

Maynor began at Hoke County High School in Raeford, then transferred to Westover High School in neighboring Fayetteville for his senior year to play alongside his friend and AAU teammate De'shaune Griffin.[2] Maynor led the team to the North Carolina state championship game, scoring 25 point in a loss to North Mecklenburg High School on March 14, 2005.[3] For his outstanding performance during the season Maynor was named to the 2004/05 North Carolina All State Basketball team by the sports website[4]

High school career

[1].1979 NBA Draft in the Chicago Bulls and was a 4th round selection of the East Carolina University Maynor's father was a former collegiate basketball player at [1]

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