Tyson Chandler

Position: Center
Height: 7í1Ē (216 cms)
Weight: 235 lbs. (106 kgs)
NBA Team: New York Knicks
School: Dominguez H.S. (CA)

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympic Games, 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.
    • Has played on six USA Basketball national teams and aided those teams to a 36-0 record, and one Olympic gold medal, one FIBA World Championship gold medal. In 37 games played, he has compiled 113 points (3.0 ppg.), 144 rebounds (3.8 rpg.) and 36 blocked shots (0.9 big.), while shooting 70.6 percent from the floor.
    • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Menís National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
    • Member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Started in all eight games and averaged a4.0 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 0.5 bpg., while shooting 70.0 percent from the field.
    • Member of the 2012 USA National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Started in all five games and averaged 2.4 ppg., 3.4 rpg., 1.0 spg., and 0.8 bpg.
    • Named a finalist for the 2012 USA Menís Olympic Team on Jan. 16, 2012.
    • Member of the 2010 USA World Championship Team that finished 9-0 and won gold, the USAís first world championship since 1994.
    • Played in all nine World Championship games and averaged 2.6 ppg., 2.7 rpg., shot 64.3 percent from the field, and swatted five shots.
    • Posted seven points 93-3 FGs) and seven rebounds in the USAís 88-51 win over Iran.
    • Member of the 2010 USA Menís National Team that finished 4-0 in its pre-World Championship tour. Averaged 1.8 ppg., 3.8 rpg. and 1.0 blocks.
    • In the 2010 USA Basketball Showcase, helped lead the USA White Team to a 114-96 victory and recorded 13 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots in 20 minutes of action.
    • Named a member of the 2010-12 USA Menís National Team on July 15, 2010.
    • Member of the 2007 USA FIBA Americas Championship Team that finished 10-0, won gold and qualified the United States men for the 2008 Olympics.
    • Played in all 10 of the USAís FIBA Americas Championship games. Averaged 2.1 ppg., 3.6 rpg., 1.64 bpg. (2nd best on team), 16.0 mpg., while shooting 56.3 percent from the field.
    • In the 2007 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge, helped lead the USA Blue Team to a come-from-behind 105-104 victory and recorded 5 points, a game high 13 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 25 minutes of action.
    • Named on May 23, 2007, to the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team.

    NBA HONORS

    • Named 2012 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
    • Named All-NBA third team in 2012.
    • Named NBA All-Defensive second team in 2011 and 2012.
    • Named an NBA All-Star in 2013.
    • Finished third in voting for the 2010-11 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
    • Received special mention from The Sporting News in their selection of 2003 Good Guys
    • Named the Bulls CDW/HP November 2003 Player of the month, after averaging 13.0 ppg., 10.3 rpg., 1.30 bpg., 1.0 apg. and 28.6 mpg., while shooting 49.4 percent from the field.
    • Named Bulls/CDW Player of the month for February 2001 after averaging 8.8 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 1.1 apg. and 1.54 bpg., shooting 53.5 percent from the floor.

    NBA MILESTONES

    • Led the NBA in offensive rebounds in 2006-07 and 2007-08 and ranked 2nd in the NBA in rebounds per game in 2006-07 and 3rd in 2007-08.
    • Collected the 1,000th rebound of his career against Toronto (02/17).

    NBA NOTES

    • Completed in 2013-14 his 13th NBA season, third with the New York Knicks.
    • Signed with the New York Knicks as a free agent on Dec. 9, 2011.
    • Has played in 845 games, started 648 times, in his career and is averaging 8.7 ppg., 9.1 rpg. and 1.3 bpg., while shooting 58.4 percent from the field.
    • Has appeared in 70 career postseason games, 54 starts, has averaged 6.7 ppg., 8.1 rpg. and 1.1 bpg, while 55.8 percent from the floor.
    • Shot 67.9 percent (241-355) from the field in 2011-12, the third highest in NBA history, exceeded only by Wilt Chamberlain in 1967 (68.26%) and 1973 (72.7%).
    • Traded to the Dallas Mavericks on July 13, 2010.
    • As a rookie in 2000-01, played in 71 games, started 31 games, and averaged 6.1 ppg., 4.8 rpg. and led the Bulls with 1.31 bpg.
    • Finished 2000-01 ranked 24th in the NBA in rejections.
    • Ranked 18th among rookies in scoring, 6th among rookies in rebounding and 5th in blocked shots.
    • Traded on July 28, 2009, by the New Orleans Hornets to the Charlotte Bobcats for Emeka Okafor.
    • Traded on July 14, 2006, by the Chicago Bulls to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets for P.J. Brown and J.R. Smith.
    • Draft rights were traded on June 27, 2001, by the Los Angeles Clippers with Brian Skinner to the Chicago Bulls for Elton Brand.
    • Selected out of high school by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2001 Draft.

    HIGH SCHOOL NOTES

    • Named as a senior at Dominguez High School (Compton, Calif.) Parade Magazine All-American first team and USA Today All-USA second team.
    • Named USA Today California State Player of the Year as a senior after leading Dominguez to a 31-4 record, their third straight CIF Division II State Championship and USA Today No. 8 national ranking in its end-of-the-season final rankings.
    • Averaged as a senior 26 ppg., 15 rpg. and 8 bpg.
    • Averaged 20.1 ppg., 11.3 rpg., 4.7 bpg. as a junior, leading the team to the No. 1 ranking and to the USA Today High School National Championship.
    • Played with USA National Team member and Detroit Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince at Dominguez.

    PERSONAL NOTES

    • Born October 2, 1982, in Hanford, California.
    • Full name is Tyson Cleotis Chandler.
    • He and his wife, Kimberly, have three children, Sacha, Tyson Cleotis II and Sayge.
    • Sister, Erica, played at Ardrey Kell High School (Charlotte, N.C.) and played as a freshman (2010-11) at George Washington University.
    • Made a personal contribution of $10,000 to Exelon to assist needy Chicago families in paying their high winter gas bills.
    • Played in Jalen Roseís All-Star Charity Basketball Game at the United Center in August 2003 to help raise funds for several Chicago-area charities.

    USA Basketball Statistics
    TEAM
    G/S
    FGM-FGA
    PCT
    3PM-3PA
    PCT
    FTM-FTA
    PCT
    REB/AVG
    PTS/AVG
    AST
    BLK
    STL
    2012 OLY
    8/ 8
    14- 20
    .700
    0- 0
    .---
    4- 12
    .333
    32/ 4.0
    32/ 4.0
    0.4
    0.5
    0.4
    2012 MNT
    5/ 5
    5- 7
    .714
    0- 0
    .---
    2- 6
    .333
    17/ 3.4
    12/ 2.4
    0.8
    0.8
    1.0
    2010 WC
    9/ 0
    9- 14
    .643
    0- 0
    .---
    5- 10
    .500
    24/ 2.7
    23/ 2.6
    0.4
    0.6
    0.2
    2010 MNT
    4/ 2
    3- 3
    1.000
    0- 0
    .---
    1- 2
    .500
    13/ 3.3
    7/ 1.8
    0.3
    1.0
    0.0
    2010 MNTX
    1/ 0
    6- 6
    1.000
    0- 0
    .---
    1- 4
    .250
    9/ 9.0
    13/ 13.0
    1.0
    4.0
    1.0
    2007 OLYQ
    10/ 0
    9- 16
    .563
    0- 0
    .---
    3- 8
    .375
    36/ 3.6
    21/ 2.1
    0.0
    1.4
    0.2
    2007 SNT
    1/ 0
    2- 2
    1 000
    0- 0
    .---
    2- 4
    .500
    13/13.0
    5/ 5.0
    0.0
    2.0
    1.0
    Totals
    38/15
    48- 68
    .706
    0- 0
    .---
    18- 46
    .391
    144/ 3.8
    113/ 3.0
    0.3
    0.9
    0.3
    • 2012 OLY- 2012 U.S. Olympic Games Team, London, England (the USA finished 8-0 and won the gold medal)..
    • 2012 MNT- 2012 USA Basketball National Team (the USA compiled a 5-0 record).
    • 2010 WC- 2010 USA World Championship Team (the USA finished 9-0 and won the gold medal and qualified the U.S. men for the 2012 Olympics).
    • 2010 MNT- 2010 USA Basketball National Team (the USA compiled a 4-0 record).
    • 2010 MNTX - 2010 USA Basketball Showcase USA White Team (the USA White Team defeated the USA Blue Team 114-96).
    • 2007 OLYQ - 2007 USA FIBA Americas Championship Team (the USA finished 10-0, won the gold medal and qualified the U.S. men for the 2008 Olympics).
    • 2007 SNT- 2007 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge USA Blue Team (the USA Blue Team defeated USA White Team 105-104).
    NBA Statistics
    YEAR
    G/S
    FGM-FGA
    PCT
    3PM-3PA
    PCT
    FTM-FTA
    PCT
    REB/AVG
    PTS/AVG
    AST
    BLK
    STL
    2013-14
    55/55
    191- 322
    .593
    0- 1
    .000
    98- 155
    .632
    529/ 9.6
    480/ 8.7
    1.1
    1.1
    0.7
    Totals
    845/648
    2733-4678
    .584
    0- 9
    .000
    1896-2969
    .639
    7697/ 9.1
    7362/ 8.7
    0.8
    1.3
    0.6