Byron Houston

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Byron Houston
Personal information
Born (1969-11-22) November 22, 1969 (age 50)
Watonga, Oklahoma
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolStar Spencer (Spencer, Oklahoma)
CollegeOklahoma State (1988–1992)
NBA draft1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1992–2001
PositionPower forward
Number21, 35
Career history
19921994Golden State Warriors
1994–1995Seattle SuperSonics
1995–1996Sacramento Kings
1996–1997León Caja España
1997–1998Quad City Thunder
1998VVS Samara
1998–1999SSA Trefl Sopot
1999Joventut Badalona
1999–2001St. Louis Swarm
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points835 (3.9 ppg)
Rebounds648 (3.0 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Byron Dwight Houston (born November 22, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'5", 250-pound power forward, he played collegiately for Oklahoma State University and was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the first round (27th overall) of the 1992 NBA Draft. In an NBA career that lasted four seasons, Houston played for the Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics and Sacramento Kings. He then played in the PBA[1] in 1997.

Personal life[edit]

In June 2006, Houston was removed from a children's basketball camp in Oklahoma because he was registered as a sex offender in that state.[2]

On June 13, 2007, Houston was arrested on counts of indecent exposure, engaging in a lewd act and driving with a canceled license.[3] On September 16, 2007, he was sentenced to four years in prison for violating probation stemming from this offense. Defense witnesses have claimed that Houston suffers from bipolar disorder and other conditions.[4]

Houston's biological father is former NBA player Curtis Perry.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBA.com: Blog". Archived from the original on 2007-06-18. Retrieved 2007-06-02.
  2. ^ Ex-NBA player Houston removed from hoops camp, updated June 16, 2006
  3. ^ Former NBA player arrested Archived June 22, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Byron Houston sentenced to 4 years". Associated Press. September 17, 2007. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved 2007-09-17.
  5. ^ http://www.newsok.com/article/3128307/

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