A.J. English

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A.J. English was an outstanding athlete and basketball player at Howard High School from 1983 to 86. He received two first-team All-State honors, was a leader on the Howard High 1985 state
championship team, and distinguished himself as Howard High’s all-time leading scorer. He was 1986 Delaware High School “Player of the Year”, 1986 McDonald’s All-American, 1986 Gatorade All-American,
and 1986 Converse All-American. A.J. attended Virginia Union University from 1986 to 1990, averaging 33.4 points per game his senior year. He was NCAA 1990 Division II “National Player of the Year”,
and was the nation’s leading scorer in 1990. A.J. further demonstrated his athleticism by being designated two-time CIAA Slam Dunk Champion. He played for the NBA Washington Bullets from 1990 to 1992
and was selected as the overall 37th pick (2nd round) of the 1990 NBA draft. He also played for the Portland Trailblazers during his NBA career. English played in 70 games, averaging 8.8 points per
game 1990-1991; and played in 81 games, averaging 10.0 points per game 1991-1992. He averaged 9.9 points per game during his two season NBA career. He participated in other professional basketball
games during the period 1991-2001, the Continental Basketball Association 1993-1994, and the United States Basketball League 1998-1999 finishing third in free throw shooting percentage. In 1999-2000
he played in the International Basketball League which included Italy, France, Spain, Turkey, Greece and Poland.



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