Laron Profit

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Twice first-team all-state in basketball at Caesar Rodney High, three times an all-Atlantic Coast Conference third-team player in college, Laron Profit played professionally for 11 years,
including four seasons in the NBA. He led the Riders to the state tournament finals in 1994, the first of his two all-state seasons. At the University of Maryland, Profit averaged 12.6 points, 4.6
rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He was twice an All-America honorable mention and three-time all-ACC third team selection. He scored 1,566 points and took 572 rebounds for the Terps, and was one
of only eight players in Maryland history with at least 1,500 points and 500 rebounds. During his senior season (1998-99), Profit averaged 14.5 points and 4.8 rebounds, leading Maryland to the NCAA
Sweet 16. Taken as the 38th pick in the second round of the 1999 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic, he was traded before his rookie year to the Washington Wizards, where he played two seasons. After
spending the next three years playing in Italy and China, Profit rejoined the Wizards in 2004-05, and played a fourth NBA season for Phil Jackson’s Los Angeles Lakers in 2005-06. He also played
professionally in Turkey, Puerto Rico and Argentina. He averaged 11.4 minutes in his 135 regular season NBA games, starting 18 of them. He is now assistant coach for player development with the
Orlando Magic.



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