| American / Egyptian|
| 240 lb (109 kg)|
| June 24, 1968 (age 47)
Alexandria, Egypt (1968-06-24) |
1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Bloomfield High School, Duke University
Christian Laettner, Acie Earl, Cherokee Parks, Mahmoud Abdul‑Rauf, Danny Ainge
6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Alaa Abdelnaby Wikipedia
Alaa Abdelnaby (Arabic: علاء عبد النبي, born June 24, 1968) is a retired Egyptian American professional basketball player. He played for Duke University and then played in the NBA and CBA, among other leagues. Abdelnaby is currently a basketball broadcaster/analyst for CSN Philadelphia, CBS Sports Network, and Westwood One Radio.
Abdelnaby was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and moved to the United States with his family in 1971 at the age of two. Abdelnaby is Muslim. He was raised in Nutley and Bloomfield, New Jersey and played on the Bloomfield High School basketball team.
Abdelnaby was selected as a standout American high school athlete as both a McDonald's All-American and a Parade All-American.
Abdelnaby played at Duke University from 1986 to 1990, where he was a Third-Team All-ACC selection as a senior.
Abdelnaby commented on Duke University's academic requirements: "The only way I can make five A's is when I sign my name."
Abdelnaby was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association with the 25th pick of the 1990 NBA Draft, and he spent five years in the league, playing for Portland as well as the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Sacramento Kings. He was signed by the Golden State Warriors but he never played for that franchise.
After leaving the NBA, Abdelnaby played for the Papagou BC (Greece) (1995–1996), the Omaha Racers (CBA) (1996–1997), Olympique Antibes (France) (1997–1998), and the Idaho Stampede (CBA) (1999–2000).1990, June 27 – First round, 25th pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1990 NBA Draft
1992, July 1 – Traded for Milwaukee Bucks' rights to Tracy Murray
1992, December 4 – Traded for Boston Celtics' rights to Jon Barry
1994, July 26 – Free agent, signed by the Sacramento Kings
1995, March 21 – Released by the Sacramento Kings
1995, March 24 – Free agent, signed by the Philadelphia 76ers to a 10-day contract
1995, April 3 – Re-signed by the Philadelphia 76ers to a second 10-day contract
1995, April 12 – Released by the Philadelphia 76ers
1995, October 6 – Free agent, signed by the Golden State Warriors to a one-year contract
1995, October 18 – Released by the Golden State Warriors
Abdelnaby began broadcasting NBA games in Arabic in 1995 with Orbit Satellite Television and later worked for other Arabic channels.
Abdelnaby currently serves as the color analyst for the Philadelphia 76ers, working alongside play-by-play commentator Marc Zumoff (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia). He is also a CBS Sports Network college basketball in-studio analyst and provides color commentary for on-site NCAA basketball games. Additionally, Abdelnaby does color commentary for Westwood One Radio.
Abdelnaby and his wife, Celeste (née Barnette), also a Duke University graduate, reside in New Jersey and California.