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Nationality  American
Name  Bryant Reeves
Career start  1995
Listed height  7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Role  Basketball Player
Career end  2001
Listed weight  290 lb (132 kg)
Height  2.13 m
Spouse  Amy Reeves
Weight  132 kg

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Born  June 8, 1973 (age 42) Fort Smith, Arkansas (1973-06-08)
College  Oklahoma State (1991–1995)
NBA draft  1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Education  Oklahoma State University–Stillwater

High school  Gans (Gans, Oklahoma)

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Bryant Reeves (born June 8, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player. Reeves spent his entire career with the NBA's Vancouver Grizzlies, playing with the team from 1995 until 2001. He was nicknamed "Big Country" by his college teammate Byron Houston after Reeves was amazed following his first airplane flight across the United States, having grown up in the small community of Gans, Oklahoma.

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College career

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7 feet tall and weighing between 275 and 300 pounds, Reeves was an imposing physical presence on the court and was primed to become a dominant center in the NBA. After a strong collegiate career with Oklahoma State University, where he averaged 21.5 points per game as a senior and led OSU to the 1995 Final Four, Reeves became the Grizzlies' first-ever draft choice, selected sixth overall in the 1995 NBA draft.

Professional career

Reeves played six seasons with the Grizzlies. After averaging 13.3 points per game in a solid rookie season, he averaged 16.2 points per game in 1996–97 season and was subsequently awarded with a six-year, $61.8 million contract extension. The next season was his best, when he averaged 16.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 1.08 blocked shots per game. During that season he scored a career-high 41 points against the Boston Celtics.

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After 1998, weight-control problems and injuries began to take a toll on Reeves, and his numbers fell off dramatically. He was still the starting center for the Grizzlies, but his minutes per game dropped, and his field goal percentage dropped significantly. Eventually, after the Grizzlies moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 2001, Reeves started the season on the injured list due to chronic back pain and was never able to play another game (the only games he played with the team in Memphis were two preseason games). During the preseason play in the fall of 2001, Reeves had experienced back pain and had to be taken off the court on two connected stretchers carried by eight of his teammates. He retired from the league midway through the 2001–02 season.

Personal life

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Reeves owns a large cattle ranch outside Gans, where he lives with his wife and four children.

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References

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