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Position  Power forward
Name  Jason Maxiell
Parents  Patricia Maxiell
Listed weight  260 lb (118 kg)
Spouse  Brandi Maxiell (m. 2009)

Listed height  6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Height  2.01 m
Nationality  American
Role  Basketball player
Salary  5 million USD (2012)
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League  Chinese Basketball Association
Born  February 18, 1983 (age 32) Chicago, Illinois (1983-02-18)
High school  Newman Smith (Carrollton, Texas)
Current team  Charlotte Hornets (Power forward)
Similar People  Brandi Maxiell, Jannero Pargo, Shaunie O'Neal, Sundy Carter, Tami Roman

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Jason Dior Maxiell (born February 18, 1983) is an American retired professional basketball player best known for his tenure with the Detroit Pistons. He played college basketball for the University of Cincinnati and played professionally in the NBA, China, and Turkey before retiring on August 4, 2017.


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College career

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After graduating from Newman Smith High School in 2001, Maxiell played college basketball for the University of Cincinnati from 2001 to 2005 where he was coached by Bob Huggins. After earning Conference USA Sixth Man and All-Freshmen team honors as a freshman, Maxiell earned All-Conference USA second team honors in both his junior and senior years. As a senior in 2004–05, he led Conference USA in blocked shots (2.8 bpg) and ranked 18th in the nation. His 91 blocks are the second-highest University of Cincinnati single-season total.

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Maxiell finished 11th on Cincinnati’s career scoring list with 1,566 points (13th in Conference USA history) and second on the UC career chart for blocked shots with 252 (4th in C-USA). He also played 129 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in Bearcats’ history, and started the last 77 contests.

NBA career

Maxiell was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 26th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft. On July 5, 2005, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Pistons. On October 31, 2008, he signed a four-year contract extension with the Pistons worth $20 million, keeping him under contract with the franchise until the end of the 2012–13 season. On June 29, 2012, he exercised his $5 million player option, returning to the Pistons for the 2012–13 season.

On July 18, 2013, Maxiell signed with the Orlando Magic to a reported two-year, $5 million contract. On July 4, 2014, he was waived by the Magic.

On September 28, 2014, Maxiell signed with the Charlotte Hornets.

Overseas career

On August 10, 2015, Maxiell signed with Tianjin Ronggang of the Chinese Basketball Association.

In June 2016, Maxiell was signed by Tropang TNT of the Philippine Basketball Association to be the team's import for the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup. However, on June 17, 2016, Maxiell was declared ineligible for the 2016 Governors' Cup after failing to make the height limit of 6 feet 5 inches. Maxiell was officially measured at 6'5 11/16" (6 feet 5.6875 inches).

On January 30, 2017, Maxiell signed with the second-tier Turkish team Acıbadem Üniversitesi.


On August 4, 2017, Maxiell signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons, which allowed him to retire as a member of the Pistons.

Career highs

  • Minutes: 44 vs. Golden State Warriors, November 14, 2007
  • Points: 28 vs. Washington Wizards, April 11, 2008
  • Rebounds: 16 vs. Houston Rockets, March 7, 2010
  • Blocks: 7 vs. Washington Wizards, February 5, 2015
  • References

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