Jarrid Famous

Jarrid Famous
No. 34 Maccabi Haifa
Position Power forward / Center
League Ligat HaAl
Personal information
Born (1988-07-16) July 16, 1988
Bronx, New York
Nationality American / Lebanese
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel
(New Rochelle, New York)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011 SKP Banska Bystrica
2011–2012 Iowa Energy
2012 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2012 Meralco Bolts
2012 Petron Blaze Boosters
2012 Metros de Santiago
2012–2013 Los Angeles D-Fenders
2013 Iowa Energy
2013 Leñeros de Los Mina
2013–2014 Tadamon Zouk
2014–2015 Iowa Energy
2015 Texas Legends
2015 GlobalPort Batang Pier
2015 Fujian Sturgeons
2015–2016 Hekmeh
2016 Al-Muharraq
2016 Bucaneros de La Guaira
2016–present Maccabi Haifa

Jarrid Jerome Famous (born July 16, 1988) is an American-Lebanese professional basketball player for Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Ligat HaAl. He played college basketball at both Westchester Community College and the University of South Florida.

High school and college career

After graduating from Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel High School, Famous went to Westchester Community College where he averaged 25.2 points, 13.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game as a sophomore, being named one of 10 players named to the NJCAA Division I All-American first-team for the 2008-2009 season. After his sophomore season, he transferred to South Florida, where he played in 31 games and started 20, averaging 8.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 0.5 blocks per night.[1]

Professional career

Famous went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. In October 2011, he signed with SKP Banska Bystrica of Slovakia. However, he left after just 2 games. On November 3, 2011, he was selected in the third round of the 2011 NBA D-League draft by the Iowa Energy. On December 9, 2011, he signed with the Indiana Pacers. However, he was waived on December 23. On December 26, he was reacquired by the Iowa Energy. On January 5, 2012, he was traded to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. On January 27, 2012, his contract was bought out by the Mad Ants.[2] In February 2012, he joined the Meralco Bolts of the Philippines for the Commissioner's Cup. He later joined the Petron Blaze Boosters.

In July 2012, he joined the Indiana Pacers for the Orlando Summer League and the Milwaukee Bucks for the Las Vegas Summer League. Following the Summer League, he joined Metros de Santiago of the Dominican Republic. On September 27, 2012, he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. However, he was waived on October 7.[2] In November 2012, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. On January 30, 2013, he was traded to the Iowa Energy.[2] In May 2013, he signed with Leñeros de Los Mina of the Dominican Republic. Later that year, he signed with Tadamon Zouk of Lebanon for the 2013–14 season.

In July 2014, he joined the Memphis Grizzlies for the 2014 NBA Summer League. In September 2014, he signed with Jiangsu Dragons of China.[3] However, he was later released by Jiangsu on October 31, 2014 before appearing in a game for them.[4]

On December 12, 2014, he was reacquired by the Iowa Energy.[5] On February 24, 2015, he was traded to the Texas Legends in exchange for a 2015 third-round draft pick.[6]

In May 2015, he returned to the Philippines, this time with GlobalPort Batang Pier.[7] In nine games for GlobalPort, he averaged 30.2 points and 23.0 rebounds per game.[8]

In July 2015, he joined the Washington Wizards for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[9] On July 24, he signed with the Dallas Mavericks.[10] However, he was later waived by the Mavericks on October 22 after appearing in five preseason games.[11] Five days later, he signed with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association,[12] making his debut on November 6.[13] On December 24, he left Fujian to play for Hekmeh of the Lebanese League,[14] playing in seven games with the team. On February 5, he left Hekmeh and signed with Al-Muharraq of the Bahraini League.[15] On March 2, he moved to Bucaneros de La Guaira of the Venezuelan League.[16]

On October 5, 2016, Famous signed with Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli League.[17]

International career

In August 2012, Famous competed for the Lebanese national basketball team in the 2012 William Jones Cup after he was naturalised earlier that year.[18]


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  3. "Jiangsu Dragons officially land Jarrid Famous". Sportando.com. September 29, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  4. "Jiangsu Dragons cut Jarrid Famous, signing Chris Singleton". Sportando.com. October 31, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  5. "IOWA ENERGY ACQUIRE JARRID FAMOUS". NBA.com. December 12, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  6. "Legends Acquire Jarrid Famous from Iowa". OurSportsCentral.com. February 24, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  7. "Jarrid Famous joins Globalport". Asia-Basket.com. May 22, 2015. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  8. "Fajardo favorite to raise BPC trophy on Sunday". ABS-CBN.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  9. Castillo, Jorge (July 15, 2015). "Almost Famous: Jarrid Famous's long journey brings him to Wizards summer league squad". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  10. "Mavs sign John Jenkins and Jarrid Famous". Mavs.com. July 24, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  11. "Mavericks waive Jarrid Famous, sign Tu Holloway". InsideHoops.com. October 22, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  12. "Jarrid Famous reportedly signing in China with Fujian". Sportando.com. October 27, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  13. "Regular Season Round 2: Fujian QB - Guangsha L. 110-119". Eurobasket.com. November 6, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  14. Saddi, Michel (December 24, 2015). "Sagesse adds Famous to their roster". Asia-Basket.com. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  15. "Official: Jarrid Famous signs with Bahrain's Al Muharraq SC". jadsaade.com. February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  16. "Jarrid Famous signs with Bucaneros de la Guaira". Sportando.com. March 2, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  17. "Jarrid Famous inks with Maccabi Haifa". Sportando.com. October 5, 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  18. "Philippines stumble in loss to Lebanon; title chance unlikely". TaipeiTimes.com. August 24, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
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