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Andrew DeClercq
Personal information
Born (1973-02-01) February 1, 1973 (age 51)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
High school Countryside (Clearwater, Florida)
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College Florida (1991–1995)
NBA Draft 1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro career 1995–2005
Coaching career 2009–present
Career history
As player:
1995–1997 Golden State Warriors
1997–1999 Boston Celtics
1999–2000 Cleveland Cavaliers
2000–2005 Orlando Magic
As coach:
2009–2010 Montverde Academy
2010–2012 Foundation Academy
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,815 (4.8 ppg)
Rebounds 2,488 (4.2 rpg)
Assists 339 (0.6 apg)
Men's basketball
Representing  United States
Goodwill Games
Bronze 1994 St. Petersburg National team

Andrew Donald DeClercq (born February 1, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player and current coach. He was a center and power forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for ten seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. DeClercq played college basketball for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Orlando Magic of the NBA.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1973, DeClercq accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played center for coach Lon Kruger's Florida Gators men's basketball team from 1991 to 1995. He was a key starter for the Gators in the run to their first NCAA Final Four appearance in 1994. DeClercq graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in history in 1995.

The Golden State Warriors selected DeClercq in the second round (thirty-fourth pick overall) in the 1995 NBA draft, and he played for the Warriors for the following two seasons. He went on to play for the Boston Celtics, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic, averaging 4.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

After retiring from the NBA, DeClerq was an assistant coach for the nationally ranked Montverde Academy boys' basketball team under head coach Kevin Sutton. In 2010, he became the head coach of the boys' varsity team and a physical education teacher at Foundation Academy.

Until 2014, he owned and operated DeClercq Basketball which runs youth basketball day camps, training and clinics in central Florida.

DeClercq lives in Clermont, Florida, where, as of 2017, he is the executive pastor of HighPoint Church in Ocoee, Florida.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Andrew DeClercq para niños

  • List of Florida Gators in the NBA
  • List of University of Florida alumni
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