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Bo Outlaw
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Outlaw in 2009
Personal information
Born (1971-04-13) April 13, 1971 (age 52)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
High school John Jay (San Antonio, Texas)
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College
  • South Plains (1989–1991)
  • Houston (1991–1993)
NBA Draft 1993 / Undrafted
Pro career 1993–2007
Career history
1993 Grand Rapids Hoops
1993 CB Estudiantes
1994–1997 Los Angeles Clippers
1997–2001 Orlando Magic
2001–2003 Phoenix Suns
2003–2004 Memphis Grizzlies
2004–2005 Phoenix Suns
2005–2007 Orlando Magic
Career highlights and awards
  • CBA blocks leader (1994)
  • First-team All-SWC (1993)
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,970 (5.4 ppg)
Rebounds 4,437 (4.9 rpg)
Assists 1,441 (1.6 apg)

Charles "Bo" Outlaw (born April 13, 1971) is an American former professional basketball player. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, and is a 1989 alumnus of John Jay High School.

Outlaw led the Mustangs to a 38–0 record his senior year before losing to Clear Lake High School in the state championship game. Outlaw played for South Plains College and the University of Houston. During his time in Houston, he averaged 14.0 ppg, 9.1 rpg, and led NCAA Division I with a field goal percentage of .684. In 1993, he declared eligibility for the NBA draft but was not selected.

Professional career

Outlaw began his professional career in the CBA, where he averaged a league-leading 3.8 blocks per game in the half-season he played for the Grand Rapids Hoops.

On February 15, 1994, Outlaw began his NBA career with the Los Angeles Clippers, recording 13 points and 7 rebounds in a 100–89 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. He played three full seasons for the Clippers, who made the playoffs in 1997 but were defeated by the Utah Jazz in the first round.

Orlando Magic

Outlaw left Los Angeles as a free agent and signed a two-year deal with the Orlando Magic on September 5, 1997.

During Outlaw's 1997–98 season, he started in 76 of 82 regular season games and recorded what would remain career-high averages in every statistical category except for assists. However, the Magic failed to reach the playoffs in 1998. After Hall of Fame coach Chuck Daly retired and was replaced by Doc Rivers, Outlaw signed another contract with the Magic in the off-season, after which he played two and a half more seasons for the team.

On April 17, 1998, Outlaw recorded 25 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 121–109 win over the New Jersey Nets. After the game, reporters asked him how he felt about his first triple-double, to which Outlaw famously replied: "What's that, some kind of hamburger?".

Phoenix, Memphis, and returns to Phoenix and Orlando

Outlaw was released in November 2001 and acquired by the Phoenix Suns. After one and a half seasons with them, Outlaw left for Memphis where he was reunited with former Magic teammate Mike Miller. In 2004, after one season in Memphis, Outlaw returned to Phoenix where he was hampered by nagging injuries and his playing time was restricted by the strength of the team. Accordingly, in the 2005–06 season, he returned to the Magic, appearing in 75 additional games in the course of three seasons. Outlaw was waived in November 2007 after playing 7 minutes over two games in the 2007–08 season.

Over his NBA career (914 games) he averaged 5.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. He currently resides in Orlando.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1993–94 L.A. Clippers 37 14 23.5 .587 .000 .592 5.7 1.0 1.0 1.0 6.9
1994–95 L.A. Clippers 81 31 20.4 .523 .000 .441 3.9 1.0 1.1 1.9 5.2
1995–96 L.A. Clippers 80 3 12.3 .575 .000 .444 2.5 .6 .6 1.1 3.6
1996–97 L.A. Clippers 82 25 26.8 .609 .000 .504 5.5 1.9 1.1 1.7 7.6
1997–98 Orlando 82* 76 36.0 .554 .250 .575 7.8 2.6 1.3 2.2 9.5
1998–99 Orlando 31 22 27.5 .545 .000 .432 5.4 1.8 1.3 1.4 6.5
1999–00 Orlando 82 55 28.4 .602 .000 .506 6.4 3.0 1.4 1.8 6.0
2000–01 Orlando 80 69 31.7 .614 .500 .573 7.7 2.8 1.3 1.7 7.3
2001–02 Orlando 10* 0 16.0 .619 .444 2.9 .5 .9 .9 3.4
2001–02 Phoenix 73* 36 24.2 .550 .500 .417 4.6 1.7 .8 1.1 4.7
2002–03 Phoenix 80 20 22.5 .550 .000 .621 4.6 1.4 .6 .9 4.7
2003–04 Memphis 82 1 19.6 .510 .000 .526 4.2 1.1 .9 .9 4.6
2004–05 Phoenix 39 0 5.5 .353 .556 1.4 .3 .2 .3 .7
2005–06 Orlando 32 0 11.1 .603 .625 2.4 .4 .3 .4 2.3
2006–07 Orlando 41 0 11.2 .667 .591 2.6 .4 .4 .1 2.0
2007–08 Orlando 2 0 3.3 .667 .0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 914 352 22.7 .567 .079 .521 4.9 1.6 .9 1.3 5.4

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1997 L.A. Clippers 3 0 22.0 .545 .000 .300 4.7 1.3 .3 .7 5.0
1999 Orlando 4 0 20.8 .600 .462 3.8 .5 .3 2.0 4.5
2001 Orlando 4 4 33.5 .615 .182 10.5 2.3 1.3 1.5 8.5
2003 Phoenix 6 0 11.7 .100 .500 2.2 .8 .2 .2 .7
2004 Memphis 4 0 15.3 .000 .500 1.0 1.5 .5 .5 .5
2005 Phoenix 1 0 2.0 .000 .0 1.0 1.0 .0 .0
Career 22 4 18.9 .446 .000 .357 4.0 1.2 .5 .9 3.3

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