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#4 Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Turned pro 2003
Experience 1 VL
Height 6-10
Weight 210
Hometown Dallas, Texas
Last School Lincoln HS
Chris Bosh - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


High school player of the year who lived up to his billing … Named Tech’s 10th ACC Rookie of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media … Also named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team and to the ACC All-Defensive Team … Was the only freshman to make either first or second team … Named first-team all-District 5 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and All-South by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association … Made the USBWA’s national all-freshman team … Named ACC Rookie of the Week four times during season … Consistent scorer with smooth offensive skills and shooting touch, and a very effective rebounder and shot-blocker … Declared his intention to enter the NBA draft on May 9, 2003, and was taken No. 4 overall in the draft by the Toronto Raptors.


Led Tech in scoring and rebounding during the NIT, averaging 18.0 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 58.1% FG, 3-4 3FG, 75.0% FT, 2.67 blocks/g … Led Tech with a game-high 18 points (6-9 FG) and seven rebounds against Ohio State. Scored 17 at Iowa (10-13 FT), including a perfect 4-of-4 from the line in the last three minutes of the one-point win … Scored 19 with 12 rebounds and three blocks at Texas Tech … Finished the season strong, averaging 16.9 points and 8.4 rebounds in Tech[apos]s last seven games. Hit 58.3 percent of his field goal attempts (42-of-72) and 6-of-12 three-pointers over that stretch … Recorded 13 games with double-figure points and rebounds, which ranked second in the ACC, and Tech was 7-6 in those games. He missed six others by one rebound.

Led the ACC in field goal percentage (56.0), becoming the second freshman to lead the ACC in that category (Antawn Jamison of North Carolina in 1996), and the first Tech player to do so since John Salley in 1985 … Also led the ACC in blocked shots (2.16 per game) and was second in rebounding (9.0 per game) … Ranked eighth in scoring (15.6), third in offensive boards (3.06) and 14th in free throw percentage (73.0) … Became a force defensively with his shot-blocking ability, swatting at least one shot away in 19 straight games (more than one in 12 of those games) to end the season … Averaged 2.63 per game during that stretch, and recorded career highs of five each against Maryland (F.9) and Wake Forest (F.20).

Averages vs. ACC: 15.0 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.5 blocks/g, 52.8% FG, 44.4% 3FG, 75.3% FT … Averages vs. ranked teams: 13.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.75 blocks/g, 48.1% FG, 50.0% 3FG, 68.6% FT.

Went to the free throw line 56 times more than his nearest teammate (174 attempts) and had the fourth most attempts of any ACC player … Shot 78.3 pct. (83-of-106) in the last 22 games of the season, and connected on 75.3 percent in ACC games … Can shoot the three occasionally: 22-of-46 for the season (47.8 percent) … Hit one in nine of the last 10 games.

Had seven games of 20 or more points on the season (Tech was 6-1 in those games) … Scored 26 points with 14 rebounds in his collegiate debut against UAPB (season highs in both categories). Other high games included 22 vs. Wake Forest (J.19), North Carolina (J.29) and Virginia (F.1), 21 vs. Elon (J.22) and 20 vs. Cornell (J.2) and Clemson (M.8).


High School Player of the Year by Basketball America … First-team all-America by Parade magazine, McDonald[apos]s, Basketball America, SLAM magazine and EA Sports … Second-team all-America by USA Today … First-team all-state as a senior after earning honorable mention honors his junior year … Named [quote]Mr. Basketball[quote] in Texas by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches … Also named Gatorade Player of the Year in the state.

Led Lincoln High School to a 40-0 record and the state championship of Texas as a senior, scoring 21 points with 11 rebounds and seven blocked shots in the championship game … Lincoln was named USA Today High School National Champions … Left-handed shooter who averaged 21.8 points and 12.2 rebounds and three blocks per game as a senior; also shot 45.3 percent from three-point range and 67 percent from the free throw line … Led Lincoln to a 30-3 record and the state semi-finals in Texas as a junior … Averaged 20 points and 14 rebounds as a junior… Coached at Lincoln by Leonard Bishop.

Member of the National Honor Society and the A-B Honor Roll, and graduated with honors … Member of the National Society of Black Engineers and the Dallas Association of Minority Engineers … Was basketball team captain for two years, also played baseball as a sophomore.

Recruiting rankings include: No. 4 in the nation by Hoop Scoop; No. 5 nationally by Bob Gibbons and Van Coleman (Future Stars); No. 6 by Rivals Hoops (No. 2 among power forwards) and Blue Chips Hoops; No. 8 by Prep Stars; No. 13 by ESPN.con[apos]s Mark Mayemura (No. 3 among power forwards).

Made the 12-man USA Basketball Junior National Team which participated in the World Championships Qualifying Tournament July 24-28 and won the Bronze medal … Was the team[apos]s leading rebounder (9.2 per game) and second-leading scorer (10.2) … Participated in the McDonald[apos]s All-America game on April 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York (14 points) and the EA Sports Roundball Classic on March 26 at the United Center in Chicago (14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks) … Also was the MVP in the third annual Global Games, July 4-9, in Dallas.


Full name is Christopher Wesson Bosh … Born March 24, 1984 in Dallas … Son of Noel and Freida Bosh … Had a cousin and an aunt attend Georgia Tech … Wants to study computer imaging and graphics.

Bosh[apos]s Career Statistics
                           Total         3-Point                        ReboundsYear      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg2002-03.  31-31   960/31.0  168-300  .560   22-46   .478  127-174  .730  95-183  278  9.0  73-0   38  72  67  30  485/15.6TOTAL...  31-31   960/31.0  168-300  .560   22-46   .478  127-174  .730  95-183  278  9.0  73-0   38  72  67  30  485/15.6
Bosh[apos]s Career Statistics (ACC Games Only)

Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2002-03. 16-16 503/31.4 85-161 .528 12-27 .444 58-77 .753 33-98 131 8.2 41-0 12 34 40 17 240/15.0 TOTAL… 16-16 503/31.4 85-161 .528 12-27 .444 58-77 .753 33-98 131 8.2 41-0 12 34 40 17 240/15.0

Bosh[apos]s Career Highs
Points: 26, UAPB, 11-23-02Field Goals: 9, W. Forest (9-16), 1-19-03; N. Carolina (9-14), 1-29-03; Virginia (9-15), 2-1-03; Texas Tech (9-16), 3-26-03Field Goal Attempts: 16, W. Forest (9-16), 1-19-03; Texas Tech (9-16), 3-26-03Field Goal Pct: .889, Elon (8-9), 1-22-033-Pt Field Goals: 3, Cornell (3-3), 1-8-033-Pt Field Goal Att.: 4, Florida State (1-4), 2-15-033-Point FG Pct.: 1.000, Cornell (3-3), 1-8-03Free Throws: 12, UAPB (12-15), 11-23-02Free Throw Attempts: 15, UAPB (12-15), 11-23-02Free Throw Pct.: 1.000, Florida State (9-9), 1-14-03Rebounds: 14, UAPB, 11-23-02Assists: 4, Georgia, 11-27-02; Marist, 12-7-02Blocked Shots: 5, Maryland, 2-9-03; Wake Forest, 2-20-03Steals: 4, NC State, 2-12-03Minutes: 36, Tulane, 1-2-03; Wake Forest, 2-20-03; Ohio State, 3-19-03
Bosh Game-by-Game
Troy State*292-41-13-42-811308
NC State*323-81-34-52-12320111
Wake Forest*349-162-32-34-10313122
N. Carolina*329-141-23-41-6014222
NC State*354-100-17-84-12043415
Florida State*342-101-44-62-803119
Wake Forest*365-141-22-42-5115013
N. Carolina*317-101-12-32-10122017
NC State (ACC)*315-120-44-44-10132114
Ohio St. (NIT)*366-91-15-62-7324018
Iowa (NIT)*343-61-210-131-9151017
Texas Tech (NIT)*329-161-10-15-12163119

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