Jason Dior Maxiell is a professional basketball player from the United States of America and plays as a power forward. A student from the Newman Smith High School, Maxiell continued his playing career at the University of Cincinnati. Maxiell went on to be named to the All-Conference USA Second Teams for two seasons while leading the conference in blocked shots per game, with 2.8 blocks per game.
With 91 blocks in a single season, Maxiell set the second highest score for a University of Cincinnati while averaging 17.3 points per game. Maxiell ended his college career with 1,566 points to rank second on 11th on the University of Cincinnati chart. However, with 252 blocks, Maxiell was ranked 2nd in the college’s list. Maxiell went on to play 129 consecutive games, the highest ever in the history of the college.
In 2005, Maxiell joined the Detroit Pistons as a free agent after going unpicked in the 2005 NBA Draft. In his rookie year, he appeared in 26 games but only for about 6.1 minutes per game while scoring at 2.3 points per game. Over the next three seasons, he raised his appearances as well as his scoring numbers to 5.0, 7.9 before dropping it to 5.8 points per game. He has been a regular fixture in the post season games as well. In October, 2008 Maxiell signed a 4-year contract worth $20 million.