Rashard Quovon Lewis is an American professional basketball player who plays mainly as a power forward and sometimes, plays as a small forward. At the Alief Elsik High School, Lewis came out as someone who was considered extremely good for his age.
Lewis decided to skip college and went for the 1998 NBA Draft where the Seattle Supersonics picked him up at 32nd overall, the third pick in the second round of the Draft. Among the top 15 draft prospects that year, Rashard was the only one left in the end, before his turn came to be picked. He was picked in 2001 to represent USA at the Goodwill Games where he helped the team to a Gold Medal.
His game just kept getting better from that point onwards as he went Clyde Drexler’s 41 points by scoring 50 in Japan. Lewis was loyal to the Supersonics and his persistence paid off as he was picked for the 2004-05 All-Star Game. He also has the record for the most number of 3-pointers scored for the franchisee, taking the lead of Gary Payton when he scored his 918th three-pointer against the Detroit Pistons.
He was the Supersonics until 2008, for 9 seasons, before moving to the Orlando Magic for a six year deal worth 118 million. Rashard Lewis has averaged at 16.8 points per game over his entire career.
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