Alonzo Mourning is a retired professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. In 2006, he helped lead the Miami Heat to win the NBA Championship title.

In his career, he has been named an NBA All-Star a total of seven times.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Alonzo Harding Mourning Jr. was born on February 8, 1970, in Chesapeake, Virginia in the United States of America. He stands 208 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 118 kg. He is right-handed and he made his mark as a center.

Position Center
Height / weight 2.08 m / 118 kg
Born 8 Feb 1970
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Zo
Team History
214 miami heat Miami Heat 2005 - 2008
203 new jersey nets New Jersey Nets 2003 - 2004
214 miami heat Miami Heat 1995 - 2003
774 charlotte hornets Charlotte 1992 - 1995

He is the father of Trey Mourning, who plays in the NBA G League. In 2003, he underwent a kidney transplant, receiving a kidney donation from his cousin Jason Cooper.

High School and College Career

He attended Indian River High School in Chesapeake. In 1988, he was named Virginia Mr. Basketball. He was also named to the All-American teams of Parade and McDonald’s. Also in 1988, Mourning was named the National High School Player of the Year.

Later on, he committed to play college basketball for Georgetown University. While there, he was twice named the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. In 1992, he was also named the Big East Player of the Year.

Professional Career

Mourning turned pro in 1992 when he became the second overall pick of the 1992 NBA Draft, chosen by the Charlotte Hornets. He would end up playing for the Hornets from 1992 to 1995.

In his first year in the NBA, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. In 1994, he was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in his career. In 1995, he transferred to play for the Miami Heat. He spent the most seasons with the Heat than any other NBA team, also returning to them after a season away in 2005.

While with the Heat, he led the NBA in blocks in 1999 and 2000. He was also the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in those same years. In addition, he was named to the 1999 All-NBA First Team and in 2000 to the All-NBA Second Team.

In 2003, he signed with the New Jersey Nets but only played with them for a season before eventually returning to the Heat and playing until his retirement in 2008. In his return to the Heat, he helped the team win the 2006 NBA Championship title.

In his career, Mourning was named an NBA All-Star seven times. He was also given the 2002 J. Walter Kennedy Award. Mourning has also represented the United States internationally and in 2000, he won a gold medal at the Sydney Olympics alongside the rest of the US Men’s National Basketball Team.

Mourning has been named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and to the FIBA Hall of Fame as a player.

Career Highlights

  • 2006 - NBA champion
  • 1994–1997, 2000–2002 - NBA All-Star
  • 1999 - All-NBA First Team
  • 2000 - All-NBA Second Team
  • 1999, 2000 - NBA Defensive Player of the Year
  • 1999, 2000 - NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 1999, 2000 - NBA blocks leader
  • 1993 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2002 - J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

  • No. 33 retired by the Miami Heat

  • 1992 - Consensus first-team All-American
  • 1990 - Consensus second-team All-American
  • 1991 - Third-team All-American – NABC
  • 1992 - Big East Player of the Year
  • 1990, 1992 - First-team All-Big East
  • 1989, 1990, 1992 - Big East Defensive Player of the Year
  • 1990, 2000 - USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year
  • 1989 - NCAA blocks leader
  • 1988 - National high school player of the year
  • 1988 - McDonald’s All-American Game MVP
  • 1987, 1988 - First-team Parade All-American
  • 1986 - Second-team Parade All-American
  • 1988 - Virginia Mr. Basketball

Career Statistics

  • Points - 14,311 (17.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds - 7,137 (8.5 rpg)
  • Blocks - 2,356 (2.8 bpg)

  • Basketball Hall of Fame as player, 2014
  • FIBA Hall of Fame as a player

Medal record, Men’s basketball, Representing the United States

  • Gold - 2000 Summer Olympics Sydney
  • Gold - 1994 FIBA World Cup Canada
  • Bronze - 1990 FIBA World Cup Argentina
  • Silver - 1990 Goodwill Games Seattle

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