Ron Artest is a Shooting Guard playing professional basketball with the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association. He wears a number 96 jersey and is 6 feet and 7 inches tall weighing at 248 lbs.
Ron Artest did his schooling from the LaSalle Academic High School in New York. He later attended the St John’s University in Queens, New York where he played college basketball for the team called St John’s Red Storms. In 1999, Artest was drafted by the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. He was also known to be Michael Jordan’s pet in the team and averaged 2.9 assists per game and 12.5 points per game until he was traded to the Indiana Pacers in 2002. Two years later playing for the Pacers he was awarded the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2004. After a suspension from the team following a brawl and the misunderstanding thereafter, Artest did not play for a while and was finally traded to the Sacramento Kings in 2006. In July 2008, Artest was exchanged to the Houston Rockets.
In a total of 535 games that Ron Artest has played in the NBA, he averages at 16.0 points per game, 3.2 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per game.
NBA Defensive Player of the Year, 2004.