Corey Antoine Maggette is a professional basketball player from the USA who plays as a small forward. Maggette attended the Fenwick High School where he not only played basketball for his school, but was also a Illinois high school state track finalist in the long and triple jump. Maggette went on to attend Duke University and in the 1999 NBA Draft, was picked by the Seattle Supersonics.
The Supersonics decided to trade him out soon afterwards and the Orlando Magic was where Maggette ended up. The Magic kept Maggette for a year before sending him out to the Los Angeles Clippers. With the Clippers, Maggette got accustomed to the style and power of the NBA and became a great forward for their lineup. He scored consistently in double figures and was great at free throws and drawing fouls.
In 2001, Maggette was invited for the Slam Dunk contest over the All-Star Weekend. Maggette continued to grow slowly and in 2004-05, set many high scores for himself in terms of points and assists as well as rebounds. The following season, he hurt his foot and that left him out of most of the season, only returning in 2006. He played mostly on the bench and there was an alleged feud between the coach and Maggette. Amidst the internal squabble, Maggette came off the bench to score 39 points against the Lakers, his highest ever.
In 2008, Maggette decided to leave the Clippers with a year to go on his contract. This meant that he was a free agent now and the Golden State Warriors gave him a 5-year, $50 million contract.