Luke Whitehead

Team Gold Coast Blaze Gold Coast Blaze
Born Feb 9, 1981
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Gold Coast Blaze Gold Coast Blaze 2004 - present

Luke Whitehead has the experience of playing for 4 years at the University of Louisville. During this stint, he got the opportunity to play under Rick Pitino, who is a highly respected coach. Further, he progressed to the NBA Development League in the 2006-07 season with Sioux Falls Skyforce. Here, he had an average of 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds.

Whitehead has a height of 1.98 meters and weight of 99.8 kg. When he was playing for Iowa Energy, he received an SOS from Gold Coast Blaze for whom he plays currently. The reason was that Juaquin Hawkins suffered a stroke in the debut season of the Blaze.

On his right shoulder, Whitehead has a tattoo. This is of the globe in the shape of a basketball and the words “Whitehead’s World” have been written alongside it. This clearly indicates that the world of basketball has been his No. 1 love. In the world of music, Whitehead has made a side-career as a rapper.

Once Whitehead jumped for an allez-loop and when he was in mid-air, an opponent accidentally took his legs out from underneath him. Due to this he fell on his head first and crashed down on the court on his head and neck. Many people consider this as the worst fall in basketball history. Surprisingly, due to this incident, Whitehead had just a minor shoulder injury.

Career Highlights

In the 2008-09 season, Luke Whitehead participated in 18 games wherein he played for 523 minutes and collected 246 points. His field goal percentage was 0.446, 3-point field goal percentage was nil and free throw percentage was 0.831. He recorded 19 steals, 60 personal fouls and 32 assists.

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