Tim Duncan

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Duncan with the Spurs in 2011

No. 21 – San Antonio Spurs
Position Power forward / Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1976-04-25) April 25, 1976 (age 37)
Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (211 cm)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school St. Dunstan's Episcopal
(Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands)
College Wake Forest (1993–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro playing career 1997–present
Career history
1997–present San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards

Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com


Timothy Theodore "Tim" Duncan (born April 25, 1976) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6-foot 11-inch (2.11 m), 250-pound (113 kg) power forward/center is a four-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA Finals MVP, and NBA Rookie of the Year. He is a 14-time NBA All-Star and the only player in NBA history to be selected to both All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams during each of his first 13 seasons.

Duncan started out as a swimmer and only began playing basketball in ninth grade after Hurricane Hugo destroyed the only Olympic-sized pool on his home of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He soon became a standout for St. Dunstan's Episcopal High School, and had an illustrious college career with the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, winning the Naismith College Player of the Year, USBWA College Player of the Year and John Wooden awards in his final year. Duncan graduated from college before entering the 1997 NBA Draft as the number one pick. His list of accomplishments, remarkable consistency, and leadership in the Spurs' NBA championship runs in 1999, 2003, 2005, and 2007 have led basketball experts to consider him to be one of the greatest players in NBA history.

Off the court, Duncan is known for his quiet and unassuming ways, as well as his active philanthropy. He holds an honors degree in psychology and created the Tim Duncan Foundation to raise general health awareness and fund education and youth sports in various parts of the United States.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Duncan is the only son of Ione, a midwife, and William Duncan, a mason, and has two older sisters, Cheryl and Tricia. He was born and raised in Christiansted, a town on Saint Croix, one of the main islands composing the United States Virgin Islands. In school, Duncan was a bright pupil and dreamt of becoming an Olympic-level swimmer like his sister, Tricia. His parents were very supportive and Duncan excelled at swimming, becoming a teenage standout in the 50, 100 and 400 meters freestyle and aiming to make the 1992 Olympic Games as a member of the United States Team.