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Kevin Garnett

"i'm A Battery"

Garnett has long been known for his enthusiasm for the game. Even when he was working out for a group of NBA coaches before the 1995 draft, he shouted as he demonstrated to them how high he could jump. By the end of the 1999-00 season, not only did he throw back his head and howl, he had his rookie teammate Wally Szczerbiak shouting as he ran down the court after making his shots. "Last summer, I couldn't get Wally to throw his fist in the air. Now this kid is going down, shaking his head like he's crazy," Garnett explained to Darryl Howerton of Sport. "I'm spreading." That's fine with Garnett, as he told Howerton. "I go crazy trying to energize people 'cause that's what I am. I'm a battery, you know? if you're down, you can plug into me and get charged up." Although Garnett, Szczerbiak, and the other energized Timberwolves have yet to win an NBA championship, fans remain hopeful that this still-young team will soon be able to go all the way.

Career Statistics

Yr Team GP PTS FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF
MIN: Minnesota Timberwolves.
1995-96 MIN 80 835 .491 .286 .705 6.3 1.8 1.08 1.64 110 189
1996-97 MIN 77 1309 .499 .286 .754 8.0 3.1 1.36 2.12 175 199
1997-98 MIN 82 1518 .491 .188 .738 9.6 4.2 1.70 1.83 192 224
1998-99 MIN 47 977 .460 .286 .704 10.4 4.3 1.66 1.77 135 152
1999-00 MIN 81 1857 .497 .370 .765 11.8 5.0 1.48 1.56 268 205
2000-01 MIN 81 1784 .477 .288 .764 11.4 5.0 1.37 1.79 230 204
2001-02 MIN 81 1714 .470 .319 .891 12.1 5.2 1.19 1.56 229 184

Awards and Accomplishments

1994 Named South Carolina's "Mr. Basketball"
1995 USA Today's Player of the Year
1995 Named to Parade Magazine's All-America First Team
1995 Named Illinois's "Mr. Basketball"
1995 Most Outstanding Player of the McDonald's All-America high school basketball game
1995 First Annual Nike Hoop Summit (with USA Basketball's Junior Select National Team)
1996 NBA All-Rookie Second Team All-Star
1997-98, 2000 Selected for the NBA All-Star Game
1999 All-NBA Third Team All-Star
1999 Tournament of the Americas (with USA Basketball's Pre-Olympic Qualifying Team)
2000 All-NBA First Team All-Star
2000-01 NBA All-Defense First Team All-Star
2001 All-NBA Second Team All-Star
2001 Became only the seventh player in NBA history to average over twenty points per game, ten rebounds per game, and five assists per game in more than one season

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