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Roy Hibbert
Roy Hibbert
Position Center
Personal information
Born December 11, 1986 (1986-12-11) (age 31)
Queens, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school Georgetown Preparatory School
(North Bethesda, Maryland)
College Georgetown (2004–2008)
NBA Draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Playing career 2008–2017 (9 years)
Career history
20082015 Indiana Pacers
2015–2016 Los Angeles Lakers
2016–2017 Charlotte Hornets
2017 Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× NBA All-Star (2012, 2014)
  • Consensus second team All-American (2008)
  • 2× First team All-Big East (2007, 2008)


Roy Denzil Hibbert (born December 11, 1986) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. He played for the Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets and Denver Nuggets.

Early life

Hibbert was born in Queens, New York City to Roy, Sr. and Patty Hibbert. His father is originally from Jamaica and his mother from Trinidad. The family moved to Adelphi, Maryland when Roy was two.

College career

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NBA career

Indiana Pacers (2008–2015)

Hibbert was drafted 17th overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2008 NBA Draft. On July 9, 2008, his rights were traded to the Indiana Pacers. On July 15, he signed his first professional contract with the Pacers.

Los Angeles Lakers (2015–2016)

On July 9, 2015, Hibbert was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for a future second-round pick. He made his debut for the Lakers in their season opener on October 28, 2015, recording 12 points and 10 rebounds in a 112–111 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Charlotte Hornets (2016–2017)

On July 7, 2016, Hibbert signed with the Charlotte Hornets. He made his debut for the Hornets in their season opener on October 26, 2016, recording 15 points and nine rebounds in a 107–96 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Denver Nuggets (2017)

On February 2, 2017, Hibbert was traded, along with Spencer Hawes, to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Miles Plumlee. However, before appearing in a game for the Bucks, he was traded again, this time to the Denver Nuggets on February 23 in exchange for a protected 2019 second-round draft pick. The Nuggets renounced their free agent exception rights on Hibbert during the subsequent offseason, making him an unrestricted free agent.

On July 17, 2018, Hibbert announced his retirement after failing to transfer to the Lakers.