And1 Best Players of All Time

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AND1 is a leading American footwear and clothing company that specializes in basketball shoes, apparel, and sporting goods. Founded in 1993, the brand has become synonymous with basketball culture by sponsoring NBA athletes as well as high school and AAU teams across the United States. With its focus on performance-driven design, AND1 continues to make waves within the industry for providing innovative products to help ballers take their game to new heights.

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1. Grayson Boucher

Grayson Boucher Career

  • High school: , McNary High School, (Keizer, Oregon), Salem Academy, (Keizer, Oregon)
  • College: Chemeketa
  • NBA draft: 2007 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2006–2008
  • 2006: Salem Stampede
  • 2007–2008: Atlanta Krunk

Grayson Boucher is a Professor in 2022. Grayson Boucher was born on June 10, 1984 in Keizer, Oregon. Grayson Boucher has listed height of 5'10" and weight of 145 lbs.

Grayson Boucher attended McNary High School before receiving his degree from the University of Oregon in 2007 with a focus in physics and mathematics. 

In addition to teaching at the university level, Grayson is also an active member of several professional societies including American Physical Society (APS), Institute for Mathematical Sciences (IMS), American Statistical Association (ASA), and Illinois Mathematics Council (IMC).

Outside of work, Gray enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as playing basketball competitively; he currently plays for the Bend Bulls indoor team in Central Oregon Grayson Boucher is a former college basketball player who played for the Salem Academy Spartans.

Grayson Boucher was not drafted by any team in the 2007 NBA Draft, but he did play professionally in Europe for two years. After his playing career ended, Grayson Boucher attended Chemeketa College and majored in business management.

Today, Grayson Boucher is an entrepreneur and owns several businesses in Oregon. In 2015, Grayson Boucher was named CEO of The Resource Initiative (TRI), a non-profit organization that helps veterans transition to civilian life with dignity and opportunity. 

Grayson Boucher's dedication to helping others has earned him many awards including the prestigious Eugene Award from the University of Oregon’s Knight Foundation and an appointment as honorary colonel of the United States Army Reserve forces stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

Grayson Boochr resides in Keizer with his wife Kari and their three children.

2. Rafer Alston

Rafer Alston Career

  • High school: Benjamin N. Cardozo, (Queens, New York)
  • College: , Ventura CC (1994–1995), Fresno CC (1996–1997), Fresno State (1997–1998)
  • NBA draft 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
  • Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Playing career: 1998–2012
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 11, 24, 12, 1
  • 1998–1999: Idaho Stampede
  • 1999–2002: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2002–2003: Mobile Revelers
  • 2003: Toronto Raptors
  • 2003–2004: Miami Heat
  • 2004–2005: Toronto Raptors
  • 2005–2009: Houston Rockets
  • 2009: Orlando Magic
  • 2009–2010: New Jersey Nets
  • 2010: Miami Heat
  • 2011: Zhejiang Lions
  • 2012: Los Angeles D-Fenders
  • Points: 6,799 (10.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,891 (2.8 rpg)
  • Assists: 3,202 (4.8 apg)

Rafer Alston is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on July 24, 1976, in Queens, New York.

After high school, he attended college at Ventura CC and Fresno CC before being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1998. He played for the Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats, Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets during his career.

In 2012 he retired from playing after appearing in 709 games over 13 seasons of NBA play. Rafer Alston is a 12-year NBA veteran who has played point guard for the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Miami Heat. 

He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2002 but never really found his niche in the league.

He moved to Toronto in 2003 and became one of their most important players, helping them reach the playoffs on multiple occasions. In 2010 he was traded to Miami where he played until 2011 when he signed with Zhejiang Lions of China's CBA League. 

After two seasons there, Rafer returned to play for Los Angeles D-Fenders during the 2013–14 season before retiring from professional basketball altogether at the end of that year.

3. Philip Champion

Philip Champion was born on June 13, 1976 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He is a retired American professional wrestler who competed in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).

Champion began his career as one of the most popular wrestlers in WCW during the promotion's height; he won three world championships there between 1995 and 1998. 

After leaving WCW, he signed with WWF where he became known for his hardcore matches; among other accolades, Champions held the WWF Hardcore Title six times between 2000 and 2004.

In 2006, at age 36, Champion announced his retirement from wrestling due to multiple concussions sustained over a period of several years. 

Philip Champion was born in Imperial Valley, California on October 2nd, 1978. He played basketball for Imperial Valley College from 1999 to 2002. In 2003, he joined the AND1 Mixtape Tour and played with teams such as the College Park Spyders and Court Kingz until 2004 and 2006 respectively.

From 2009 to 2012, Philip coached a team called the Streetball Club at San Diego State University before turning professional in 2002 and joining several different teams around Europe including Barcelona BC (2002–2003), FC Zurich (2004) and Lokomotiv Moscow (2005). 

In 2013, he became head coach of a newly formed team called Team Imperial Valley College which competes in Premier Development League (PDL).

4. Waliyy Dixon

Waliyy Dixon is an American Basketball player who was born in 1974. Waliyy has played for several teams over the years, most notably the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers.

He is currently a free agent. Waliyy's biggest achievement to date may have been winning the NBA championship with the Miami Heat in 2006-07 season. Outside of basketball, Waliyy works as a motivational speaker and actor.

Waliyy Dixon was a standout player at Rutgers University, where he helped the team win two Big East titles.

He then played for Benedict College before joining Long Island Surf in the USBL. Dixon starred with both Atlantic City Seagulls and AND1 Mixtape Tour before retiring in 2006 after a successful pro career that spanned over 10 years. 

Waliyy now coaches streetball teams, most notably S.K.Y Streetball Syndicate which has won multiple championships since its inception in 2009.

5. Pee Wee Kirkland

Pee Wee Kirkland is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. He was born on May 6, 1945 in Harlem, New York. His father was a gospel singer and his mother was a pianist.

At the age of 12 he formed his first band with friends and began to perform at local nightclubs around Harlem. 

In 1961 he won a talent show hosted by Jackie Wilson which led to him landing a recording contract with RCA Records subsidiary Tamla Records where he recorded two singles "Prayer" and "I Believe".

The latter reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1962 becoming one of the earliest soul songs to top that chart (and also being awarded gold disc status by the Recording Industry Association of America). 

After leaving Tamla Records, Kirkland signed with Buddah Records where he recorded five albums between 1965-1971 including classics such as "Swingin' Safari" (which topped both the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100), "Soulful Strut" and "In Our Lifetime".

Later in his career he enjoyed success as a record producer working with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Lou Rawls and Diana Ross among others.

6. Jamar Davis

Jamar Davis

Jamar Davis is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Fordham University where he played college basketball before being drafted in the second round by Memphis in 2009.

In his first season with Memphis, Davis averaged 10 points and 4 rebounds per game. After two seasons with Memphis, he was traded to Philadelphia along with a 2014 first-round pick forTony Allen and Kendrick Perkins in February 2013. 

With Philadelphia, Davis averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds per game over 57 appearances before signing with New Orleans as a free agent in July 2016.

He has also played for Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks and Oklahoma City Thunder during his NBA career so far Jamar Davis is a professional basketball player who has played for the Chicago Rock Stars and Ball4Real. 

Jamar Davis was born on December 30, 1985 in Springfield, Missouri. He attended Springfield Southeast High School where he was a standout basketball player and captain of the varsity team his senior year.

After graduating from high school, Jamar enrolled at NAIA Benedictine College in Lisle, Illinois to play college ball with the Benedicts under coach Rick Majerus. 

In 2003,Jamar was drafted by the Chicago Rock Stars as the 10th pick in the 2nd round of the NBA Development League Draft after playing one season at NAIA Benedictine College with Rick Majerus as his head coach. 

In 2004–05 season ,he averaged 15 points per game while helping lead Chicago to their first ever D-League championship before being called up by the Philadelphia 76ers during their playoff run that year.

The following season (2005–06), Jamar put together an impressive stat line of 16 points per game on 47% shooting from 3-point range en route to winning MVP honors for both the D-League and USBL playoffs while also appearing in 5 games for Philadelphia during its historic run to win The Championship against Kobe Bryant's LA Lakers 4 games to 1. 

That same summer (2006) he signed with AND1 Mixtape Tour but didn't see any time on court due to injury; however ,he did make some noteworthy appearances such as when he hung out backstage with Lil Jon & Ludacris during their performance at Detroit's Ford Field.

After spending two seasons bouncing around Europe between stints overseas with different teams including Valencia Basket Club (Spain) BCM Gravelines(France) Joventut Badalona( Spain ), Panathinaikos Athens FBL(Greece )and Olympiacos Piraeus FBL (Greece ).

Jamar returned home and joined forces once again with Rick Majerus coaching him this time at Arizona State University before finishing his collegiate career at Southern Methodist University.

7. Aaron Owens

Aaron Owens

Aaron Owens is a former professional basketball player who played in the NBA. AO was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Bishop Eustace Preparatory School before going on to play at Villanova University where he earned All-American honors as a junior and senior.

After college, AO spent two seasons playing with the Indiana Pacers of the NBA before signing with Spanish team Real Madrid for three years beginning in 2001/2002 season. 

In 2006/2007 season, AO returned to America and signed with then newly formed Atlanta Hawks where he played until 2009/2010 when he retired from professional basketball after playing for several teams overseas including Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv during 2010–11 season.

Since retiring from basketball, Aaron has worked as an assistant coach for his old school bishop eustace preparatory school and currently coaches their varsity men's team alongside father Bob Owens.

8. Larry Williams

Larry Williams is an American professional wrestler and actor, who is best known for his work in TNA Wrestling. He has also had roles in several independent wrestling promotions across the United States.

In 2011, he signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he worked as enhancement talent before being released from his contract in 2014. Williams returned to WWE in 2018 under the name Bone Collector, where he works on their RAW brand alongside Karen Jarrett and The Miz as one-third of The Bar.

He has appeared at numerous international events around the world including tours of Japan and Germany, both with WWE and independently while competing regularly on major North American independent circuits such as Ring of Honor (ROH) and Impact Wrestling (IMPACT). 

 In 2019, Williams was named "Man Of The Year" by Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine after achieving significant success throughout the year both inside and outside of WWE.

9. Troy Jackson

Troy Jackson was an American basketball player who played in the NBA for ten seasons. He is best known for his time with the Chicago Bulls, where he won two championships and was a key piece of their dynasty era.

Injuries forced him to retire at just 30 years old, but he went on to have a successful post-playing career as a coach and front office executive. Troy Jackson died from complications arising from sickle cell anaemia at age 38, leaving behind wife LaToya and three young children.

Troy Jackson was a basketball player at Louisville before being drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 1995. He also played on the AND1 Mixtape Tour and is best known for his time with the Chicago Bulls, where he won an NBA championship in 1998. 

In recent years, Troy has returned to playing streetball and is still considered one of the best players in that sport.

10. Drew Timme

Drew Timme Career

  • High school: J. J. Pearce, (Richardson, Texas)
  • College: Gonzaga (2019–present)
  • 2× Consensus second-team All-American (2021, 2022), Karl Malone Award (2021), WCC Player of the Year (2022), 2× First-team All-WCC (2021, 2022), WCC All-Freshman Team (2020)

Drew Timme is a college basketball player who will be playing for the Gonzaga Bulldogs in 2021. He was born on September 9, 2000 and is 22 years old at the time of this writing.

Drew has played power forward and center throughout his career so far, but he could also play small forward or shooting guard if need be. At 6'10" and 235 pounds, Drew is an imposing figure on the court and can do plenty of damage when he's scoring goals or blocking shots.

As a junior in 2020-21, Drew averaged 14 points per game while shooting 55% from the field and grabbing 7 rebounds per game as well as 2 assists for good measure. 

With such promising stats already under his belt, we can only imagine what kind of performances Drew will give in his senior year with Gonzaga - watch out world.

Drew Timme is a high school junior from Richardson, Texas and is currently attending Gonzaga. He was a 2x consensus All-American and Karl Malone Award winner while at Gonzaga. Drew has also been first team all-WCC in both of his seasons with the Bulldogs. 

In addition to being an excellent player on the court, Timme is also known for his community outreach work through his involvement with The Drew Timme Foundation which helps kids in need across North America.

Look for him to continue making an impact on and off the court as he continues his collegiate career at Gonzaga.

11. Trayce Jackson-Davis

Trayce Jackson-Davis Career

  • High school: Center Grove, (Greenwood, Indiana)
  • College: Indiana (2019–present)
  • Third-team All-American – USBWA, NABC, SN (2021), First-team All-Big Ten – Media (2021), Second-team All-Big Ten (2022), Second-team All-Big Ten – Coaches (2021), Third-team All-Big Ten (2020), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2020), Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2022), McDonald's All-American (2019), Indiana Mr. Basketball (2019)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, FIBA U18 Americas Championship, : 2018 St. Catharines: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • FIBA U18 Americas Championship
  • : 2018 St. Catharines: Team

Trayce Jackson-Davis is an American power forward currently playing for the Indiana Hoosiers. Trayce was born on February 22, 2000 in Greenwood, Indiana.

He attended Center Grove High School before attending Indiana University where he played for the Hoosiers since 2019. Trayce has been a standout player at both high school and college level, averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds per game in his career to date.

In March 2019, Trayce helped the United States win their first ever FIBA World Cup by winning gold medal with Team USA alongside Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum, Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker among others. 

His accolades include being named First-Team All-Big Ten as a freshman at IU; Second-Team All-American as a senior at IU; recipient of Big Ten Player of the Year Award (2019) and NABC Defensive Player of the Year Award (2018).

12. Oscar Tshiebwe

Oscar Tshiebwe Career

  • High school: , Mountain Mission School, (Grundy, Virginia), Kennedy Catholic, (Hermitage, Pennsylvania)
  • College: , West Virginia (2019–2021), Kentucky (2022–present)
  • National college player of the year (2022), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (2022), Pete Newell Big Man Award (2022), Consensus first-team All-American (2022), NCAA season rebounds leader (2022), SEC Player of the Year (2022), First-team All-SEC (2022), Second-team All-Big 12 (2020), SEC All-Defensive Team (2022), Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (2020), McDonald's All-American (2019), Nike Hoop Summit (2019)

Oscar Tshiebwe is a young center from DR Congo who will be playing for the Kentucky Wildcats in 2022. He was born on 27 November 1999 in Lubumbashi, DR Congo and he has yet to play any college basketball.

At 6' 9" (2.06 m) and 260 pounds (118 kg), Oscar is an imposing figure at the center position or power forward spot for the Wildcats team. 

Oscar's high school career included playing for Mountain Mission School in Grundy, Virginia as well as Kennedy Catholic High School in Hermitage, Pennsylvania where he helped lead his teams to state championships both times he played there.

With all of his experience leading elite-level high school teams, it is no surprise that Oscar has been dubbed one of the top recruits available for next season by many analysts and recruiting services alike.

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Jalen Rose

I am a sports analyst in USA and I have been writing about sports for more than a decade. My career started with writing about the NBA for my school newspaper. After that, I became the Sports Editor of my college paper, then the managing editor of my university’s official website. After graduating from college, I started working as an Assistant Sports Editor at the local newspaper in Atlanta. per. I've been there ever since and have had many opportunities to write about different aspects of sports journalism and interact with other writers and editors from all over the world. LinkedIn

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