Baston, Maceo
Background

2007-08 Averaged 2.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 15 games, with two starts … Was inactive for 37 games and drew a DNP-CD in 29 others … Totalled six points and a season-best six rebounds Mar. 14 at Denver … Played 13:34 against the Nuggets, his first double-digit output since seeing 11:52 of game action at Boston on Dec. 7 (43 games) … Scored six points and grabbed four rebounds Jan. 30 vs. Washington in first action since Dec. 9 vs. Houston (23 games) … Scored a season-high seven points with a season-best three offensive rebounds Dec. 7 at Boston ... Started Nov. 18 vs. Golden State and had four points and three rebounds in 13:50 minutes … Made his first start in a Raptors uniform Nov. 16 vs. Indiana, playing a season-high 18:02 and contributing six points, two rebounds and two blocks ... Was inactive for the first four games of the season … Playoffs: Was scoreless with one steal in one minute of action in Game 4 vs. Orlando … Drew a DNP-CD in Games Three and Five and was on the Inactive List for Games One and Two.

2006-07 Averaged 2.9 points and 1.6 rebounds in 47 games … Led the Pacers in field goal percentage at .645 (49-76) … Shot .787 (37-47) from the foul line … Scored in double figures in three games … Totalled a career-high 14 points, with eight rebounds, including a career-best four offensive boards, Jan. 15 at New Jersey … Had 12 points, with four rebounds and a blocked shot in a season-high 23 minutes in his second start Dec. 11 at Chicago … Tallied nine points and a career-best four blocks in his first career start Dec. 8 at Portland … Played 21 minutes against the Lakers in Los Angeles on Dec. 4, where he scored 10 points to go with two rebounds, a team-high three steals and a blocked shot … Posted 17 DNPs and was on the inactive list for 18 games.

2005-06 Helping to send Head Coach Pini Gershon into retirement with another league title, he helped Maccabi Tel Aviv win its 13th consecutive Premier League title, and its 46th in 47 years, making 75.8 percent of his shots from the floor and averaging 13.9 ppg…he was fifth in the league with an average of 1.1 bpg…he scored 20+ points three times, including a 30-point game vs. Ramat-Hasharon, 3/20…in that game, she shot 9-12 FG, 1-2 3-pt FG and 11-12 FT…he had his only double-double of in the Premier League in the playoffs with 18 points and 11 rebounds vs. Ironi Nahariya, 6/6…in 25 Euroleague games, he scored in double figures 18 times and posted 10+ rebounds five times…he had four double-doubles, including 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Armani Milano of Italy, 12/1/05…he scored 29 points on 12-17 FGS and 5-9 FTS vs. Efes Pilsen of Turkey, 11/24/05…in two Euroleague games vs. Efes Pilsen, he averaged 27.0 ppg and shot 24-33 FG (.727)…in the semifinals of the Euroleague Final Four, he set a record with six blocked shots vs. Tau Ceramica of Spain, 4/28/06…in the Euroleague Final vs. CSKA Moscow, 4/30, he scored just six points on 1-6 FGS and 4-6 FTS, but collected a season-high 15 boards (Euroleague or Premier League) in 21 minutes.

2004-05 In his best season in Israel, he averaged 15.8 ppg and shot 147-185 FGS (.795) to lead the Premier League in field goal percentage during the regular season…he also averaged 5.3 rpg and 1.43 bpg.

2003-04 Following a season and a half in Spain and his brief stint in the NBA, he signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel for the 2003-04 season, where he helped lead Tel Aviv to the Israel Premier League regular season and tournament titles, as well as three straight appearances in the Euroleague Final Four and Euroleague titles in 2004 and 2005…in his first season with Tel Aviv, he averaged 14.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 1.64 bpg, while shooting nearly 71 percent (185-261) from the field in Premier League competition…in 21 Euroleague games, he averaged 12.3 ppg, 8.1 rpg and 1.43 bpg, while shooting 105-168 FG (.625)…

2002-03 He split the season between Spain and the NBA…before leaving the team, he averaged 15.8 ppg and shot nearly 63 percent (.627) from the field for Joventut Badalona in the Spanish ACB…he also averaged 6.8 rpg and 2.0 bpg for Badalona…he signed as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors, 2/10, and made his NBA debut two days later vs. the Atlanta Hawks…he played one minute in that game against the Hawks and did not attempt a shot or have a rebound…in his second outing vs. Golden State, 2/14, he had seven points on 3-3 FG and 1-2 FT, grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots in 12 minutes…he then scored six points on 3-3 FG against the Orlando Magic, 2/16…shooting 0-4 FGS over his next six outings, he would not make another field goal until the end of March when he hit 1-2 FGS for his two points vs. the Hornets, 3/28…in six games in April, he shot 8-13 FG (.615) and averaged 4.0 ppg…in his last appearance for the Raptors, he had career-highs of eight points and nine rebounds while tying his NBA career-high with three blocked shots…his eight points in that game vs. Orlando, 4/9, featured 6-6 FTS…he had shot 4-6 from the line in his prior 15 games, combined…he had a total of 11 blocked shots in 16 games for the Raptors, including 11 in his final four contests…he rejected three shots on three separate occasions.

2001-02 After one season in Italy, he headed for Spain, where he averaged 15.9 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.4 spg and 1.8 bpg in 34 games for Joventut Badalona in the Spanish ACB.

2000-01 Playing overseas for the first time in his career, he averaged 20.3 ppg and 7.5 rpg in 32 games for Montecatini in Italy…he also blocked 58 shots and grabbed 72 steals (2.25) for Montecatini.

1999-2000 Having averaged 15.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 2.5 bpg for the Quad City Thunder, he was named the CBA Defensive Player of the Year and was selected to the All-CBA First Team.

1998-99 A second round selection of the Chicago Bulls (58th overall), he played his first pro season with Quad City of the CBA, where he averaged 7.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 1.2 apg in 42 games…including 5-18 from 3-pt range, he shot over 52 percent from the floor (.525) for the Thunder.

COLLEGE He finished his career at the University of Michigan as one of only two Wolverines (along with Roy Tarpley) with over 1,300 points, 800 rebounds and 100 blocked shots in his career…in Michigan record books, he ranked first in career field goal percentage (.652), fourth in career blocked shots, eighth in career rebounds and 19th in scoring...he missed only six games in four seasons...he had 15 double-doubles and led the team in rebounding 48 times.
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Was named a McDonald's All-American, Texas Player of the Year and was a two-time All-State Selection in high school Speaks Spanish and Hebrew. Full name is Maceo Demond Baston
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