Christian Laettner Speaker Profile
Christian Laettner Biography
Christian Laettner was born August 17, 1969 in Angola, New York and is a retired basketball player and entrepreneur who played 13 seasons in the NBA. He starred for the 1991 and 1992 NCAA champion Duke University Blue Devils. He is generally considered one of the greatest college basketball players of all time.
Laettner's #32 jersey was retired in 1992, making him the sixth of thirteen players so honored by Duke. He averaged 16.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game at Duke and is the all-time three-point shooting percentage leader at Duke with 48.5%.
Laettner is one of only four players (including teammates Greg Koubek and Brian Davis) to play in four consecutive Final Fours, and the only one to ever start in all four Final Fours. He owns the record for most tournament games played, with 23, which may never be beaten (to do so, someone would have to play on a team that advances all the way to the National Championship Game in all four years).
Laettner was drafted third overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves after Shaquille O'Neal (1st overall) and Alonzo Mourning (2nd overall) in the 1992 NBA Draft, all three would later play together on the 2004-05 Miami Heat. During his 13-year NBA career Laettner was a member of the Timberwolves, the Atlanta Hawks, the Detroit Pistons, the Dallas Mavericks, the Washington Wizards, the Golden State Warriors (though he never played a game for them), and the Miami Heat. Though Laettner never became the superstar some expected, he was voted onto the All-Rookie First Team in 1992-93 and was an All-Star reserve in 1996-97. After missing most of the 1998-99 season due to a torn Achilles tendon, his playing time and numbers saw a decline. He wrapped up his career in 200405 as a reserve with the Miami Heat and finished with career averages of 13.3 points per game, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists. He shot 47.8% from the floor and 82.1% from the free throw line.
Laettner co-owns the community development company Blue Devil Ventures (BDV) with former Duke teammate Brian Davis and Duke alumnus Tom Niemann. Since 1995, BDV has been developing a community in downtown Durham, North Carolina named West Village. BDV's website describes West Village as a mixed-use, upscale community consisting of the adaptive-reuse of historic tobacco warehouses built between 1899 and 1926 and located in the Brightleaf District.
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Posted on 19 March 2016 | 12:45 am
This upcoming June, Christian Laettner will be holding a basketball camp at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School District and will focus on fundamentals such as ball handling, movement without the ball, and team concepts. The camp will host ages ranging from eight year olds to eighteen year olds and the attendees will receive a t-shirt on the first Read More
Posted on 10 November 2014 | 2:00 am
Former Duke University great and NBA star Christian Laettner is set to take part in a basketball camp at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. During the Sanford POWER Basketball Academy Laettner will be assisting local youth players with developing the fundamental skills they need to be successful on the court. The camp Read More
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