BERTIE, NC-- Former ODU standout basketball player Kent Bazemore ('12) was honored by Bertie high School on Aug. 19th with the retirement of his jersey No. 24. The event was at the first-ever onvocation at the new Bertie high School. Bazemore will be playing for the Atlanta Hawks this upcoming season.
During the ceremony, a video of his career was shown and after which he became the first player to have his retired jersey raised above the floor of the new gymnasium.
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After averaging 2.3 points and 6.1 minutes per game in 44 games with Golden State, Bazemore was traded to the LA Lakers where in 23 games he averaged 13.1 points in an average of 28 minutes per game.
Bazemore is ODU's 20th all-time scorer with 1416 career points. He is the school's second all-time leader in steals with 250 and owns the school's mark for most career games played with 140. His senior class won an ODU best 101 career games which included back-to-back CAA titles, two NCAA tournament appearances, and the 2009 CIT post season title.
Bazemore was named the CAA's Defensive Player of the Year twice, and CollegeInsider.com's National Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.