The Boston Celtics continue to address their need for size. On Friday, they signed 6-10 forward Shavlik Randolph to a 10-day contract. The 29 year old averaged 32.0 points, 14.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks in 36.5 minutes per game this season for the Foshan Long Lions (Chinese Basketball Association). Get to know the newest member of the Celtics with these 15 factoids.
1. Randolph’s full name is Ronald Shavlik Randolph.
2. He shares the same birthday (November 24) with Hall of Famers Oscar Robertson and Dave Bing.
3. Randolph attended Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He broke Broughton's single-game scoring record set by Pete Maravich in 1965. Randolph scored 50, passing Maravich’s 47.
4. Randolph’s grandfather, Ron, played eight games for the New York Knicks in the late 1950s. His grandfather wore number 84 – the younger Randolph wears number 42, half of that, for him.
5. During three seasons at Duke University, Randolph averaged 6.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 17.5 minutes per game.
6. Randolph entered the 2005 NBA Draft but was not selected. Only one Duke player, Daniel Ewing, was picked that year in a draft dominated by their rival University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
7. The Philadelphia 76ers signed Randolph as a free agent in August of 2005. He went on to play three seasons for the organization.
8. Randolph made his NBA debut on November 15, 2005 as teammates with Allen Iverson and Chris Webber.
9. Following his time with the Sixers, Randolph also appeared in regular season games for the Portland Trail Blazers and Miami Heat.
10. Randolph has played in 95 NBA games, averaging 2.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 8.2 minutes.
11. He has one more NBA career rebound (230) than points (229).
12. Randolph played for the Washington Wizards last July at Las Vegas Summer League (7.3 points and 7.8 rebounds in four games).
13. He will be reunited with a former teammate in Boston. This past fall he was on the Wizards training camp roster with newly acquired Celtic Jordan Crawford.
14. Randolph has played internationally for teams including Gallitos de Isabela, Dongguan Leopards, Piratas de Quebradillas, and Foshan Long Lions.
15. Shavlik will be the third Randolph currently in the NBA. Zach plays for the Memphis Grizzlies and Anthony is a member of the Denver Nuggets.