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Lonny Leroy Baxter (born January 27 1979 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA) is an American professional Basketball player. He plays the position of Forward-center and is 2.03 m (6'8") in height.

Player careerEdit

CollegeEdit

While attending the University of Maryland, College Park, Baxter won the 2002 NCAA NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship along with teammates and future NBA players Juan Dixon, Steve Blake and Chris Wilcox by defeating Indiana.

NBAEdit

Baxter was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 15th pick of the second round (43rd overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft. On February 9, 2006, Baxter was traded by the Houston Rockets to the Charlotte Bobcats for Keith Bogans.

EuropeEdit

During the 2004-05 season Baxter played some games for the Greek A1 League team Panathinaikos, before getting injured and agreeing with the club for his release. On August 8, 2006, Baxter signed with the Serie A (basketball) team Montepaschi Siena. In 2008, he joined Panionios BC.

PersonalEdit

On August 16, 2006, Baxter was arrested in Washington, D.C., only a few blocks from the White House after firing a .40 caliber Glock handgun into the air. On August 23, 2006, Baxter was sentenced to 60 days in prison after pleading guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition charges. The judge in the case did not accept the plea bargain that had been arranged with the prosecution for a sentence of time served.

"There's no good reason for a person who's not working in law enforcement or presidential protection to be in possession of a loaded weapon within blocks of the White House, let alone to fire it into the air," Iscoe said.

Baxter was later charged with shipping four guns via FedEx in July 2006 without notifying them that the shipment contained firearms. Baxter pled guilty to this crime on July 19, 2007.

He has been sentenced to 60 days in jail, two years of supervised release and a $2,000 fine on August 31, 2007.


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