Born:Aug. 2, 1969, in Maui, Hawaii
High School:Dominguez High School (Compton, Calif.)
College:Ventura (1986-88), Cal State Fullerton (1988-90)
Pros:Phoenix Suns (1990-94, 1997-98), Los Angeles Lakers (1994-97), Dallas Mavericks (1998-2000), Detroit Pistons (2000), Miami Heat (2000-01), Las Vegas Slam (2002), Harlem Globetrotters (2002), Hapoel Tel Aviv (2002), Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody (2002-03), Sioux Falls Skyforce (2003), San Miguel Beermen (2003-04), Los Angeles Stars (2004-05), Orange County/Maywood Buzz (2005-07, 2008-11), Phoenix Flame (2007)
Cedric Ceballos didn't always light up scoreboards. He was a late bloomer who didn't even start for his high school team until a player went down with an injury. Then Ceballos went the junior college route and played at Ventura College, before catching the attention of NBA scouts at Cal State Fullerton.
The Phoenix Suns selected Ceballos in the second round of the 1990 NBA draft with the 48th overall pick. He won the 1992 Slam Dunk Contest with a blindfolded dunk, led the league in field goal percentage (57.6) in 1993 and helped them reach the NBA Finals. Ceballos led the Lakers in scoring in 1995 and was an All-Star.
After bouncing around the NBA, his basketball career took him overseas to Israel and the Philippines.