Byron James " BJ" Mullens ( born February 14, 1989 in Canal Winchester, Ohio) is a British- American professional basketball player.
Prior to his NBA career Mullens was one of the most talented players in the country center. After his high school graduation, he joined the college team Ohio State Buckeyes. For the Buckeyes, he came predominantly from the bank. And scored in his only year of college 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. He then signed up for the NBA Draft.
At the NBA Draft, he was selected to point 24 of the Dallas Mavericks. Shortly thereafter, he was traded for the rights to Rodrigue Beaubois. For the Thunder to Mullens could not play in the rotation, so that his playing time between the Thunder and the D - League team Tulsa 66ers was divided. During the lockout in 2011 Mullens played for one month at the Greek first division club Panionios BC. However, he moved on to start back in the NBA.
On 19 December 2011 he was transferred to the Charlotte Bobcats. In the unsuccessful Bobcats Mullens received more play, so that he could greatly improve. On April 6, 2012 Mullens presented with 31 points and 14 rebounds on personal career records. Mullens was able to improve its values in the 2012/13 season on.
After 2 years Mullens left for the 2013/2014 season, the Bobcats and the Los Angeles Clippers joined them. For the Clippers, however, Mullens only played until February 2014. Shortly before the end of the transfer deadline were trading the Clippers Mullens 76ers to Philadelphia.
Because of its British parent Mullens is entitled to play for the British team. He was appointed to the squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics, but had to cancel due to injury.