Cedric Z. Ceballos ( born August 2, 1969 in Maui, Hawaii ) is a former American professional basketball player. He played on the position of small forward.
College (1986 to 1990)
Ceballos changed in 1986 to study first at the Ventura College, a junior college in Ventura, for their high school team he Pirates in the California Community College Athletic Association ( CCCAA ) played. For further studies he went in 1988 at the California State University, Fullerton, whose high school team play Titans in the Big West Conference of the NCAA. Here he was able to recommend within two years for a professional commitment.
NBA (1990 to 2001)
Ceballos was drafted in the NBA Draft 1990, 48 out of the Phoenix Suns. In the NBA 1992/93, he experienced his best season with the Suns. He had a field throw - rate of 57.6 %, reaching the Suns to the NBA Finals. In 1994 he moved to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers, he led the NBA in both 1994/95 and in the NBA 1995/96 in points and in 1995 even called to All-Star team. He also won the 1992 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. In the years that Ceballos was used as a role player. He played three years for the Dallas Mavericks, and finally in the NBA 2000/ 01 for both the Detroit Pistons and the Miami Heat. Before the NBA 2001/ 02 he was in the advanced contingent of Denver Nuggets, but was dropped from the squad season just before the season starts.
More career internationally and in the ABA (2002 to 2011)
In 2002 Ceballos signed then in Israel with Hapoel Tel Aviv. But he left this club after a few games. Shortly thereafter he moved to locomotive from Mineralnye Vody in Russia. After three games in the Continental Basketball Association for the Skyforce of Sioux Falls, he played in the Philippines for the San Miguel Beermen. In 2004, he signed then back to its U.S. home in the Los Angeles Stars in the ABA, in addition to the sporting competition the entertainment of the audience enjoys a special status, what is to be achieved for example by their own rules. From 2005 he played in this league for the " Orange County / Maywood (California ) Buzz ". There he played up on a visit in 2007 in the IBL at Phoenix Flame, where he worked, however, mainly on the sidelines as an assistant coach. 2009 and 2011 were adjusted Buzz Ceballos was a partner in the new ABA franchise Arizona Scorpions, which discharges their home games at Phoenix College. After a heart attack in November 2011, Ceballos acted no longer even on the field.
For a time he worked as an " Emcee " at the Phoenix Suns and hosted a Sun webcasts, after he had previously also hosted a morning radio broadcast of an R 'n' B station in Phoenix.