Throwback Thursday - Calbert Cheaney


Calbert Nathaniel Cheaney, born July 17, 1971, is currently an assistant coach at Saint Louis University. At the conclusion of his collegiate basketball career, he was the all-time leading scorer of both Indiana and the Big Ten and had captured virtually every post-season honor available. During a thirteen-year NBA career, Cheaney played for five different teams, averaging 9.5 points and 3.2 rebounds

Cheaney was selected 6th overall by the Washington Bullets in the 1993 NBA Draft. His strongest showing as pro came in 1994-1995 when he averaged a career-high 16.6 points for Washington. He would go on to play for the Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, and Utah Jazz, before closing his career out with the Golden State Warriors, retiring after the 2005-06 season.

Off the court, Cheaney appeared along with many of his 1997 Bullet teammates in singer Crystal Waters' 1996 video "Say If You Feel Alright".

He also appeared in the 1994 film Blue Chips as a player for Indiana University.
Following his retirement as a player, Cheaney served as a special assistant coach for the Warriors for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.

On June 18, 2011, it was announced that Cheaney would return to Indiana University as Director of Basketball Operations. On July 11, 2012, Crean named Cheaney his director of internal and external player development, a role that added to his duties as director of operations. On August 21, 2013, it was announced that Cheaney had accepted an assistant coach position at Saint Louis University under head coach Jim Crews, who also played at Indiana.

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