Sean Michael Elliott, born February 2, 1968, starred at small forward in both the college and professional ranks. He attended the University of Arizona, where he had a standout career as a two-time All-American, winner of the 1989 John R. Wooden Award, the 1989 Adolph Rupp Trophy, the 1989 NABC Player of the Year, 1989 AP Player of the Year, and two time Pac-12 Player of the Year (in 1988–1989).

He was the #3 pick of the 1989 NBA draft, was named to the 1990 NBA All-Rookie Second Team, was a two-time NBA All-Star, and earned an NBA championship in 1999.

His #32 is retired by both the University of Arizona and the San Antonio Spurs.

Career information

High school     Cholla (Tucson, Arizona)
College     Arizona (1985–1989)
NBA draft     1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career     1989–2001
Position     Small forward
Number     32

Career history


1989–1993     San Antonio Spurs
1993–1994     Detroit Pistons
1994–2001     San Antonio Spurs

Career highlights and awards

  •     NBA champion (1999)
  •     2× NBA All-Star (1993, 1996)
  •     NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1990)
  •     No. 32 retired by San Antonio Spurs
  •     John R. Wooden Award (1989)
  •     Adolph Rupp Trophy (1989)
  •     NABC Player of the Year (1989)
  •     AP Player of the Year (1989)
  •     2× Consensus first-team All-American (1988–1989)
  •     2× Pac-10 Player of the Year (1988–1989)
  •     No. 32 retired by the University of Arizona


Career NBA statistics
Points     10,544 (14.2 ppg)
Rebounds     3,204 (4.3 rpg)
Assists     1,897 (2.6 apg)

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