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  InterBasket > Player Profiles > Rony Seikaly, Lebanon > talk From Seikaly came from Beirut Lebanon to Syracuse, after making a stop in Greece for High School. In 1988 he was named a Consensus Second Team All-American, ranking as Syracuse's all-time leading scorer, before Derrick Coleman was an Orangeman. Rony was drafted by Miami, but has been unable to assert himself as a center of recognition. He led all rookies in rebounding with 7 a game. With Miami, in 1989-90, rony was named the NBA's most Improved Player. He was traded to GS where his stock as an NBA player fell rapidly. He peaked in 1993 with the Heat, and started to disappear. Golden State had been looking to unload this center, hoping that Fuller was their man in the middle. The Warriors finally got rid of him, and helped Orlando along the way. The Magic sent Donald Royal, John Koncak and Felton Spencer to the Warriors for Seikaly and Clifford Rozier on November 2, 1996, the second day of the regular season. Will Seikaly fill the void of Shaq? So far he has fit in nicely and looks to be a reborn NBA Center. The Magic tried to trade him to Utah during the week before the trading deadline in 1998, but he failed to report to his new team, so they tried again and shipped him to NJ along with second year player Brian Evans for David Benoit, Kevin Edwards, Yinka Dare, and a 1998 1st round draft pick (lottery protected).Selected by Miami Heat in first round (ninth pick overall) of 1988 NBA Draft. NBA Most Improved Player (1990). ... Traded by Heat to Golden State Warriors for F Billy Owens and rights to G Sasha Danilovic (November 2, 1994). ... Hosts a golf tournament every year to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. ... Visits Greece every offseason. ... Feels Hakeem Olajuwon is the toughest player to defend in the NBA. Rony's wife Elsa Benitez, is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Issue...
Rony Seikaly Profile

Name: Ronald F. Seikaly (Ronnie
Nickname: Tender Rony
Born: 05/10/1965
Status: Retired
Origin: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 6-11/2,11m
Weight: 253lbs/
Schools: American School (Athens, Greece), Syracuse University '88
Drafted: 1988, First Round, 9th pick by the Miami Heat
Languages: Lebanese, English
Website: InterBasket
Teams (jersey): Lebanese National Team (4), Miami Heat (4), Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets (2)
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Rony Seikaly Links  From our forum:  Lebanon Basketball Forum    Articles and other resources: Rony Seikaly Profile (Wikipedia), Taking his game from hoops to houses (Fortune Magazine), The Heat's First Spark (Flak Mag)