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Trenton Lavar Hassell was born March 4, 1979 in Clarksville, Tennessee. He played three seasons of collegiate ball at Austin Peay State University where he averaged 19.4 points and connected on 122 three-point field goals. Hassell was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the first pick in the second round of the 2001 NBA Draft.
During Hassell’s rookie season with the Bulls, he appeared in 78 games, making 47 starts and averaging 8.7 points per game, 3.3 rebounds per game and 2.2 assists per game. He finished 10th among NBA rookies in scoring, 19th in rebounding, 10th in assists, third in three-point field goal percentage, seventh in free throw percentage and sixth in minutes. Hassell's sophomore season in Chicago also proved productive appearing in all 82 games, making 53 starts and averaging 4.2 points per game.
Hassell was waived by the Bulls on October 23, 2003 and signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 29, 2003. Trenton Hassell made his first appearance as a Minnesota Timberwolf on Oct. 31 at New Jersey. In his 2003-04 season, he played many solid games scoring 12 points in a game against Portland, 15 points in a game against Phoenix and 14 points in a game against Dallas. Hassell recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds Dec. 12 at Washington, his first career double-double and the first by a Wolves player other than Kevin Garnett during the 2003-04 season.
In his 2004-05 season, Hassell, played in all 82 games and averaged 9.2 points per game with a 50.3% shooting rate. He netted a season-high 19 points in the April 20 finale vs. San Antonio, his sole team-leading effort of the year and one of 19 double-figure outings. He holds the franchise single game record for most field goals without a miss when he went 8-for-8 in a game against the Denver Nuggets.
Trenton Hassell is a self proclaimed video game aficionado. Now, if he could work some of those fancy moves into the real basketball court, the fans and coaching staff of the Timberwolves would be impressed. Hassell has the ability to put up big shots and make the 3 pointers in crunch time, so let’s hope this season will be a break out season for Hassell and the Timberwolves!
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