Marreese Speights

Marreese Akeem Speights is an American professional basketball player for the Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Florida Gators, where he was a freshman member of their NCAA national championship team in 2007. Speights was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 16th pick of the first round in the 2008 NBA Draft. On July 12, 2013, Speights signed with the Golden State Warriors. He won his first NBA championship with the Warriors after they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals in six games.

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Summary Marreese SpeightsMarreese Akeem Speights is an American professional basketball player for the Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Florida Gators, where he was a freshman member of their NCAA national championship team in 2007. Speights was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 16th pick of the first round in the 2008 NBA Draft. On July 12, 2013, Speights signed with the Golden State Warriors. On June 29, 2015, the Warriors exercised their team option for the 2015–16 season, making him the team’s top scoring option off the bench. In the Warriors’ 2016 first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, he didn’t attempt a three-pointer in the first 29 games of his career, and finished with 22 points in a 97-96 loss.

In June 2016, he won his first NBA championship with the Warriors after they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals in six games. He is also known as “Mo Buckets” due to his nickname of “Mo” from his time at St. Petersburg’s Admiral Farragut Academy, which retired his jersey number after one year. He also played basketball at Hargrave Military Academy and Gibbs High School. He was considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, and the No. 51 player in the nation in 2006.