|Born||February 9, 1981|
Walnut Creek, California
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||St. Ignatius (San Francisco, California)|
Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
|NBA draft||2004 / Undrafted|
|2005||Seoul SK Knights|
|2006–2007||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2008–2009||Gold Coast Blaze|
|Career highlights and awards|
Luke Edward Whitehead (born February 9, 1981) is a former professional basketball player. Born in Walnut Creek, California, he played forward for the University of Louisville. He is now the CEO of Mixed Nation, Inc. a multicultural brand/movement that celebrates diversity and promotes cultural harmony.
After graduating from Oak Hill Academy in 2000, Whitehead joined University of Louisville where he played until 2004. During his career at U of L he accumulated more than 1,000 points and over 600 rebounds. In 2003 he was named the Conference USA Tournament MVP.
Accident during game
In a game against Coppin State on December 12, 2001, Whitehead was upended while making an alley-oop when he was undercut by Larry Tucker of Coppin State and landed on the side of his head. He was taken to the hospital to determine if there was any damage to his kidneys or spine.
In 2004, he played in the NBA Summer League for the Golden State Warriors. Following the NBA Summer League, he played for the Kentucky Colonels. In 2006, he was drafted in the NBA Development League's draft by the Sioux Falls Skyforce, but was later waived due to injury.
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- "Former Louisville star arrested". Newsday.com. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
- Kennedy, Michael (13 December 2001). "Luke Whitehead and Coppin State Both Take a Fall 75-49". The Louisville Cardinal. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
- Evans, Kelly D. (17 February 2017). "Luke Whitehead is spreading love and acceptance through his 'MixedNation' and 'Eracism' campaigns". The Undefeated. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
- "NBA.com". Retrieved 2008-02-04.
- "Nostalgia: Whatever Happened to... Luke Whitehead? <<Say Hey: A Bay Area Sports Blog". Retrieved 2008-02-04.
- "Die Geschichte von ALBA Berlin". albaberlin.de. ALBA Berlin. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
- Clark, Laine (9 January 2008). "Gold Coast select forward to replace stricken Hawkins". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
- College statistics at sports-reference.com
- Luke Whitehead at basketball-reference.com
- Bundesliga statistics at easycredit-bbl.de
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