Where Is Steve Francis Now?

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Steven D’Shawn Francis is an American former professional basketball player, who was selected with the second overall pick of the 1999 NBA draft, and was named co-NBA Rookie of the Year (along with Elton Brand) in his first season.

Francis was a three-time NBA All-Star while playing for the Houston Rockets. He also played for the Orlando Magic and the New York Knicks, finishing his career with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Francis was known for his crossover dribble, driving ability, and flashy dunks. He was nicknamed Stevie Franchise.

Steven Francis attended San Jacinto College in 1996–1997, and the Allegany College of Maryland in 1997–1998. Steven became the first player to take two unbeaten teams into the National Junior College Tournament. In a game for Allegany, he recorded a quadruple double against Shawn Marion and Vincennes University.

Steven transferred to Maryland in 1998 for his junior season. His addition helped propel the Terrapins to a No.5 preseason ranking.

He made an instant impact as Maryland’s starting shooting guard, scoring 17 points in the season opener against Western Carolina. Steven and the Terps gained national attention with impressive showings in the Puerto Rico Shootout and a 62–60 win over No.5 Stanford in the BB&T Classic. The Terrapins climbed to a No.2 national ranking by early December that season.

Where Is Steve Francis Now?

Following his retirement from playing professional basketball in 2010, Steven Francis continued to stay involved in the sport by coaching and mentoring young aspiring players. He has also been involved in various philanthropic endeavors, and has been focusing on personal ventures outside of basketball.

Source: Vimbuzz.com

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