Jordan Sibert became the 21st former member of the Dayton Flyers to play in the NBA, seeing four minutes of action for the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.
Sibert made his only field-goal attempt, a 3-pointer. That was his only stat in the brief appearance. The Hawks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 131-123 in overtime.
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Sibert signed a 10-day contract with the Hawks last week after playing all season with their G League affiliate, the Erie Bayhawks, and did not get any playing time in his first three games.
Former @DaytonMBB star Jordan Sibert made his first NBA basket, a three. Well done, @Smooth_Jordan! pic.twitter.com/IA3j3ecUAg— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) February 28, 2019
Sibert played two seasons at Ohio State and scored 1,030 points in two seasons at Dayton. He ranks 44th in school history.
Sibert is the first member of Dayton's 2014 Elite Eight team and the second player from the Archie Miller era to play in the NBA. He's the first UD alum to debut since Charles Cooke in 2017.
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Here’s the list of Flyers who have played in the NBA: Bucky Bockhorn (1958-65); Roger Brown (1967-75); Cooke (2017-18) Johnny Davis (1976-86); Henry Finkel (1966-75); Chuck Grigsby (1954-55); Chris Harris (1955-56); Bobby Joe Hooper (1968-69); John Horan (1955-56); Chris Johnson (2012-16); Negele Knight (1990-99); Don May (1968-75); Don Meineke (1952-57); Jim Palmer (1958-61); Jim Paxson Jr. (1979-90); Jim Paxson Sr. (1956-58); Brian Roberts (2012-17); Sibert (2019); Donald Smith (1974-75); Sedric Toney (1985-90); Chris Wright (2011-14).
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@smooth_jordan You never gave up. Throughout your journey I’ve been there to witness your highs, your lows, and those what the hell moments. Through it all you never gave up on your goals and dreams. Watching you run out onto the floor as a @nba player for the @atlhawks was one of the most amazing moments of my life. You beat the odds and once again did what they said would never happen. Your goal and dream of playing in the NBA was not just yours, it was also a goal and dream of mine to help you get there no matter what it took. Most will only see the fame/notoriety that comes with being a professional athlete but all I see is the hard work, struggle, and sacrifices that comes with it. The grind you live isn’t for everyone, where most crumble under the pressure but not you, you never gave up. Jordan you are a inspiration to so many, and even those who might not wish you well can’t help but to admire your ability to overcome. Your work ethic, faith, humility, patience, and love for the game have enhanced my drive and determination to continue to attack my goals and dreams with everything I got. I’m so proud of you brother, I love you, and I’m forever thankful to be on this journey with you. Basically what I’m saying is, YOU ARE LIVING OUT YOUR DREAMS BRO!!!! Sooooo what’s next?? New goals, same mission! Congratulations King ✊🏾
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