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NBA: Charlotte 108, Detroit 96

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson did it all with 32 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists Tuesday, powering Charlotte over Detroit 108-96 in the first of a home-and-home series.

NBA: Brooklyn 105, Charlotte 89

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Brooklyn's Paul Pierce posted 25 points and Nets continued their recent dominance over Charlotte with a 105-89 victory Wednesday.

NBA: Charlotte 114, Dallas 89

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson struck 30 points on 14-of-23 shooting Tuesday, propelling the Charlotte Bobcats over Dallas for just the second time in club history, 114-89.

NBA: San Antonio 104, Charlotte 100

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Patty Mills heated up down the stretch with 18 late points Saturday, allowing the San Antonio Spurs to turn back Charlotte 104-100.

NBA: Charlotte 91, Golden State 75

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson had 30 points and 13 rebounds Tuesday in the Charlotte Bobcats' 91-75 rout of Golden State.

NBA: Phoenix 105, Charlotte 95

PHOENIX, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Goran Dragic erupted for 25 points Saturday, guiding the Phoenix Suns to a fifth straight victory, 105-95 over Charlotte.

NBA: Charlotte 110, Los Angeles Lakers 100

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson equaled his career high with 40 points Friday and grabbed 18 rebounds as well in sending Charlotte to a 110-100 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Charlotte 101, Denver 98

DENVER, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson scored 35 points Wednesday and Charlotte survived a last-second Denver shot to down the Nuggets 101-98.

NBA: Chicago 89, Charlotte 87

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- D.J. Augustin hit a pair of free throws with 2.7 seconds remaining in the game Saturday, sealing the Chicago Bulls' 89-87 victory over Charlotte.

NBA: New York 125, Charlotte 96

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony set a franchise record with 62 points Friday, a stunning performance that sent New York to a 125-96 crushing of Charlotte.

NBA: Charlotte 95, Los Angeles Clippers 91

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Gerald Henderson started a late 6-point Charlotte run Wednesday that brought the Bobcats a 95-91 decision over the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: Charlotte 100, Toronto 95

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson piled up 22 points and 19 rebounds Monday in helping the Charlotte Bobcats to a 100-95 win over the Toronto Raptors.

NBA: Miami 104, Charlotte 96

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- LeBron James struck for 34 points, eight rebounds and six assists Saturday, lifting Miami over Charlotte 104-96 despite the absence of two starters.

NBA: Charlotte 111, Orlando 101

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson extended his recent surge with 30 points and 16 rebounds Friday, sending Charlotte to a 111-101 victory over Orlando.

NBA: Charlotte 108, New York 98

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson provided 35 points and eight rebounds Tuesday, powering the Charlotte Bobcats over New York 108-98.
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Boston Celtics forward Al Jefferson dribbles around Phoenix Suns forward Kurt Thomas at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston on February 1, 2006. (UPI Photo/Katie McMahon)
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Al Ricardo Jefferson (born January 4, 1985 in Monticello, Mississippi) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the NBA.

Born on January 4, 1985 in Monticello, Mississippi, Al spent his childhood in the small nearby town of Prentiss, complete with a population of just 1,500. The Jefferson family was a staple of the Progress community, a close-knit, predominantly black section of Prentiss. While his mother Laura worked as an assistant teacher in Prentiss Elementary School, Al's father was killed in a work-related accident when he was very young, leaving him without the guidance and discipline a father figure provides. He had a strong support system around him – his grandmother, Gladys Jefferson, lived on the same property as Al and his mother, and several other family members lived in the nearby town of Progress. But not having a father in his life allowed Al to find his way into trouble as a boy. As Al entered his teen years, though, an incredible growth spurt saw him sprout into a 6'4” eighth-grader, and saw him discover what would become his first love; basketball. Dr. Jefferson himself had been a stand-out player, earning a scholarship in the early 1970s to play for the University of Southern Mississippi. He helped Al to learn the game, and the youngster's enthusiasm for the sport, along with his incredible size, became impossible to ignore.

Al started as a freshman for Prentiss's varsity squad, and it was evident he possessed superior athletic ability in addition to his now 6'8” frame. But it was in his junior season where he became one of the elite players in the country, drawing the attention of both college coaches around the country, and the scouts of the NBA. Jefferson attended Prentiss High School in Prentiss, Mississippi from 2000–2004. In his senior year for the Bulldogs he averaged 42.6 points, 18 rebounds, and 7 blocks per game. He had earned a scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas to play with the Arkansas Razorbacks but opted out to enter the 2004 NBA Draft.

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