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Vakeaton Quamar Wafer (born on July 21, 1985 in Homer, Louisiana), commonly referred to as Von Wafer, is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and has played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, and the New York Knicks' 2008 Las Vegas Summer League team. He was the 39th overall selection (ninth pick of the second round) in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Wafer attended Pineview High School his freshman, sophomore and junior years of high school. He averaged 32 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists during his junior season. Up to this point, Wafer was a virtual unknown on the national recruiting scene. Tim Loring, the coach of the Arkansas Wings AAU team, invited Wafer to play for them the summer before his senior year. This allowed Wafer to display his skills on a wider stage, and by the end of the summer, he was considered to be one of the top 10 seniors on many recruiting lists. He was briefly at RL Paschal High School and Laurinburg Institute his senior year before deciding to attend and play at Heritage Christian Academy in Cleveland, Texas, where he averaged 26 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, and 4 blocks per game.

Wafer is only the seventh McDonald's High School All-American to play at Florida State University. During the game, he scored 8 points and finished second to LeBron James in the McDonald's All-American slam-dunk contest.

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