Josh Childress is California all the way. Born there, grew up there, went to high school and college there. Now he’s in the Champions Basketball League, with a Los Angeles jersey across his chest. But let’s turn back time: As a high-schooler, Childress’ skills earned him national recognition as a top talent in the country. He took his big game and big brain to Stanford, displaying NBA-level talent. His future was clearly bright.
Pro dreams became reality in 2004, when the Atlanta Hawks selected Josh with the 6th pick of the NBA Draft. He spent the best years of his basketball prime with the Hawks, then went overseas while still atop his game to play in Greece. He later returned to the NBA, and also played professionally in Australia, the D-League and Japan. He’s a serious baller. And as it should be, back to hoopin’ in Cali.
Pro Career: Atlanta Hawks (2004–08), Greece (2008–10), Phoenix Suns (2010–12), Brooklyn Nets (2012-13), New Orleans Pelicans (2013-14), Australia, D-League, Puerto Rico and beyond (2014-present)
Career Highlights & Awards:
- All-NBL First Team (2015)
- NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005)
- All-EuroLeague Second Team (2010)
- Greek Cup winner (2010)
- Greek League Top Scorer (2010)
- Greek League Best Five Team (2010)
- Greek League All-Star (2010)
- Consensus second-team All-American (2004)
- Pac-10 Player of the Year (2004)
- First-team All-Pac 10 (2004)
- Childress’ decision to sign in Greece during his prime was of huge interest globally in basketball.
- An avid video gamer, Childress will put his skills up against anyone.
- For his NBA career, shot a very impressive 52.2% FG.