There have been some unique names throughout professional sports. One name that stands out is God Shammgod AKA Shammgod Wells. Shammgod was a professional basketball player who spent a short time in the NBA.
He is well respected by many current and former NBA players, and he was one of the best players on the court when he played.
God Shammgod was a top player in high school and college
Shammgod played his high school basketball at La Salle Academy in Manhattan, New York. He was teammates with former NBA player Metta Sandiford-Artest formerly known as Metta World Peace. During his senior year, Shammgod was selected for the 1995 McDonald’s All-American game. He had the opportunity to play with Kobe Bryant during the summer on an AAU team.
Shammgod played college basketball at Providence College, one of the top basketball programs in the country. As a freshman, he averaged 9.6 points and 6.5 assists per game. He was selected to the Big East All-Rookie Team in 1996. At the time, he set the Big East record for assists with 189, which has since been broken. Shammgod was a skilled point guard who can handle the ball well and find open teammates.
During his sophomore year, Shammgod averaged 10.8 points and 6.6 assists. He helped lead Providence to the 1997 Elite Eight, where they lost to eventual NCAA champion Arizona in overtime. During that game, Shammgod scored 23 points and had five assists. Shamgood only spent two years at Providence before making the decision to turn pro.
God Shammgod’s professional career
Shammgod was selected in the second round of the 1997 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards. He was not in the NBA for long, only spending one season with the Wizards. During the 1997-98 season, he played in 20 games with the Wizards and averaged 3.1 points and 1.8 assists. After spending one season in the NBA, he spent time playing in the CBA and the United States Basketball League.
Shammgod spent most of his career playing overseas as he traveled around the world. His last season playing was in 2009 when he played for the Oregon Waves, a professional basketball team, and a member of the International Basketball League. Even though his playing career was over, he continued to be involved in the game of basketball.
A lot of people in the basketball community respects God Shammgod
Many people will say that Shammgod had the best handles they have ever seen. He was the one who started the move the “Shammgod crossover.” A lot of basketball players have used that move to an extent, and all of that comes from Shammgod, who is the originator.
After his playing career was over, he got into player development. He returned to his alma mater Providence and was the player development coach for a few seasons, and then he returned to the NBA to become the player development coach for the Dallas Mavericks. Shammgod spends a lot of time with the players, helping them with their game, and making sure they can take their game to the next level. This guy is a New York legend, and he is in the perfect role because so many people respect him.