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Eric Chenowith
C - 7'1, 270lbs - 43 years old - 3 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired in 2008
  • Birthdate: 03/09/1979
  • Drafted (NBA): 43rd pick, 2001
  • Pre-draft team: Kansas
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
2001 NBA DraftNBADrafted 43rd overall by New York.
29th September, 2001NBANew York renounced draft rights.
1st October, 2001NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Sacramento.
10th October, 2001NBAWaived by Sacramento.
3rd November, 2001NBDLDrafted 6th overall in the 2001 NBDL Supplemental Draft by Greenville Groove.
12th January, 2002NBDLTraded by Greenville Groove to Huntsville Flight in exchange for Terrance Roberson.
25th March, 2002NBDLLeft Huntsville Flight.
25th March, 2002FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Pau Orthez.
30th September, 2002NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Seattle.
9th October, 2002NBAWaived by Seattle.
12th October, 2002NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers.
24th October, 2002NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers.
30th October, 2002NBDLDesignated as a returning player by Huntsville Flight.
10th February, 2003NBDLWaived by Huntsville Flight.
23rd March, 2003NBDLAcquired by Roanoke Dazzle.
15th August, 2003NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
23rd October, 2003NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
December 2004ABASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
December 2004ChinaSigned a three week contract with Fujian.
21st February, 2005PhilippinesSigned for the duration of the PBA Fiesta Conference by Shell Turbo Chargers.
5th March, 2005PhilippinesReleased by Shell Turbo Chargers.
4th October, 2005NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Denver.
27th October, 2005NBAWaived by Denver.
8th November, 2005CBASigned a one year contract with Idaho Stampede.
28th March, 2006Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Cangrejeros de Santurce.
11th May, 2006Puerto RicoReleased by Cangrejeros de Santurce.
2nd October, 2006NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
6th October, 2006NBAWaived by Chicago.
March 2007Puerto RicoSigned a short term contract with Criollos de Caguas.
18th May, 2007Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Cariduros de Fajardo.
1st October, 2007NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
12th October, 2007NBAWaived by New Orleans.
14th March, 2008D-LeagueAcquired by Idaho Stampede.
20th July, 2008South KoreaDrafted 17th overall in the 2008 KBL Import Draft by Incheon ET Land BlackslameR. Concurrently signed a one year contract.
5th October, 2008South KoreaReleased by Incheon ET Land BlackslameR.
Career Moves
1997 - 2001Kansas (NCAA)
July 2001New York Knicks (Summer League)
October 2001Sacramento Kings (NBA)
November 2001 - January 2002Greenville Groove (NBDL)
January 2002 - March 2002Huntsville Flight (NBDL)
March 2002 - June 2002Pau-Orthez (France)
September 2002 - October 2002Seattle Supersonics (NBA)
October 2002L.A. Clippers (NBA)
October 2002 - February 2003Huntsville Flight (NBDL)
March 2003 - June 2003Roanoke Dazzle (NBDL)
July 2003L.A. Lakers (Summer League)
August 2003 - October 2003L.A. Lakers (NBA)
December 2004Orange County Crush (ABA)
December 2004 - January 2005Fujian (China)
February 2005 - March 2005Shell Turbo Chargers (Philippines)
July 2005Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
October 2005Denver Nuggets (NBA)
November 2005 - March 2006Idaho Stampede (CBA)
March 2006 - May 2006Santurce (Puerto Rico)
July 2006Denver Nuggets (Summer League)
October 2006Chicago Bulls (NBA)
March 2007 - May 2007Caguas (Puerto Rico)
May 2007 - July 2007Fajardo (Puerto Rico)
October 2007New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
March 2008 - June 2008Idaho Stampede (D-League)
July 2008 - October 2008Incheon ET (South Korea)
Articles about Eric Chenowith

March 19, 2013

Eric Chenowith - When we last checked on Chenowith, he was working as a high school assistant coach, and part-owned a construction company. He left the assistant's job last summer, and it's not know about the status of the construction company. In the time since, Chenowith has worked as a substitute teacher, returned to KU to finish his degree, and is now an insurance producer.

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April 19, 2011

Eric Chenowith - Chenowith is an assistant coach at his former high school, Villa Park. He is also a partner in a design and construction company called "All American." See what he did there.

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January 20, 2010

- Eric Chenowith

I wasn't into college basketball at the time, so I don't know why it's the case, but everyone seemed to hate Eric Chenowith because of his college days. This is the impression that I got throughout his professional career, at least. He kind of had that Laettner thing going on. If any of what I'm saying sounds plausible, please tell me why it was the case, because I don't know.

Chenowith's professional career involved a few years in the D-League, stints in France, Puerto Rico and the Philippines, as well as a year in the CBA in which he led the league in rebounds. Yet despite being drafted 43rd overall by the Knicks in the 2001 draft (who in an unusual move renounced him several months later before he ever signed with the team ), and despite signing NBA contracts with the Kings, Sonics, Clippers, Lakers, Nuggets, Bulls and Hornets at various points, Chenowith never played in the NBA.

Chenowith retired early into the 2008/09 season, aged only 29, and is now trying to establish a coaching career. He is currently coaching at his old high school team, subsidizing that income by working as a foreman for a construction firm.

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