Los Angeles Lakers, NBA
- NBA All-Star with the Lakers (1995)
- NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1992)
- Led the Lakers in scoring in 1994-95 with a 21.7 average
- Comeback Player of the Year (1996)
- 2x All-American selection and Ventura College Hall of Fame inductee
Cedric Ceballos is a professional basketball player. As a small forward, he has played for several NBA and international teams throughout his career including the Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat. He was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1990 NBA Draft. While playing for the Suns, he led the NBA in field goal percentage with 57.6 during the 1992-1993 season. Also in 1992, he won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest with a blindfolded dunk. After Cedric joined the Lakers in 1994, he led the team in scoring with a 21.7 average and made the All-Star team. The following season, he again led the Lakers with a 21.2 average and recorded their first 50-point game in over 20 years. In 1996, he was named the Comeback Player of the Year. Cedric played abroad from 2002 to 2004 before returning to the U.S. to play for the American Basketball Association.
Originally from Maui, Hawaii, Cedric attended both Ventura College and Cal State Fullerton. He was named an All-American at both schools and was inducted into the Ventura College Hall of Fame. His #31 jersey was retired at both Ventura College and Cal State Fullerton. Over the course of his career, he has served as the Morning Show Host on several stations, including MEGA 104.3 FM and Power 98.3 FM in Phoenix, K 104 FM and KR&B 103.9 FM in Dallas, and Power 106 FM in Los Angeles. Outside of basketball, Cedric is passionate about deejaying and music, having created an album featuring friends from the NBA and hip-hop star Warren G on “Flow On” in the early 1990’s. He has also appeared in several films, Living Single, Space Jam and Eddie to name just a few. Cedric is currently the host of “Rebound Radio” with the Retired Players Association and works as a motivational speaker for several charitable organizations, fundraisers, youth camps, Fortune 500 companies, and children’s detention centers. He is a partial owner of the ABA’s Arizona Scorpions, the team for which he also plays.