Originally posted on Taking Bad Schotz  |  Last updated 4/10/13
The Belizean basketball player Milt Palacio was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1978. Palacio played ball at Junípero Serra High School, commonly referred to as just Serra, in Gardena (Side note: Serra has recently produced USC Wide Receiver tandem Robert Woods and Marqise Lee who both played basketball there too. It’s also important to note that Montell Jordan went there….*This is how we do it*). The athletic guard ended up following the similar paths of Spud Webb and Mookie Blaylock by playing for Midland College in Texas. After one year there, Milt went to play for Colorado State. In his first season as a Ram, Palacio quietly contributed 7.9 ppg. The following year Palacio improved to nearly 10 ppg (37.7 3PT%) with 5.1 apg and 3.6 rpg. In his final season Milt broke out.  In 35 mpg the point guard was averaging 18.4 ppg, 4.3 apg, 5.1 rpg, and 2.0 spg. That season he set career highs with six three-balls and 31 points against UNLV. Milt Palacio entered the 1999 NBA Draft but didn’t hear his beautiful name called. In September 1999 the 21-year-old signed with the Vancouver Grizzlies, and despite playing just over 7 mpg, Milt got to be a part of 53 games where he averaged a bucket a game. Before Palacio could see a transition to Memphis he signed with the Boston Celtics. He averaged just under 6 ppg and 2.6 apg before he was waived only to be signed to two 10-day contracts shortly after. In 2002 Palacio joined Joe Johnson, Randy Brown, and 1st round pick (Casey Jacobsen) in a trade to Phoenix for Tony Delk and Rodney Rodgers. Palacio became a non-factor on a team that was led by point guard Stephon Marbury. Later in the year he was traded yet again, but this time to the Cavs for a 2008 2nd round pick (who ended up being Oregon’s Malik Hairston). Palacio finished the season playing in 80 games while starting in 46 of them. The two other point guards on the team were Dajuan Wagner and Smush Parker. Palacio was able to contribute a solid 5 ppg. In that offseason the point guard signed with Toronto where he would stay for two years and average 5 ppg and 3 apg. In 2005 he signed with the Utah Jazz and averaged a career high 6.2 ppg playing behind Deron Williams. via basket4us.com Despite the career season Palacio wasn’t re-signed, and went off to play all over the world for the rest of his career. He started in Serbia with Partizan, then went to Russia with Khimki before going back to Partizan again in 2010. In the past three years Palacio has bounced around to Kavala (Greece), Caja Laboral (Spain), Blusens Monobus (Spain), Piratas de Quebradillas (Puerto Rico), Bnei Herzliya (Israel), and most recently the 35-year-old played in Lithuania for Lietuvos rytas this past season. If you still don’t remember Milt Palacio try to remember him for this… The video cannot be shown at the moment. Please try again later. -Schotz
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