Nenê Hilário

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About Nenê Hilário
Nenê (/nuh-NAY/) (born on September 13, 1982 in São Carlos, Brazil) is a Brazilian professional basketball player who plays for the NBA's Denver Nuggets. His name at birth was Maybyner Rodney Hilário, but it was legally changed to Nenê in 2003. He received his nickname Nenê (Portuguese-Brazilian for baby) because he was the youngest in both his family and his group of childhood friends. Like most Brazilian children, he started out playing soccer, and was good enough to receive some interest from professional clubs. He did not play basketball until he was 14.He first came to international attention at the 2001 Goodwill Games as a member of the Brazilian national team. He also played in the Brazilian club Vasco da Gama. Afterward, he excelled at the NBA's predraft camp in Chicago in 2002; the New York Knicks picked him seventh overall in the 2002 NBA Draft and immediately traded him to the Denver Nuggets. He began the 2002-03 season on the bench, but ended it as a starter, averaging 10.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.6 steals, and finishing in the league's top ten in shooting percentage (.519). After the season, he was selected to the NBA All-Rookie first team. On November 1, 2005, against the San Antonio Spurs, Nenê suffered a serious knee injury on an awkward fall consisting of a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a sprained medial collateral ligament and a torn meniscus in his right knee during Denver's first game of the NBA season. He had played just 3 minutes. So far in the 2008-2009 season, Nenê is second in the NBA in shooting percentage at 59.9%. He has scored 15.2 points per game and is averaging 8.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.

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1. Hortência Marcari 67107
2. Marcel Ramon 42683
3. Paula Silva 40674
4. Oscar Schmidt 37753
5. Janeth Arcain 9234
6. Anderson Varejao 4002
7. Pereira Maciel 3139
8. Nenê Hilário 500
9. Wlamir Marques 472
10. Leandro Barbosa 170
11. Hélio Rubens 169

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54. Papaloukas 755
55. Detlef Schrempf 580
56. Lester Bo McCalebb 550
57. Sam Daghlas 506
58. Nenê Hilário 500
59. Tony Parker 499
60. Wlamir Marques 472
61. Emil Mirzayev 461
62. Carlos Lisboa 436

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