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Who is Hasheem Thabeet?
Hasheem Thabeet is a Tanzanian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA. At 7 ft 3 in, Thabeet is the tallest active player in the NBA. He was drafted as the 2nd pick overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA Draft after playing with the Connecticut Huskies. Thabeet was the tallest player ever to play for the Huskies. He did not begin to play basketball until the age of 15, when he began to watch pickup games in Tanzania. When first recruited from Tanzania, Thabeet was fluent in Swahili and French but knew little English.
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