Antawn Cortez Jamison (pronounced /ˈænˌtwɑn/; born June 12, 1976, in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He currently plays power forward for the Washington Wizards and the USA National Team.
Antawn played middle school basketball and football at Quail Hollow Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Antawn played high school basketball at Providence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina and was named a McDonald's All-American after his senior season.
Antawn played college basketball at University of North Carolina for three seasons, averaging 19.0 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. In his junior year, he was awarded both the Naismith and Wooden Awards as the most outstanding men's college basketball player for the 1997–98 season. Antawn decided to forgo his senior year of eligibility and enter the NBA draft in 1998 thus ending his college career. On March 1, 2000 Jamison's #33 was retired at the Dean E. Smith Center. He became only the seventh North Carolina basketball player to have his number retired.
Jamison was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the fourth pick of the 1998 NBA Draft, who then