Torraye Braggs (born May 15, 1976) is an American professional basketball player born in Fresno, California, formerly of the NBA.
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After a college career at Xavier University, Braggs was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the second round of the 1998 NBA Draft, and had short stints in the NBA, with the Houston Rockets (November 2003 and March 2005) and the Washington Wizards (January–February 2004), averaging 2.1 points per game. In the United States, he also played in the CBA, the ABA and the NBDL.
The Utah Jazz are an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Jazz compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Western Conference, Northwest Division. Since 1991, the team has played its home games at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The franchise began play in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz, an expansion team based in New Orleans; the Jazz moved to Salt Lake City in 1979.
The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. The Rockets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games at the Toyota Center, located in downtown Houston. The Rockets have won two NBA championships and four Western Conference titles. The team was established as the San Diego Rockets, an expansion team originally based in San Diego, in 1967. In 1971, the Rockets moved to Houston.
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Upon graduating from Xavier, Braggs played professionally in twelve different countries,from Spain to the Philippines.
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In 2006-2007, Braggs played in Latvian club ASK Rīga, becoming Latvian Basketball League (LBL) champion in that season, averaging 13,4 points per game (13 ppg in domestic competition, 14,4 in Baltic Basketball League). In 2008-2009, Braggs played in the Uruguayan Club Malvin (FUBB).
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