Jason Maxiell


Served as envoy

  • 2009  –  Uganda

Jason Maxiell began his basketball career during his time at the University of Cincinnati from 2001 to 2005. He is best known for his time spent with the Detroit Pistons but has played for the NBA and in China and Turkey.

During his time at the University of Cincinnati, he earned Conference USA Sixth Man and All-Freshmen team honors as a freshman. Maxiell earned All-Conference USA second team honors in both his junior and senior years. And as a senior in 2004–05, he led Conference USA in blocked shots (2.8 bpg) and ranked 18th in the nation. His 91 blocks are the second-highest University of Cincinnati single-season total. Maxiell was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 26th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft, playing for Pistons until 2013 when he signed with Orlando Magic.

He signed with Tianjin Ronggang of the Chinese Basketball Association in 2015 and played for them for a year. On January 30, 2017, Maxiell signed with the second-tier Turkish team Acıbadem Üniversitesi before retiring later that year as a Detroit Piston.