Roy Denzil Hibbert (born December 11, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays at the center position, and graduated from Georgetown University in 2008. He was drafted 17th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors and was immediately traded to the Pacers on draft night. He has represented the Jamaican national team in international competition; he was eligible because his father is originally from Jamaica. On February 9, 2012, Hibbert was selected to his first All-Star Game as a reserve for the Eastern Conference. Roy Hibbert was born in Queens, New York to Roy, Sr. and Patty Hibbert. His father is originally from Jamaica and his mother from Trinidad. The family moved to Adelphi, Maryland when Roy was 2. Around that time, the New York Post states that his parents introduced him to basketball after they had 'tried to get him to play tennis, then golf, then the piano.'
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