Isaiah Rider

Basketball player from United States of America

Isaiah Rider, Jr., nicknamed J.R. (born March 12, 1971), is an American former professional basketball player. Rider was born in Oakland, California, and was raised in nearby Alameda. He starred in both baseball and basketball at Encinal High School before going on to a college career with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and a professional career in the National Basketball Association. The 6'5" (1.96 m) Rider was a prep star at Encinal High School in Alameda, California (just outside of Oakland) and was one of the top rated players in the state. Rider attended two junior colleges, Allen County Community College in Iola, Kansas, where he averaged just over 30 points per game; and Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California (33 points per game), before finding a home at UNLV. During the 1991-1992 season, Rider led the Runnin' Rebels to a 26-2 record (18-0 in conference) and a number 7 ranking in the final Associated Press regular season poll while averaging over 21 points per game, but wasn't seen on national TV because UNLV was serving an NCAA-imposed punishment that stemmed from previous infractions. (In a "plea bargain" of sorts, UNLV was allowed to defend its  ( Wikipedia article )


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United States of America
Basketball player


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University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Encinal High School
Allen Community College

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