God Shammgod (born April 29, 1976 and formerly known as Shammgod Wells ) is an American basketball coach and former professional player. He is currently a player development coach with the Dallas Mavericks . He played in the NBA with the Washington Wizards during 1997–98 after being drafted by them in the second round (17th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft . He played in the Chinese Basketball Association for several teams, including the Zhejiang Cyclones . and Shanxi Yujun . He also played professionally in Poland andSaudi Arabia . Despite a very brief NBA career, he is considered by many to be one of the greatest ball handlers in NBA history and is the precursor to a widely used crossover, the “Shammgod”.Wikipedia site:france2.wiki

High school
When known as Shammgod Wells, he played high school basketball at La Salle Academy in Manhattan . His teammates at La Salle Academy included future NBA player Metta World Peace (then known as Ron Artest) and former Providence College center Karim Shabazz. He was selected to the 1995 McDonald’s All-American team and recorded nine points in the All-American game. He also played with Kobe Bryant for a summer on an AAU team.

Middle School
Shammgod played two seasons at Providence College , where he averaged 10.3 PPG for his college career. He was selected to the Big East All-Rookie Team as a rookie in 1996 after setting Big East’s freshman assist record, which has since been broken. As a sophomore, Shammgod teamed with future NBA player Austin Croshere to lead the Friars to the 1997 Elite Eight , where they lost to eventual NCAA champion Arizona in overtime. Shammgod recorded 23 points and five assists while facing future NBA player Mike Bibby in the loss.

Professional career
Shammgod appeared in 20 games for the Washington Wizards in 1997–98. Shammgod later played in the Chinese Basketball Association . Most of his professional playing career has been spent outside of the United States.

Coaching career
Shammgod re-enrolled at Providence in 2012 to complete his undergraduate studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Leadership Development in May 2015. He served as an undergraduate student assistant on Ed Cooley ‘s staff and was instrumental in the development by Bryce Cotton and Kris Dunn .

Shammgod called himself Shammgod Wells until he finished high school. When he registered with Providence, he was told that he would have to register under his legal name. As it would have cost $600 to change his legal name to Shammgod Wells, Shammgod stopped using the alias.Wikipedia site:france2.wiki,