|No. 32 - Houston Rockets|
|Date of Birth:||February 16, 1987|
|Place of Birth:||Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania|
|Listed Height:||6 ft 3|
|Listed Weight:||267 lbs|
|NBA Draft:||2009; Rnd: 1 / Pck: 2nd|
|Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies|
|Career Highlights and Awards|
|Hasheem Thabeet at NBA.com|
Hashim Thabit Manka (born February 16, 1987 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) is a Tanzanian professional basketball player in the NBA at Center for the Houston Rockets. He is known as Hasheem Thabeet, as his name was Americanized from Swahili. At 7'3" and 265 lbs, Thabeet is the tallest player to ever play for the Huskies..
University of Connecticut
He was named to the 2007 All-Big East Rookie Team along with fellow teammate Jerome Dyson.
He is the son of Mr. Thabit Manka (deceased) and Rukia Manka. His mother still resides in Dar Es Salaam. Has one sister, Sham and one brother, Akbar. Before UConn, Hasheem attended Cypress Christian School in Houston, Texas where he averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks per game.