|Small forward/Shooting guard|
|Date of birth: February 2, 1981|
|Place of birth: Long Beach, California|
|Height: 6 ft 8 in||Weight: 215 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2003; Round: 2 / Pick: 31st|
|Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|× NBA 3 Point Champion (2007, 2008)|
1× NBA Champion (2006)
|Jason Kapono at NBA.com|
After a storied college career at UCLA, where he was the first Bruin to earn First Team All-Pac-10 honors all four years and the only UCLA player to lead the school in scoring four straight years, Kapono was a second round draft choice of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA Draft. After his rookie season with the Cavs, he was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2004 expansion draft, where he improved his scoring average from 3.5 to 8.5 points per game. Later, he was traded to the Miami Heat where he was part of the 2005-06 NBA champion team.
In the 2006-07 season, Kapono's points-per-game average and minutes played have significantly increased, and he leads the league in three-point percentage with .520, which is close to the all time single season three-point percentage record held by Steve Kerr (.524). Kapono also won the 2007 All-Star Game three-point shooting competition by defeating Dirk Nowitzki and Gilbert Arenas in the final round with a score of 24 points which tied Mark Price's record for most points in a final round of the 3-point contest. He has signed with the Toronto Raptors.