|Intro||American basketball player|
|Is|| Athlete |
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||22 February 1978, Leesville|
Dayon Demond Mallet (born February 22, 1978) is an American professional basketball player for SLUC Nancy Basket of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball for McNeese State University.
As of 2008, Mallet won a German Championship, two German Cup titles, a ULEB Cup Championship which is now referred to as the Eurocup, and he won the prestigious Spanish King’s Cup with the team Joventut Badalona. Mallet was the Player of the Year in Germany in 2002 and 2003 in spite of having a serious knee injury at the end of the 2002 season. He won the German Championship MVP in 2006 won the Belgium Ethias League MVP in 2011 and the Belgium Championship that same year. He is a cousin of former NBA center Shaquille O’Neal.
High school and college career
Mallet played high school basketball at Leesville High, after which he enrolled at McNeese State University and was NCAA Division 1 All-American Honorable Mention 2001. He was also named Southland Conference Player of the Year (2000–2001).
Mallet played several years in Germany in the Bundesliga, the country’s premier basketball league, but later moved to Spain and then Turkey and in 2010 Belgium where he signed a two-year contract to reportedly become the highest-paid player in Belgium at the time.
In December 2011 he moved from the Belgium club to sign a one-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel and during the 2011–12 season was rated as one of the best point guards in the Euroleague. In April 2012 after not having too much space in the rotation of Maccabi Tel Aviv he returned to Spirou Charleroi until the end of the 2011–12 season. The following year Demond Mallet signed a two-year deal with the Artland Dragons rumored to be the largest contract ever given to a point guard in the Germany Basketball League. He returned to Spirou again after that season and is now a player of FIATC Joventut where he is also a coach. Mallet was honored at Joventut arena on May 22, 2016 by Joventut with a banner and recognition of his jersey for all of his accomplishments in European basketball.
On January 10, 2017, Mallet signed with French club SLUC Nancy Basket for the rest of the 2016–17 Pro A season.
- Selected as German All-Star player 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007
- Won the 2004–2005 German National Championship with GHP Bamberg
- Named MVP of the 2004–2005 Championship
- Named MVP of the 2006–2007 All-Star Game
- Named MVP of the 2010–2011 Belgium Ethias League
- Summer 2001, Detroit Pistons Summer camp
- Summer 2002, Shaw’s Pro Summer League (Boston Celtics)