Kent Bazemore was born on July 1, 1989 in Kelford, North Carolina . He is a guard/forward in the NBA.
As a junior, Old Dominion repeated as tournament champions and made the 2011 NCAA tournament, losing to eventual national runner-up Butler 60–58. Bazemore averaged career highs of 12.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game and was named the CAA Defensive player of the year and second team All-Conference. He also gained national recognition, receiving the Lefty Driesell Award given to the nation's top defensive player.
Prior to the 2011–12 season Bazemore was named the CAA preseason player of the year. He was also named a preseason Mid-Major All-American by collegeinsider.com. In his final season at ODU, Bazemore averaged 15.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.
At halftime of a game against state rival VCU on December 10, 2016, Old Dominion retired Bazemore's #24 Monarchs jersey and inducted him into the school's athletic Ring of Honor. Bazemore earned two college degrees from Old Dominion, in Human Services and Criminal Justice.
After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Bazemore joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Orlando Summer League and the Golden State Warriors for the Las Vegas Summer League. On July 26, he signed with Golden State. On February 19, 2014, Bazemore was traded, along with MarShon Brooks, to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Steve Blake. On September 23, 2014, Bazemore signed with the Atlanta Hawks.
On December 1, 2020, Bazemore signed a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors to join the team for a second stint.
On August 6, 2021, Bazemore signed to re-join the Lakers. On August 7, 2022, Bazemore agreed to a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings.