Former power forward who was nicknamed Birdman for his incredible athleticism.
He was a standout rebounder at Nyack High School in New York.
He played college basketball at Fresno State University and set a school record when he pulled down 35 rebounds in a game on February 17, 2000.
He was raised with one younger brother and three younger sisters.
Chris Anderson, another NBA big man who played after Abney, also received the nickname Birdman for his high-flying abilities.