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J. J. Redick
J. J. Redick.jpg
Orlando Magic  – No. 7
Born June 24, 1984 (1984-06-24) (age 25)
Cookeville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
League NBA
Salary $2,839,408[1]
High school Cave Spring High School, Roanoke, VA
College Duke
Draft 11th overall, 2006
Orlando Magic
Pro career 2006 –present
Awards ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year (2005, 2006)
Naismith College Player of the Year (2006)
John R. Wooden Award (2006)
Oscar Robertson Trophy (2006)
Adolph Rupp Trophy (2005, 2006)
Profile Info Page

Jonathan Clay "J. J." Redick (born June 24, 1984 in Cookeville, Tennessee) is an American professional basketball player at the shooting guard position. He was selected 11th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2006 NBA Draft. During his collegiate years, Redick played for Duke University. Duke retired his jersey on February 4, 2007.[2]

Redick is known for his accurate free throw and three-point shooting.[3] He set ACC records for most consecutive free throws made, and most career ACC tournament points; and set several Duke records, including most points in a single season. Redick is currently the all-time leading scorer for Duke. [4] He formerly held the record for the most ACC career points, but was surpassed by Tyler Hansbrough of UNC on March 19, 2009.[5]


High school career

Redick was a McDonalds All-American at Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, Virginia.[6] He scored 43 points as a senior in the Virginia state championship game, a game in which the Knights defeated George Wythe High School of Richmond.

Redick was injured early in his senior season and returned for Senior Night, scoring 36 points in a 101-58 thrashing of border rival Franklin County High School. Despite taking an 11-10 record into the Roanoke Valley District tournament, the CS defeated arch-rival Patrick Henry High School of Roanoke, Halifax County High School of South Boston, and George Washington High School of Danville to claim the district title and never lost again, winning the state championship in Lynchburg, VA.

College career

In his freshman year at Duke, he led his team with 30 points in their victory over North Carolina State in the ACC Tournament championship game. He put up 26 points against Central Michigan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament[6]. However, he struggled in Duke's Sweet Sixteen loss to the Kansas Jayhawks hitting only two of 16 shots.[7]

Redick served as co-captain in his junior year, along with senior point guard Daniel Ewing.[5] He also served as captain his senior year, along with fellow seniors Shelden Williams, Sean Dockery and Lee Melchionni.[8]

In the 2004–05 season, Redick led Duke in scoring with 21.8 points per game. He won the ACC Player of the Year award, and the Adolph F. Rupp Trophy for national player of the year.[5] Redick's victory in the Rupp voting spoiled the consensus for Utah's Andrew Bogut, who won every other major player of the year award. In 2006, after facing close competition all year from Gonzaga player Adam Morrison, Redick won the major player of the year awards.

Redick set the record for the most consecutive free throws made in the ACC with 54.[6] This record began on March 20, 2003 and ended on January 15, 2004. Redick entered his final post-season with a chance to go down as the NCAA's all-time leading free-throw shooter. The record, 91.3%, was held at the time by Gary Buchanan of Villanova. In an otherwise triumphant visit to Greensboro Coliseum for the 2006 ACC Tournament and early NCAA Tournament games, J.J. struggled at the line, lowering his career free-throw percentage by about 0.5% and finishing his career with 91.16% (660 out of 724).

On February 14, 2006, in the first half of a game against Wake Forest, Redick broke Virginia alumnus Curtis Staples's NCAA record of 413 career three-pointers made.[9] Keydren Clark of Saint Peter's College subsequently surpassed Redick's mark in the MAAC Tournament. However, Redick returned the favor by hitting 15 three-pointers in the ACC Tournament and 12 in the NCAA Tournament to finish ahead of Clark. Redick finished his career with an NCAA-record 457 three-point field goals shooting 40.4% from three-point range.[5]

In the game after breaking Staples' record, Redick scored 30 points on February 19, 2006, against Miami to become the all-time leading scorer at Duke, with 2,557 points scored in his career.[10] On February 25, 2006, in a game at Temple University, Redick passed Dickie Hemric's 51-year-old ACC scoring record of 2,587 points with a pair of free throws in the waning minutes of the game. His record was topped in one of the opening round games of the 2009 NCAA tournament by North Carolina Tar Heel Tyler Hansbrough. Redick finished his career with 2,769 points.[11]

On March 10, 2006, in an ACC Tournament quarterfinal against Miami, Redick scored 25 points, setting a Duke record for points in a season with 858. Redick ended the season with 964 points.[12] Redick came up just short of the ACC record for points scored in a season, which was set by Dennis Scott with 970 points in 1990. Redick also finished his career as the leading scorer in ACC tournament history.[5] His total of 225 points eclipsed Wake Forest's Len Chappell, who scored 220 points in the tournament from 1960–62.

As the marquee player of the Duke Blue Devils, Redick was the target of abuse by opposing fans. Travis Clay, of CBS Sportsline, called him the "most hated current athlete in America."[13] After students from rivals Maryland and North Carolina discovered his cell phone number, Redick estimated that he received 50 to 75 hate calls per day from opposing fans. He was often the target of obscenity-laced tirades from fans.

On February 4, 2007, Redick's #4 jersey was retired at Cameron Indoor Stadium at a special halftime ceremony. Redick became the thirteenth Duke player to have his jersey retired.

Early NBA career (2006-2009)

Redick was selected with the 11th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. Pre-draft scouting reports praised Redick's perimeter shooting and basketball intelligence, but questioned his defensive ability and speculated that he may not be tall or athletic enough to create his own shots in the NBA.[3][14] This scouting report was highlighted when Duke played LSU in the 2006 NCAA tournament. LSU's Garrett Temple, a 6'5" guard known for his athleticism and a large wingspan, chased Redick throughout the game. Taken out of his normal rhythm, Redick, the number two scorer in the nation at the time, ended with one of his worst performances shooting 3-for-18 from the field and scoring 11 points as Duke lost.

In an interview with the Charlotte Observer, Redick said, "I think I'll be a role player like 80 percent of the players in the league are. I don't expect to be a star, I'll just shoot, be a team player."[15] He moved up into the backup shooting guard position behind well-known veteran and Duke alum Grant Hill.[16] As a professional, Redick was getting limited playing time, but after an injury to Hill, Redick moved up in the rotation. Redick, compared to the rest of his rookie season, caught his stride in the beginning of February, hitting double figures in 4 out of 5 games and averaging 9 points in all.

Redick competed against Trevor Ariza and Keith Bogans for the starting shooting guard spot in 2007–08. He was pulled from playing more than once for his lack of defense during the preseason.[17] He came into the season as a third stringer and saw limited action due to back spasms, but moved into limited rotation after Ariza was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers early in the season. In January 2008, Redick posted in his personal blog that said he's "frustrated because it's been proven that even if I play well in the limited minutes I get that not much is going to change."[18]

It was reported on January 31, 2008, that Redick asked his agent, Arn Tellem, to see about a possible trade. "We want to see what's out there," Redick told the Orlando Sentinel, "I want to stay here, but it's been frustrating." Magic coach Stan Van Gundy responded: "Right now it would be very hard to fit him in. I know it's also hard to keep sitting him on the bench... Should we be playing him? Right now we're going good so we probably won't disrupt things."[19] The Orlando Magic confirmed Van Gundy's comments by stating that Redick would not receive more minutes or a trade before the Feb. 21st trade deadline.[20] In the last game of the season, with the playoff seed locked up, Redick received more time than he had all season and led the Magic with 18 points, for the first time in his career.

In the 2008-2009 season, Redick's minutes began to pick up, averaging 17.4 minutes instead of the previous season's 8.1, and playing in 64 games instead of 34.[21] He also averaged 6 points that season, equaling his initial season, but playing in more games.

Current NBA career (2009-present)

On November 1, 2009, Redick achieved a career high with the Magic, scoring 27 points against Toronto, including 5 of 8 in three-point-shots,[22] and 6 of 7 from the free-throw line. He also led his team in scoring for the second time in his career on January 31, 2010,[23] with 17 points (against the Detroit Pistons), the day after equaling his career best in assists with 7 at home against the Atlanta Hawks.

International career

J. J. Redick was a member of the 2003 USA Men's Junior World Championship Team. In 2005, he competed with the USA Basketball Under-21 Team, in Frisco, Texas, which won gold medals at the World Championships and the Global Games. In 2006, Redick was named to the USA Men's 2006-2008 National Team Program. He competed for a spot with the 2008 Olympic Team, but was not placed on the final roster.[5] A recurring back injury kept him from competing in the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.[24]

Personal life

Redick is the son of Jeanie and Ken Redick. His father played basketball for two seasons at Ohio Wesleyan University, and his older twin sisters, Catie and Alyssa, both played for Campbell University.[5] His younger brother, David, was a tight end for the Marshall University football team until he decided not to play due to injury and now lives with JJ in Orlando.[25] His younger sister, Abby, plays basketball at Virginia Tech. [26][27]

Redick was nicknamed "J. J." as a toddler because his twin sisters repeated his original nickname of "J."[28] His father's background as a stoneware potter led to his middle name, "Clay."[5]

Redick graduated from Duke with a major in history and a minor in cultural anthropology.[5]

Redick recently released his debut rap album.[29]

Awards and honors

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2006–07 Orlando 42 0 14.8 .410 .388 .900 1.2 .9 .3 .0 6.0
2007–08 Orlando 34 0 8.1 .444 .395 .794 .7 .5 .1 .0 4.1
2008–09 Orlando 64 5 17.4 .391 .374 .871 1.7 1.1 .3 .0 6.0
Career 140 5 14.4 .407 .381 .866 1.3 .9 .3 .0 5.5


2006–07 Orlando 1 0 11.0 .500 1.000 .000 .0 2.0 .0 .0 3.0
2007–08 Orlando 2 0 5.0 .000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0
2008–09 Orlando 16 8 20.4 .373 .404 .929 1.2 1.9 .5 .6 6.0
Career 19 8 18.3 .360 .393 .929 1.1 1.7 .4 .5 5.2


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  10. ^ "Redick sets Duke career scoring mark in win over Miami". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. February 19, 2006. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=260500150. Retrieved 2007-01-20. 
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  23. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/teams/schedule?team=orl&year=2010
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  26. ^ High school preview: Fear Abby - Roanoke.com
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Andrew Bogut
Naismith College Player of the Year (men)
Succeeded by
Kevin Durant
Preceded by
Andrew Bogut
John R. Wooden Award (men)
Succeeded by
Kevin Durant
Preceded by
Julius Hodge
Atlantic Coast Conference
Men's Basketball
Player of the Year

Succeeded by
Jared Dudley
Preceded by
Andrew Bogut
Oscar Robertson Trophy
Shared with Adam Morrison

Succeeded by
Kevin Durant


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