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Luke Ridnour
Milwaukee Bucks  – No. 13
Point guard
Born February 13, 1981 (1981-02-13) (age 28)
Idaho
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
League NBA
Salary $6,500,000
High school Blaine
College Oregon
Draft 14th overall, 2003
Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 2003–present
Former teams Seattle SuperSonics (2003–2008)
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Lucas Robin "Luke" Ridnour (born February 13, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. He was born in Idaho and grew up in Blaine, Washington.

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High school career

He is the son of Rob Ridnour, a former high school basketball coach and current coach of the International Basketball League's Bellingham Slam. When Luke was a high-school sophomore he was given the keys to the gym by his father to practice at night. He was on two state title-winning teams at Blaine High School, and was named a high school All-American by both McDonald's and Parade in 2000 his graduating year.

College career

Ridnour went on to star at the University of Oregon, where he teamed with Luke Jackson to take the Ducks to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament twice including the Elite 8 in 2002. He set the school season record for assists (218) and made a conference-record 62 consecutive free throws. Luke averaged 19.7 points per game and 6.6 assist per game. Ridnour left Oregon after his junior year, when he was Pac-10 Player of the Year.

NBA career

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Seattle SuperSonics

Luke was picked 14th in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Luke played sparingly his rookie season, but became the starting point guard for the Sonics in the 2004–05 season. He participated in the 2005 All-Star weekend, playing in the Rookie Challenge and in the Skills Challenge.

Milwaukee Bucks

On August 13, 2008, Ridnour was involved in a three-team, six-player deal involving the Sonics (which had become the Oklahoma City Thunder), the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Cleveland Cavaliers that sent Milwaukee's Mo Williams to Cleveland, Cleveland's Joe Smith and Milwaukee's Desmond Mason to Oklahoma City, Cleveland's Damon Jones and Ridnour and Adrian Griffin to Milwaukee, which ended Ridnour's five-year run with the Sonics/Thunder.[1]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  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

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Seattle 69 6 16.1 .414 .338 .823 1.6 2.4 .8 .1 5.5
2004–05 Seattle 82 82 31.4 .405 .376 .883 2.5 5.9 1.1 .3 10.0
2005–06 Seattle 79 77 33.2 .418 .289 .877 3.0 7.0 1.6 .3 11.5
2006–07 Seattle 71 58 29.5 .433 .353 .805 2.3 5.2 1.2 .3 11.0
2007–08 Seattle 61 5 20.0 .399 .296 .857 1.5 4.0 .6 .2 6.4
2008–09 Milwaukee 72 50 28.2 .403 .350 .869 3.0 5.1 1.3 .2 9.6
Career 434 278 26.9 .413 .339 .857 2.4 5.0 1.1 .2 9.2

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Seattle 11 11 34.4 .393 .235 .950 3.3 4.3 1.2 .7 9.7
Career 11 11 34.4 .393 .235 .950 3.3 4.3 1.2 .7 9.7

References

  1. ^ Cavaliers Acquire Williams in Three-Team Trade, August 13th, 2008

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Luke Ridnour

Lucas Robin "Luke" Ridnour (born February 13, 1981 in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho) is an American basketball player that currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. He went to University of Oregon for college where he played for the Oregon Ducks basketball team. Ridnour has also played with the Seattle SuperSonics from 2003-2007 and the Milwaukee Bucks from 2008-2010.

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