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Rodney Stuckey
Rodney Stuckey cropped.jpg
Detroit Pistons  – No. 3
Point guard / shooting guard
Born April 21, 1986 (1986-04-21) (age 23)
Kent, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
League NBA
Salary $1,805,040
High school Kentwood High School
Covington, Washington
College Eastern Washington
Draft 1st round, (15th pick), 2007
Detroit Pistons
Pro career 2007–present
Awards 2006 Big Sky Conference Player of the Year
2006 Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year
2006 First-Team All-Big Sky Conference
2007 AP Honorable Mention All-American
2007 First-Team All-Big Sky Conference
2008 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
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Rodney Norvell Stuckey (born April 21, 1986 in Kent, Washington) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA.

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High school career

Stuckey prepped at Kentwood High School in Covington, Washington, where he led the Conquerors to a 4A State Title in 2004.

College career

Stuckey played college basketball at Eastern Washington University. As a sophomore, Stuckey averaged 24.6 points (7th in the nation), 5.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.4 steals per game. Against Portland State, he scored a season high 36 points. In his sophomore season, he had nine 30-point games and three 10-assist games. He had a career high 7 steals against Idaho.

In only two seasons, he scored 1,438 points, made 98 3-point field goals, collected 279 rebounds, dished out 283 assists, and collected 145 steals.

On January 11, 2009 Rodney Stuckey's #3 Eastern Washington University jersey was retired at half time.

Pro career

Stuckey during a 2008 game against the Washington Wizards.

On June 28, 2007, Stuckey was taken 15th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Stuckey got off to a quick start with strong play in summer league and averaged 32.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG and 9.1 APG in pre-season play before breaking his hand in the final pre-season game. He had left-hand surgery prior to the regular season and was expected to miss 6–8 weeks before making his NBA debut. Stuckey was cleared December 20 to practice and play again, nearly two months after undergoing surgery. He made his professional debut December 21, 2007 against the Memphis Grizzlies and scored 11 points in 6 minutes off the bench.

On May 13, 2008, Stuckey was elected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team, with 22 ballot votes, including six first-place votes. [1]

During the 2008 NBA Playoffs Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce said of Stuckey's performance in game 2, "I thought Stuckey really gave us problems, I think he was the X factor in the game." That night Stuckey came off the bench to score 13 points in 17 minutes helping the Pistons win game 2 in Boston.[2]

Stuckey in action

On December 23, Rodney Stuckey scored a career high 40 pts (2008-09 team high in scoring) in a win versus the Chicago Bulls. He also recorded a career high field goal attempts and made field goals. As well he scored 38 points in a win against Sacramento Kings.

He also played in the 2009 Rookie Challenge contest with the sophomore team during All-Star weekend.

He was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the week for games played Monday, December 7, through Sunday, December 13, after averaging 27 points, 6 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals.

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
2007–08 Detroit 57 2 19.0 .401 .188 .814 2.3 2.8 .9 .1 7.6
2008–09 Detroit 79 65 31.9 .439 .295 .803 3.5 4.9 1.0 .1 13.4
Career 136 67 26.4 .428 .277 .807 3.0 4.0 .9 .1 11.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Detroit 17 2 22.4 .371 .286 .879 1.9 3.4 1.1 .1 8.2
2008–09 Detroit 4 4 32.0 .393 .000 .857 2.3 5.3 .0 .0 15.0
Career 21 6 24.2 .379 .133 .875 2.0 3.8 .9 .1 9.5

Personal

In March 2009, Stuckey's size 18 Adidas sneakers were sold in an open auction on the NBA Auctions[3] website for $150. Proceeds went to the Pistons-Palace foundation.[4]

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Simple English


Rodney "Norvell" Stuckey is a professional National Basketball Association player for the, Detroit Pistons. He went to Eastern Washington University. He went to Kentwood High School, in Kent, Washington. He was born on, April 21, 1986 in Seattle, Washington. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round (15th pick, 15th overall) of the 2007 NBA draft. His jersey number is 3. He is 6'5", and is 205 pounds. He was the 2007-08 NBA All-Rookie (2nd). He plays the guard position.

On March 5, 2010, Stuckey had a seizure on the bench during a game and collapsed in his trainer's arms, and was taken to the hospital. However, he was reported to be doing well not long after going to the hospital[1], and returned to next play in a game on March 19.[2]

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