Austin Daye

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Austin Daye
Austin Daye.jpg
Daye during his tenure with the Pistons
No. 23 – San Antonio Spurs
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-06-05) June 5, 1988 (age 26)
Irvine, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Woodbridge (Irvine, California)
College Gonzaga (2007–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
20092013 Detroit Pistons
2011 Khimki (Russia)
2013 Memphis Grizzlies
2013–2014 Toronto Raptors
2014–present San Antonio Spurs
2014 Austin Toros (D-League)
Career highlights and awards

Austin Darren Daye (born June 5, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Gonzaga University.

High school career[edit]

Daye attended Woodbridge High School in Irvine, California where he played for coach John Halagan. As a junior in 2005–06, he averaged 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game as he named to the All-CIF Southern Sectional Division II A first team and was an All-Orange County third team pick.[1]

In November 2006, Daye signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for Gonzaga University.[2]

As a senior in 2006–07, Daye averaged 30.9 points, 12.4 rebounds and 5.4 blocks per game as he was named to the Orange County Register first team after leading Orange County in scoring. He was also named Sea View League Player of the Year, CIF-Southern Section Division I Player of the Year and calhisports.com first-team All-State.[1]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Gonzaga, Daye earned WCC All-Freshman Team and All-WCC Honorable Mention honors after averaging 10.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 33 games.[1]

In his sophomore season, Daye earned All-WCC Honorable Mention honors for the second straight year, in addition to earning NABC Division I All-District 9 second team honors. In 34 games, he averaged 12.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 2.1 blocks per game.[3]

In April 2009, Daye declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Daye was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the 15th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. On August 7, 2009, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Pistons.[5]

On September 23, 2011, Daye signed a two-month contract with BC Khimki of the Russian Professional Basketball League.[6] In December 2011, he returned to the Pistons following the conclusion of the NBA lockout.

On January 30, 2013, Daye and Tayshaun Prince were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for José Calderón as part of a three-way deal that landed Rudy Gay in Toronto.[7]

On August 1, 2013, Daye signed with the Toronto Raptors.[8] On February 20, 2014, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Nando de Colo.[9] On March 15, 2014, he was assigned to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.[10] He was recalled the next day.[11] Daye and the Spurs went on to win the 2014 NBA championship with a 4-1 defeat of the Miami Heat in NBA Finals.

NBA career statistics[edit]

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[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Detroit 69 4 13.3 .464 .305 .821 2.5 .5 .4 .4 5.1
2010–11 Detroit 72 16 20.1 .410 .401 .759 3.8 1.1 .5 .5 7.5
2011–12 Detroit 41 4 14.7 .322 .210 .814 2.2 .8 .5 .5 4.7
2012–13 Detroit 24 0 14.5 .443 .525 .833 2.6 .9 .2 .3 5.1
2012–13 Memphis 31 0 10.6 .423 .345 .688 1.9 .7 .3 .5 4.0
2013–14 Toronto 8 0 4.1 .231 .000 .667 .9 .3 .0 .0 1.0
2013–14 San Antonio 14 1 8.2 .382 .414 .571 1.4 .4 .3 .4 4.1
Career 259 25 14.6 .407 .353 .777 2.7 .8 .4 .4 5.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Memphis 4 0 5.0 .375 .000 1.000 .3 .0 .0 .3 1.8
2014 San Antonio 1 0 6.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 5 0 5.2 .300 .000 1.000 .4 .0 .0 .2 1.4

Personal[edit]

Daye's father, Darren, played five seasons in the NBA.[12]

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