D. J. Augustin

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D.J. Augustin
DJ Augustin.jpg
Augustin in 2009.
No. 14 – Chicago Bulls
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1987-11-10) November 10, 1987 (age 26)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Listed weight 183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school Brother Martin (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Hightower (Missouri City, Texas)
College Texas (2006–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
Pro playing career 2008–present
Career history
20082012 Charlotte Bobcats
2012–2013 Indiana Pacers
2013 Toronto Raptors
2013–present Chicago Bulls
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Darryl Gerard "D. J." Augustin, Jr. (born November 10, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA. He played point guard for the University of Texas Longhorns from 2006–2008. He was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association in 2008. Augustin is listed as 6'0" (1.83 m) by the NBA but stands 5'10" (1.78 m) barefoot according to the 2008 pre-draft measurements and his mother.[1]

Early years[edit]

Augustin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His family was forced out of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He played his senior year at Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas, however, he earned his diploma from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, and he participated in the graduation ceremonies with his Hightower classmates on May 28, 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. While at Brother Martin, Augustin led the team to two state championships.

While at Hightower, Augustin thrilled the Hightower faithful with his pinpoint passing and precise shooting. His first game as a Hurricane was against Madison High School, and Augustin nearly pulled off a triple-double in front of a packed house and TV cameras with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 14 assists in an 83–59 victory. He led Hightower to the third round of the playoffs before they were eliminated, and ended the season at 26–4. Augustin won numerous honors after the season as he was named district 20-5A MVP, was named as the Houston Chronicle player of the year, made the first team all Greater Houston, and first team all state teams. Augustin finished his high school career by being named a McDonalds All American, and started as point guard for the West squad against his soon to be teammate at Texas, Kevin Durant.[2]

College career[edit]

Freshman year[edit]

DJ Augustin as a Texas Longhorn

Augustin was one of seven freshman to join the Longhorn basketball program for the 2006–07 season. He started all 35 games in the season as the point guard for the Longhorns, averaging 14.4 points and 6.7 assists per game. For his contributions, he was named to both the All-Big 12 Second Team and the Big 12 All-Rookie Team by the coaches and Associated Press.[3]

Augustin had a chance to participate in the 2007 NBA Draft with former teammate Kevin Durant, but he chose to stay in school to develop his game more with the Longhorns.

Sophomore year[edit]

DJ Augustin drives past a screen set by Damion James in a game against Texas A&M University.

Augustin, along with Texas A&M Aggies player Joseph Jones, was featured on the front cover of the November 15, 2007 issue of Sports Illustrated.[4] In the fall 2007 semester, he achieved a 4.0 GPA, raising his cumulative GPA to a 3.64.[5] On February 27, 2008, he was named first-team Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He became the second Texas Longhorn basketball player to achieve the honor, following Jim Krivacs, who received it in 1979.[6] Augustin was also named to the USBWA All-America First Team.

On April 3, 2008, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame awarded him the Bob Cousy Award.[7]

On April 23, 2008, Augustin declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft.[8] On June 3, 2008, Augustin hired an agent thereby forfeiting his remaining NCAA eligibility.[9]

NBA career[edit]

Charlotte Bobcats (2008–2012)[edit]

Augustin was selected ninth in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. On July 8, 2008, he was signed to the rookie scale contract.[10] Under the league's rookie scale, the deal will pay him $1.8 million in the upcoming season and nearly $2 million the next.[11]

On October 6, 2009, Bobcats picked up third-year option on Augustin's contract.[12] On October 29, 2010, the Bobcats picked up the fourth-year option on Augustin's contract.[13]

On June 29, 2012, the Bobcats extended a qualifying to Augustin, making him a restricted free agent.[14]

On July 12, 2012, the Bobcats withdrew their qualifying offer,[15] making Augustin an unrestricted free agent.

Indiana Pacers (2012–2013)[edit]

On July 13, 2012, he signed with the Indiana Pacers.[16]

Toronto Raptors (2013)[edit]

On July 22, 2013, Augustin signed with the Toronto Raptors.[17] On December 9, 2013, Augustin was waived by the Raptors.[18]

Chicago Bulls (2013–present)[edit]

On December 13, 2013, he signed with the Chicago Bulls.[19] On January 11, 2014, Augustin recorded a season high 12 assists in a 103-97 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.[20] On March 30, 2014, Augustin scored a career high 33 points in a 107-102 win over the Boston Celtics.[21]

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
2008–09 Charlotte 72 12 26.5 .430 .439 .893 1.8 3.5 .6 .0 11.8
2009–10 Charlotte 80 2 18.4 .386 .393 .779 1.2 2.4 .6 .1 6.3
2010–11 Charlotte 82 82 33.6 .416 .333 .906 2.7 6.1 .7 .0 14.4
2011–12 Charlotte 48 46 29.3 .376 .341 .875 2.3 6.4 .8 .0 11.1
2012–13 Indiana 76 5 16.1 .350 .353 .838 1.2 2.2 .4 .0 4.7
2013–14 Toronto 10 0 8.2 .292 .091 1.000 .4 1.0 .1 .0 2.1
2013–14 Chicago 54 9 30.4 .417 .409 .893 1.8 5.1 .8 .1 14.3
Career 422 156 24.9 .403 .376 .876 1.8 4.0 .6 .0 10.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010 Charlotte 4 0 18.3 .294 .333 .833 1.0 1.8 .3 .3 4.3
2013 Indiana 19 1 16.6 .380 .396 .806 .8 .7 .4 .0 5.2
Career 23 1 16.9 .364 .389 .811 .8 .9 .3 .0 5.0

Career highs[edit]

  • Points: 33 vs. Boston 03/30/14
  • Rebounds: 8 3 times
  • Assists: 14 vs. Detroit 04/10/11
  • Steals: 5 vs. Cleveland 04/05/11

Awards and honors[edit]

High school[edit]

College[edit]

  • 2006–2007 Four-time recipient of Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week award (Dec. 11, Jan. 22, Feb. 12 and Mar. 5)[23]
  • 2007 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America Team
  • 2007 All-Big 12 Second Team[24]
  • 2007 Big 12 All-Rookie Team[24]
  • 2007 USBWA All-District VII team (one of 10 players selected)[25]
  • 2007 NABC All-District 9 First Team[26]
  • 2008 Sports Illustrated First Team All-American
  • 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America University Division First Team[27]
  • 2008 Academic All-Big 12 First Team[28]
  • 2008 Bob Cousy Award winner[29]
  • 2008 USBWA First Team All-American[30]
  • 2008 USBWA District VII Player of the Year[30]
  • 2008 Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy candidate
  • 2008 Oscar Robertson Trophy finalist (one of 10)
  • 2007–08 Stub Hub Legends Classic MVP
  • 2007–08 Phillips 66 Big 12 Co-Player of the Week (Jan. 7); Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (Dec. 10); The Sporting News National Player of the Week (Dec. 3)
  • 2008 NABC All-District 9 First Team
  • 2008 All-Big 12 First Team[31]
  • 2008 Associated Press First Team All-American[32]
  • 2008 Wooden Award All-America Team (one of 5 finalists for award)[33]

NBA[edit]

  • 2009 All-Rookie second team[34]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DraftExpress: Pre Draft Measurements
  2. ^ Lawlor, Christopher (2005-02-14). "Highly regarded New Orleans prep guard lands in Texas". USA Today. Retrieved 2207-12-15. 
  3. ^ D.J. Augustin profile, texassports.com
  4. ^ "Jones, Aggies Featured On SI Cover" (Press release). Texas A&M Athletics. 2007-11-15. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  5. ^ TexasSports.com - Augustin named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 6 First Team
  6. ^ "Augustin named Academic All-American.". Austin American-Statesman. Archived from the original on 2008-03-06. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  7. ^ A Big 12 Point Guard Wins Cousy Award For Second Straight Season :: <blank>
  8. ^ Texas' Augustin, Abrams entering NBA draft
  9. ^ Augustin hires agent
  10. ^ "Bobcats Sign D.J. Augustin and Alexis Ajinca". NBA.com. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  11. ^ "Bobcats ink Augustin, Ajinca, have yet to sign Weaver". 
  12. ^ "Bobcats exercise option on Augustin". NBA.com. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  13. ^ "Bobcats Exercise Options on Henderson and Augustin". NBA.com. 2010-10-29. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  14. ^ "Bobcats Extend Offers to Augustin and Brown". NBA.com. 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  15. ^ "Bobcats withdraw qualifying offer to Augustin". Yahoo! Sports. 2012-07-12. 
  16. ^ Pacers Sign Point Guard DJ Augustin
  17. ^ Raptors Sign Free-Agent Guard D.J. Augustin
  18. ^ Raptors Waive Augustin
  19. ^ BULLS SIGN FREE AGENT GUARD D.J. AUGUSTIN
  20. ^ "Charlotte Bobcats at Chicago Bulls Box Score, January 11, 2014". Basketball-Reference.com. January 11, 2014. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  21. ^ Notebook: Bulls 107, Celtics 102
  22. ^ "McDonald's All American Alumni 2007" (Press release). 
  23. ^ "Final Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards For 2006-07 Announced (March 5)" (Press release). 
  24. ^ a b "2006-07 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Announced" (Press release). 
  25. ^ "USBWA NAMES 2006-07 MEN'S ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS" (Press release). 
  26. ^ "National Association of Basketball Coaches Announce 2007 Division I All-District Teams" (Press release). 
  27. ^ "2008 ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM" (Press release). 
  28. ^ "2008 Academic All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Team Announced" (Press release). 
  29. ^ "Past Cousy Award Winners". 
  30. ^ a b "USBWA NAMES 2007-08 ALL-AMERICANS" (Press release). 
  31. ^ "2008 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Selected" (Press release). 
  32. ^ "2008 AP All-American Team". 
  33. ^ "Big 12 Leads Nation With Three On Wooden All-America Team". 
  34. ^ NBA.com: All-Rookie Teams

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