DeAndre Liggins

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DeAndre Liggins
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Liggins warming up before an exhibition game against the Dominican Republic National Team in 2011
No. 14 – Sioux Falls Skyforce
Position Shooting guard
League NBA D-League
Personal information
Born (1988-03-31) March 31, 1988 (age 26)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Findley Prep (Henderson, Nevada)
College Kentucky (2008–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Pro playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Orlando Magic
2012–2013 Oklahoma City Thunder
2012–2013 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2013–present Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
2014 Miami Heat
2014 →Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year (2014)
  • All-NBA D-League Second Team (2014)
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team (2014)
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2014)

DeAndre Desmond Liggins (born March 31, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League.

College career[edit]

Liggins played three years at the University of Kentucky. He spent his first two years mostly coming off the bench, but in his junior year, coach John Calipari decided to start him. After his junior season, he elected to enter the 2011 NBA Draft.

College statistics[edit]

College Year GP MIN SPG BPG RPG APG PPG FG% FT% 3P%
Kentucky 2008–09 33 16.5 0.7 0.4 2.4 2.8 4.2 .362 .673 .235
Kentucky 2009–10 29 15.3 0.7 0.3 2.3 0.8 3.8 .419 .590 .318
Kentucky 2010–11 38 31.6 1.2 0.7 4.0 2.5 8.6 .424 .648 .391

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Professional career[edit]

Liggins was selected with the 53rd overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. Liggins made his NBA debut for Orlando in a road game against the Milwaukee Bucks where he recorded three points and two rebounds in 10 minutes on the court.[2]

On September 12, 2012, Liggins signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[3] During the 2012–13 season, he had multiple assignments with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA D-League.[4] On January 13, 2013, Liggins started his first NBA game for the Thunder against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland. He recorded 11 points and nine rebounds as the Thunder defeated the Trail Blazers, 87-83.

On September 6, 2013, Liggins was waived by the Thunder.[5] In November 2013, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce. On February 3, 2014, Liggins was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[6]

On February 25, 2014, Liggins signed a 10-day contract with the Miami Heat.[7] On March 8, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Heat.[8] On March 9, 2014, he was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[9] He was recalled the next day. On March 14, 2014, he was waived by the Heat. He managed only one game for the Heat, recording 2 points and 1 rebound.[10] On March 18, 2014, he was re-acquired by the Skyforce.[11] He earned the 2014 D-League Defensive Player of the Year.[12]

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
2011–12 Orlando 17 0 6.8 .480 .000 .474 .9 .3 .4 .0 1.9
2012–13 Oklahoma City 39 1 7.4 .447 .368 .500 1.4 .4 .5 .1 1.5
2013–14 Miami 1 0 1.0 1.000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 57 1 7.1 .466 .304 .486 1.2 .4 .4 .1 1.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Oklahoma City 8 0 8.5 .333 .200 .250 1.8 .5 .1 .1 1.0
Career 8 0 8.5 .333 .200 .250 1.8 .5 .1 .1 1.0

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