Jake Voskuhl

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Jake Voskuhl
Jake Voskuhl.jpg
Voskuhl in 2006.
No. 43, 77
Center
Personal information
Born (1977-11-01) November 1, 1977 (age 36)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Strake Jesuit College Prep
(Houston, Texas)
College Connecticut (1996–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro career 2000–2011
Career history
2000–2001 Chicago Bulls
2001–2005 Phoenix Suns
2005–2007 Charlotte Bobcats
2007–2008 Milwaukee Bucks
2008–2009 Toronto Raptors
2011 Metros de Santiago
Career highlights and awards

Robert Jacob "Jake" Voskuhl (born November 1, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player.

After attending Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Voskuhl went to the University of Connecticut from 1996–2000, where he was the starting center on the school's 1999 NCAA National Championship team. The squad also featured current NBA star Richard "Rip" Hamilton. He became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity while an undergraduate.

Drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 33rd overall pick of the 2000 NBA Draft, he only played 16 games in his rookie season, averaging 1.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. He was traded to the Phoenix Suns in the 2001 offseason, and got considerably more playing time in 2001–02, as he played 59 games and averaged 5.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Overall he played four years with the Suns, posting career-best averages in his third year with the team (6.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg).

On August 2, 2005, Voskuhl was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats for a conditional second-round draft pick. In the 2006–07 season he saw more playing time than expected due to the exhaustion of Primož Brezec, and averaged 4.4 points per game.

Prior to the 2007–08 season, Milwaukee signed Voskuhl to a one-year, $3 million deal, as he battled for backup center to Andrew Bogut with Dan Gadzuric.[1][2] On December 14, 2008 Voskuhl signed with the Toronto Raptors.[3] He signed with the Mavericks in 2009,[4] but did not make their final roster.[5]

On September 27, 2010, Voskuhl was signed to a non-guaranteed deal by the Los Angeles Clippers. He was waived on October 9.

Personal life[edit]

Voskuhl is married to Jennifer Voskuhl. They have four daughters, Zoie, Skylar, Daisy, Shayne, and a son, Gage. He wears a size 17 sneaker.[6]

He is a born-again Christian.[7]

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
2000–01 Chicago 16 2 8.9 .440 .000 .571 2.1 .3 .3 .4 1.9
2001–02 Phoenix 59 34 15.3 .554 .000 .752 4.2 .3 .2 .4 5.0
2002–03 Phoenix 65 1 14.6 .564 .000 .667 3.5 .6 .3 .4 3.8
2003–04 Phoenix 66 43 24.3 .507 .000 .740 5.2 .9 .6 .4 6.6
2004–05 Phoenix 38 1 9.5 .458 .000 .684 2.4 .4 .1 .3 2.1
2005–06 Charlotte 51 2 16.0 .437 .333 .683 3.6 .8 .5 .5 5.3
2006–07 Charlotte 73 9 14.3 .475 .000 .681 3.5 .6 .4 .3 4.4
2007–08 Milwaukee 44 0 8.8 .463 .000 .828 2.2 .3 .2 .5 2.2
2008–09 Toronto 38 1 6.3 .267 .000 .786 1.6 .2 .1 .1 .9
Career 450 93 14.3 .487 .333 .714 3.4 .5 .3 .4 4.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003 Phoenix 6 0 16.3 .706 .000 .923 3.7 .3 .7 .7 6.0
Career 6 0 16.3 .706 .000 .923 3.7 .3 .7 .7 6.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Voskuhl gives Bucks frontline depth behind Bogut, sports.espn.go.com, accessed January 10, 2009.
  2. ^ Bucks Sign Jake Voskuhl, nba.com, accessed July 20, 2007
  3. ^ Veteran center Voskuhl joins Raptors, sports.espn.go.com, accessed January 10, 2009.
  4. ^ Mavericks agree to terms with Voskuhl
  5. ^ Mavs Waive Voskuhl
  6. ^ "Jake Voskuhl biography". NBA. Archived from the original on March 11, 2009. 
  7. ^ Dawson, Will (May 4, 2009). "Jake Voskuhl: Toronto Raptors' Center". Christian Broadcasting Network. 

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