Jeff Teague (basketball)
Teague with the Atlanta Hawks
|No. 0 – Atlanta Hawks|
June 10, 1988 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||181 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Pike (Indianapolis, Indiana)|
|College||Wake Forest (2007–2009)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|Pro playing career||2009–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jeffrey Demarco "Jeff" Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected 19th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Hawks. Teague played college basketball for Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He played competitively for Pike High School in Indianapolis. Teague is known for his shooting ability and ability to drive to the basket. His brother, Marquis Teague, played for the University of Kentucky and was selected 29th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls.
Jeff Teague is the son of Shawn and Carol Teague. Shawn Teague played college basketball at Missouri and Boston University under Rick Pitino. Jeff Teague has four siblings, two brothers and two sisters. He chose Wake Forest University over Indiana, Boston College, Southern Illinois and Xavier. At Wake Forest he majored in religion.
In his sophomore season he became the first Wake Forest All-American since Chris Paul in 2004-2005 and the 13th in school history. He was selected as a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, the John Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy. Mid-way though the season Teague was chosen for the Naismith Trophy. He led Wake in scoring with 18.8 points, assists with 110, steals with 58 and three-point percentage at 48.5%. He scored his 1,000th point with the Demon Deacons and became the 45th player in the history of the school to join the club. He scored a career-high 34 points on January 11, 2009 in a 92–89 victory over North Carolina.
Atlanta Hawks (2009–present)
On April 8, 2009, Teague announced that he planned to forgo his final two seasons at Wake Forest University and make himself available for the 2009 NBA Draft, where he was drafted 19th overall by the Atlanta Hawks.
After being drafted, Teague signed a 4 year, $6.86 million rookie scale contract with the Hawks.
On June 30, 2013, the Atlanta Hawks extended Teague a qualifying offer worth $4.53 million ($1.06 million more than the offer would have been for the 19th overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft should such selection not have met "starter criteria" in the 2012-13 NBA season), thus making him a restricted free agent. On July 10, 2013, the Milwaukee Bucks extended an offer sheet of $32 million over 4 years; however, 2 days later the Hawks matched the offer. Teague's current contract expires at the end of the 2016–17 NBA season, when he will become an unrestricted free agent.
NBA career statistics
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- Jeff Teague Bio
- Draft Watch: Getting to the point
- Wake Forest Demon Deacons Stats - 2007-08
- Demon Deacons limit Tar Heels to 35 percent shooting to remain unbeaten
- Jeff Teague Stats, Video, Bio, Profile
- 2008-2009 NBA Rookie Scale
- "HAWKS MATCH OFFER SHEET FOR TEAGUE". NBA.com. July 14, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- Jeff Teague on Twitter
- Wake Forest bio
- ESPN Profile