Jeff Teague (basketball)

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Jeff Teague
Jeff-Teague-Atlanta-Hawks.jpg
Teague with the Atlanta Hawks
No. 0 – Atlanta Hawks
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-06-10) June 10, 1988 (age 26)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Pike (Indianapolis, Indiana)
College Wake Forest (2007–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009–present Atlanta Hawks
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2009)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2009)
  • All-ACC Freshman Team (2008)
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.

College career[edit]

As a freshman in 2007–08, he was 2nd on the team in scoring, scoring 13.9 points per game, just behind fellow freshman James Johnson's 14.6.[1]

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.[2][3] He scored a career-high 34 points on January 11, 2009 in a 92–89 victory over North Carolina.

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 NBA draft.

NBA career[edit]

Atlanta Hawks (2009–present)[edit]

Teague was drafted 19th overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2009 NBA draft.[4] On July 20, 2009, he signed a multi-year deal with the Hawks.

On July 10, 2013, Teague was extended a four-year, $32 million offer sheet by the Milwaukee Bucks; however, three days later, the Hawks matched the offer.[5] On March 18, 2014, Teague tied his career high of 34 points in a 118-113 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors.[6] The Hawks finished the 2013–14 season as the 8th seed in the East, eventually losing in the first round of the play-offs to the Indiana Pacers in 7 games.

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 Atlanta 71 3 10.1 .396 .219 .837 .9 1.7 .5 .2 3.2
2010–11 Atlanta 70 7 13.8 .438 .375 .794 1.5 2.0 .6 .4 5.2
2011–12 Atlanta 66 66 33.1 .476 .342 .757 2.4 4.9 1.6 .6 12.6
2012–13 Atlanta 80 78 32.9 .451 .359 .881 2.3 7.2 1.5 .4 14.6
2013–14 Atlanta 79 79 32.2 .438 .329 .846 2.6 6.7 1.1 .2 16.5
Career 366 233 24.7 .447 .340 .831 2.0 4.6 1.1 .3 10.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010 Atlanta 9 0 6.6 .333 .400 .000 .2 .4 .3 .1 1.8
2011 Atlanta 8 6 29.8 .514 .143 .826 2.1 3.5 .8 .4 11.8
2012 Atlanta 6 6 37.5 .411 .412 .895 3.7 4.2 .8 .8 14.0
2013 Atlanta 6 6 35.5 .333 .300 .821 2.8 5.0 1.5 .3 13.3
2014 Atlanta 7 7 34.6 .393 .333 .950 3.7 5.0 1.0 .6 19.3
Career 36 25 27.1 .404 .333 .882 2.3 3.4 .8 .4 11.4

Personal life[edit]

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.[3][7]

Teague is the older brother of Philadelphia 76ers guard Marquis, who played point guard for the Kentucky Wildcats before being drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2012.

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