Stuckey with the Pistons
|No. 3 – Detroit Pistons|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
April 21, 1986 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Kentwood (Covington, Washington)|
|College||Eastern Washington (2005–2007)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|Pro playing career||2007–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school career
Stuckey played college basketball at Eastern Washington University. As a sophomore, Stuckey averaged 24.6 points (7th in the nation), 5.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.4 steals per game. Against Portland State, he scored a season high 36 points. In his sophomore season, he had nine 30-point games and three 10-assist games. He had a career high 7 steals against Idaho.
In only two seasons, he scored 1,438 points, made 98 3-point field goals, collected 279 rebounds, dished out 283 assists, and collected 145 steals.
On June 28, 2007, Stuckey was taken 15th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Stuckey got off to a quick start with strong play in summer league and averaged 32.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG and 9.1 APG in pre-season play before breaking his hand in the final pre-season game. He had left-hand surgery prior to the regular season and was expected to miss 6–8 weeks before making his NBA debut. Stuckey was cleared December 20 to practice and play again, nearly two months after undergoing surgery. He made his professional debut December 21, 2007 against the Memphis Grizzlies and scored 11 points in 6 minutes off the bench.
During the 2008 NBA Playoffs, Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce said of Stuckey's performance in game 2, "I thought Stuckey really gave us problems, I think he was the X factor in the game." That night Stuckey came off the bench to score 13 points in 17 minutes helping the Pistons win game 2 in Boston.
On December 23, 2008, Stuckey scored a career high 40 pts in a win over the Chicago Bulls. He also recorded a career high field goal attempts and made field goals. He also scored 38 points in a win against the Sacramento Kings.
He also played in the 2009 Rookie Challenge contest with the sophomore team during All-Star weekend.
NBA career statistics
|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|
In March 2009, Stuckey's size 18 Adidas sneakers were sold in an open auction on the NBA Auctions website for $150. Proceeds went to the Pistons-Palace foundation.
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- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com