Rodney Stuckey

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Rodney Stuckey
Stuckey dribbling.jpg
Stuckey with the Pistons
No. 2 – Indiana Pacers
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1986-04-21) April 21, 1986 (age 28)
Seattle, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Kentwood (Covington, Washington)
College Eastern Washington (2005–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
20072014 Detroit Pistons
2014–present Indiana Pacers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Rodney Norvell Stuckey (born April 21, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played 7 seasons for the Detroit Pistons and played college basketball for Eastern Washington University.

High school career[edit]

Born in Seattle, Washington,[1] Stuckey prepped at Kentwood High School in Covington, Washington, where he led the Conquerors to a 4A State Title in 2004.

College career[edit]

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 just 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 January 11, 2009, Stuckey's No. 3 jersey was retired at half time.

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Eagles 30 30 33.0 .490 .372 .760 4.8 4.1 2.2 0.3 24.2
2006–07 Eagles 29 29 33.3 .453 .267 .846 4.7 5.5 2.4 0.3 24.6

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Pistons[edit]

Stuckey with the Detroit Pistons

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.

On May 13, 2008, Stuckey was elected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team, with 22 ballot votes, including six first-place votes.[2]

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.[3]

Stuckey in action

On December 23, 2008, Stuckey scored a career high 40 points 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.

Indiana Pacers[edit]

On July 21, 2014, Stuckey signed with the Indiana Pacers.[4]

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
2007–08 Detroit 57 2 19.0 .401 .188 .814 2.3 2.8 .9 .1 7.6
2008–09 Detroit 79 65 31.9 .439 .295 .803 3.5 4.9 1.0 .1 13.4
2009–10 Detroit 73 67 34.2 .405 .228 .833 3.8 4.8 1.4 .2 16.6
2010–11 Detroit 70 54 31.2 .439 .289 .866 3.1 5.2 1.1 .1 15.5
2011–12 Detroit 55 48 29.9 .429 .317 .834 2.6 3.8 .8 .2 14.8
2012–13 Detroit 76 24 28.6 .406 .302 .783 2.8 3.6 .7 .2 11.5
2013–14 Detroit 73 5 26.7 .436 .273 .836 2.3 2.1 .7 .1 13.9
Career 483 265 29.1 .423 .286 .828 2.9 3.9 .9 .2 13.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Detroit 17 2 22.4 .371 .286 .879 1.9 3.4 1.1 .1 8.2
2009 Detroit 4 4 32.0 .393 .000 .857 2.3 5.3 .0 .0 15.0
Career 21 6 24.2 .379 .133 .875 2.0 3.8 .9 .1 9.5

Personal[edit]

In May 2014, Stuckey became engaged to Cassandra Ferguson, a contestant on the 18th season of The Bachelor. The two have a son named Trey.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rodney Stuckey Stats, News, Videos, Highlights, Pictures, Bio". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Durant, Horford Headline T-Mobile All-Rookie Team". NBA.com. May 13, 2008. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ Ventura, Dan (May 23, 2008). "Chauncey Billups, Rodney Stuckey stand guard over Pistons". BostonHerald.com. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pacers Sign Rodney Stuckey". NBA.com. July 21, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Former Detroit Pistons dancer Cassandra gets a lot of face time on 'The Bachelor'". LockerDome.com. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 

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