Shavlik Randolph

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Shavlik Randolph
Shavlik Randolph in 2009.jpg
Randolph in November 2009 with the Miami Heat.
No. 43 – Phoenix Suns
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1983-11-24) November 24, 1983 (age 30)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Broughton (Raleigh, North Carolina)
College Duke (2002–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2005–present
Career history
20052008 Philadelphia 76ers
2008–2009 Portland Trail Blazers
2009 Miami Heat
2009–2010 Portland Trail Blazers
2010 Miami Heat
2010–2011 Gallitos de Isabela (Puerto Rico)
2011–2012 Dongguan Leopards (China)
2012 Piratas de Quebradillas (Puerto Rico)
2012–2013 Foshan Long Lions (China)
2013 Boston Celtics
2013–2014 Foshan Long Lions (China)
2014–present Phoenix Suns
Stats at NBA.com

Ronald Shavlik Randolph (born November 24, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Randolph played for Duke University from 2002 to 2005.

Family and childhood[edit]

Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Randolph was named after his grandfather Ronnie Shavlik, an All-American center for the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the 1950s. (Ronnie Shavlik was a first-round draft pick by the New York Knicks in the 1956 NBA Draft.) His parents, Ken and Kim Randolph, attended the University of North Carolina. His godfather, Stuart Frantz, attended UNC as well. As a child, Randolph was an NC State fan, even serving as a ball boy for the Wolfpack for a time. He has a younger sister named Senna and a younger brother named Dexter.[1]

High school career[edit]

Randolph was a standout at Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He scored seventy points in a game to break the school's single-game scoring record, previously held by "Pistol" Pete Maravich. He was also Broughton's all-time leader in points, rebounds, and blocks by the end of his career. In his senior season, Randolph averaged 30 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocked shots per game.

Randolph received numerous awards for his high school career. He was a McDonald's All-American, two-time Parade All-American, and a two-time Associated Press North Carolina Player of the Year.

As a senior, Randolph was rated as the #6 power forward in the nation by Scout.com.[2]

Career at Duke[edit]

Randolph started his career by scoring a team-high 23 points and adding 7 rebounds in his November 23, 2002 debut against Army.[3] Two days later, Randolph posted his first double-double against Davidson.[4] Randolph's performance, however, started to decline after this stellar start, only scoring in double figures in five other games for the rest of the season. Randolph suffered from injuries which limited his playing time. He played in twenty-six games his freshman year (with six starts), but missed Duke's final six games of the year with two sprained ankles.[citation needed] For the season, Randolph averaged 7.4 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game and 0.9 blocked shots per game.[5]

In his sophomore year, Randolph played in all 37 of Duke's games, averaging 7.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks.[6] Randolph's game excelled during Duke's 2004 run to the Final Four. In the opening round, Randolph posted 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals against Alabama State.[7] Randolph also played well in the national semi-final game against UConn, scoring 13 points on 6-for-6 shooting with six rebounds and one blocked shot.[8]

In the summer, between his sophomore and junior seasons, Randolph had surgery on his left hip. His production declined significantly from his first two seasons at Duke: in 29 games, he averaged 4.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks. He was plagued by foul trouble,[citation needed] limiting him to 18.9 minutes a game. He was also afflicted with mononucleosis,[citation needed] which caused him to miss four games and limited his effectiveness upon his return.

After three seasons at Duke, Randolph averaged 6.3 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game and 1.4 blocks per game in 92 games (including 36 starts). While at Duke, he was a member of two ACC regular season champions, two ACC tournament champions, and one Final Four squad.

Sports Illustrated college basketball writer Seth Davis named Randolph the biggest college basketball recruiting bust of the decade for the 2000s.[9]

Professional career[edit]

In the summer of 2005, Randolph declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft.

Randolph went undrafted in the 2005 NBA Draft, but on August 5, 2005, was signed to a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. This contract did not guarantee him a spot on the 76ers' roster, but after participating in training camp, Randolph earned a roster spot.[citation needed]

Although he scarcely played in the early part of the season, Randolph took an expanded role with the team in late December 2005 after reportedly impressing other players and coaches in practices by being extremely hard working and good natured.[citation needed] Randolph posted season bests of 10 points and 13 rebounds.[citation needed]

Randolph broke his ankle on November 30, 2006, in an accident during practice that teammates described as gruesome, comparing it to former NFL quarterback Joe Theisman's career-ending injury.[10]

On September 25, 2008, Randolph was signed to a non-guaranteed free-agent contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. His first game with the Blazers was played 38 games into the season, on January 14, 2009 against his former team, the Philadelphia 76ers. Randolph had 4 points in as many minutes.[11] The Blazers did not resign Randolph in the 2009 off-season to make more room on the roster for the drafted players.

Randolph then joined the Miami Heat, but was waived by the team on December 14, 2009.[12] He was signed by the Portland Trail Blazers on December 30,[13] briefly waived,[14] and re-signed to a ten-day contract.[15] He was later signed by Miami again in the late part of the 2010 season.[16] He was waived in October 2010.

On April 1, 2011 he signed with Gallitos de Isabela in Puerto Rico.[17]

In September 2012, Randolph signed with the Washington Wizards.[18] However, he was waived before the start of the regular season.[19] In November 2012, he signed with the Foshan Long Lions of China.[20] Randolph averaged 32.0 points, 14.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game with Foshan. On March 1, 2013, he joined the Boston Celtics on a ten-day contract.[21] He signed a second ten-day contract on March 11, 2013.[22] On March 21, 2013, he signed a multi-year contract with the Celtics.[23] He was later waived by the team on August 1, 2013.[24]

In October 2013, it was reported that Randolph was returning to the Foshan Long Lions.[25]

On March 1, 2014, Randolph signed with the Phoenix Suns for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[26] He made his debut off the bench a day later against the Atlanta Hawks, recording 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal in the 129-120 win.[27]

Highlights[edit]

  • Scored a career-high 16 points vs. Cleveland on April 5, 2013.
  • Per 48 minutes played in 2006–07, averaged 15.6 points, 14.5 rebounds, 1.88 steals and 2.68 blocks.
  • Wore No. 42 because it is half the uniform number worn by his grandfather Ronnie Shavlik (No. 84). Didn't wear it during his time with the Suns because it was already retired by Connie Hawkins; wore No. 43 instead because it was close to 42.
  • Grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds on two occasions.
  • Led all Chinese Basketball Association players in scoring in 2013.
  • Was a Chinese Basketball Association All-Star player.

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
2005–06 Philadelphia 57 1 8.5 .454 .000 .606 2.3 .3 .3 .2 2.3
2006–07 Philadelphia 13 6 13.8 .479 .000 .545 4.2 .3 .5 .8 4.5
2007–08 Philadelphia 9 0 3.0 .286 .000 .000 1.2 .3 .1 .3 .9
2008–09 Portland 10 0 3.7 .615 1.000 .250 1.8 .0 .0 .1 1.8
2009–10 Miami 3 0 15.7 .333 .000 .000 4.3 .0 .3 .3 3.3
2009–10 Portland 3 0 2.0 .333 .000 1.000 .3 .3 .0 .0 1.3
2012–13 Boston 16 0 12.4 .583 .000 .407 4.4 .3 .5 .4 4.2
2013–14 Phoenix 14 0 6.8 .500 .000 .545 1.8 .1 .2 .1 1.4
Career 125 7 8.6 .476 1.000 .547 2.6 .3 .3 .3 2.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Philadelphia 2 0 2.0 .000 .000 .750 .0 .0 .0 .0 1.5
2013 Boston 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 3.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 3 0 2.3 .000 .000 .750 1.0 .0 .0 .0 1.0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Miami Heat media guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Scout.com 2002 Men's Basketball Prospects". 
  3. ^ "Randolph's gift to Duke - 23 on opening night". Sports.espn.go.com. 2002-11-23. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Duhon leads the show for the Blue Devils". Sports.espn.go.com. 2002-11-25. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  5. ^ "Duke Blue Devils Statistics - 2002-03". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  6. ^ "Duke Blue Devils Statistics - 2003-04". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  7. ^ 7:10 PM ET, March 18, 2004PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC (2004-03-18). "(16) Alabama State 61, (1) Duke 96 - Box score". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  8. ^ 8:47 PM ET, April 3, 2004Alamodome, San Antonio, TX (2004-04-03). "(2) Connecticut 79, (1) Duke 78 - Box score". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  9. ^ By Seth Davis, SI.com. "College basketball: Highlights and lowlights of the decade". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  10. ^ le?AID=/20061201/SPORTS03/612010378 CourierPostOnline - South Jersey's Web Site[dead link]
  11. ^ "Portland Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - Box Score - January 14, 2009 - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2009-01-14. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  12. ^ "HEAT Request Waivers on Shavlik Randolph". Nba.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  13. ^ Smith, Brian T. (December 30, 2009). "Blazers sign Randolph". The Columbian. Retrieved December 30, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Trail Blazers waive Shavlik Randolph" (Press release). Portland Trail Blazers. January 6, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Trail Blazers sign Shavlik Randolph" (Press release). Portland Trail Blazers. January 8, 2010. 
  16. ^ [1][dead link]
  17. ^ "Gallitos de Isabela sign Shavlik Randolph". Newsdesk.thebasketballpost.com. 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  18. ^ Cook, Randolph, Gray and Barron Added to Roster (2012-09-19). "Wizards Sign Four For Training Camp". Nba.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  19. ^ "Wizards waive Shavlik Randolph and Steven Gray". Insidehoops.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  20. ^ "Foshan signs Shavlik Randolph". Asia-basket.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  21. ^ Celtics.com March 1, 2013 (2013-03-01). "Celtics Sign Shavlik Randolph". Nba.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  22. ^ "Celtics Sign Randolph to Second 10-Day". Nba.com. 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  23. ^ "Celtics Sign Randolph to Multi-Year Contract". Boston Celtics. March 21, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  24. ^ "Celtics Waive Randolph". NBA.com. August 1, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  25. ^ 白兰多夫正式与佛山续约 重返CBA年薪至少150万
  26. ^ Suns Sign Randolph, Waive Kravtsov
  27. ^ Notebook: Suns 129, Hawks 120

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