Austin Daye

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Austin Daye
Austin Daye.jpg
Daye during his tenure with the Pistons
No. 3 – Atlanta Hawks
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-06-05) June 5, 1988 (age 27)
Irvine, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Woodbridge (Irvine, California)
College Gonzaga (2007–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
20092013 Detroit Pistons
2011 Khimki (Russia)
2013 Memphis Grizzlies
2013–2014 Toronto Raptors
20142015 San Antonio Spurs
2014 Austin Toros (D-League)
2015 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
2015–present Atlanta Hawks
Career highlights and awards

Austin Darren Daye (born June 5, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6'11" small forward played college basketball for Gonzaga before being drafted 15th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2009 NBA draft. He has previously played for the Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs, while also spending time in Russia and the NBA Development League.

High school career[edit]

Daye attended Woodbridge High School in Irvine, California where he played for coach John Halagan. As a junior in 2005–06, he averaged 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game as he named to the All-CIF Southern Sectional Division II A first team and was an All-Orange County third team pick.[1]

In November 2006, Daye signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for Gonzaga.[2]

As a senior in 2006–07, Daye averaged 30.9 points, 12.4 rebounds and 5.4 blocks per game as he was named to the Orange County Register first team after leading Orange County in scoring. He was also named Sea View League Player of the Year, CIF-Southern Section Division I Player of the Year and calhisports.com first-team All-State.[1]

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Daye was listed as the No. 7 small forward and the No. 25 player in the nation in 2007.[3]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Gonzaga, Daye earned WCC All-Freshman Team and All-WCC Honorable Mention honors after averaging 10.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 33 games.[1]

In his sophomore season, Daye earned All-WCC Honorable Mention honors for the second straight year, in addition to earning NABC Division I All-District 9 second team honors. In 34 games, he averaged 12.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 2.1 blocks per game.[4]

In April 2009, Daye declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Daye was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the 15th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. On August 7, 2009, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Pistons.[6]

On September 23, 2011, Daye signed a two-month contract with BC Khimki of the Russian Professional Basketball League.[7] In December 2011, he returned to the Pistons following the conclusion of the NBA lockout.

On January 30, 2013, Daye and Tayshaun Prince were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for José Calderón as part of a three-way deal that landed Rudy Gay in Toronto.[8]

On August 1, 2013, Daye signed with the Toronto Raptors.[9] On February 20, 2014, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Nando de Colo.[10] On March 15, 2014, he was assigned to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.[11] He was recalled the next day.[12] The Spurs went on to win the 2014 NBA championship with a 4-1 defeat of the Miami Heat in NBA Finals; Daye's contributions were limited to a single rebound in six minutes playing time throughout the entire playoff run.

On January 10, 2015, Daye scored a season-high 22 points, in addition to grabbing 10 rebounds, to help the Spurs defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 108-93.[13] A week later, he was waived by the Spurs.[14] On February 16, 2015, he was acquired by the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League.[15] On March 15, 2015, he signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks.[16] He then signed a second 10-day contract with the Hawks on March 25,[17] and a multi-year contract on April 4.[18]

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 Detroit 69 4 13.3 .464 .305 .821 2.5 .5 .4 .4 5.1
2010–11 Detroit 72 16 20.1 .410 .401 .759 3.8 1.1 .5 .5 7.5
2011–12 Detroit 41 4 14.7 .322 .210 .814 2.2 .8 .5 .5 4.7
2012–13 Detroit 24 0 14.5 .443 .525 .833 2.6 .9 .2 .3 5.1
2012–13 Memphis 31 0 10.6 .423 .345 .688 1.9 .7 .3 .5 4.0
2013–14 Toronto 8 0 4.1 .231 .000 .667 .9 .3 .0 .0 1.0
2013–14 San Antonio 14 1 8.2 .382 .414 .571 1.4 .4 .3 .4 4.1
2014–15 San Antonio 26 4 10.3 .351 .339 1.000 2.3 .3 .3 .1 4.0
Career 285 29 14.2 .403 .352 .780 2.6 .7 .4 .4 5.2

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Memphis 4 0 5.0 .375 .000 1.000 .3 .0 .0 .3 1.8
2014 San Antonio 1 0 6.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 5 0 5.2 .300 .000 1.000 .4 .0 .0 .2 1.4

Personal[edit]

Daye's father, Darren, played five seasons in the NBA.[19]

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