DeAndre Liggins

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DeAndre Liggins
Deandre-Liggins.jpg
Liggins with Kentucky in 2011
No. 28 – Cleveland Cavaliers
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-03-31) March 31, 1988 (age 28)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nevada)
College Kentucky (2008–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Orlando Magic
2012–2013 Oklahoma City Thunder
2012–2013 Tulsa 66ers
2013–2014 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2014 Miami Heat
2014 →Sioux Falls Skyforce
2014–2015 Krasny Oktyabr
2015 Eisbären Bremerhaven
2015–2016 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2016–present Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards

DeAndre Desmond Liggins (born March 31, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for Kentucky.

High school career[edit]

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Liggins was listed as the No. 6 point guard and the No. 28 player in the nation in 2008.[1]

College career[edit]

Liggins played three years at the University of Kentucky. He spent his first two years mostly coming off the bench, but in his junior year, coach John Calipari decided to start him. After his junior season, he elected to enter the 2011 NBA draft.

College statistics[edit]

College Year GP MIN SPG BPG RPG APG PPG FG% FT% 3P%
Kentucky 2008–09 33 16.5 0.7 0.4 2.4 2.8 4.2 .362 .673 .235
Kentucky 2009–10 29 15.3 0.7 0.3 2.3 0.8 3.8 .419 .590 .318
Kentucky 2010–11 38 31.6 1.2 0.7 4.0 2.5 8.6 .424 .648 .391

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Professional career[edit]

Orlando Magic (2011–2012)[edit]

On June 24, 2011, Liggins was selected with the 53rd overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic.[3] Liggins made his NBA debut for Orlando on February 20, 2012 in a road game against the Milwaukee Bucks where he recorded three points and two rebounds in 10 minutes on the court.[4] In July 2012, he joined the Magic for the 2012 NBA Summer League.

Oklahoma City Thunder (2012–2013)[edit]

On September 12, 2012, Liggins signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[5] During the 2012–13 season, he had multiple assignments with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.[6] On January 13, 2013, Liggins started his first NBA game for the Thunder against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland. He recorded 11 points and nine rebounds as the Thunder defeated the Trail Blazers, 87-83. In July 2013, he joined the Thunder for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On September 6, 2013, Liggins was waived by the Thunder.[7]

Sioux Falls Skyforce and Miami Heat (2013–2014)[edit]

In November 2013, Liggins was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce. On February 3, 2014, he was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[8]

On February 25, 2014, Liggins signed a 10-day contract with the Miami Heat.[9] On March 8, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Heat.[10] The next day, he was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[11] He was recalled a day later. On March 14, 2014, he was waived by the Heat. He managed only one game for the Heat, recording 2 points and 1 rebound.[12] On March 18, 2014, he was re-acquired by the Skyforce.[13] On April 21, he was named the 2014 D-League Defensive Player of the Year.[14]

Russia and Germany (2014–2015)[edit]

In July 2014, Liggins joined the Detroit Pistons for the Orlando Summer League and the Los Angeles Clippers for the Las Vegas Summer League. On October 15, 2014, he signed with Krasny Oktyabr of Russia for the 2014–15 season.[15] On January 20, 2015, he parted ways with Krasny Oktyabr.[16] On February 27, 2015, he signed with Eisbären Bremerhaven of Germany for the rest of the season.[17]

Second Sioux Falls Skyforce stint (2015–present)[edit]

On November 2, 2015, Liggins was reacquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[18] On January 29, he was named in the East All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game, earning his second All-Star nod in three years.[19] However, he was ruled out of the All-Star game due to a right plantar fascia injury suffered on January 9, and was replaced in the East team by Quinn Cook.[20] On April 13, he earned D-League Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second time in three years.[21] He helped the Skyforce finish with a D-League-best 40–10 record in 2015–16, and went on to help the team win the league championship with a 2–1 Finals series win over the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[22] At the season's end, he was named to the All-NBA D-League Second Team and All-NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team for the second time in his career.[23]

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
2011–12 Orlando 17 0 6.8 .480 .000 .474 .9 .3 .4 .0 1.9
2012–13 Oklahoma City 39 1 7.4 .447 .368 .500 1.4 .4 .5 .1 1.5
2013–14 Miami 1 0 1.0 1.000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 57 1 7.1 .466 .304 .486 1.2 .4 .4 .1 1.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Oklahoma City 8 0 8.5 .333 .200 .250 1.8 .5 .1 .1 1.0
Career 8 0 8.5 .333 .200 .250 1.8 .5 .1 .1 1.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DeAndre Liggins Recruiting Profile". Yahoo.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "DeAndre Liggins Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Dunlap, Evan (June 24, 2011). "Orlando Magic Select DeAndre Liggins with 53rd Overall Pick in 2011 NBA Draft". OrlandoPinstripedPost.com. SB Nation. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ Dunlap, Evan (February 20, 2012). "DeAndre Liggins Makes NBA Debut for Orlando Magic". OrlandoPinstripedPost.com. SB Nation. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "OKC Thunder sign DeAndre Liggins and Andy Rautins". InsideHoops.com. September 12, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2012-13 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Thunder Waives DeAndre Liggins". NBA.com. September 6, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Eighth Annual NBA D-League All-Star Game Features 16 Players With NBA Experience". NBA.com. February 3, 2014. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ "HEAT Signs DeAndre Liggins". NBA.com. February 25, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ "HEAT Signs DeAndre Liggins". NBA.com. March 8, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ "DeAndre Liggins to Join Skyforce". NBA.com. March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  12. ^ "HEAT Signs Justin Hamilton". NBA.com. March 14, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ "DeAndre Liggins Returns to Skyforce". NBA.com. March 18, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  14. ^ "DeAndre Liggins Named 2014 NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year". NBA. April 21, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ "ДеАндре Лиггинс подписал контракт с «Красным Октябрем»". BCRedOctober.com (in Russian). October 15, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Krasny Oktyabr parted ways with Liggins, signing Jamont Gordon". Sportando.com. January 20, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Eisbaren-Bremerhaven lands DeAndre Liggins". Sportando.com. February 27, 2015. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Skyforce Announces 2015-16 Training Camp Roster". OurSportsCentral.com. November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Sixteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented By Kumho Tire". NBA.com. January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Keith Benson and Quinn Cook Named as All-Star Replacements". NBA.com. February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  21. ^ Hrdlicka, Kylie (April 13, 2016). "SIOUX FALLS' DEANDRE LIGGINS NAMED 2015-16 NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR". NBA.com. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Sioux Falls Skyforce Cap Historic Season with First NBA D-League". NBA.com. April 27, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  23. ^ "NBA Development League Announces 2015-16 All-NBA D-League Teams". NBA.com. April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016. 

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