Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 2014 2.jpg
Caldwell-Pope with the Pistons
No. 5 – Detroit Pistons
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1993-02-18) February 18, 1993 (age 22)
Thomaston, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Greenville (Greenville, Georgia)
College Georgia (2011–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro career 2013–present
Career history
2013–present Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Kentavious Tannell Caldwell-Pope (born February 18, 1993) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was one of the top high school basketball players in the class of 2011. He was selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons.[1] Caldwell-Pope played college basketball for Georgia for two years before declaring for the 2013 NBA draft on April 15, 2013.[2]

High school career[edit]

Caldwell-Pope was a highly heralded player in high school. As a senior, he averaged 31 points and 8.2 rebounds per game at Greenville High School in Greenville, Georgia. He led the Patriots to the State Class A Final Four in 2011 and to consecutive Sweet 16 berths in 2009–10.

He was named to several prominent high school All-America teams as a senior, including being selected to play in the 2011 McDonald's All-American Game[3] and the Jordan Brand Classic.[4]

As a senior, he was rated the nation's No. 3 shooting guard prospect, the No. 12 prospect overall, by recruiting analysts for Rivals.com.

College career[edit]

Caldwell-Pope chose Georgia over scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Tennessee among others.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
G
Greenville, Georgia Greenville 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jul 17, 2010 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Freshman season[edit]

As a freshman, Caldwell-Pope was named to the Coaches' Freshman All-SEC Team, which also included NBA lottery picks Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. His highest output as a freshman was 25 points vs. Ole Miss, which was the most by a UGA freshman in almost 13 years.[5]

Sophomore season[edit]

As a sophomore, Caldwell-Pope was named SEC Player of the Year after averaging 18.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.[6] He ended his career at Georgia scoring a career-high 32 points and 13 rebounds in a loss against LSU at the SEC tournament in Nashville.[7]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Georgia 32 32 32.1 .396 .304 .654 5.2 1.2 1.8 .3 13.2
2012–13 Georgia 32 32 33.9 .433 .373 .799 7.1 1.8 2.0 .5 18.5
Career[8] 64 64 33.0 .415 .339 .727 6.2 1.5 1.9 .4 15.9

Professional career[edit]

Caldwell-Pope was selected with the 8th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. He joined the Pistons for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On July 19, 2013, he signed his first professional contract with the Pistons.[9] On April 16, 2014, he scored a career-high 30 points in a 111-112 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.[10]

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
2013–14 Detroit 80 41 19.8 .396 .319 .770 2.0 .7 .9 .2 5.9
2014–15 Detroit 82 82 31.5 .401 .345 .696 3.1 1.3 1.1 .2 12.7
Career 162 123 25.7 .399 .337 .717 2.5 1.0 1.0 .2 9.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivals Player Profile, rivals.yahoo.com. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Georgia sophomore star entering NBA draft". USA Today. April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ White, Chris (February 10, 2011). "http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2011/02/10/1454929/high-school-basksetball-greenvilles.html". Ledger-Enquirer. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ 2011 Jordan Brand Classic: West Team, jordanbrandclassic.com. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Mississippi 66, Georgia 63". ESPN. January 21, 2012. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ Lockridge & Cole (March 12, 2013). "Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope named SEC's top player". The Tennessean. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "LSU 68, Georgia 63". ESPN. March 14, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, rivals.yahoo.com. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  9. ^ Detroit Pistons Sign Draft Selections Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tony Mitchell
  10. ^ Notebook: Thunder 112, Pistons 111

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