Redd playing against the Washington Wizards in April 2008, during his tenure with the Bucks
August 24, 1979 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||West (Columbus, Ohio)|
|College||Ohio State (1997–2000)|
|NBA draft||2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|Career highlights and awards|
Michael Wesley Redd (born August 24, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player. He was drafted 43rd overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2000 NBA draft. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, where he attended West High School. He was also a member of the U.S. national basketball team.
Standing 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall and weighing 215 pounds (98 kg), Redd spent both his collegiate and professional career at the shooting guard position.
Early life and education
Redd was born on August 24, 1979 in Columbus, Ohio. In his college years, Redd spent three years leading the offensive attack of Ohio State University garnering point averages of 21.9, 19.5, and 17.5, respectively. As a sophomore, Redd and Scoonie Penn led Ohio State to the NCAA Final Four. He was then drafted after his junior year in the 2000 NBA draft as a second round pick (43rd overall) by the Milwaukee Bucks.
2000–2011: Milwaukee Bucks
In his rookie year, Redd wasn't able to contribute immediately as he was behind NBA All-Star guard Ray Allen on the depth chart. Later on, however, it became apparent that he was better than anticipated as proven by accounts that he had played extremely well against Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson, and other teammates in practice. It was then that former Bucks coach George Karl rewarded him with additional playing time. He did not disappoint as he posted averages of 33.2 points per contest as well as 44.4% on three point baskets. Notably, it was this year that on February 20, 2002 against the Houston Rockets, Redd made eight three-point field goals in the fourth quarter, a then-NBA record. In October 2002, he signed a four-year $12 million offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks but it was matched by the Bucks and he remained in Milwaukee. During the 2003–04 season, Redd's performance, amongst other reasons (ouster of Ray Allen to Seattle via a trade), was rewarded with full starter's duties and later earning averages of 21.7 points per contest en route to his first and only All-Star Game appearance.
After the 2004–2005 NBA season, Redd signed a new contract with the Bucks that lasted 6 years and was worth $91 million. He chose to stay with the Bucks over leaving for his homestate team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a chance to play for less money with LeBron James.
In the 2007 NBA, Redd had the best season of his career. He averaged a career high 26.7 points per game and set a Bucks record for most points in a game, with 57.
The Milwaukee Bucks were dealt a devastating blow January 25, 2009 when they learned Redd would miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. Redd missed the rest of the 2008–09 season.
Redd returned for the Bucks to start the 2009–10 season, but during a game against the Lakers on January 10, 2010, he re-tore his ACL and MCL in the same knee that he had injured almost a year earlier. It was announced the next day that he would once again be lost for the rest of the season.
On March 28, 2011, Redd was able to return to the Milwaukee Bucks after 14 months from the injury and recorded 4 assists in his return. On March 30, 2011 against the Toronto Raptors, Redd scored his first NBA basket since his return from injury. Redd played 10 games in the 2010–2011 NBA season. When he left Milwaukee, he had averaged exactly 20 points per game in his 11 seasons with the team.
2011–2012: Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns signed Redd to a one-year contract on December 29, 2011. Redd made his debut for Phoenix on January 12, 2012, scoring 14 points in a loss to the Cavaliers. Redd returned to Milwaukee on February 7, scoring 14 points in the win over the Bucks. He received a standing ovation from the crowd. On March 18, 2012 Redd scored a season-high 25 points in a victory against the Houston Rockets.
On November 6, 2013, Redd announced his retirement from the NBA.
U.S. national team
Redd has frequently played for Team USA at the junior level and played in the 2007 FIBA Americas tournament, a qualifying tournament for the 2008 Summer Olympics. He averaged over 15 points throughout the competition. During the team's game against Puerto Rico, Redd set the qualifying record for most 3 pointers made in one game. He also set the record of most three pointers made in the whole tournament (28) surpassing Penny Hardaway who had the previous record of 22. Redd participated at the 2008 Olympics as the team went unbeaten on the way to winning back the gold medal after defeating 2006 World Champion Spain and living up to their "Redeem Team" moniker after missing out in the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Redd, a devout Christian, bought a church building for his father's ministry as the first purchase after signing his big contract worth $91 million over 6 years. The church was newly named Philadelphia Deliverance Church of Christ built in his hometown of Columbus.
Redd, via NCT Ventures, invested in Azoti, an Ohio startup that connects producers and buyers of food.
- All-NBA Third Team: 2004
- NBA All-Star: 2004
- Held NBA record for most three-point field goals made in one quarter with 8 in the fourth quarter (February 20, 2002 vs. Houston Rockets); since broken by Klay Thompson on January 23, 2015.
- 4th on Milwaukee Bucks all-time points list, 5th in Milwaukee Bucks all-time scoring avg.
- Won the 1998, 1999, and 2000 Ohio State Most Valuable Player awards.
- Was 1999–00 All-Big Ten First Team in college.
- Scored a playoff career-high of 40 points against the Detroit Pistons on April 29, 2006.
- Named to the USA Olympic basketball team.
- Gold medal with Team USA, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship
- Gold medal with Team USA, 2008 Summer Olympic Games
- Scored a career-high and Milwaukee Bucks franchise record 57 points against the Utah Jazz on November 11, 2006.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Due to rules violations under Ohio State head coach Jim O'Brien, Ohio State's appearance in this tournament was stricken from NCAA records.
- Redd expected to take in first practice Friday
- Bucks have to match four-year, $12 million deal
- Bucks keep Redd away from Mavericks
- Disgruntled Bell back as Bucks open training camp
- Redd's MRI reveals ACL, MCL tears
- Bucks' Redd out for season with injured left knee
- Coro, Paul (29 December 2011). "Phoenix Suns sign guard Michael Redd". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
- Michael Redd to retire Wednesday
- US hoops back on top, beats Spain for gold medal
- Redd faces toughest challenge in leadership role, published April 27, 2006, retrieved March 31, 2007
- Church is Redd's gift to his grateful father
- Redd scores 40, Ford adds 15 assists in Bucks win
- Redd's record 57 points can't carry Bucks over Jazz
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