Raulzinho Neto

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Raul Neto
Raulzinho Neto (2016 Summer Olympics) 2.jpg
No. 25 – Utah Jazz
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1992-05-19) May 19, 1992 (age 25)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 179 lb (81 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2011 Minas Tênis Clube
2011–2014 Lagun Aro GBC
2014–2015 UCAM Murcia
2015–present Utah Jazz
2017 Salt Lake City Stars

Raul "Raulzinho" Togni Neto (born May 19, 1992) is a Brazilian professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is also a member of the senior men's Brazilian national basketball team.

Professional career[edit]

Neto made his professional debut in 2008 with Minas Tênis Clube during the 2008–09 FIBA Americas League. He played a further three seasons for Minas and even represented the World Team at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit.

After averaging 12.6 points and 2.2 assists per game as a sixth man for Minas in 2010–11, Neto signed with Lagun Aro GBC of Spain for the 2011–12 season. After averaging 8.5 points and 2.9 assists per game during the 2012–13 season with Lagun Aro, Neto was selected with the 47th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He was later traded to the Utah Jazz on draft night.[1] However, he did not join the Jazz and instead returned to Lagun Aro for the 2013–14 season.[2]

On August 1, 2014, Neto signed a three-year deal with UCAM Murcia.[3] He parted ways with the club following the 2014–15 season in order to sign in the NBA.[4]

On July 9, 2015, Neto signed with the Utah Jazz.[5] He made his debut for the Jazz in the team's season opener against the Detroit Pistons on October 28, 2015, recording 8 points and 3 assists as a starter in a 92–87 loss.[6] On January 27, 2016, Neto was selected to the 2016 Rising Stars Challenge as a member of the World Team.[7] On February 19, 2016, he scored a season-high 15 points in a 111–93 win over the Boston Celtics.[8] On January 9, 2017, he spent a day with the Salt Lake City Stars, Utah's D-League affiliate.[9][10] He was reassigned to Salt Lake City on January 11, 2017,[11] and then recalled the next day.[12]

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
2015–16 Utah 81 53 18.5 .431 .395 .743 1.5 2.1 .8 .0 5.9
2016–17 Utah 40 0 8.6 .451 .323 .889 .8 .9 .5 .1 2.5
Career 121 53 15.2 .434 .383 .759 1.2 1.7 .7 .1 4.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017 Utah 9 0 6.7 .615 .500 1.000 .8 .4 .1 .1 2.6

Career

9 0 6.7 .615 .500 1.000 .8 .4 .1 .1 2.6

National team career[edit]

Neto gained attention after leading the Brazil under-18 team to an impressive runners-up showing at the 2010 FIBA Americas Under-18 tournament.[13] He followed that up by being the youngest member of the Brazil national basketball team during the 2010 FIBA World Championship, but played sparingly. He later participated for the senior national team at the 2012 Olympics and the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. During the World Cup, he had a great performance against Argentina in the round of 16, when he scored 21 points to lead Brazil to a win.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jazz Acquires Draft Rights to Raul Neto from Atlanta". NBA.com. June 27, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Raul Neto will not yet join Utah Jazz". InsideHoops.com. July 18, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Raul Neto inks with UCAM Murcia". Sportando.com. August 1, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Jazz will sign Raul Neto?". Sportando.com. July 8, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ Lea, Bill (July 9, 2015). "Jazz Sign Raul Neto to Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ Trister, Noah (October 28, 2015). "Pistons top Jazz 92-87, improve to 2-0 on season". NBA.com. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Rodney Hood and Raul Neto Named to 2016 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge". NBA.com. January 27, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ Copeland, Kareem (February 19, 2016). "Favors scores 23 as Jazz beat Celtics 111-93". NBA.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Jazz Assign Alec Burks, Danté Exum and Raul Neto to Salt Lake City Stars". NBA.com. January 9, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Jazz Recall Alec Burks, Danté Exum and Raul Neto from Salt Lake City Stars". NBA.com. January 9, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Jazz Assign Alec Burks and Raul Neto to Salt Lake City Stars". NBA.com. January 11, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Jazz Recall Alec Burks and Raul Neto from Salt Lake City Stars". NBA.com. January 12, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  13. ^ Givony, Jonathan (July 1, 2010). "FIBA Americas U-18 Championships: Top International Prospects". DraftExpress.com. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  14. ^ Lea, Bill (September 8, 2014). "Raul Neto Scores 21 to Beat Argentina". NBA.com. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 

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