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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Magic Take Redick With 11th Pick



From OrlandoMagic.com:

The Orlando Magic have selected guard J.J. Redick in the first round (11th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft.

Redick (6’4”, 190, 6/24/84) is the all-time leading scorer in both Duke University and Atlantic Coast Conference history with 2,769 points (16th in NCAA history). He played four seasons at Duke, averaging 19.9 ppg., 2.7 rpg., 2.2 apg. and 1.09 stlpg. in 139 career games. Redick shot .406 (457-of-1,126) from three-point range and .912 (662-of-726) from the free throw line.

Redick was named Wooden, Naismith and Associated Press Player of the Year following his senior season in 2005-06. He set an NCAA record for career three-pointers made (457) and finished second in NCAA history in free throw percentage (.912). Redick was named ACC Player of the Year and First Team All-America for the second straight season, after averaging 26.8 ppg. and shooting .421 (139-of-330) from three-point range. He also earned ACC Tournament MVP for the second straight time.

As a junior (2004-05), Redick averaged 21.8 ppg. He was named Rupp National Player of the Year and ACC Player of the Year, and also earned ACC Tournament MVP honors. Redick led the ACC in scoring, free throw percentage (.938), minutes played (37.3 minpg.) and three-point field goals per game (3.7). He led Duke and was ninth in the ACC with a .403 (121-of-300) from three-point land.

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