Jeff Teague (basketball)

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Jeff Teague
Jeff-Teague-Atlanta-Hawks.jpg
Teague with the Atlanta Hawks
No. 0 – Atlanta Hawks
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1988-06-10) June 10, 1988 (age 26)
Indianapolis, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolPike (Indianapolis, Indiana)
CollegeWake Forest (2007–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career2009–present
Career history
2009–presentAtlanta Hawks
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2009)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2009)
  • All-ACC Freshman Team (2008)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Jeff Teague
Jeff-Teague-Atlanta-Hawks.jpg
Teague with the Atlanta Hawks
No. 0 – Atlanta Hawks
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1988-06-10) June 10, 1988 (age 26)
Indianapolis, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolPike (Indianapolis, Indiana)
CollegeWake Forest (2007–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career2009–present
Career history
2009–presentAtlanta Hawks
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2009)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2009)
  • All-ACC Freshman Team (2008)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jeffrey Demarco "Jeff" Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Teague played college basketball for Wake Forest University before being selected 19th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by Atlanta. His brother, Marquis Teague, played for the University of Kentucky and was selected 29th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls.

College career[edit]

As a freshman in 2007–08, he was 2nd on the team in scoring, scoring 13.9 points per game, just behind fellow freshman James Johnson's 14.6.[1]

In his sophomore season he became the first Wake Forest All-American since Chris Paul in 2004-2005 and the 13th in school history. He was selected as a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, the John Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy. Mid-way though the season Teague was chosen for the Naismith Trophy. He led Wake in scoring with 18.8 points, assists with 110, steals with 58 and three-point percentage at 48.5%. He scored his 1,000th point with the Demon Deacons and became the 45th player in the history of the school to join the club.[2][3] He scored a career-high 34 points on January 11, 2009 in a 92–89 victory over North Carolina.

On April 8, 2009, Teague announced that he planned to forgo his final two seasons at Wake Forest University and make himself available for the NBA draft.

NBA career[edit]

Atlanta Hawks (2009–present)[edit]

Teague was drafted 19th overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2009 NBA draft.[4] On July 20, 2009, he signed a multi-year deal with the Hawks.

On July 10, 2013, Teague was extended a four-year, $32 million offer sheet by the Milwaukee Bucks; however, three days later, the Hawks matched the offer.[5] On March 18, 2014, Teague tied his career high of 34 points in a 118-113 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors.[6] The Hawks finished the 2013–14 season as the 8th seed in the East, eventually losing in the first round of the play-offs to the Indiana Pacers in 7 games.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames 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]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2009–10Atlanta71310.1.396.219.837.91.7.5.23.2
2010–11Atlanta70713.8.438.375.7941.52.0.6.45.2
2011–12Atlanta666633.1.476.342.7572.44.91.6.612.6
2012–13Atlanta807832.9.451.359.8812.37.21.5.414.6
2013–14Atlanta797932.2.438.329.8462.66.71.1.216.5
Career36623324.7.447.340.8312.04.61.1.310.6

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2010Atlanta906.6.333.400.000.2.4.3.11.8
2011Atlanta8629.8.514.143.8262.13.5.8.411.8
2012Atlanta6637.5.411.412.8953.74.2.8.814.0
2013Atlanta6635.5.333.300.8212.85.01.5.313.3
2014Atlanta7734.6.393.333.9503.75.01.0.619.3
Career362527.1.404.333.8822.33.4.8.411.4

Personal life[edit]

Teague is the son of Shawn and Carol Teague. Shawn Teague played college basketball at Missouri and Boston University under Rick Pitino. Jeff Teague has four siblings, two brothers and two sisters. He chose Wake Forest University over Indiana, Boston College, Southern Illinois and Xavier. At Wake Forest he majored in religion.[3][7]

Teague is the older brother of Philadelphia 76ers guard Marquis, who played point guard for the Kentucky Wildcats before being drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2012.

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