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Paul George

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Gold Medal: 2016 Olympic Games.
  • Named on Feb. 10, 2020, a finalist for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team.
  • Member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team, played in all eight USA games, started two, averaged a team fourth-best 11.3 ppg., added 4.5 rpg., 1.9 apg. and 1.5 spg. in 19.0 minutes per game to help lead the USA to an 8-0 record and a third-straight gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games from Aug. 6-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Shot 45.7 percent from the field (32-70 FGs), 28.5 percent from 3-point (8-28 3pt FGs) and 85.7 percent from the line (18-21 FTs).
  • Named a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on June 27, 2016.
  • Member of the 2016 USA National Team that finished its pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Averaged 9.7 ppg., 1.7 rpg., 0.6 apg. in the three games appeared in. Started one game, and was held out of the final two games.
  • Suffered a right leg, open tibia-fibula fracture with 9:33 remaining in the 4th quarter of the 2014 USA Basketball Showcase. Recorded 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 24:39 of action for the victorious USA White Team in the abbreviated 2014 USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
  • Recorded 10 points and added 5 rebounds to help the USA White to 128-106 victory in the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Selected a member of the 2012 USA Basketball Select Team that trained against the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team.
  • Was invited to the 2009 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team trials, but was unable to participate due to an injury.

NBA HONORS:

  • Named All-NBA first team (2019). 
  • Four-time All-NBA third team selection (2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018).
  • Two-time NBA All-Defensive first team (2014 and 2019).
  • Two-time NBA All-Defensive second team (2013, 2016).
  • Finished the 2018-19  season third in MVP voting.
  • Named the 2013 NBA Most Improved Player for the 2012-13 season, he was the only player in the NBA to average at least 17.0 ppg., 7.5 rpg., 4.0 apg. and 1.75 spg.
  • Six-time (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) NBA All-Star Team selection.
  • In six All-Star game appearances has averaged 25.7 minutes, 20.7 ppg., 4.2 rpg., 3.5 apg. and 1.5 spg.
  • Member of Team Giannis at 2019 NBA All-Star. Recorded 20 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists in 26 minutes.
  • Member of Team LeBron at 2018 NBA All-Star. Recorded 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 26.5 minutes.
  • Member of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference All-Stars, recorded 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 22.1 minutes.
  • Voted a 2016 NBA Eastern Conference All-Star starter, recorded a game high 41 points (16-26 FGs, 9-19 3pt FGs), 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 26:49 of action.
  • His 41-point outburst in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game was one point shy of Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star scoring record of 42 points.
  • Named to the 2014 NBA All-Star East Team, recorded 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals in 33 minutes of action.
  • Named to the 2013 NBA All-Star East Team, recorded 17 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in 20 minutes of action.
  • Participated in Foot Locker 3-Point Contest at the 2013 and 2018 NBA All-Star Weekends.
  • Named to 2011 NBA All-Rookie second team.
  • Participated in both the Rising Stars Challenge and the Slam Dunk Contest during the 2012 All-Star Weekend in Orlando, Fla.
  • Scored 23 points for the victorious Team Chuck in the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge.

NBA MILESTONES:

  • From Nov. 30, 2018 to March 5, 2019, recorded 40 straight games with at least two shots from beyond 3-point, making him just the second player in NBA history to hold as long of a streak (Stephen Curry, 53, 50).
  • On Oct. 30, 2018, versus the LA Clippers, logged his 1,700th assist, making him one of seven forwards in NBA history with at least 1,700 assists, 900 steals and a 3-point percentage of 37.0 or better.
  • Passed 7,000 career points in the win over New York (1/7/17) and reached the 8,000-point mark in the win at Orlando (4/8/17).

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2018-19 his ninth NBA season, spending seven with the Indiana Pacers and two with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Was traded to the L.A. Clippers by the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 10, 2019.
  • Through the 2018-19 season, has played in 604 NBA regular season games, started 556 games, has compiled 20,424 minutes (33.8 mpg.), 11,983 points (19.8 ppg.), 3,891 rebounds (6.4 rpg.), 2,000 assists (3.3 apg.) and 1,071 steals (1.8 spg.), while shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from 3-point and 84.4 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared and started in 76 career postseason games, has averaged 20.1 ppg., 7.3 rpg., 3.8 apg. and 1.7 spg., while shooting 42.3 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from 3-point and 80.9 percent from the foul line.
  • Played and started in 77 games in 2018-19, averaged 36.9 minutes, 28.0 ppg. (2nd in NBA), 8.2 rpg., 4.1 apg., 2.2 spg. (1st in the NBA), and shot 43.8 percent from the field, 38.6 percent from 3-point and 83.9 percent from the foul line.
  • Is the only player to average as many points, rebounds and steals in a season since steals became an official stat since Michael Jordan in 1988-89.
  • Returned a little more than eight months after suffering a right leg, open tibia-fibula fracture in the 2014 USA Basketball Showcase and made his season debut against Miami on April 5, 2015. Recorded 13 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 15 minutes of action.
  • Played in six games in 2014-15 and averaged 15.2 minutes, 8.8 ppg., 3.7 rpg., 1.0 apg., 0.8 spg, shot 36.7 percent from the field, 40.9 percent from 3-point and 72.7 percent from the foul line. 
  • Drafted in the first round, No. 10 overall, of the 2010 NBA Draft by Indiana. Became an early entry candidate after two collegiate seasons at Fresno State University.

COLLEGIATE NOTES:

  • Attended Fresno State University for two years.
  • Named 2009-10 All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
  • As a sophomore, started all 29 games, averaged 16.8 ppg., 7.2 rpg., 3.0 apg., 2.2 spg. and 0.8 bpg. while shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from 3-point range.
  • Produced the best single-season free throw percentage in Fresno State history, connecting on 120-132 FT (.909) in 2009-10.
  • Recorded a career-high 30 points and went 9-of-9 from the free throw line in a 19-point win over eventual WAC Tournament Champion New Mexico State on Feb. 11, 2010.
  • As a freshman in 2008-09, started all 34 games, averaged 14.3 ppg., and led the Bulldogs in rebounds (6.2), steals (1.7) and double-doubles (6); also was the WAC leader in minutes played and second in the conference in 3-point shooting, steals (59) and steals per game (1.74).
  • Earned the Nov. 18, 2009, ESPN Sportscenter “No. 1 Play of the Day” when he threw down an emphatic one handed dunk in a road contest at Saint Mary’s College.

 

PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born in Sun Valley, California.
  • Son of Paul and Paulette George; has two older sisters, Teiosha, who played basketball at Pepperdine, and Portala, who was a volleyball player at CSU-San Bernardino.
  • As a senior at Pete Knight H.S. (Palmdale, Calif.) he averaged 25 ppg., 12 rpg., 3 apg. and 3 spg.
  • Named Golden League Most Valuable Player, Antelope Valley Press Player of the Year, and was a member of the Daily News 2007-08 All-Area Boys’ basketball team.

 

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USA BASKETBALL STATISTICS


TEAM
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2016 OLY 8/2 152/19.0 32-   70 .457  8-28 .286 18-21 .857 36/  4.5 90/ 11.3 15 5 12
2016 MNT 3/1  43/14.3 10-   20 .500  4-12 .333   5-  6 .833 5/  1.7 29/   9.7 3 2 5
2014 MNT 1/1  25/25.0  0-     7 .000  0-  2 .000   0-  0 .--- 3/  3.0   0/   0.0 2 0 2
2013 MNT 1/1  25/25.0  3-   10 .300  1-  4 .250   3-  4 .750 7/  7.0 10/ 10.0 1 0 0
Totals
13/5
245/18.8
45-107
.421
13-46
.283
26-31
.839
51/  3.9
129/   9.9
21
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