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As of September 14, 2017

USA Basketball Notes

  • Member of the 2017 USA AmeriCup Team that finished 5-0 and won the gold medal.

  • Named to the five-player FIBA AmeriCup 2017 All-Tournament Team.  Started in four of the five games, averaged a team-best 13.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

  • Named on Aug. 21, 2017, a member of the USA Men's AmeriCup Team.

  • Announced as participating in the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s AmeriCup Team Training Camp on August 14, 2017.

Professional Notes

  • Has played for the NBA Detroit Pistons during two seasons, 2015-16  and 2016-17.
  • Has played in 77 NBA games, started three games, averaged 9.9 minutes, 3.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. Shot 38.5 percent from the field, 32.3 percent from 3-point and 73.5 percent from the foul line.
  • On June 28, 2017,  traded to the Houston Rockets and was then traded to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of the trade that sent Chris Paul to Houston. Waived by the Clippers on June 29, 2017. 
  • In 2016-17, played in 39 games for the Detroit Pistons, averaged 5.9 minutes, 3.3 points per game.  Shot 37.3 percent from the field, 26.1 percent from 3-point and 75.0 percent from the foul line.
  • Played in 2016-17 with the G League Grand Rapids Drive. Played in four games, averaged 34.1 minutes, 23.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Shot 45.9 percent from the field, 40.6 percent from 3-point and 76.5 percent from the foul line.
  • On June 30, 2016, was ruled out of the 2016 NBA Summer League after suffering a stress fracture of the lower back.
  •  In 2015-16, played in 38 games for the Detroit Pistons, averaged 10.1 minutes, 4.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.  Shot 39.7 percent from the field, 38.0 percent from 3-point and 72.5 percent from the foul line. Broke his nose during training camp which required surgery.
  • Played in 2015-16 with the G League Grand Rapids Drive. Played in three games, averaged 32.8 minutes, 25.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. Shot 49.0 percent from the field, 44.0 percent from 3-point and 88.0 percent from the foul line.
  • In the 2015 NBA Orlando Summer League, averaged 9.4 points per game.
  • Selected 38th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft.

College Notes

  • Played four seasons (2011-12 - 2015-16) at  Villanova University.  Played in 132 games, started 112 games, averaged 26.7 minutes per game, compiled 1,511 points (11.4 ppg), 18th highest in school history; 400 rebounds (3.0 rpg.), 248 assists (1.9 apg.)  and 176 steals (1.3 spg.). Shot 43.6 percent from the field, 36.7 percent from 3-point and 74.8 percent from the foul line.
  • As a senior (2014-15), played and started in 35 games, started 3  games, averaged 28.8 minutes, 14.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game. Shot 44.0 percent from the field, 38.7 percent from 3-point and 79.6 percent from the foul line. Named The Sporting News All-America second team, Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Year, All-Big East Conference first team, All-Big East Tournament.
  • As a junior (2013-14), played and started in 34 games, averaged 29.1 minutes, 14.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Shot 48.6 percent from the field, 41.4 percent from 3-point and 71.8 percent from the free throw line.  Shared the Big East Conference Most Improved Player Award with teammate Daniel Ochefu. Named All-Philadelphia Big 5 second team All-Big East Conference honorable mention. 
  • As a sophomore (2012-13), played and started in 34 games, averaged 29.9  minutes, 11.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. Shot 40.3 percent from the field, 31.5 percent from 3-point and 73.9 percent from the foul line. 
  • As a freshman (2011-12), played in 29 games, started nine games, averaged 18.1 minutes, 4.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. Shot 37.3 percent from the field and 29.2 percent from behind the 3-point.

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