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Kevin Love

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympic Games, 2010 FIBA World Championship.
  • Named a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on Jan. 18, 2016.
  • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
  • Member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Played in all eight games and averaged a team fifth best 11.6 ppg., and added a team best 7.6 rpg., and shot 63.0 percent from the field.
  • Member of the 2012 USA National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Played in all five games and averaged 3.8 ppg., 4.4 rpg., 1.0 spg., and shot 50.0 percent from the floor.
  • Member of the 2010 USA World Championship Team that finished 9-0 and won gold, the USA’s first world championship since 1994.
  • Played in all nine World Championship games and averaged 5.7 ppg., a team third-high 4.9 rpg., while shooting 57.1 percent (20-35 FGs) from the field and 77.8 percent (7-9 FTs) from the foul line.
  • Recorded seven points and a team-high 10 rebounds in the USA’s opening win over Croatia in World Championship play and followed that with a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds in USA’s win over Slovenia.; posted a team-leading 13 points and six rebounds in 11 minutes of playing time versus Iran.
  • Member of the 2010 USA Men’s National Team that finished 4-0 in its pre-World Championship tour. Played in three games and averaged 4.0 ppg., 4.7 rpg. and 1.7 spg.
  • In the 2010 USA Basketball Showcase, played for the USA Blue Team that fell 114-96 to the USA White squad. Recorded eight points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes of action.
  • Named a member of the 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team on Feb. 10, 2010.
  • Named a participant of the 2009 USA Men’s National team mini-camp on June 25.
  • Member of the USA Blue Team in the 2009 USA Basketball Showcase and recorded 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals in 17 minutes.
  • Member of the 2007 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team that defeated a World Select Team 100-80 in the 10th annual Nike Hoop Summit in Memphis, Tenn. Recorded 13 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots.


NBA HONORS:

  • Named All-NBA second team in 2012 and 2014.
  • Named All-NBA honorable mention in 2015.
  • Finished 6th in 2011-12 MVP voting.
  • Named 2010-11 Most Improved Player.
  • Three-time NBA All-Star (2011, 2012 and 2014).
  • Started for the 2014 Western Conference All-Star Team and finished with 13 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 33 minutes.
  • Member of the 2012 Western Conference All-Star Team and finished with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals in 18 minutes.
  • Selected to his first NBA All-Star game in 2011, finished with 2 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist in 12 minutes.
  • Finished sixth in voting for 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year.
  • Named 2009 NBA All-Rookie second team.
  • Named 2008-09 NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month once (March).


NBA MILESTONES:

  • Helped lead Cleveland to the 2016 NBA Championship as Cavs became first team to win the Finals after trailing 3-1.
  • Ranks 177th in NBA all-time regular season career rebounding (5946), 155th in made 3-point field goals (742), 152nd in attempted 3-point field goals (2046), 192nd in 3-point percentage (.3627) and 169th in free throw percentage (.8148).


NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2015-16 his 8th NBA season, second with the Cleveland Cavaliers following six seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • Has played in 516 games, started 434 games in his NBA career and averaged 18.3 ppg., 11.5 rpg., 2.4 apg., while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from 3-point and 81.5 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared in 24 career postseason games, started 23, has averaged 14.6 ppg., 8.5 rpg., 2.2 apg., while shooting 38.9 percent from the field, 41.7 percent from 3-point and 81.9 percent from the foul line.
  • Played and stated in 77 games in 2015-16, averaged 31.5 minutes a game, 16.0 ppg. (42nd in NBA), 9.9 rpg. (11th in NBA), 2.4 apg., shot 41.9 percent from the field, 36.0 percent from 3-point and 82.2 percent from the foul line. Ranked tied for 34th in the NBA in efficiency (19.7).
  • Helped lead Cleveland to 2016 NBA Championship, averaged during the playoffs 14.7 ppg., 8.8 rpg., 2.1 apg., and shot 38.5 percent from the field, 41.4 percent from 3-point and 84.0 percent from the foul line.
  • Had surgery April 29, 2015, to repair a torn labrum that was part of his dislocated shoulder suffered in game four of Cleveland’s first round playoff series versus Boston Celtics. 
  • Finished 2011-12 ranked 1st in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game, 1st in double-doubles (48), 2nd in rebounds per game, 2nd in minutes per game, 2nd in efficiency ranking, 4th in points per game, 4th in free throws made, 5th in free throws attempted, 8th in field goals attempted, 10th in field goals made, 17th in 3-point field goals attempted, 21st in 3-point field goals made,
  • As a rookie in 2008-09, played in 81 games, started 37 times, averaged 11.1 ppg., 9.1 rpg., 1.0 apg., while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 78.9 percent from the foul line.
  • Finished 2008-09 ranked third in the NBA in offensive rebounds, ninth in rebounds per game, 14th in double-doubles (29), 20th in defensive rebounds, 47th in free throws made, 50th in free throws attempted.
  • Among all NBA rookies in 2008-09, ranked ninth in scoring, first in rebounds, first in free throw percentage, 12th in minutes played, 16th in blocked shots, 21st in free throw percentage, 23rd in assists, 28th in field goal percentage, 30th in steals, 33rd in 3-point percentage,
  • Drafted by Memphis in the first round, No. 5 overall selection of the 2008 NBA Draft. Draft rights were traded to by Grizzlies along with Brian Cardinal, Mike Miller and Jason Collins to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Greg Buckner, Marko Jaric, Antoine Walker and draft rights to O.J. Mayo.

COLLEGE NOTES:

  • Played one season (2007-08) at UCLA.
  • Named consensus All-American first team, Wooden Award All-America Team and was a finalist for both the Naismith and Wooden Awards.
  • Named Pac-10 Player of the Year, becoming only the second freshman in league history to earn the honor.
  • Also named conference Freshman of the Year, All-Conference first team and All-Freshman Team honors, and was an honorable mention selection for the league’s All-Defensive Team.
  • Set the school freshman single-season records for points scored (681) and rebounds (415).
  • In 2007-08 as a freshman, he led team in scoring (17.5 ppg) and rebounding (10.6 rpg).
  • Scored in double figures in every game and topped the 20-point mark 11 times. Posted 23 double-doubles.
  • Scored 16 points and pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds at Oregon State, the first time a UCLA player had logged 20 or more rebounds in 30 years.
  • Tallied 19 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high seven blocked shots versus Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Recorded a career-high 29 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and four blocked shots versus Western Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen.
  • Notched a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds versus Xavier in the Regional Finals.


PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born September 7, 1988, in Santa Monica, California.
  • Son of Karen and Stan Love. Has an older brother Collin, and a younger sister Emily.
  • Father, Stan, played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Bullets; and his aunt, Kathleen McCartney Hearst, won the 1982 Ironman Triathlon and was inducted into the U.S. Triathlon Hall of Fame.
  • Uncle Mike Love is the lead singer of the Beach Boys.
  • Attended Lake Oswego High School (Oregon) and helped team reach the state 4A tournament four straight years, the state championship game three straight years, and a state title in 2006. Recorded career averages of averages of 26.8 ppg. and 14.5 rpg.
  • Set the Oregon state prep career scoring record with 2,628 points.
  • Named 2007 Gatorade National Male Athlete of the Year.
  • Earned the 2007 Naismith, Wooden, USA Today, National High School Coaches Association, McDonald's and Parade Magazine Male High School Player of the Year awards.
  • Became the first player in state history to be named player of the year three times, winning the award outright his sophomore and junior seasons and sharing the award his senior season with Duke’s Kyle Singler.
  • Honored as a 2007 McDonald's All-American, scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds in 22 minutes to help his West squad top the East 114-112.
  • Voted Most Likely to Play in the NBA by NBA personnel at the 2005 NBA Players Association Camp, also was named the camp's Co-Player of the Week
  • In 2004 became the only freshman chosen as the Les Schwab Invitational's Most Valuable Player.
  • Helped his 2006-07 squad to a 26-2 record and state runner-up finish, averaging 37.0 ppg., 15.0 rpg., 4.0 apg. and 4.2 bpg.
  • Lake Oswego finished as the No. 6 team in the West in USA Today’s 2007 regional rankings.
  • Scored 37 points, including 24 straight for Lake Oswego, in the 2007 Oregon 6A state championship, but lost, 58-54.
  • As a junior in 2005-06, was Oregon's top scorer and rebounder with 28.0 ppg. and 16.1 rpg., also added 3.3 apg., 1.3 spg. and 2.3 bpg. to help his team to a 26-3 record and the state championship title.
  • Averaged 25.3 ppg., 15.4 rpg., 3.7 apg., 1.2 spg. and 2.0 bpg. as a sophomore in 2004-05 to finish 21-8.
  • As a freshman in 2003-04, averaged 13.4 ppg., 2.9 apg., 1.3 spg. and 3.3 bpg. to help his team to a 19-9 record.


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USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM
G/S
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012 OLY 8/0 136/17.0 34-  54 .630 8-22 .364 17-30 .567 61/ 7.6 93/ 11.6 3 2 2
2012 MNT 5/0   60/12.0   8-  16 .500 1-  4 .250   2-  3 .667 22/ 4.4 19/ 3.8 4 1 5
2010 WC 9/0   80/  8.9 20-  35 .571 4-  9 .444   7-  9 .778 44/ 4.9 51/ 5.7 7 1 3
2010 MNT 3/0  23/  7.7   4-  10 .400 0-  1 .000   4-  4 1.000 14/ 4.7 12/ 4.0 2 1 5
2010 MNTX 1/0  20/20.0   2-    5 .400 1-  2 .500   3-  4 .755 7/ 7.0 8/ 8.0 0 0 0
2009 MNT 1/0  17/17.0   2-    5 .400 0-  1 .000   0-  0 .--- 3/ 3.0 4/ 4.0 1 0 2
2007 HSUM 1/1  18/18.9   5-    9 .555 1-  1 1.000   2-  2 1.000 8/ 8.0 13/ 13.0 3 2 1
Totals
28/1
354/12.6
75-134
.560
15-40
.375
35-52
.673
159/ 5.7
200/ 7.1
20
7
18

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