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P.J. Tucker

USA BASKETBALL

  • Named on June 10, 2019, a member of the 2019 USA Basketball Men's National Team training camp roster that will be used to select the official 12-member 2019 USA World Cup Team.
  • Member of the 2004 USA U20 Championship Team that compiled a 5-0 record and captured gold at the FIBA Americas U20 Championship in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Played in all of the USA games, averaged 7.0 ppg. and 5.0 rpg., shot 50.0 percent from the floor and 76.9 percent from the foul line.

NBA MILESTONES:

  • On Feb. 8, 2014, recorded 16 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and 4 steals in a win over Golden State to become the first Suns player to have 15 points, 15 rebounds and 4 steals in a game since Shawn Marion in 2007.

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2018-19 his 8th NBA season, second with the Houston Rockets.
  • Has played in 582 games, starting 406 games, in his NBA regular season career and has compiled 16,726 (28.7 mpg.), 4304 points (7.4 ppg.), 3323 rebounds (5.7 rpg.), 824 assists (1.4 apg.), 713 steals (1.2 spg.), while shooting 42.2 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from 3-point and 74.4 percent from the foul line.
  • Has played in 38 career NBA postseason games, started in 29, averaged 32.8 minutes, 8.6 ppg., 6.6 rpg., 1.4 apg., 1.0 spg., while shooting 44.9 percent from the field, 43.8 percent from 3-point and 73.5 percent from the foul line.
  • Played and started in all 82 games in 2018-19, averaged 34.2 minutes (17th in the NBA), 7.3 ppg., 5.8 rpg., 1.2 apg., 1.6 spg., shot 39.6 percent from the field, 37.7 percent from 3-point and 69.5 percent from the foul line. 
  • Drafted in the second round, 35th overall pick, of the 2006 NBA Draft by Toronto.

PROFESIONAL NOTES:

  • In 2007–08, played for Hapoel Holon (Israeli Premier League) and won MVP honors after leading his team to the league title. Holon broke Maccabi Tel Aviv's fourteen-year streak as Israeli champions.
  • In 2008–09, played for BC Donetsk (Ukrainian Basketball Super League). Helped lead the team to a third place in the league at its first appearance there, led the league in scoring and was named a Ukrainian SuperLeague All-Star.
  • In 2009-10, played for BC Donetsk (Ukrainian Basketball Super League) until the team bankrupted.
  • Signed in March 2010 to play for Bnei HaSharon (Israeli Premier League).
  • In 2010-11, played for Aris BC f(Greece) until March 2011.
  • In April 2011, played for Sutor Basket Montegranaro (Italy).
  • In 2011-12, played for Brose Baskets Bamberg (Germany) and led team to the 2012 championship and was named the Finals MVP.
  • Played for the Phoenix SunsNBA Summer League team, and on August 1, 2012, signed a two-year deal with the Suns.


 

COLLEGIATE NOTES:

  • Attended the University of Texas for three seasons (2003-04 - 2005-06).
  • During his three seasons he played in 87 games, started in 71 games, compiled 1169 points (13.4 ppg.), 801 rebounds (9.2 rpg.), 170 assists (2.0 apg.), 116 steals (1.3 spg.), shot 52.6 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from 3-point and 71.1 percent from the foul line.
  • Ranks 18th in Texas career scoring (1,169), 8th in rebounding (714), tied for 5th in career double-doubles (28).
  • As a junior in 2005-06, played and started in 37 games, averaged 34.5 minutes, 16.1 ppg., 11.7 rpg., 2.9 apg., 1.8 spg., shot 51.4 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from 3-point and 74.7 percent from the foul line.
  • Named 2005-06 consensus All-American second team, A.P. All-American second team, USBWA All-American second team, NABC All-American third team, Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, All-Big 12 Conference first team, Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team and Big 12 All-Defensive Team. Named NCAA Atlanta Regional All-Tournament team.

  • Selected as co-team MVP with LaMarcus Aldridge.

  • As a sophomore in 2004-05, played in 17 games, started in 16 games, averaged 29.4 minutes, 13.7 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 2.2 apg, 1.2 spg., shot 52.6 percent from the field and 71.6 percent from the foul line.
  • As a freshman in 2003-04, played in 33 games, started in 18 games, averaged 22.5 minutes, 10.4 ppg., 7.0 rpg., shot 54.7 percent from the field and 65.0 percent from the foul line.

  • Named 2003-04 All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention and Big 12 All-Freshman Team.

PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Son of Anthony and Aleshia Tucker. Spent part of his childhood living in Germany while his father served in the Army.
  • Attended William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, N.C. Named the 2002 North Carolina Player of the Year and had his jersey number retired.
  • Named MVP of North Carolina-South Carolina high school all-star game with 19 points and 11 rebounds in Rock Hill, S.C., and was MVP of North Carolina East-West game with 22 points and 10 rebounds in Greensboro, N.C.

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