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Rajon Rondo
Full Name: Rajon Rondo
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 171
Birthdate: February 22, 1986 (Louisville, Ky.)
High School: Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
College: Kentucky
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Kentucky
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 34 34 102 200 .510 60 103 .583 10 33 .303 97 118 87 8 274 8.10
2005-06 34 28 147 305 .482 68 119 .571 18 66 .273 209 167 69 5 380 11.2
Totals 68 62 249 505 .493 128 222 .577 28 99 .283 306 285 156 13 654 9.60

An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named Second Team All-SEC by the league coaches as a sophomore. Started 62 of 68 career games. Was a member of the 2005 USA Menís U-21 World Championship Team which captured a gold medal at the Global Games held in Dallas, and finished fifth at the FIBA World Championships in Argentina. Set a competition record at the FIBA World Championships with 27 steals.

Sophomore (2005-06): Led the SEC in assists (4.9 apg) and ranked second in steals (2.0 spg), while averaging 11.2 points and a team-high 6.1 rebounds. Scored in double figures 17 times and had five games of 10 or more rebounds. Recorded career-high 25 points on 7-for-12 shooting and dished out seven assists vs. Louisville. Registered 22 points at Florida. Scored 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting vs. North Carolina. Tallied 21 points and nine rebounds vs. Indiana. Posted a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. West Virginia. Pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds vs. Iowa, the highest total ever by a Kentucky guard. Dished out a career-high 12 assists with zero turnovers vs. Ole Miss. Notched 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists vs. Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 8.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Led the SEC in steals per game (2.56) and set a single-season school record for steals (87). Scored in double figures 11 times, with a season-high 18 points vs. Vanderbilt. Posted 12 points and a season-high eight assists against zero turnovers in the rematch. Tallied 13 points and five steals at Ole Miss. Tied a Kentucky single-game record by collecting eight steals vs. Mississippi State. Registered 14 points and a season-high seven rebounds vs. Florida. Scored 16 points and dished out seven assists vs. Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Strengths: Terrific physical attributes for the point guard position: strength, speed, large hands and quick feet. Length and lateral quickness make him a terrific defender. Rebounds exceptionally well from the guard position.

Personal: Majoring in social work. Most famous person he has ever met is Michael Jordan.