HOW JEFF BECAME A HAWK: Selected in the first round (19th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft, Teague was an early-entry candidate.

LAST SEASON (2011-12): Used his breakout performance in the second round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs as a springboard, and was one of the league’s most improved players • Started all 66 games, averaging 12.6 ppg, 4.9 apg, 2.4 rpg and 1.6 spg in 33.1 mpg (.476 FG%, .342 3FG%, .757 FT%) • Ranked 8th in the NBA in stls (106), 10th in spg, 20th in STL/TO ratio (0.79), 22nd in assts (321), 23rd in apg and 40th in FG% • Had 10 20-point efforts and 3 double-doubles • Team-leader in apg and spg, while finishing 3rd in ppg and FG% • Led the club in scoring 8 times and in assts on 34 occasions • Posted career-highs in virtually every statistical category - ppg (12.6), apg (4.9), rpg (2.4), spg (1.6), bpg (0.6) and FG% (.476) • With 21-point effort (also 3 rebs, 2 assts, 2 blks and 1 stl) v/LAC (4/24), put together back-to-back 20-plus point efforts for the first time in his career • Posted 23 pts (season-high tying 9-14 FGs, 1-2 3FGs, 4-6 FTs), 6 assts, 3 rebs and 1 blk, while tying his career-best with 5 stls for the fifth time this year v/NY (4/22) • Had 19 pts, 10 assts, 6 rebs, 2 stls and 2 blks @Tor (4/16) • Tied career-best with 24 pts (season-high tying 9-16 FGs), while posting a season-best 11 assts, 5 rebs, 2 stls and 1 blk v/Det (4/6) • Tied career-high with 3 blks, adding 11 pts, 7 assts, 3 stls and 2 rebs v/NY (3/30) • Played a career-high 53 mins in the 4OT win v/Utah (3/25), finishing with 18 pts (career-best 10-11 FTs), 9 assts and season-best 7 rebs • Knocked down a season-best tying 9-11 FGs, 4-4 3FGs and 2-2 FTs for 24 pts, adding 4 assts, 1 reb and 1 stl, @NO (1/29), tying career-highs in pts and 3FGM • Recorded 20 pts (season-high tying 9-13 FGs), 5 rebs, 3 stls and 1 blk @SA (1/25) • Dished out 10 assts to go along with 20 pts, 3 rebs, 3 stls and 1 blk v/Minn (1/14) • Finished with 22 pts, 6 assts, 2 stls and 1 reb (9-12 FGs, 4-5 FTs) v/NJ (12/30), tying a season-high in FGM • SEASON HIGHS: 24 pts (2x), 7 rebs v/Utah (3/25), 11 assts v/Det (4/6), 5 stls (5x), 3 blks v/NY (3/30), 9 FGM (5x), 4 3FGM @NO (1/29), 10 FTM v/Utah (3/25), 53 mins v/Utah (3/25).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Through three seasons, averaging 6.9 ppg, 2.8 apg, 1.6 rpg and 0.9 spg in 18.7 mpg (.451 FG%, .332 3FG%, .779 FT%), appearing in 207 games (76 starts) • Has never missed a game due to injury • CAREER HIGHS: 24 pts (4x), 8 rebs v/Ind (12/11/10), 15 assts v/Clev (4/14/10), 5 stls (6x), 3 blks (2x), 11 FGM (2x), 4 3FGM (2x), 10 FTM v/Utah (3/25/12), 53 mins v/Utah (3/25/12) • In 2010-11, the crafty second-year guard averaged 5.2 ppg, 2.0 apg and 1.5 rpg in 13.8 mpg (.438 FG%, .375 3FG%, .794 FT%) • Scored in double-figures 12 times, including 3 20-point efforts • Averaged 8.4 ppg, 3.3 apg, 2.7 rpg and 1.7 spg (.362 FG%, .400 3FG%, .765 FT%) in 7 starting assignments • Picked up his play over the last two months of the year, averaging 7.0 ppg and 2.3 apg (.474 FG%, .500 3FG%) in Mar., and following that up with 9.4 ppg and 2.3 apg (.462 FG%) in Apr. • Led the team in assists 4 times and scoring on 3 occasions • Scored 17 of his 21 pts in the fourth quarter, hitting 7-10 FGs and season-high 7-9 FTs @Ind (4/8) • In his rookie campaign (2009-10), finished the year averaging 3.2 ppg, 1.7 apg and 0.9 rpg in 10.1 mpg (.396 FG%, .837 FT%), playing in 71 games (3 starts) • Ranked 10th among rookies in assists • Led the team in scoring (1x) and assists (6x) • Averaged 12.7 ppg, 7.3 apg and 3.3 rpg in his three starting assignments • Finished off the season in style, setting career-highs in several categories with a 24-point, 15-assist, 5-rebound effort v/Clev (4/14), hitting 11-19 FGs (1-4 3FGs) and 1-2 FTs, playing in all 48 minutes.

PLAYOFF HISTORY: In 23 career postseason games (12 starts), has put in 8.4 ppg, 2.5 apg and 1.8 rpg in 22.7 mpg (.446 FG%, .345 3FG%, .857 FT%) • Started all six games against Boston in 2012, and put in 14.0 ppg, 4.2 apg and 3.7 rpg in 37.5 mpg (.411 FG%, .412 3FG%, .895 FT%) • Scored playoff career-best 23 pts in game 3 (5/4/12) • In the 2011 postseason, appeared in eight games (six starts), and compiled 11.8 ppg, 3.5 apg and 2.1 rpg in 29.8 mpg (.514 FG%, .826 FT%) • Had a breakout second round vs. Chicago (in place of the injured Kirk Hinrich), and tallied 14.8 ppg, 4.2 apg, 2.8 rpg and 1.0 spg in 38.2 mpg (.537 FG%, .842 FT%), while squaring off head-to-head against NBA MVP Derrick Rose • Averaged 1.8 ppg and 6.6 mpg (.333 FG%, .400 3FG%) in nine playoff contests against Milwaukee and Orlando in the 2010 postseason • PLAYOFF CAREER HIGHS: 23 pts @Bos (5/4/12), 6 rebs v/Bos (4/29/12), 7 assts @Chi (5/10/11), 3 stls @Chi (5/4/11), 2 blks (3x), 9 FGM @Bos (5/4/12), 2 3FGM (4x), 6 FTM @Chi (5/4/11), 47 mins @Bos (5/4/12).

COLLEGIATE CAREER: Teague was named Honorable Mention All-America by Associated Press after his breakout sophomore season (2008-09), when he averaged team-highs of 18.8 ppg, 3.5 apg and 1.9 spg, hitting team-best .441 3FGs and .817 FTs (made .485 FGs) • Named All-ACC Second Team • Helped Wake achieve a No. 1 national ranking • Scored in double-digits in last 35 games of his career • Finished with 12 games of 20-points-or-more • Led team in scoring 17 times and in assists 15 games • Just missed a triple-double with 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists against Baylor • As a freshman in 2007-08, averaged 13.9 ppg and was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team • Named ACC Rookie of the Week on four occasions • Led team with 55 steals for an average of 1.8 per game • Ranked second on the team with 74 total assists • Scored 20-points-or-more in six games, and led the team in scoring 10 games.

PERSONAL INFO: Jeffrey Demarco Teague was born June 10, 1988 in Indianapolis, IN • Son of Shawn and Carol Teague • Has two brothers and two sisters • Brother Marquis was drafted in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft (29th overall pick) by the Chicago Bulls • Father played at Missouri and Boston University, where he was coached by Rick Pitino • Majored in religion at Wake • Favorite movie is “American Gangster,” while Denzel Washington is his top actor • Enjoys listening to R&B and hip-hop, especially Jay-Z • A big fan of his hometown Indianapolis Colts • Would like to meet Muhammad Ali • Says he is afraid of haunted houses.