2011-12: Appeared in all 66 games (60 starts) averaging 12.8 points (.451 FG, .380 3FG, .759 FT), 3.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 0.7 steals in 32.3 minutes per game…Among NBA league leaders, ranked T33 in assists per game (3.8 apg) and T21 in 3FGM (105)…Among NBA rookie leaders, ranked second in scoring (12.8 ppg), T11 in rebounds (3.2 rpg), fourth in assists (3.8 apg), tied for seventh in steals per game (0.7), sixth in field goal percentage (.415), third in three-point field goal percentage (.380), sixth in free-throw percentage (.759) and first in minutes per game (32.3)…Led the team in scoring 11 times, in rebounding three times and in assists 21 times…Scored 10-plus points 43 times and 20-plus points 11 times…Grabbed 10-plus rebounds once and dished out 10-plus assists three times…Was the only Piston to have 10 or more assists in a game last season…Recorded three double-doubles (one points/rebounds and two points/assists)…Scored career-high 28 points (11-12 FG, 4-5 3FG) vs. Cleveland (4/17)…Grabbed career-high 10 rebounds at Charlotte (1/13) and dished out career-high 11 assists at Sacramento (3/14)…Recorded career-high three steals four times [vs. New York (1/7), at Houston (1/17), at Washington (3/26) and at Charlotte (4/12)]…Blocked a career-high two shots at Chicago (3/30)…Became the first NBA rookie since Steve Francis (11/29/99) to record 20-plus points, 10-plus assists and no turnovers when he scored 23 points and dished out 10 assists vs. Sacramento (2/17)…Led the Pistons in three-pointers made (105) – the most made by a rookie in Pistons history and the second most by any rookie in 2011-12 behind Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors…Scored 23 points (10-13 FG, 3-5 3FG) in his second game as a pro vs. Cleveland (12/28) – the most by a Piston rookie in one of his first two games since Grant Hill in 1994…His 847 points were the second-most by a Pistons rookie since the 1985-86 season…His 12.8 points per game was the fourth highest average by a Pistons rookie since the 1980-81 season…His 11 games with 20-plus points were the second-most by a Pistons rookie since the 1993-94 season…Was selected as a member of Team Shaq of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star 2012 in Orlando and tallied 22 points, two rebounds, seven assists and one steal…Finished eighth in the 2012 NBA Rookie-of-the-Year balloting…Enjoyed his best offensive month in April when he averaged 13.6 points (.465 FG, .431 3FG, .815 FT), 3.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 30.3 minutes per game.
PRO CAREER: DRAFTED: Selected by Detroit in the first round (#8 overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft. CAREER AVERAGES/MILESTONES: In 66 career NBA games has compiled averages of 12.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 0.7 steals in 32.3 minutes per game. HONORS: Named to the 2011-12 NBA AllRookie First Team – the first Piston rookie to be named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team since Grant Hill. (1994-95).
COLLEGE CAREER: HONORS: Named NCAA East Region All-Tournament Most Outstanding Player as Kentucky reached the Final Four for the first time since 1998…Selected second team All-SEC en route to setting Kentucky freshman records in scoring (657 points) and three-point field goals made (87)…Was an All-SEC Freshman Team selection and a fifth team All-America selection by FoxSports.com…Named first team All-SEC by the coaches and second team All-SEC by the media.
YEAR-BY-YEAR KEY NOTES: Was an early entry candidate for the 2011 NBA Draft out of Kentucky and earned All-SEC tournament honors. 2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Averaged 17.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 35.9 minutes in 38 games…Set the UK freshman scoring record and had more 20-point games (14) than any Wildcat freshman in school history…Connected on three-plus three-point field goals in 16-of-38 games…In the NCAA Tournament, scored 17 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists vs. Connecticut in the championship semifinal…Led the club with 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a victory over North Carolina in the Elite Eight…Hit his second game-winning shot of the NCAA Tournament with a jumper vs. Ohio State at the 5.4-second mark in the Sweet 16 – a 62-60 Wildcats win…Scored a career-high 30 points vs. West Virginia in the third round…Converted a game-winner vs. Princeton in the second round with two seconds left giving Kentucky a 59-57 win…In SEC play, tallied 26 points and eight rebounds in 43 minutes at Arkansas…Poured in 25 points, including 4-of-6 from behind the arc, at Louisville…Led UK with 24 points and seven assists vs. Mississippi State and paced the Wildcats with 24 points, five rebounds and four assists at Florida…Scored 24 points vs. Washington in non-league play at the Maui Invitational. Player Profile >