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D.J. Augustin

14 | Guard

Bulls

Biography

Background

2011-12:

In addition to leading the Bobcats with an average of 6.4 apg, he was one of four Charlotte players to average 10+ points per game with 11.1 ppg...his 87.5 percent mark from the foul line ranked eighth best in the NBA, just ahead of Danny Granger (.873)...in double figures in more than two games in a row for the first time since mid-January, he finished the season by scoring 12 or more points in each of the season’s final three contests and averaging 16.8 ppg in that stretch...though he shot just 17-45 FG (.378) in those three games, he hit 7-15 3-pt FG (.467) in that span...he also had at least six assists in each of those three games and averaged 6.3 apg...he scored 10+ points a total of 25 times, including 12 of the season’s first 15 games...he scored 20 or more points eight times, including a season-high 26 points at Cleveland, 1/3...in that game against the Cavs, he shot 10-28 FG, 4-7 3-pt FG and 2-2 FT...he added nine assists and that was the first of three straight games with nine or more assists...he handed out 10+ assists nine times and posted six double-doubles...including his 19 points in a season-opening win over Milwaukee, 12/26, he led the Bobcats in scoring eight times and topped them in assists (including ties) 34 times in 48 appearances...in the 96-95 win over the Bucks, he scored seven points and dealt two assists in the fourth quarter, hitting 2-3 FG and 3-4 FT...he injured the big toe on his right foot against New Jersey, 1/22, and played just eight minutes against the Nets...he sat out the subsequent 11 games...he also missed seven games in April with tendinitis in his right knee.

2010-11:

He appeared in 82 games, with 82 starts, averaging 14.4 points, 6.1 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 33.6 minutes per game…he shot 41.5 percent from the field (399-958), 33.3 percent from the 3-pt line (111-333) and over 90 percent (.906) from the free-throw line (269-297)…he scored in double figures on 59 occasions, including 20 games of 20 or more points…he handed out double-figure assists in 10 games, recording seven doubledoubles…he led the team in scoring 16 times, assists 50 times and steals eight times…he finished the season ranked fourth in the NBA in free-throw percentage, sixth in assist-toturnover ratio (3.21:1) and 19th in assists…he was the only player in the NBA with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.0 or better and averages of at least 25.0 minutes, at least 5.0 assists and fewer than 2.0 turnovers…he recorded more double-figure scoring games, 20-point games, double-figure assist games and double-doubles than in his first two NBA seasons combined…he posted the two longest double-figure scoring streaks of his career with 10 games (12/27-1/15) and nine games (1/18-2/2)…he scored a career-high 31 points against Philadelphia, 1/20, and handed out a career-high 14 assists against Detroit, 4/10...he grabbed a career-high eight rebounds on two occasions (vs. New York, 11/24, and at Utah, 1/31)…he had a career-high five steals at Cleveland, 4/5…he was selected as the Southeast Division winner for the 2010-11 NBA Sportsmanship Award.

2009-10:

He appeared in 80 games, with two starts, averaging 6.3 points, 2.4 assists, 1.2 rebounds and in 18.3 minutes per contest…he shot just under 39 percent (.386) from the field, just over 39 percent (.393) from beyond the 3-pt line and hit 102-131 FT (.779)…he scored in double figures on 20 occasions, including two games of 20 or more points…he led the team in scoring twice, assists eight times and steals eight times…he finished his second season tied for 26th in the NBA in 3-pt percentage…he scored a season-high 22 points against Orlando, 1/23, and handed out a season-high nine assists against Detroit, 4/10…in two starts, he averaged 12.5 points, 8.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game…he made at least one 3-pt field goal in 10 straight games from 3/29-4/14, going 19-30 from beyond the arc during the stretch…in that span, he was 4-5 from 3-pt land in the Bobcats playoff-clinching win at New Orleans, 4/7.

2008-09:

Named to the All-Rookie Second Team, he played in 72 games, starting 12...he averaged 11.8 points, 3.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 26.5 minutes per game…he ranked sixth in the NBA in free-throw percentage (.890) and tied for ninth in 3-pt FG percentage (.439)…he led all NBA rookies in free-throw percentage and ranked second among first-year players in 3-pt FG percentage…he was fourth among rookies in assists, eighth in scoring and ninth in minutes played…he scored in double figures 38 times, including 10 games with 20 or more points, and had three games with doublefigure assists…he recorded the first double-double of his pro career with 25 points and a season-high 11 assists vs. Philadelphia, 11/24…he led or tied for the team lead in scoring 11 times, assists 11 times and steals six times…he set a Bobcats franchise record with 42 consecutive free throws made from 12/6-23…he also established a franchise record with 11 points in an overtime period vs. Boston, 1/6.

PLAYOFFS:

2009-10: He played in all four games of Charlotte’s first round series with Orlando, averaging 4.3 points, 1.8 assists and 17.5 minutes per game…on 2-2 from 3-pt range, he scored a postseason career-high six points and dealt three assists in Game 2 at Orlando, 4/21…including 3-3 in Game 3 vs. the Magic, 4/24, he was 5-6 from the foul line in the series…in that same game at Charlotte he registered his only postseason steal.

COLLEGE:

2007-08: He earned consensus First Team All-American honors and First Team All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore, after leading the Big 12 in assists (5.8 per game) and ranking second in scoring (19.2 points per game)…he received the Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top point guard and was a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden Awards...he also earned First Team Academic All-American honors, becoming the 15th player in NCAA history (since 1962-63) to earn both First Team All-American and Academic All-American honors in the same season…he scored 20 or more points 19 times and dished out 10 or more assists on four occasions, tallying three doubledoubles…2006-07: As a freshman, he was named Second Team All-Big 12 and a consensus Freshman All-American after leading the Big 12 and ranking fourth nationally in assists (6.7 per game)…his 233 assists marked the fourth-best single-season total in school history and the 10th-best in Big 12 history…he also led the team in 3-pt field goal percentage (.441) and ranked third on the team in scoring (14.4 points per game)…he scored 20 or more points seven times, including a career-high 31 points vs. Iowa State…after just two years at Texas, he ranked fifth in school history in assists (452), fourth in 3-pt field goal percentage (.402), ninth in free throw percentage (.808) and 18th in scoring (1,234 points).

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