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2011-12: Appeared in 56 games, including seven starts, averaging 9.9 points 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 21.5 minutes ... shot .436 (212-486) from the floor, .419 (83-198) from three-point line and .781 (50-64) from the foul line ... scored in double figures 29 times, including 20-or-more once ... led the team in points seven times, assists four times and steals four times ... ranked 15th in 3FG percentage ... finished with a season-high 21 points (9-13 FG, 2-7 3FG, 1-2 FT), and 3 assists vs. Chicago on 2/29 ... stole an inbounds pass and knocked down a three-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to tie the game and force overtime at the L.A. Clippers on 2/18 ... the Spurs would go on to win the game in OT ... recorded 19 points and season-high 7 assists at Dallas on 1/29 ... tallied 18 points (8-10 FG, 2-4 3FG) and 4 rebounds and 3 assists at New Jersey on 2/11 ... had 18 points (6-9 FG, 4-4 3FG, 2-2 FT) 6 assists and 5 rebounds at Philadelphia on 2/8/12 ... scored 18 points against Oklahoma City on 1/8 ... finished with 15 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists vs. Houston on 2/1 ... missed five games between 12/26/11 – 1/2/12 due to appendectomy surgery ... missed two games on 3/24 and 3/25 with a left mid-foot sprain ... missed one game on 4/11 due to gastroenteritis ... missed the final two games of the season with a left shoulder stinger ... appeared in 14 playoff games, averaging 7.5 points, 1.4 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 15.5 minutes ... shot .476 (39-82) from the floor and .444 (16-36) from behind the arc ... ranked 10th in three-point FG% in the postseason ... scored in double figures four times ... recorded a postseason-high 14 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3FG, 2-2 FT) and 3 assists in Game 4 at L.A. Clippers on 5/20 ... posted 11 points and 3 rebounds in Game 4 at Utah on 5/7.

CAREER NOTES: Is in his third NBA season, all with the Spurs ... became the second undrafted rookie to make the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team in league history, joining Jorge Garbajosa who earned the honor in 2006-07 ... broke the Spurs rookie record for three-point field goal percentage (.419) and three-pointers made (129) ... selected to play on the Rookie squad in the 2011 Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend ... became just the sixth undrafted rookie in NBA history to participate in the Rookie Challenge ... finished the night with 20 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists .... spent three seasons playing overseas in Italy, Spain and Turkey ... played on the Spurs 2010 Summer League team in Las Vegas ... led the team in scoring, averaging 16.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 25.8 minutes while shooting .500 (30-60) from the field and .500 (17-34) from beyond the arc in five games ... started his college career at La Salle before transferring to Towson for his final two years ... averaged 25.3 points as a senior (fourth in the nation) ... earned All-CAA First Team honors as a senior and All-CAA Second Team honors his junior season ... was the All-Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year in 2003 and was named to the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team in 2003 and 2004 ... is one of only three players in NCAA history to score 1,000 or more points at two different schools (1,254 – Towson and 1,041 – LaSalle).

2010-11: Named to NBA All-Rookie First Team … appeared in 80 games, including one start, averaging 9.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.1 minutes ... shot .451(285-632) from the field, .419 (129-308) from the three-point line and .808 (81-100) from the free throw line ... among NBA rookies ranked fifth in points per game, first in three-point field goal percentage and makes, seventh in field goal percentage and second in free throw percentage ... broke the Spurs rookie record for three-point field goal percentage and three-pointers made … ranks third on the Spurs all-time rookie chart for free throw percentage … selected to play on the Rookie squad in the 2011 Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend … became just the sixth undrafted rookie in NBA history to participate in the Rookie Challenge … finished the night with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists … scored in double figures 40 times, including four 20-plus games ... led the team in scoring eight times, assists one time and steals four times ...posted a season-high 25 points (9-15 FG, 6-8 3FG) and 5 rebounds in 24 minutes at Denver on 3/23 ... his six three-pointers tied the NBA record for the most three-point field goals made in a game by an undrafted rookie, as he became the sixth player to accomplish this and the first since Wesley Matthews did so on 3/14/10 ... became the first undrafted Spurs rookie to lead the team in scoring in three consecutive games (12/20, 12/22 and 12/23) ... scored 22 points in back-to-back games: vs. Phoenix on 12/20 (7-14 FG, 7-8 FT) and vs. Denver on 12/22 (7-12 FG, 5-7 3FG, 3-3 FT) … registered 16 points (4-11 FG, 3-7 3FG, 5-7 FT) at Orlando on 12/23 ... ... posted 21 points (6-10 FG, 5-8 3FG, 4-4 FT) and 5 rebounds in 22 minutes at Dallas on 12/30 ... registered 15 points while knocking down 5-of-7 three-pointers in 14 minutes at Charlotte on 11/8 … his five three-pointers made him the first Spurs rookie to accomplish the feat in franchise history … tallied 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in 25 minutes vs. L.A. Lakers on 3/6 ... notched 16 points (7-8 FG, 1-1 3FG, 1-3 FT) and 4 assists in 27 minutes vs. Miami on 3/4 ... finished with 19 points (6-8 FG, 4-5 3FG, 3-3 FT) in 27 minutes vs. Oklahoma City on 2/23 ... recorded 16 points (6-8 FG, 2-3 3FG, 2-3 FT), 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 30 minutes at Washington on 2/12 ... grabbed a career-high 8 rebounds in 20 minutes vs. Oklahoma City on 1/1 … posted 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in 33 minutes vs. New Orleans on 12/5 ... finished with 16 points (6-10 FG, 4-8 3FG) and 6 rebounds in 20 minutes at L.A. Clippers on 11/1 ... DND vs. New Jersey on 2/25 and vs. Memphis on 2/27 due to mild concussive symptoms … saw action in all six games vs. Memphis in the first round of the playoffs … averaged 7.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 18.5 minutes … knocked down a game-tying three-pointer as time expired in Game 5 vs. Memphis on 4/27 … San Antonio would go on to win the game 11-103 in overtime.

2009–10: Split the season playing for Benetton Treviso in Italy and Unicaja Malaga in Spain … in Italian League play appeared in 22 games, averaging 19.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.0 steals in 32.9 minutes while shooting .628 (108-172) from two-point range, .371 (49-132) from three-point range and .800 (64-80) from the foul line … saw action in 11 Eurocup games, averaging 19.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals in 32.2 minutes … completed the season playing in 10 games for Unicaja Malaga in the Spanish ACB League … averaged 12.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 19.9 minutes while shooting .571 (28-49) from two-point range, .408 (20-49) from three-point range and .588 (10-17) from the foul line.

2008–09: Averaged 13.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals in 34 games for Benneton Treviso ... saw action in 13 Eurocup games, averaging 17.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

2007–08: Split the season between Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkey and Barcelona in Spain … saw action in 19 Turkish League games, averaging 23.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists … led the league in scoring … appeared in 14 games for Barcelona, averaging 3.6 points and 1.1 rebounds … saw action in seven Euroleague games, averaging 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds.

COLLEGE NOTES: Started his college career at La Salle before transferring to Towson for his final two years … averaged 25.3 points as a senior (fourth in the nation) … earned All-CAA First Team honors as a senior and All-CAA Second Team honors his junior season … was the All-Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year in 2003 and was named to the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team in 2003 and 2004 … in 49 games at Towson, averaged 25.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.55 steals … set Towson’s single season scoring record with 810 points as a senior … in two seasons at LaSalle, saw action in 57 games, averaging 18.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists … is one of only three players in NCAA history to score 1,000 or more points at two different schools (1,254 – Towson and 1,041 – LaSalle).

2006–07: Was an All-CAA First Team selection after averaging 25.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 32 games … ranked fourth in the nation in scoring … shot .446 (267-599) from the field, .335 (93-278) from three-point range and .836 (183-219) from the foul line … was named as the CAA Player of the Week three times … topped the 30-point mark 10 times and scored 20 or more points 24 times … posted a career-high 41 points vs. Samford, setting a Towson Center record for points scored in a game by a Tiger … set the single-season school record for points (810) and three-pointers made (93).

2005–2006: Named Second Team All-CAA despite missing 11 of Towson’s 28 games because of the NCAA transfer rule and a foot injury late in the year ... averaged 26.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 35.3 minutes … shot .445 (138-310) from the field, .405 (62-153) from three-point range and .803 (106-132) from the foul line … led the Tigers in scoring … scored over 25 points in 11 games … was named CAA Player of the Week three times … debuted at Towson with a game-high 28 points vs. Virginia Military Institute on 12/21 … missed the last four games of the regular season with a foot injury ... netted 40 points against James Madison, the first 40-point game of his career ... his 40-point effort was the 5th highest single game total in Towson history ... scored the go-ahead basket with 14 seconds left in a 69-66 victory at Lehigh that ended a 14-game losing streak.

2003–04: Earned Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors, averaging 17.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 28 games … shot .412 (163-396) from the field, .339 (64-189) from three-point range and .847 (111-131) from the foul line … led La Salle in scoring for a second-straight year … Explorers’ top scorer in 15 games ... scored 30 or more points five times … tallied a season-high 32 points vs. Villanova … ... had 30 points in LaSalle’s 71-65 win over Chattanooga in the championship game of the Chattanooga Dr. Pepper Classic, earning All-Tournament honors.

2002–03: Named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, averaging 18.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 29 games … shot .400 (169-423) from the field, .374 (86-230) from three-point range and .817 (116-142) from the foul line … earned Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors … led the team in scoring 17 times … registered a season-high of 37 points against Xavier ... had 33-point games against Rutgers and Dayton ... named as Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week five times.
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Height: 6'4''/ 1.93m
Weight: 210 lbs./ 95.3 kg
Born: October 03, 1984
From: Towson
Draft: Undrafted
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  San Antonio Spurs 2013 - 2013
  Milwaukee Bucks 2013 - 2013
  San Antonio Spurs 2010 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: Towson/USA

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