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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 30 games (two starts) with the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 10.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 20.2 minutes ... Traded along with Luke Ridnour to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for Jeff Adrien and Ramon Sessions on 2/20/14. ... Appeared in 22 games (one start) with the Charlotte Bobcats, averaging 11.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 23.0 minutes

PREVIOUS SEASONS:

2012-13: Appeared in 68 games (17 starts) and averaged 9.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 21.8 minutes … scored in double figures 27 times, scoring 20+ points six times … led the team in points six times, assists twice and steals four times … finished with a career-high 29 points (11-18 FG, 7-10 3FG) at HOU on 12/10 … finished with 20 points, a season- high 7 assists and 4 rebounds at MIA on 11/29 … recorded 16 points and a season-high 8 rebounds vs. ORL on 4/3 … finished with 19 points, 4 rebounds a season-high 3 steals and 2 assists at ORL on 11/28 … posted four DNP-CD’s … placed on the inactive list for 10 games.

2011-12: Appeared in 56 games (seven starts) and averaged 9.9 points 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 21.5 minutes … 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% … finished with a season-high 21 points (9-13 FG, 2-7 3FG, 1-2 FT), and 3 assists vs. CHI on 2/29 … stole an inbounds pass and knocked down a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to tie the game and force overtime at the LAC on 2/18 … the Spurs would go on to win the game in OT … recorded 19 points and season- high 7 assists at DAL on 1/29 … 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.

2010-11: Named to NBA All-Rookie First Team … appeared in 80 games (one start) and averaged 9.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.1 minutes ... among NBA rookies, ranked fifth in points per game, first in 3-point field goal percentage and makes, seventh in field goal percentage and second in free throw percentage ... broke the Spurs rookie record for 3- point field goal percentage and 3-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 DEN on 3/23 ... his 6 3-pointers tied the NBA record for the most 3-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. PHX on 12/20 and vs. DEN on 12/22 … registered 15 points while knocking down 5-of-7 3-pointers in 14 minutes at CHA on 11/8 … his five 3-pointers made him the first Spurs rookie to accomplish the feat in franchise history ... grabbed a career-high 8 rebounds in 20 minutes vs. OKC on 1/1 … DND vs. NJN on 2/25 and vs. MEM on 2/27 due to mild concussive symptoms.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Signed with the San Antonio Spurs as a free agent on 7/22/10 ... signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks on 7/30/13 ... traded along with Luke Ridnour to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for Jeff Adrien and Ramon Sessions on 2/20/14.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER:
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 3-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 Euorleague games, averaging 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds. COLLEGE:
Started his college career at La Salle before transferring to Towson for his final two years … 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 (fourth in the nation), 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 32 games … was named as the CAA Player of the Week three 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 3-pointers made (93) ... 2005-06: 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 … was named CAA Player of the Week three times … netted 40 points against James Madison, the first 40-point game of his career ... 2003-04: Earned Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors, averaging 17.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 28 games … 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

PERSONAL:
Led Aberdeen High School to a 21-4 record and a Maryland State Class A championship his junior year, where he scored the game-winning basket … the people he most admires are his parents ... favorite actor is Denzel Washington ... favorite musician is Jay-Z ... favorite meal is a cheeseburger at TGI Friday’s ... most memorable experience to date was winning the Class A state championship while at Aberdeen High ... the youngest of three boys in the family ... son of Gordon and Janet Neal.

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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:
  Charlotte Hornets 2013 - 2014
  San Antonio Spurs 2013 - 2013
  Milwaukee Bucks 2013 - 2013
  San Antonio Spurs 2010 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: Towson/USA

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