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Jeff Teague

0 | Guard

Hawks

Biography

Background

2013-2014 SEASON:
Scored in double-figures seven times during the postseason, including three 20-point nights, and had one double-double ... Scored a playoff career-best 29 points and tied career-highs in FGM (nine), 3FGM (two) and FTM (nine) v/Ind (5/1) ... Notched his first career postseason double-double with 22 points and playoff career-high 10 assists v/Ind (4/24) ... Set playoff career-highs in FGM (nine) and FTM (nine) while scoring 28 points @Ind (4/19) ... Ranked ninth in the NBA in apg, t18th in FTM (318) and 25th in FT% during the regular season ... Had 13 double-doubles on the season ... Scored in double-figures 65 times (23 20-point outings, including three 30-point nights) ... Increased his scoring average for the fourth straight year, also averaging career-highs in rebounds per game and reaching a career-best in FTM ... Led the team in assists 55 times, scoring on 23 occasions and rebounding once ... Team leader in assists per game and FTM, while ranking second in points and third in steals per game, and second in FGM ... Recorded four consecutive double-doubles (11/5-11/11) for the first time in his career ... Scored in double-figures in 12 straight games (3/27-4/16), the longest streak of his career ... Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (4/7-4/13) for the first time in his career ... Missed three games due to a sprained left ankle (1/25-1/27, 2/21) ... As a restricted free agent, signed to an offer sheet by Milwaukee on 7/11 and re-signed with the Hawks on 7/13 as Atlanta matched the offer

2012-13 SEASON:
Recorded career-highs of 14.6 points and 7.2 assists, along with 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 32.9 minutes (.451 FG%, .359 3FG%, .881 FT%), appearing in a team-high 80 games (78 starts) • Ranked eighth in the NBA in FT%, 12th in apg and 24th in spg • Scored in double-figures 58 times, including 19 20-point efforts • Had 15 double-doubles (10 20 point/10 assist games) • Put in 10 20-point/10-assist games this season, the third highest total in a single season in Atlanta history (Pete Maravich - 12 in 1972-73 and Eddie Johnson - 11 in 1984-85) • That total ranked fourth in the league, and the Hawks posted an 8-2 mark in those contests • Scored 20-plus points in four consecutive games (2/5-2/11) for the first time in his career • Recorded back-to-back double doubles for the first time in his career on 11/23 @Cha and 11/24 v/LAC (also on 1/16 v/BKN and 1/18 @BKN, and 4/10 @PHI and 4/12 v/MIL) • His .881 FT% was the fourth-highest in franchise history, while his 579 assists was the eighth-best single season effort • Tied his career-high with 15 assists @BKN (3/17) • Tied a career-best with three blocks v/SAC (2/22) • Tied career-best with four 3FGs v/NOH (2/8), v/MIL (3/20) and v/CLE (4/1) • Recorded career-highs in points (28) and field goals made (12) v/BKN (1/16) • Swiped a career-best six steals v/CLE (11/30) • Dressed, but missed the first game of his career due to injury (sprained left ankle) v/LAL (3/13) • Participated in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend • SEASON HIGHS: 28 pts v/BKN (1/16), 6 rebs v/IND (11/7), 15 assts @BKN (3/17), 6 stls v/CLE (11/30), 3 blks v/SAC (2/22), 12 FGM v/BKN (1/16), 4 3FGM (2x), 8 FTM v/DET (12/26), 46 mins v/WAS (11/21).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
Through four seasons, averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 22.6 minutes (.451 FG%, .346 3FG%, .820 FT%), appearing in 287 games (154 starts) • Has missed one game due to injury • Was one of the league’s most improved players in 2011-12, starting all 66 games, averaging 12.6 points, 4.9 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 33.1 minutes (.476 FG%, .342 3FG%, .757 FT%) • Ranked eighth in the NBA in steals (106), 10th in steals per game, 20th in STL/TO ratio (0.79), 22nd in assists (321), 23rd in assists per game and 40th in FG% • Had 10 20-point efforts and three double-doubles • In 2010-11, the crafty second-year guard averaged 5.2 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 13.8 minutes (.438 FG%, .375 3FG%, .794 FT%) • Scored in double-figures 12 times, including three 20-point efforts • Averaged 8.4 points, 3.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals (.362 FG%, .400 3FG%, .765 FT%) in seven starting assignments • Picked up his play over the last two months of the year, averaging 7.0 points and 2.3 assists (.474 FG%, .500 3FG%) in March, and following that up with 9.4 points and 2.3 assists (.462 FG%) in April • Led the team in assists four times and scoring on three occasions • Scored 17 of his 21 points 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 points, 1.7 assists and 0.9 rebounds in 10.1 minutes (.396 FG%, .837 FT%), playing in 71 games (three starts) • Ranked 10th among rookies in assists • Led the team in scoring (one time) and assists (six times) • Averaged 12.7 points, 7.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds in his three starting assignments • Finished off the season in style, setting then career-highs in several categories with a 24-point, 15-assist, five-rebound effort v/CLE (4/14), hitting 11-19 FGs (1-4 3FGs) and 1-2 FTs, playing all 48 minutes.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
As a restricted free agent, signed to an offer sheet by the Milwaukee Bucks on July 11, 2013 • Re-signed with the Hawks on July 13, 2013 as Atlanta matched the offer sheet • Selected in the first round (19th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft, Teague was an early-entry candidate.

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:
Born in Indianapolis, IN ... Son of Shawn and Carol Teague ... Has two brothers and two sisters ... Brother Marquis plays for the Brooklyn Nets ... Father played at Missouri and Boston University, where he was coached by Rick Pitino ...Majored in religion at Wake Forest ... Favorite movie is “Boyz n the Hood,” 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 ... On twitter @Teague0

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