#7 Jeremy Lin Guard Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 NBA Experience: 2 College: Harvard High School: Palo Alto (Palo Alto, CA) Birthdate: August 23, 1988 Birthplace: Palo Alto, CA How Acquired: Signed as a restricted free agent on July 17, 2012
In 2011-2012 After being claimed by New York off waivers on Dec. 27, exploded onto the NBA landscape by averaging 18.2 points, 7.6 assists and 2.00 steals with seven double-doubles in 25 starts with the Knicks … actually eclipsed the 10-assist mark seven times … became the first NBA player to record at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first five NBA starts since Elias Sports Bureau began charting stats in 1970 … was also the first Knicks player since Michael Ray Richardson in 1980-1981 to record at least 20 points and seven assists in six straight games … had the most total points (136) by a single player in his first five starts since 1976-77 NBA merger … made his first career NBA start in a 99-88 win vs. Utah (2/6/12), posted 28 points (10-17 FG, 7-9 FT), including 13 in the fourth quarter, eight assists and two steals over 45 minutes … according to Elias Sport Bureau, his 28 points and eight assists were the most points/assists in a first career start since Detroit’s Isiah Thomas (31 points and 11 assists on 10/30/81 vs. Milwaukee) … registered a career-high 38 points (13-23 FG, 10-13 FT) and seven assists in a 92-85 victory vs. the L.A. Lakers (2/10/12) … notched 20 points, eight assists, six rebounds and three steals in a 100-98 win at Minnesota (2/11/12), including the game-winning free throws with 4.9 seconds left in the game … was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Feb. 6-12, leading New York to a 4-0 record with averages of 27.3 points, 8.3 assists and 2.00 steals … posted 27 points (2-2 3FG) and 11 assists at Toronto (2/14/12), including the game-winning 3-pointer with :0.05 left to play in a 90-87 decision over the Raptors … recorded 28 points (11-20 FG, 3-6 3FG), a career-high 14 assists and a career-best five steals in a 104-97 victory vs. Dallas (2/19/12), becoming the fifth player in the last 15 seasons to reach at least 28 points, 14 assists and five steals in a game (Elias Sports Bureau) … pulled down a career-high seven rebounds vs. New Jersey (2/20/12) and seven at Indiana (3/17/12) … missed the final 17 games of the regular season and the playoffs with a chronic small meniscal tear in his left knee … also assigned to Erie of the D-League on Jan. 17, recording 28 points (9-17 FG, 10-11 FT), 12 assists and 11 rebounds in his lone game with the BayHawks at Maine (1/20/12).
In the NBA Has averaged 9.2 points, 4.0 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.38 steals in 64 games (25 starts) with Golden State and New York … earned NBA Player of the Week honors once (week ending 2/12/12) … has played in the NBA D-League with the Reno Bighorns (2010-11) and Erie BayHawks (2011-12) … also played in the 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas with the Dallas Mavericks. 2010-2011: Appeared in 29 games with Golden State, averaging 2.6 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.14 steals in 9.8 minutes per contest … on inactive list 30 times and registered 23 DNP (CD) … recorded 10-plus points twice … made NBA debut vs. the L.A. Clippers (10/29/10) … posted a season-high 13 points in 18 minutes at the L.A. Lakers (11/21/10) … assigned to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League three times during the season … appeared in 20 games (10 starts) over three stints with the Bighorns, averaging 18.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.00 steals in 31.7 minutes per contest … recorded 20-plus points nine times with Reno and registered one double-double … named D-League Co-Performer of the Week for the week of Jan. 10 after averaging 20.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.80 steals in four games, leading the Bighorns to a 4-0 record on the week … named to the NBA D-League Showcase First Team.
In College Played all four years at Harvard, appearing in 115 games (87 starts) … averaged 12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.96 steals in 29.2 minutes per game … became the first player in Ivy League history to record 1,450 points, 450 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals … ranks first all-time at Harvard in games played (115), second in steals (225), fifth in points (1,483) and fifth in assists (406) … named All-Ivy League First Team as a junior and senior … named USBWA All-District 1 First Team and NABC All-District 13 as a senior and was one of 11 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award … earned NABC All-District 1 First Team as a junior … named All-Ivy League Second Time as a sophomore … appeared in 29 games (all starts) as a senior, averaging 16.4 points (.519, 149-287 FG), 4.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.45 steals in 32.2 minutes per game … during his junior campaign, was the only player in the nation to rank in the top-10 of every significant statistical category in their respective conference.
In Life Born Jeremy Shu-How Lin on Aug. 23, 1988, in Palo Alto, California … son of Gie-Ming and Shirley Lin … has two brothers, Joseph (younger) and Josh (older) … on Golden State’s road trip to Boston in Mar. 2011, returned to the Harvard campus to pickup his degree, as he was unable to participate in the graduation ceremony the previous summer due to conflicts with preparing for the NBA … after signing with the Warriors in the summer of 2010, traveled to Taipei to take part in Yao Ming’s Charity games … was his first trip to Taiwan, the birthplace of both of his parents, since he was seven years old … a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Palo Alto High School … captained his high school team to the CIF Division II State title by scoring 17 points in a upset of nationally ranked Mater Dei in the finals (51-47) … three-time First-Team All-Santa Clara Valley Athletic League selection at guard … two-time SCVAL Most Valuable Player … as a senior, named Northern California Division II Player of the Year, Northern California Scholar Athlete of the Year and First-Team All-State … also named Player of the Year as a senior by the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News … earned a 4.2 GPA in high school … was a summer intern for California senator Joe Simitian during high school … earned school’s President Award as Vision New America 2004 Scholarship award … enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, playing cards and video games, as well as going to church.
In Transactions Undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft out of Harvard … signed as a rookie free agent with Golden State on July 21, 2010 … assigned to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League three times in 2010-11 (assigned 12/28/10 and recalled 1/3/11; assigned 1/9/11 and recalled 2/5/11; assigned 3/17/11 and recalled 3/27/11) … waived by the Warriors on Dec. 9, 2011 … claimed off waivers by Houston on Dec. 12, 2011 … waived by the Rockets on Dec. 24, 2011 … claimed by New York off waivers on Dec. 27, 2011 … assigned to the D-League’s Erie BayHawks on Jan. 17, 2012 … recalled by the Knicks on Jan. 23, 2012 … signed as a restricted free agent by the Rockets on July 17, 2012, after New York chose not to match Houston’s offer sheet.