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Biography

Background

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Born March 10, 1988 in Fresno, Calif… Son of Doris and Roscoe Pondexter…

Father played college basketball for Lute Olson at Long Beach State before being drafted by the Boston Celtics in the third round (53rd overall) of the 1974 NBA Draft and playing professionally for 10 seasons overseas…

Uncle, Cliff Pondexter, was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the first round (16th overall) of the 1974 NBA Draft and enjoyed a three-year NBA career…

Attended San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, Calif, where he averaged 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists per game in leading his team to a 33-4 record during his senior season…

San Joaquin’s roster included 7-foot twins and current NBA centers Brook and Robin Lopez…

A 2006 All-California First Team selection and the Division IV Player of the Year…

Extremely active in the Memphis community and throughout the region, accompanied the team on five Grizzlies caravan tours during Summer 2013 to St. Louis, Nashville, Little Rock, Ark., Jackson, Miss. and Jackson, Tenn…

Owns a dog, a Husky named Buckets, and chose the breed in reference to his alma mater.

2012-13 season

Improved his averages in his third NBA season, recording 6.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists on .428 shooting in 21.1 minutes in 59 games (one start)…

Developed a proficient three-point shot, especially from the corners, and led the Grizzlies in three-point percentage (career-high .395)…

Made a career-high 60 three-pointers after converting just 40 treys in his first two seasons combined…

Scored a career-high tying 17 points on April 7 at Sacramento, tying a career best with seven field goals made… Scored 16 points in consecutive games from Dec. 4-7, shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from the field a career-high 4-of-4 from three-point range on Dec. 7 at New Orleans…

Matched his career high with four three-pointers on March 25 at Washington…

Scored 11 of his 13 points in the second quarter to help Memphis to a road victory over Oklahoma City on Nov. 14…

Scored 13 points in a career-high 39 minutes on Dec. 26 vs. Philadelphia…

Recorded a personal-best four assists on Nov. 28 vs. Toronto and Dec. 21 vs. Dallas…

Collected a career-high four steals on Nov. 9 vs. Houston…

Converted Memphis’ only four-point play of the season on March 1 at Miami, becoming the first Grizzlies player to do so since Mike Miller on Dec. 14, 2007 vs. LA Clippers…

Scored 10-plus points 17 times…

Missed 23 games due to a grade-2 left MCL sprain suffered on Dec. 29 vs. Denver…

Did not dress six games due to the injury and was inactive 17 times…

2013 Playoffs: Gave Memphis a spark off the bench during the postseason, averaging 8.9 points and 2.5 rebounds on .489 shooting (.453 3FG shooting) in 23.8 minutes in 15 playoff games…

Averaged 15.3 points and 3.3 rebounds on .537 shooting (.480 3FG shooting) in 32.0 minutes in the Western Conference Finals against San Antonio…

Scored a playoff career-high 22 points in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on May 27 vs. San Antonio…

His 22 points against the Spurs were the most he had ever scored in a regular season game or playoff game… Led the team in scoring twice during the Western Conference Finals after having not done so in either of the first two rounds of the playoffs or the entire regular season…

Knocked down five treys and scored 17 points on May 19 at San Antonio in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals…

Scored 13 points and made three three-pointers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on May 5 at Oklahoma City, including a half-court shot to beat the third quarter buzzer…

Grabbed nine rebounds on May 21 at San Antonio in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, also surpassing his regular season career best.

NBA Career

The three-year veteran holds career averages of 4.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.6 assists on .428 shooting in 15.8 minutes in 189 games (15 starts) with the New Orleans Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies…

Holds career postseason averages of 6.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists on .500 shooting (.433 3FG shooting) in 19.2 minutes in 25 playoff games…

2011-12 (Memphis): Averaged 4.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.4 assists on .452 shooting in 15.7 minutes in 64 games (eight starts) in his first season in Memphis…

Traded by New Orleans to Memphis for Greivis Vasquez two days before opening night…

Shot .364 from three-point range in the final 34 games of the regular season after shooting .111 from downtown in the first 30 games…

Posted 5.9 points and 2.8 rebounds on .455 shooting in 26.4 minutes as a starter…

Scored a career-high tying 17 points on Feb. 8, 2012 vs. Minnesota…

Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds on Feb. 29, 2012 vs. Dallas…

2012 Playoffs: Averaged 4.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists on .667 shooting in 16.3 minutes in seven games against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the 2012 Western Conference Playoffs…

2010-11 (New Orleans): Averaged 2.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.4 assists on .406 shooting in 11.1 minutes in 66 games (six starts) as a rookie…

Posted 2.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 21.8 minutes as a starter…

Tallied seven points and three rebounds in his first career start on Jan. 21, 2011 at Atlanta…

2011 Playoffs: Totaled two points, one rebound and one assist in nine minutes in three postseason games.

Career Transactions

The all-time leader in games played at the University of Washington was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round (26th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft on June 24, 2010…

Draft rights traded on draft night by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the draft rights to Craig Brackins (21st) to the New Orleans Hornets for the draft rights to Cole Aldrich (11th) and Morris Peterson

Traded by the New Orleans Hornets to the Memphis Grizzlies for Greivis Vasquez on Dec. 24, 2011.

College Career

In four seasons at the University of Washington (2006-10), averaged 13.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists on .503 shooting in 27.3 minutes in 136 games…

The all-time leader in games played at the University of Washington…

Left the Huskies ranked third in school history in scoring (1,786 points) and fifth in field goals made (652)…

2009-10 (Senior): Averaged 19.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists on .528 shooting in 32.3 minutes in 36 games in his final season at Washington…

Selected to the All-Pac-10 First Team and Pac-10 All-Tournament Team… Set a Pac-10 record with five Player of the Week honors…

Ranked third in the conference in scoring and rebounding… Poured in a career-high 34 points on March 4, 2010 at Oregon…

2008-09 (Junior): Averaged 12.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists on .511 shooting in 28.1 minutes in 35 games…

Named team’s Most Improved Player…

2007-08 (Sophomore): Averaged 9.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists on .452 shooting in 24.4 minutes in 33 games…

Posted 11.6 points and 5.8 rebounds during the Huskies’ five-game tour of Greece from Aug. 27-Sept. 7, 2007…

2006-07 (Freshman): Recorded 10.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists on .498 shooting in 23.9 minutes in his first collegiate season…

Earned Pac-10 All-Freshman Team honorable mention.

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Vitals

Height: 6'6''/ 1.98m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: March 10, 1988
From: University of Washington
Draft: 1st Round (26th pick) 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Memphis Grizzlies 2011 - 2013
  New Orleans Hornets 2011 - 2011
  Oklahoma City Thunder 2010 - 2010
  New Orleans Hornets 2010 - 2010
Prior to NBA/Country: Washington/USA

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