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Thabo Sefolosha

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Atlanta Hawks

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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 61 games (61 starts) and averaged 6.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.30 steals in 26.0 minutes… Scored in double figures 10 times (Oklahoma City went 9-1 in those games)...Recorded six steals (one shy of career-high) at LAC (11/13), then registered six steals for a second time at MIA (1/29)...Went a perfect 6-of-6 from the field en route to 13 points during win at BOS (1/24)... ...One DNP – Flu like symptoms...Three DNP – Sprained Right Knee...17 DNP’s –Left Calf Strain

2012-13 SEASON:
Set a career-high with 28 points, on a career- high 11 made field goals, including a career- high six made 3-point field goals at Houston (2/20). Recorded a career-best 7.6 points per game on a career-high 48.1% shooting. Posted a steal in 14 consecutive games earlier this season which represents a career-long streak. Shot 41.9% from 3-point range on the season (Ranked 16th in the NBA). Set a then-Thunder high with 20 points at Phoenix (2/10). In the game, set a then career-high with five made 3-point FG. Scored in double figures on 21 occasions. Recorded nine points on perfect 3-of-3 3-point shooting in the first quarter during Oklahoma City victory vs. Toronto (11/6). Pulled-down a season-high 12 rebounds on at Denver (3/1). One DNP – Neck Strain. One DNP - Inactive

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2011-12: Oklahoma City went 31-11 with Sefolosha in the starting lineup. Set a career-high with seven steals during win at Milwaukee (4/9). Returned to Thunder lineup at Denver (3/15) for the first time after missing the 23 previous games with right foot soreness. Led the Thunder in three-point shooting accuracy after connecting on 43.7% of his three-point attempts (31-71 3FG). Scored in double figures on six occasions. Scored 19 points at Boston (1/16) which represented a new Thunder-high. One game on Inactive List (Flu-Like Symptoms).
2010-11: Thunder posted a 9-2 record when Sefolosha scored in double figures. His 47.1 shooting percentage on the season is the best of any year in his career. Matched a career-high with 13 rebounds during win at Houston on 1/12. Scored a season-high 15 points (5-8 FGs) to go along with a team-high nine rebounds 12/15 vs. Houston. Netted a career-high six steals 12/3 at Toronto. Posted second double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds in OT win at Indiana (11/26). Recorded a double-double with 13 points on perfect 5-of-5 field goal shooting to go along with a team-high 11 rebounds during win vs. Minnesota (11/22). Scored in double figures back-to-back outings at Milwaukee (11 points; three steals) and Minnesota (13 points; 5-5 FGs). Played a game-high and career-high 55 minutes during OKC triple OT win at New Jersey (12/1).
2009-10: Named to the NBA�s All-Defensive Second Team. One of four players to start all 82 games for the Thunder. Scored in double-figures 16 times. Tallied 15 points on 6-10 FGs including 2-2 three point shooting in contest vs. Phoenix (4/9). recorded three double-doubles on the year. At San Antonio on 2/24 recorded 12 points to go along with career-high (tying) 13 rebounds, including a career-high (tying) 10 offensive rebounds. In three- game stretch (12/14 at Denver - 12/18 vs. Detroit) averaged 9.7 points on 66.7% shooting (12-18 FG�s). Matched season-high with 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting at LAL (12/22). Set a season high with 16 points (2-of-3 3-point FG�s) in Thunder win vs. Washington (11/20). Matched a season-high with four steals on three different occasions {last at Miami (11/17)}. Tied career-high with four blocked shots at Sacramento (11/10). Posted double-double with a 13 points (4-of-6 FG�s, including a perfect 3-of-3 from behind the 3-point line) and 10 rebounds during OKC win vs. Orlando (11/8).
2008-09: Appeared in 66 games (36 starts) with Chicago and Oklahoma City. Missed final three games of the season with a dislocated left index finger. In 22 starts with OKC, Thunder posted 9-13 record. Career-high tying four blocks vs. Chicago on 3/18 and at Boston on 3/29. 10 or more rebounds once. One double-double. Recorded season-high 17 points and career-high five steals at Sacramento (3/10). One DNP-CD. Missed three games due to injury.
2007-08: Played in 69 games and made a career-high 22 starts. Averaged career-bests and set single- game career-highs in every statistical category. Averaged 6.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 1.9 apg in 20.8 mpg. Had four games of 20-plus points, including a career- high 22 points twice, and three games of 10-plus rebounds, including a career- high 13 rebounds at DET (01/19). Led the team in scoring four times, rebounds eight times and assists twice. Recorded three point-rebound double-doubles. Missed one game with a right ankle sprain (1/03) and six games because of a left groin strain (2/29-3/09). Also logged six DNP-CDs.
2006-07: Appeared in 71 games during his rookie campaign and averaged 3.6 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 12.2 mpg. Had one double-double. In his NBA debut at Miami on 10/31, tallied 11 points (4-4 FG, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, two steals and one assist in less than 11 minutes. Recorded 11 DNP-CDs.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:
Played for the Swiss team in the 2009 Eurobasket championships. Appeared in four Eurobasket games and complied averages of 15.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 37.3 minutes per contest. As a member of the Swiss National Team. Played in the 2005 French Pro A All-Star Game. Started his pro career in 2001- 02, at the age of 17, in the top domestic league in Switzerland (the LNA), with Tege Riviera Basket. Played the following three seasons (2002-05) with Chalon- Sur-Saone, the premier pro league in France. Signed with Italian Serie A club Angelico squad Angelico Biella prior to the 2005-06 season and averaged 12.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.95 spg and 29.4 mpg in Italy's top league.

PERSONAL:
Name is pronounced TA-bow sef-a- LOW-sha. Full name is Thabo Patrick Sefolosha. Originally an early-entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft before he withdrew his name from consideration. His South African father and French mother left South Africa for Switzerland shortly before he was born in 1984. His mother is an accomplished artist and his father is an skilled musician.

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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 222 lbs./ 100.7 kg
Born: May 02, 1984
From: Vevey, Switzerland
Draft: 1st Round (13th pick) 2006 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2006
Years Pro: 8
Previous Teams:
  Oklahoma City Thunder 2014 - 2014
  Atlanta Hawks 2014 - 2014
  Oklahoma City Thunder 2008 - 2013
  Chicago Bulls 2006 - 2008
Prior to NBA/Country: Angelico Biella/Switzerland

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