In his first career playoff appearance in the first round of the 2000 NBA Playoffs, averaged 4.7 points, 1.1 rebounds in 11.1 minutes and shot .457 FG
Led the Celtics in 1996-97 in three-pointers made (126) and attempted (348) and set a career-high with 108 steals (1.33 spg)
Scored a 1996-97 season-high 33 points against the Atlanta Hawks on 3/9/97
Scored a career-high 41 points, tying Larry Bird's Celtics franchise record for points in a quarter (24) and notching the third four-point play of his career, against the Minnesota Timberwolves on 12/22/95
Set a Milwaukee Bucks single-season record in 1994-95 for three-pointers made (163) and attempted (418)
Milwaukee's first-ever lottery pick, being selected eighth overall in the 1992 NBA Draft
A superstar at the University of Arkansas, Todd Day has become a sharp three-point shooter and an explosive yet streaky scorer as a pro, splitting his first five seasons between the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics.
Day rewrote the record books at Arkansas, breaking Sidney Moncrief's career mark for scoring with 2,395 points during his four-year stay. Day was a member of the All-Southwestern Conference Newcomer Team as a freshman, a member of the Arkansas unit that reached the Final Four as a sophomore, and a John Wooden First-Team All-America selection as both a junior and senior. In his final college season he powered the Razorbacks to the Southeastern Conference title in the school's first season in the circuit. His scoring average (22.7 ppg) was the third highest in school history.
Day charged into the pros as the eighth overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft, going to the Milwaukee Bucks. (Razorbacks teammate Lee Mayberry was drafted by the Bucks later in the first round.) A some-time starter as a rookie, Day ranked fourth on the club in scoring (13.8 ppg). He appeared in 71 contests that year, missing 11 games with an elbow injury he suffered late in the season.
Day won the starting off guard job at the outset of the 1993-94 campaign, only to lose it to Blue Edwards 13 games into the season. With the offseason trade of Edwards to the Boston Celtics, Day became a full-time starter the following year, appearing in all 82 games. He beefed up his offensive numbers, leading the club in scoring 16 times and ranking third on the team with an average of 16.0 points per contest. He also enjoyed the closer three-point arc introduced in the 1994-95 season, ranking 25th in the league with an accuracy rate of .390. Day's improvement, combined with the arrival of Glenn Robinson and the maturing of Vin Baker, sparked a 14-game turnaround for Milwaukee.
In 1995-96, Day was dealt to the Boston Celtics shortly after the season began in the trade that sent Sherman Douglas to Milwaukee. While he had several strong games for the Celtics, his overall playing time, point production and three-point shooting all were down from his career-highs with Milwaukee.
Day bounced back to average 14.5 ppg, the second-highest figure of his career, for the Celtics in 1996-97, when he led the team in three-pointers. At season's end, however, he was one of nine players whose rights were renounced by the Celtics when they signed Travis Knight as a veteran free agent.
1999-2000 REGULAR SEASON
Netted 18 points (8-8 FT) in a 95-88 win at the L.A. Clippers on 4/11
Activated from the injured list on 3/20, after missing six weeks with back spasms
Logged 15 points in a 113-100 win over Denver on 1/16
Recorded 18 points in a 111-110 loss to Dallas on 12/23
Notched 16 points in a 120-115 loss in Dallas on 12/11
Posted 19 points (3-4 3 FG) and 3 steals in a 110-107 win over Orlando on 12/7
Tallied 15 points in a 128-122 double-OT win over Houston on 12/1
Scored 20 points (4-5 3 FG) in 22 minutes, in a 96-81 victory over New York on 11/19
1997-1998 REGULAR SEASON
Waived by the Heat on 11/22
Registered 13 points, 3 assists and 3 steals in a 101-82 victory over the Sacramento Kings on 11/11
1996-1997 REGULAR SEASON
The verstile Day was a valuable performer for the Celtics, starting 27 games and appearing in 81--missing only a game at Denver on Dec. 30 due to back spasms. He averaged 14.5 ppg, the second-highest mark of his career, and led the Celtics in three-pointers made and attempted by hitting 126-of-348 from behind the arc. He also contributed 4.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.33 steals in 28.1 minutes per game.
Day scored in double figures 56 times, getting 20 or more 20 times including six of the final seven games of the season when he averaged 23.4 ppg.
He tallied a season-high 33 points in 34 minutes, shooting 10-for-20 from the field including 6-for-10 on three-pointers, in a 114-90 loss to Atlanta on March 9. He also netted 30 points in a 103-101 overtime win over Cleveland on April 11, and followed that with his only double-double of the season, getting 17 points and 11 rebounds in a 121-98 loss at Orlando on April 12.
Despite his strong finish, Day was one of nine players whose rights were renounced by the Celtics on July 7 when they signed Travis Knight as a veteran free agent.
1995-1996 REGULAR SEASON
Day played in eight games for Milwaukee before joining the Celtics on Nov. 26. He didn't take long to start paying dividends for his new team: He scored 15 points and sank a tie-breaking three-pointer with 17 seconds left to play to lead the Celtics to a 105-101 win at Miami on Dec. 6.
Day went on to lead Boston in scoring 10 times, in assists three times and in rebounding twice. Day appeared in 71 games for the Celtics, making 12 starts and playing 30 minutes or more 12 times. He averaged 12.0 points per game for the Celtics and 11.7 ppg overall, and also contributed 2.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.03 steals per game. Day sank 95 three-point field goals for the Celtics, the fourth-highest total on the team, even though he shot only .371 from the field and .343 from three-point range.
Day poured in a career-high 41 points on 11-for-18 from the field, including five three-pointers, and 14-for-16 from the line in a 114-113 win over Minnesota. In that game, Day scored 24 points in one quarter to tie a team record set by Larry Bird on March 30, 1983, and also tallied a rare four-point play, the third of his career. Always an explosive scorer, Day also enjoyed a 23-point quarter last season, setting a building record with that figure in a 121-106 win at Washington on April 17. Day finished with a team-high 28 points in that game.
Day had several other productive outings for the Celtics, scoring 20 points or more on 10 occasions. He made all 12 of his starts in consecutive games from Jan. 16 to Feb. 7 and tallied 72 points in three games during that period, leading the team in scoring each game: 26 points vs. Orlando on Jan. 30, 24 points vs. Vancouver the following night and 22 points at Indiana Feb. 2. Among his other solid games were 21 points vs. Chicago on Dec. 18; 25 points and six rebounds at Portland on Dec. 27; 16 points, including a career-high 14 free throws, at Vancouver on Dec. 30; 28 points and eight rebounds at Milwaukee on March 10; 23 points and seven rebounds against Philadelphia on March 13 and 22 points at Indiana on March 26. And in a 98-97 win over Detroit on April 7, he scored 11 of his 16 points in a 19-5 fourth-quarter run.
1994-1995 REGULAR SEASON
A spot starter for the first two years of his NBA career, Day became the Milwaukee Bucks' full-time shooting guard in 1994-95. He responded by setting a club record for three-pointers made (163) and establishing new career highs for scoring (16.0 ppg) and free-throw percentage (.754).
Day had a solid all-around season at both ends of the court. His scoring mark ranked third on the club behind Glenn Robinson's and Vin Baker's. Day led the Bucks in scoring 18 times, trailing only Robinson's total of 41. Day matched a career-high with 34 points against the Indiana Pacers on March 15. Meanwhile, he ranked third on the club in steals with 1.27 per contest. He led the team in thefts 23 times, second only to Robinson. Day's 6 swipes against the Sacramento Kings on January 11 tied a franchise record.
Grooving on the shorter three-point arc, Day broke Dale Ellis's single-season team record of 138 treys set in 1991-92. For the season, he ranked 25th in the league in three-point accuracy with a .390 percentage. After only three seasons with the team, he occupied third place on the Bucks' all-time three-pointers list with 250, trailing Craig Hodges (260) and Brad Lohaus (267).
The Bucks showed a solid 14-game improvement in 1994-95 but fell just short of the Boston Celtics for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
1993-1994 REGULAR SEASON
Despite moving in and out of the Milwaukee Bucks' starting lineup, Day continued to show flashes of potential in his second NBA season. He shared duties at the off guard spot with Blue Edwards and Jon Barry, starting 39 times in his 76 appearances. On February 22 Day notched the first double-double of his career with season highs of 27 points and 11 rebounds against the Golden State Warriors, and in a game against the Miami Heat on March 1 he accounted for 23 points and 7 rebounds.
Day led the Bucks in scoring 12 times during the year, finishing fourth on the team with an average of 12.7 points per game. He also ranked second on the club in steals (103) and third in blocked shots. A talented all-around performer, Day's primary weakness was his outside shooting. He shot only .415 from the field and .223 from three-point range, hitting on 33 of his 148 attempts.
1992-1993 REGULAR SEASON
Todd Day left the University of Arkansas as the school's all-time leading scorer (2,395 points), having surpassed Sidney Moncrief's mark in his senior season. The Milwaukee Bucks then made him the first lottery pick in franchise history when they selected him eighth overall in the 1992 NBA Draft.
Day averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 27.2 minutes in 71 games as a rookie, starting 37 times. He missed 11 games because of a dislocated elbow suffered against the Indiana Pacers on February 13. He led the Bucks in scoring 16 times, in rebounding 6 times, and in steals 9 times and scored in double figures in 53 games. His scoring average of 16.1 points per game as a starter ranked fourth among all NBA rookies.
Day enjoyed his first 30-point scoring effort on April 2 against the Nuggets at Denver, playing a then career-high 43 minutes. He recorded his first double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds at Indiana on January 21. He also sank 2 or more three-pointers in 15 games, and on April 12 he converted Milwaukee's first four-point play since the 1985-86 season.
Has two children, Natasha and Todd Jr.
Played for his stepfather, Ted Anderson, at Hamilton High School in Memphis where he was named All-America, All-State and All-District
Conducts youth basketball clinics and donates tickets to underpriveleged youths