Has appeared in 692 games during his 10-year NBA career and has made 451 starts…has averaged 11.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 29.0 minutes while shooting 45.7 percent from the floor, 41.6 percent from three-point range and 77.9 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures on 391 occasions (302 as a starter) with 96 games of at least 20 points and seven games with at least 30 points…his longest string of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 26 games and was accomplished from Feb. 22, 2002-Apr. 17, 2002…his high for most consecutive games with at least 20 points is four and was set in 1996 from Apr. 2-7…has averaged double figures in scoring in seven of his 10 seasons…his highest scoring output off the bench was a 31-point effort against Orlando on Mar. 9, 1997…has grabbed double figures in rebounds 11 times and registered 10 double-doubles…enters the 2004-05 season ranked first among active players and sixth all-time in NBA history in three-point field goal percentage (.416)…also begins the current campaign sixth among active players in three-point field goals made (1,109)…led the NBA in three-point field goals made (192) and attempted (447) in 1997-98…has been among the league's top 10 in three-point accuracy in six of his 10 seasons and has converted at least 40 percent of his three-point attempts in seven of his 10 years…has hit at least 100 treys in seven of his 10 NBA seasons…his longest streak of consecutive games with at least one three-point field goal made is 26 and occurred from Feb. 14, 1997-Apr. 8, 1997…ranks second on the Suns' all-time regular season three-point field goals made (404) and attempted (993) lists…ranks third on Phoenix's all-time postseason list in three-point field goals made (40) and fourth in three-point field goals attempted (107) and three-point field goal percentage (.374)…ranks second on the Cavaliers' all-time regular season list in three-point field goals made (550) and three-point field goal percentage (.422) and third in three-point field goals attempted (1,303)…owns the Cavaliers' single-season records for minutes played (3,198 in 1997-98), three-point field goals made (192 in 1997-98) and three-point field goals attempted (447 in 1997-98)…also owns the Cavaliers' fourth best single-season totals in three-point field goals made (143 in 2001-02) and three-point field goal percentage (.444 in 2001-02), the sixth best mark in field goals attempted (322 in 2001-02) and the ninth highest mark in three-point field goal percentage (.430 in 1997-98)…is tied for the Cleveland single-game records in three-point field goals made in a game (8 at Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1998), three-point field goals made in a half (6 in the 1 st half vs. Toronto, Mar. 4, 1998), three-point field goal attempts in a non-overtime game (12 at Boston, Nov. 7, 1997) and steals in a half (6 in the 2 nd half at Detroit, Apr. 1, 1998)…owns the Gund Arena record for three-point field goals in a half (6 in the 1 st half vs. Toronto, Mar. 4, 1998)…enters the 2004-05 season 72 points shy of 8,000 for his career and eight games shy of 700…has appeared in 23 postseason games (19 starts) and has averaged 11.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 31.7 minutes while shooting 41.6 percent from the field, 37.3 percent from three-point range and 82.1 percent from the foul line.
Split the season between the Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers and Atlanta Hawks…appeared in 58 games (no starts) and averaged 5.8 points (.401 FG%, .795 FT%), 2.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 17.9 minutes…finished the season ranked 17 th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.399)…scored in double figures on 12 occasions, including one 20-point game…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and recorded one double-double…in 16 games with the Grizzlies he averaged 5.2 points (.308 FG%, .750 FT%), 1.4 assists, 1.1 rebounds and 17.8 minutes and had three double-figure scoring efforts…in 33 games with the Trail Blazers he averaged 6.5 points (.476 FG%, .760 FT%), 2.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 18.8 minutes…scored in double figures eight times with the Blazers, including his lone 20-point game of the season…grabbed double-figure rebounds once with Portland and recorded his lone double-double of the season at Seattle on Jan. 5 (14 points and a season-high 10 rebounds)…connected on a team-high 47.4 percent (36-76) of his three-point attempts with the Blazers…appeared in nine games with the Hawks and averaged 4.4 points (.333 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 2.8 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 14.7 minutes…converted 42.1 percent (8-19) of his three-point attempts with the Hawks…missed 20 games after joining the Hawks due to injury… Season Highs: 20 points (vs. Minnesota, Dec. 26, 2003), 10 rebounds (at Seattle, Jan. 5), four assists (twice), two blocks (twice), one steal (19 times) and 35 minutes (at Seattle, Jan. 5).
Appeared in 66 games (44 starts) as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies and averaged 11.0 points (.456 FG%, career-high .814 FT%), 2.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 29.4 minutes…missed 15 games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on one occasion (Nov. 6 at Portland)…missed the Dec. 27 home game against Orlando due to a fractured finger that caused him to be placed on the injured list and miss the next eight games (Dec. 31-Jan. 15)…after returning for two games missed another four games from Jan. 22-27 due to the finger injury…missed two games from Feb. 3-5 with a bruised kneecap…led the Grizzlies and ranked third in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.433)…scored in double figures on 38 occasions (29 as a starter), including six games of at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and recorded one double-double…led the Grizzlies in scoring twice and in rebounds once…scored a season- and team-high 27 points against Utah on Feb. 24, connecting on 6-10 from three-point range…the six treys he hit against the Jazz marked the single-game high for a Grizzlies player in 2002-03 and tied the second highest total in team history…finished second in overtime to Sacramento's Peja Stojakovic in the 1 800 CALL ATT Shootout at All-Star Weekend in Atlanta… Season Highs: 27 points (vs. Utah, Feb. 24), 14 rebounds (vs. Miami, Feb. 28), five assists (twice), three steals (three times), two blocks (three times) and 46 minutes (vs. Miami, Feb. 28).
Started all 78 games in which he appeared for the Cleveland Cavaliers and averaged 15.1 points (.495 FG%, .798 FT%), 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.99 steals and 35.8 minutes…missed four games due to injury…sat out the Nov. 17 game at Memphis due to a right elbow contusion…missed three games from Mar. 26-30 due to back spasms…recorded career highs in scoring average, field goals made (467), field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage (.444)…ranked ninth in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage and 17 th in field goal percentage…his 143 three-point field goals made and 44.4 percent three-point field goal accuracy both led the Cavaliers and ranked as the fourth best single-season totals in franchise history…his 322 three-point field goal attempts led the team and ranked as the sixth highest single-season total in franchise history…ranked second on the team in minutes played (2,793), steals (77) and starts and tied for second in points scored (1,176)…scored in double figures a career-high 64 times, including a career-high 19 games with at least 20 points and one game with at least 30 points…scored in double figures a career-high 26 consecutive games from Feb. 22-Apr. 17…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and recorded a pair of double-doubles…led the Cavs in scoring 19 times, in steals on 20 occasions, in blocks nine times and in rebounds in three contests…matched his career high with a 33-point effort at Milwaukee on Feb. 13…in a season-high 47 minutes against Miami on Nov. 24, he scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to match his Cleveland high…increased his scoring average by 8.0 points over the previous year, the largest single-season increase in his career…recorded a four-point play against Atlanta on Nov. 29…was the runner-up to Sacramento's Peja Stojakovic in the 1 800 CALL ATT Shootout at All-Star Weekend in Philadelphia on Feb. 9 where he scored 21 points in the first round to lead all participants… Season Highs: 33 points (at Milwaukee, Feb. 13), 14 rebounds (vs. Miami, Nov. 24), six assists (twice), five steals (twice), three blocks (at Dallas, Dec. 13) and 47 minutes (vs. Miami, Nov. 24).
Appeared in 44 games (22 starts) for the Cavaliers and averaged 7.1 points (.438 FG%, .800 FT%), 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 21.8 minutes…missed 34 games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on four occasions…missed eight games from Nov. 11-25 while on the injured list due to an ulnar nerve contusion in his right elbow…also missed 26 games from Dec. 20-Feb. 13 while on the injured list due to the ulnar nerve contusion…underwent a right ulnar nerve subcutaneous transposition at the Cleveland Clinic on Apr. 23, 2001…ranked second on the Cavaliers in three-point field goal percentage (.405)…led the team in scoring four times, in blocks and steals four times each and in rebounds and assists once each…averaged 8.8 points in his 22 starts while shooting 44.3 percent from the floor…scored in double figures on 14 occasions (nine as a starter), with one game of at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and recorded one double-double (Mar. 24 vs. Denver)…moved past Craig Ehlo (381) into third place on Cleveland's all-time three-point field goals made list on Feb. 19 against Chicago…had four double-figure scoring quarters… Season Highs: 24 points (vs. Milwaukee, Mar. 11), 11 rebounds (vs. Denver, Mar. 24), six assists (three times), three steals (vs. Milwaukee, Mar. 11), one blocks (11 times) and 37 minutes (vs. Milwaukee, Mar. 11).
Saw action in 79 games (38 starts) with the Cavaliers and averaged 9.2 points (.428 FG%, .792 FT%), 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 26.0 minutes…ranked 10 th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.424)…ranked second on the Cavs in three-point field goals made (106) and attempted (250)…scored in double figures 35 times (21 as a starter), including four games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds once…topped the Cavaliers in scoring four times…was 6-6 from three-point range in Cleveland's Dec. 15 contest at New Jersey, two shy of tying the NBA record for most three-point field goals made in a game without a miss…made 10 consecutive three-point field goals over a three-game span from Dec. 14-17…on Feb. 5 against Atlanta, he scored 18 points, including his 5,000 th career point on a free throw with 11:16 remaining in the third quarter… Season Highs: 24 points (vs. Denver, Feb. 17), 12 rebounds (at Charlotte, Feb. 9), six assists (at Charlotte, Feb. 9), three steals (vs. San Antonio, Feb. 15), two blocks (vs. Philadelphia, Mar. 14) and 48 minutes (vs. Philadelphia, Mar. 14).
Started 42 of the 45 games in which he appeared for the Cavaliers and averaged 11.2 points (.453 FG%, .604 FT%), 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.82 steals and 29.8 minutes…missed a total of five games due to injury…missed four games from Feb. 22-Mar. 1 due to a bruised ulnar nerve in the right elbow area which caused nerve weakness in his right hand…suffered a moderate inversion sprain of his right ankle in the first quarter at Indiana on May 4 causing him to miss the final game of the season on May 5 at Toronto…led the Cavaliers in three-point field goals made (75) and attempted (200) and ranked second in field goals made (198)…ranked 15 th in the NBA in three-point field goals made, 20 th in three-point field goals attempted and 33 rd in three-point field goal percentage (.375)…scored in double figures on 26 occasions (25 as a starter), including five games with at least 20 points…led the Cavs in scoring five times, in blocks on nine occasions, in steals six times, in assists twice and in rebounds once…made his 600 th career three-point field goal on Feb. 11 against San Antonio…his five three-point field goals made against Washington on Apr. 13 and at Milwaukee on Apr. 23 were the most by a Cavalier in a game this season…his 11 three-point field goal attempts at Milwaukee on Apr. 7 set a team-high for the season…had five double-figure scoring quarters, including a 14-point second quarter against Boston on Mar. 2 which tied the highest scoring quarter by a Cavalier in 1998-99… Season Highs: 24 points (vs. Washington, Apr. 13), seven rebounds (vs. Toronto, Mar. 30), six assists (vs. L.A. Lakers, Mar. 18), three blocks (at New Jersey, Mar. 27), two steals (10 times) and 42 minutes (three times).
Was the only member of the Cavaliers to start all 82 games and averaged 14.7 points (.460 FG%, .776 FT%), 4.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.57 steals and 39.0 minutes…led the NBA in three-point field goals made (192) and attempted (447), ranked seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.430), eighth in steals-to-turnover ratio (1.17:1), 15 th in minutes per game and 24 th in steals per game…was named NBA Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 7 after averaging 25.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.00 steals and 39.7 minutes for the week…set a Cavs single-season record with 192 three-point field goals made, surpassing Mark Price's record of 152 in 1989-90…also established team single-season records in three-point field goals attempted with 447, surpassing Dan Majerle's mark of 414 in 1995-96, and in minutes played with 3,198, surpassing Mike Mitchell's mark of 3,194 in 1980-81…set career highs in points (1,204), minutes played, field goals attempted (957), three-point field goals made and attempted, defensive (298) and total rebounds (363), assists (188), steals (129) and blocks (49)…ranked second on the team in scoring average and steals per game…scored in double figures on 61 occasions, including 16 games with at least 20 points and a career-high four games with at least 30 points (tops on the team)…the Cavs were 4-0 when he scored at least 30 points and 14-2 when he scored 20-or-more…led the team in scoring 21 times (second on the team), in steals on 20 occasions, in blocks 12 times and in rebounds and assists three times each…against Toronto on Mar. 4, he scored a career-high tying and Cavaliers season-high tying 33 points, while setting a team record for three-point field goals made in a half (six in the first) and tied the Cavs record for three-pointers made in a quarter (five in the second)…his 20 points in the second quarter against Toronto on Mar. 4 and his 25 points in the first half both established team-highs during the 1997-98 campaign…tied his career high in points with 33 at Charlotte on Nov. 28 while in the process he recorded a career high in field goals made (14) and tied his career high in field goals attempted (23)…scored 30 points including the ninth four-point play in Cavaliers history at Vancouver on Dec. 5…made a career-high eight treys at Philadelphia on Feb. 17, tying the Cleveland single-game record…played a career-high and Cavaliers season-high 50 minutes at Dallas on Jan. 27 while also grabbing his 1,000 th career rebound…matched his career high with seven assists against Detroit on Jan. 31…recorded a career-high six steals on three occasions (Nov. 19 vs. Orlando, Nov. 26 at Philadelphia and Apr. 1 at Detroit)…recorded a career-high four blocks at Washington on Apr. 15…hit at least five treys in a game on eight occasions…increased his scoring average for the third straight season…teamed with Michelle Edwards of the Cleveland Rockers for the Nestle Crunch 2ball competition at NBA All-Star Weekend and finished seventh…signed a contract modification and extension on Oct. 29…had 13 double-figure scoring quarters… Season Highs: 33 points (twice), nine rebounds (four times), seven assists (vs. Detroit, Jan. 31), six steals (three times), four blocks (at Washington, Apr. 15) and 50 minutes (at Dallas, Jan. 27).
Appeared in 80 games (42 starts) for the Phoenix Suns and averaged 13.5 points (.453 FG%, .798 FT%), 3.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.08 steals and 29.1 minutes…led the Suns in three-point field goals made (171) and ranked 11 th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.413)…also led the Suns in games played, field goals attempted (903) and three-point field goals attempted (414) while ranking second in minutes played (2,326) and steals (86) and third in field goals made (409) and rebounds (292)…scored in double figures on 51 occasions (29 as a starter), including 18 games with at least 20 points and two games with 30-or-more points…grabbed double-figure rebounds on two occasions and recorded a pair of double-doubles…hit at least one three-point field goal in a career-high 26 consecutive games from Feb. 14-Apr. 8…hit at least five treys in a game eight times, including a season-high seven on three occasions…grabbed a career-high 68 offensive rebounds…scored a career-high 33 points against Boston on Feb. 12…recorded career highs in both defensive rebounds (13) and total rebounds (15) against Charlotte on Jan. 10…matched his career high with five offensive rebounds against the Lakers in Los Angeles on Nov. 1…had played in 190 straight games before missing the Apr. 15 contest against Utah… Season Highs: 33 points (vs. Boston, Feb. 12), 15 rebounds (vs. Charlotte, Jan. 10), seven assists (vs. Golden State, Dec. 4), five steals (at Denver, Nov. 26), three blocks (at Portland, Apr. 5) and 48 minutes (vs. Charlotte, Jan. 10).
Appeared in all 82 games (47 starts) for the Suns and averaged 12.7 points (.445 FG%, .771 FT%), 3.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 31.8 minutes…set career highs in free throws made (148) and free throws attempted (192)…led the Suns in three-point field goals made (117), three-point field goals attempted (313) and three-point field goal percentage (.374)…ranked third on the team in minutes played (2,609), field goals made (390), field goals attempted (877) and defensive rebounds (265)…averaged 14.7 points in his 47 starts and 10.7 points in his 35 games off the bench…scored in double figures 55 times (36 as a starter), including 17 games with at least 20 points…scored at least 20 points in a career-high four consecutive games from Apr. 2-7…grabbed double-figure rebounds on three occasions and recorded three double-doubles…was a perfect 6-6 from three-point range against Boston on Feb. 21 and followed that performance up with a 6-10 effort from behind the arc against Toronto on Feb. 23…hit eight straight treys over a two-game span on Feb. 21 and Feb. 23 to set a team mark for most consecutive treys made over multiple games…made a career-high 11 free throws against Golden State on Nov. 12… Season Highs: 29 points (at Seattle, Apr. 5), 11 rebounds (vs. Utah, Apr. 4), six assists (vs. Minnesota, Dec. 1), four steals (at Dallas, Dec. 16), two blocks (four times) and 50 minutes (at Seattle, Apr. 5).
Saw action in 78 games (56 starts) as a rookie on the Suns and averaged 10.4 points (.484 FG%, .792 FT%), 2.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 23.1 minutes…was an NBA All-Rookie Second Team selection…led the Suns and ranked seventh in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.436)…ranked second on the team in starts, three-point field goals made (116) and three-point field goals attempted (266)…his 116 treys made were the most ever by a Phoenix rookie…became the first Suns rookie to start at least 50 games in a season since Walter Davis started 81 in 1977-78…scored in double figures 35 times (28 as a starter), including nine games with at least 20 points…started and scored 13 points in the Schick NBA Rookie Game during All-Star Weekend…won the Baby Ruth Shootout at All-Star Weekend in Phoenix by defeating his older brother Chuck in the finals… Season Highs: 26 points (twice), nine rebounds (vs. New Jersey, Nov. 27), four assists (five times), three steals (three times), three blocks (vs. Utah, Feb. 19) and 44 minutes (vs. Golden State, Feb. 17).
1998: Started each of Cleveland's four Opening Round games against Indiana and averaged 8.0 points (.379 FG%, .750 FT%), 2.5 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 34 minutes…scored in double figures in two of the four contests… 1997: Saw action in each of Phoenix's five Opening Round series games (one start) against Seattle and averaged 15.6 points (.472 FG%, .778 FT%), 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 32.6 minutes…scored in double figures in four of the five contests and topped the 20-point mark twice including a postseason career-high 29 points in Game 3 at Phoenix on Apr. 29…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and recorded the only two double-doubles of his postseason career in consecutive games on Apr. 27 in Game 2 (11 points and 10 rebounds) and Apr. 29 in Game 3 (29 points and 10 rebounds)…recorded postseason highs in scoring average, three-point field goal percentage (.424), rebounds per game, field goal percentage, defensive rebounds (28), total rebounds (33), steals (four) and blocks (three)…scored in double figures in three consecutive games (Games 1-3) from Apr. 25-29, matching his postseason career high… 1996: Started all four games for the Suns against San Antonio and averaged 14.3 points (.393 FG%, .800 FT%), 5.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 45.8 minutes…scored in double figures in three of the four contests including each of the first three games (Apr. 26-May 1), equaling his postseason career high for consecutive games scoring in double digits…recorded his first postseason 20-point game with 23 points in Phoenix's Game 3 victory over the Spurs on May 1… 1995: Started all 10 postseason games for the Suns and averaged 9.6 points (.410 FG%, .917 FT%), 2.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 24.7 minutes…scored in double figures in five of the 10 contests…averaged 8.7 points (.476 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 1.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 19.7 minutes in Phoenix's Opening Round sweep of Portland…averaged 10 points (.387 FG%, .889 FT%), 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 26.9 minutes in the Suns' seven-game Western Conference series against eventual champion Houston…scored in double figures in three straight games (Games 4-6, May 14-18) against Houston setting a postseason career high.
1997-98: Led the NBA in three-point field goals made (192) and attempted (447)…was named the NBA Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 7… 1994-95: Was an NBA All-Rookie Second Team selection…started in the Schick NBA Rookie Game during All-Star Weekend…won the Baby Ruth Shootout at All-Star Weekend in Phoenix, defeating his brother Chuck in the final round.
Appeared in 108 games during his four-year career at Auburn and averaged 19.1 points (.504 FG%, .747 FT%), 6.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 35.0 minutes…finished his career as Auburn's third leading all-time scorer behind his brother Chuck Person and Mike Mitchell…finished his career as Auburn's all-time leader in three-point field goals made (262), three-point field goals attempted (594) and three-point field goal percentage (.441)…joined his brother Chuck and Eddie Johnson as the only three players in Auburn history to score at least 500 points in three different seasons…scored a career-high 44 points against UAB…was named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press as a senior in 1993-94 after averaging a career-high 22.2 points (.484 FG%, .734 FT%), 6.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 35.9 minutes in a career-high 28 games…averaged 3.3 three-point field goals made as a senior and set career highs in three-point field goals made (93) and attempted (210)…in 27 games as a junior he averaged 18.8 points (.556 FG%, .772 FT%), 7.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 35.4 minutes…set career highs in field goal percentage, rebounds (192) and assists (102) in 1992-93…as a sophomore in 1991-92 he appeared in 27 games and averaged 19.9 points (.506 FG%, .726 FT%), 6.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 35.4 minutes…as a freshman in 1990-91 he played in 26 games and averaged 15.4 points (.471 FG%, .765 FT%), 5.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 33.0 minutes…won a gold medal with the USA at the 1991 Junior World Championships in Canada.
Full name is Wesley Lavon Person…married his high school sweetheart, Lillian, just days before being drafted in 1994…has two sons, Wesley Jr. (9) and Westley (2), and two daughters, Nykeia (11) and Aleyah (5)…is the youngest of Mary Person's seven children…his older brother Chuck played 13 seasons in the NBA and is currently a front office executive for the Indiana Pacers…choose physical education as his college major because he would like to coach when he is finished playing…lists his high school coach Earl Henderson as the person who made a big difference in his life for supporting him from day one until now…runs his own charitable foundation, the Wesley Person Opportunity Program, in his hometown of Brantley, AL…says one of the things people don't know about him is that he enjoys kids…when he played for the Memphis Grizzlies he was seen frequently at Grizzlies youth basketball camps, clinics and workshops…owns a bowling alley and a skating rink in Luverne, AL…lists playing softball, pool and ping-pong among his favorite hobbies along with listening to music…lists gospel as his favorite type of music and includes Kirk Franklin and Michael Jackson among his favorite musical artists…lists “Barbershop” and “Forrest Gump” among his favorite movies and Bill Cosby as his favorite actor…says his favorite sport other than basketball is baseball and claims the Atlanta Braves as his favorite team…choose Friday's as his favorite restaurant and chicken as his favorite type of food…says his dream vacation spot is Paris…lists Larry Bird as his favorite all-time player and Clyde Drexler as the toughest opponent he has faced in his career…wears a size 14 shoe.