Meet the Rookies

SHELVIN MACK

GUARD
HEIGHT: 6-3
WEIGHT: 215
DATE OF BIRTH: APRIL 22, 1990
FROM: BUTLER
HIGH SCHOOL: BRYAN STATION, LEXINGTON, KY
DRAFTED: 34TH OVERALL BY WASHINGTON IN 2011
NBA YEARS: ROOKIE
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: NONE

PERSONALLY: Full name is Shelvin Bernard Mack…Majored in Media Arts at Butler…Is the son of Victoria Guy.

COLLEGIATELY: Played in the NCAA Championship game in consecutive years in 2010 and 2011 as a sophomore and junior…Was selected to the All-Tournament Team at the 2011 Final Four…Was also named Second Team All-Horizon League as a junior...Served as captain of the gold medal-winning USA U19 World Championship Team during the summer of 2009…As a junior, led Butler in assists (3.4 apg), and ranked second in scoring (16.0 ppg) and third in rebounds (4.5 rpg)...Scored 122 points in six NCAA Tournament contests in 2011…As a sophomore, was First Team All-Horizon League, after ranking second on his team in scoring (14.1 ppg), assists (3.0 apg) and steals (1.4 spg)…As a freshman, led the Bulldogs in assists (3.5 apg), while ranking second in steals (1.1 spg) and third in scoring (11.9 ppg).

CHRIS SINGLETON


FORWARD
HEIGHT: 6-9
WEIGHT: 230
DATE OF BIRTH: NOVEMBER 21, 1989
FROM: FLORIDA STATE
HIGH SCHOOL: CHEROKEE, CANTON, GA
DRAFTED: 18TH OVERALL BY WASHINGTON IN 2011
NBA YEARS: ROOKIE
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: NONE
PERSONALLY: Full name is Christopher Carl Singleton, Jr.

COLLEGIATELY: Was a unanimous ACC Defensive Player of the Year selection by the coaches in 2010-11…Was a two-time All-ACC and two-time ACC Defensive Team selection (2009-10 and 2010-11)…Led Florida State to a school record-tying three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in his three collegiate seasons…During his three-year career, the Seminoles were the third-winningest team in ACC play with him in the lineup behind only Duke and North Carolina…Also helped FSU rank first nationally in field goal percentage defense in both 2010 and 2011….Finished his career ranked 25th in ACC history with a 1.89 steals per game average….Is the only player to rank in the top 10 in both blocked shots (5th, 136) and steals (8th, 180) in Florida State history…As a junior, helped the Seminoles to two wins in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993…Led FSU in scoring (13.1 ppg) and rebounding (6.8) in 2010-11, and tallied a triple-double (22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals) in a Florida State victory over UNC Greensboro, to mark the first triple double in ACC history that included steals…Suffered a fractured foot vs. Virginia in February of 2011 that caused him to miss six games…As a sophomore, was tabbed by the media as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and became only the fifth player in ACC history to finish in the top five in both steals per game (first with 2.2 spg) and blocks per game (fifth with 1.5 bpg)…As a freshman, was the only player in the ACC to tally at least 50 steals and at least 45 blocks during season, and was the only freshman in the nation (one of seven players in all) to accomplish that feat.

JAN VESELY


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HEIGHT: 6-11
WEIGHT: 240
DATE OF BIRTH: APRIL 24, 1990
FROM: OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC
DRAFTED: 6TH OVERALL BY WASHINGTON IN 2011
NBA YEARS: ROOKIE
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: NONE

PERSONALLY: Name is pronounced Yahn VEH-seh-lee…Grew up playing for the club team, BK Snakes Ostrava, in the Czech Republic… In national team competition, has represented Czech Republic at the youth, junior and senior level.

PROFESSIONALLY: Has played professionally in Slovenia and Serbia, including Euroleague action for Partizan Belgrade from 2008-2011…Averaged 10.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 2010-11…Was named the FIBA Young Men’s Player of the Year in 2011 (top player born in 1990 or later), edging out three-time winner Ricky Rubio of Spain…Has connected at a .500 clip or better from the field in every season in his professional career…Finished second in voting for the Euroleague’s Rising Star trophy (top player under 23 by July 1) in 2009-10 and third in 2010-11…In 2009-10, in an exhibition contest vs. the Phoenix Suns during the NBA preseason, had a game-high 16 points as well as five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 27 minutes of action.