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Pat Connaughton


  • Played in 155 games in his first three NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers along with 13 playoff games
  • Appeared in all 82 games for Portland in 2017-18

2017-18 HIGHLIGHTS ... Appeared in 82 games (five starts), averaging 5.4 points (42.3% FG, 35.2% 3-PT, 84.1% FT), 2.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 18.1 minutes with Portland … scored in double figures 12 times … had a career-high 24 points (9-14 FG, 4-7 3-PT, 2-2 FT) to go with two rebounds and two assists at Phoenix on Oct. 18 … finished with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting (4-8 3-PT) at Minnesota on Jan. 14 … scored 17 points (7-9 FG, 3-4 3-PT) at New York on Nov. 27 … tallied 16 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3-PT, 4-4 FT), two rebounds and one assist at Chicago on Jan. 1 … recorded 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals at Washington on Nov. 25 … logged a career-high three steals at Denver on Jan. 22 ... matched his career-high with two blocks at the L.A. Lakers on Dec. 23 … played in all 82 games for the first time in his career.

PRO CAREER ... 2016-17: Averaged 2.5 points (51.4% FG, 51.5% 3-PT, 77.8% FT), 1.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 8.1 minutes in 39 games (one start) in his second season with the Trail Blazers … notched 19 points (7-13 FG, 5-10 3-PT) and seven assists to go with seven rebounds April 12 vs. New Orleans … scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting (3-4 3-PT) vs. San Antonio on April 10 ... grabbed a team-high seven rebounds at Utah on Feb. 15, one board short of his career high ... finished with five points (2-2 FG) and four rebounds at Golden State on Dec. 17 ... also scored five points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3-PT) vs. Charlotte on Jan. 31 and vs. Boston (2-3 FG) on Feb. 9 … scored seven points on 3-of-3 shooting (1-1 3-PT) at Cleveland on Nov. 23.

2015-16: Competed in 34 games during his rookie campaign, averaging 1.1 points (26.5% FG, 23.8% 3-PT), 0.9 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 4.2 minutes … made his NBA debut at Phoenix on Oct. 30, scoring five points (1-2 3-PT, 2-2 FT) … scored a career-high seven points at Golden State on March 11 on 3-of-6 shooting … hauled in eight rebounds (career high) against Denver in the season finale on April 13 … scored in nine of the 34 games he competed in.

PLAYOFF HISTORY ... (13 games, 0 starts) … 2018: In four games against New Orleans in the First Round, averaged 4.0 points, 1.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 14.8 minutes … scored a postseason career-high nine points (3-5 FG, 1-3 3-PT, 2-2 FT) to go with one rebound and four assists against New Orleans in Game Two on 4/17 … 2017: Appeared in three postseason games with Portland, totaling seven points, seven rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes … recorded two points, six rebounds and two assists in Game Two of the First Round series against the Warriors on 4/19 … made all three of his free throw attempts in the postseason … 2016: Scored eight points in six total postseason games as a rookie in 2016 … made three of his five field goal attempts throughout the playoffs, including a 2-for-3 mark from beyond the three-point line … logged five points on 2-of-2 shooting (1-1 3-PT) in three minutes played against the Los Angeles Clippers in Portland’s first postseason game on 4/17.

COLLEGE ... Finished his career ranked first all-time at Notre Dame for games played (139) and third in starts (123) … averaged 10.5 points (45.0% FG, 38.6% 3-PT, 77.7% FT), 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in four seasons with the Irish … became the eighth player in school history to net at least 1,400 points and 800 rebounds, and is ranked 16th all-time for most points scored (1,465) … 2014-15: Started in all 38 games as a senior, notching career-highs in rebounds (7.4), field goal percentage (46.6% FG), three-point field goal percentage (42.3% 3-PT), steals (0.71), and blocks (0.95) … a Third Team All-ACC selection, his 12.5 points led the team in rebounds and ranked third in scoring … led Notre Dame with nine double-doubles … averaged 14.3 points in three ACC Tournament games on 14-of-25 shooting (8-16 3-PT) and was an ACC First Team All-Tournament Team honoree … produced 10.0 points (43.2% FG), 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in four NCAA Tournament games on his way to being named to the NCAA Championships Midwest Region All-Tournament Team … 2013-14: A team captain, was one of two players to start all 32 games for Notre Dame … named Honorable Mention All-ACC after averaging a career-high 13.8 points (45.2% FG, 37.8% 3-PT, 83.3% 3-PT) in addition to his 7.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game … scored in double figures 25 times … led the Irish in three-pointers made with 76 … 2012-13: Started every game for Notre Dame (35), averaging 8.9 points (44.5% FG, 37.7% 3-PT, 70.8% FT), 4.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 32.1 minutes … contributed 0.46 steals and 0.34 blocks and was named the Notre Dame Defensive Player of the Year … 2011-12: One of three players to appear in all 34 games for Notre Dame (18 starts), averaged 7.0 points (42.3% FG, 34.2% 3-PT, 75.7% FT), 4.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 24.1 minutes … scored a career-high 24 points (9-14 FG, 6-10 3-PT) in his third collegiate game against Sam Houston State on Nov. 16

CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Drafted by the Brooklyn Nets with the 41st overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on 6/25/15 … traded by the Nets with Mason Plumlee to the Portland Trail Blazers on Draft Night for Steve Blake and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson on 6/25/15 … signed a multi-year contract with the Trail Blazers on 7/9/15 … signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks on 8/1/18.

PERSONAL ... Son of Leonard and Susan Connaughton … born in Arlington, Massachusetts … also pitched on Notre Dame’s baseball team and was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft … pitched in six games (four starts) for the Frederick Keys of the Carolina League (Short A) and posted a 2.45 Earned Run Average in 14.2 innings pitched … struck out 10 hitters while allowing just three walks … threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Hillsboro Hops playoff game on Sept. 10, 2015 … sas enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a management consulting major … won the state basketball championship during his senior season at St. John’s Prep (Mass.), where he was a four-year letterman … named the 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Massachusetts.


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