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Memphis Grizzlies | #0 | Guard

De'Anthony

Melton

PPG

9.5

RPG

3.2

APG

2.6

PIE

10.4

6'2" | 200lb | 22 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Appeared in 50 games (31 starts) during his rookie season with the Phoenix Suns… Has averaged 5.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.36 steals in 19.7 minutes while shooting 39.1 percent from the field, 30.5 percent from three-point range and 75.0 percent from the free throw line… Has officially missed nine games due to injury, seven games as a DNP (Coach’s Decision), 12 games as a healthy scratch on the team’s inactive list and four games while on assignment to the NBA G League… Has scored in double figures eight times, including one games with at least 20 points… Has recorded double-digit assists once.

BEFORE NBA

Played one season at the University of Southern California (2016-17)… Appeared in 36 games (25 starts) for the Trojans and averaged 8.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.92 steals and 1.03 blocks in 27.0 minutes… Ruled ineligible to play 2017-18 season… Led the Pac-12 and tied a USC freshman record with 69 steals… Earned Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Defensive Team honors…. Became the first Division I freshman to record at least 300 points, 150 rebounds, 100 assists, 60 steals and 35 blocks since Marquette’s Dwyane Wade in 2001-02.

PERSONAL LIFE

Born May 28, 1998 in North Hollywood, California… Parents are Monique Young and Anthony Melton… Has five siblings… Interests include biking and playing the piano… Would like to be a sports analyst following his playing career… Played high school basketball at Crespi in Encino, California, leading his team to back-to-back state titles in 2015 and 2016 and leaving as the school’s all-time leading scorer… Named the CIF Southern Section Division III Player of the Year as a senior in 2016 after averaging 20.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.2 blocks… As a junior, helped secure the win in the state title game by blocking a layup in the final seconds.