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Denver Nuggets | #5 | Guard

Kentavious

Caldwell-Pope

PPG

13.2

RPG

3.4

APG

1.9

PIE

8.0

6'5" | 204lb | 29 years

Player Bio

Kentavious Tannell Caldwell-Pope was born in Thomaston, Georgia, to Rhonda Caldwell and Lawrence Pope. He played basketball at Greenville High School in Greenville, Georgia. As a senior, he averaged 31 points and 8.2 rebounds per game and was one of the most highly regarded high-school basketball players in the nation. He led Greenville to the State Class A Final Four in 2011 and to consecutive Sweet 16 berths in 2009-10. Caldwell-Pope participated in the McDonald's All-American Game as well as the Jordan Brand Classic as a senior and was rated the nation's No. 3 shooting guard prospect -- and the No. 12 prospect overall -- by Rivals.com. In his free time, he enjoys visiting patients in hospitals and taking part in youth basketball clinics. He also notes that golf is his hidden talent. Learn more about Caldwell-Pope by following him on Twitter @CaldwellPope and on Instagram @caldwellpope. Caldwell-Pope chose to stay in his home state of Georgia to play college hoops. He started all but one game (Senior Night) as a freshman and showed off his scoring prowess. The 6-foot-5 guard scored in double figures in his first 10 games and put up at least 20 points four times in his first year as a Bulldog. He topped out at 25 points, including five three-pointers, in a loss to Ole Miss. Caldwell-Pope clearly worked on his shot after his freshman season and improved his three-point efficiency from 30.4 to 37.3 percent in his sophomore campaign. He scored in double digits in every game and averaged 18.5 points to go along with 7.1 rebounds and 2.0 steals. The guard was named SEC Player of the Year. He scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds -- his seventh double-double of the season -- in his final game, an SEC Tournament loss to LSU. After his sophomore season, Caldwell-Pope declared for the 2013 NBA Draft where he was chosen with the eighth overall pick by the Detroit Pistons.