Rodney Stuckey

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Rodney Stuckey
Stuckey dribbling.jpg
Stuckey with the Pistons
Free agent
Position Guard
Personal information
Born (1986-04-21) April 21, 1986 (age 31)
Seattle, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Kentwood (Covington, Washington)
College Eastern Washington (2005–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
20072014 Detroit Pistons
20142017 Indiana Pacers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Rodney Norvell Stuckey (born April 21, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played seven seasons for the Detroit Pistons and played college basketball for Eastern Washington University.

Early life and high school career

Born in Seattle and raised in the suburb of Kent.[1][2] Stuckey prepped at Kentwood High School in Covington, Washington, where he led the Conquerors to a 4A State Title in 2004.[3][4]

College career

Stuckey played college basketball at Eastern Washington University. As a sophomore, Stuckey averaged 24.6 points (7th in the nation), 5.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.4 steals per game. Against Portland State, he scored a season high 36 points. He had nine 30-point games and three 10-assist games. He had a career high 7 steals against Idaho.

In just two seasons, he scored 1,438 points, made 98 3-point field goals, collected 279 rebounds, dished out 283 assists, and collected 145 steals.

On January 11, 2009, Stuckey's No. 3 jersey was retired at half time.

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Eagles 30 30 33.0 .490 .372 .760 4.8 4.1 2.2 0.3 24.2
2006–07 Eagles 29 29 33.3 .453 .267 .846 4.7 5.5 2.4 0.3 24.6

Professional career

Detroit Pistons (2007–2014)

Stuckey with the Detroit Pistons

On June 28, 2007, Stuckey was taken 15th overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. Stuckey got off to a quick start with strong play in summer league and averaged 32.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG and 9.1 APG in pre-season play before breaking his hand in the final pre-season game. He had left-hand surgery prior to the regular season and was expected to miss 6–8 weeks before making his NBA debut. Stuckey was cleared December 20 to practice and play again, nearly two months after undergoing surgery. He made his professional debut December 21, 2007 against the Memphis Grizzlies and scored 11 points in 6 minutes off the bench.

On May 13, 2008, Stuckey was elected to the NBA NBA All-Rookie Second Team, with 22 ballot votes, including six first-place votes.[5]

During the 2008 NBA Playoffs, Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce said of Stuckey's performance in game 2, "I thought Stuckey really gave us problems, I think he was the X factor in the game." That night Stuckey came off the bench to score 13 points in 17 minutes helping the Pistons win game 2 in Boston.[6]

Stuckey in action

On December 23, 2008, Stuckey scored a career high 40 points in a win over the Chicago Bulls. He also recorded a career high field goal attempts and made field goals. He also scored 38 points in a win against the Sacramento Kings. He also played in the 2009 Rookie Challenge contest with the sophomore team during All-Star weekend.

Indiana Pacers (2014–2017)

On July 21, 2014, Stuckey signed with the Indiana Pacers.[7] On March 10, 2015, he scored a season-high 34 points against the Orlando Magic.[8]

On July 21, 2015, Stuckey re-signed with the Pacers to a three-year, $21 million contract.[9][10] Stuckey missed most of January and February of the 2015–16 season due to a bone bruise in his right foot.[11]

On March 28, 2017, Stuckey was ruled out for four to six weeks with a left patellar tendon strain.[12] He was subsequently waived by the Pacers the following day.[13]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Detroit 57 2 19.0 .401 .188 .814 2.3 2.8 .9 .1 7.6
2008–09 Detroit 79 65 31.9 .439 .295 .803 3.5 4.9 1.0 .1 13.4
2009–10 Detroit 73 67 34.2 .405 .228 .833 3.8 4.8 1.4 .2 16.6
2010–11 Detroit 70 54 31.2 .439 .289 .866 3.1 5.2 1.1 .1 15.5
2011–12 Detroit 55 48 29.9 .429 .317 .834 2.6 3.8 .8 .2 14.8
2012–13 Detroit 76 24 28.6 .406 .302 .783 2.8 3.6 .7 .2 11.5
2013–14 Detroit 73 5 26.7 .436 .273 .836 2.3 2.1 .7 .1 13.9
2014–15 Indiana 71 36 26.4 .440 .390 .819 3.5 3.1 .8 .1 12.6
2015–16 Indiana 58 1 22.0 .413 .241 .829 2.7 2.4 .7 .1 8.9
2016–17 Indiana 39 0 17.8 .373 .317 .748 2.2 2.2 .4 .0 7.2
Career 612 302 28.1 .425 .298 .827 3.0 3.7 .9 .2 12.9

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Detroit 17 2 22.4 .371 .286 .879 1.9 3.4 1.1 .1 8.2
2009 Detroit 4 4 32.0 .393 .000 .857 2.3 5.3 .0 .0 15.0
2016 Indiana 7 0 17.9 .395 .500 .556 2.1 2.0 .6 .1 6.3
Career 28 6 22.6 .382 .280 .840 2.0 3.3 .8 .1 8.7

Personal life

In May 2014, Stuckey became engaged to Cassandra Ferguson, a contestant on the 18th season of The Bachelor. The couple have a son named Trey. Stuckey also has a daughter named Alexiah.[14]

References

  1. ^ Nesgoda, Kevin. "Indiana Pacers Sign Kent Native Rodney Stuckey". Sonics Rising. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "NW Briefs. Former EWU guard Rodney Stuckey honored". Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rodney Stuckey Stats, News, Videos, Highlights, Pictures, Bio". ESPN. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ Peterson, Matt. "Stuckey brothers lift Kentwood to state title". Seattle Times. Seattle Times. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Durant, Horford Headline T-Mobile All-Rookie Team". NBA.com. May 13, 2008. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ Ventura, Dan (May 23, 2008). "Chauncey Billups, Rodney Stuckey stand guard over Pistons". BostonHerald.com. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pacers Sign Rodney Stuckey". NBA.com. July 21, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rodney Stuckey 2014-15 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Pacers Re-Sign Veteran Free Agent Rodney Stuckey". NBA.com. July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  10. ^ Charania, Shams (July 5, 2015). "Rodney Stuckey, Pacers Agree In Principle On Three-Year, $21M Deal". RealGM.com. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ Gibson, Ben (February 26, 2016). "Rodney Stuckey Could Have Ended Up With A Broken Foot If He Kept Playing". 8points9seconds.com. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Injury Updates on Rodney Stuckey and Al Jefferson". NBA.com. March 28, 2017. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Pacers Waive Rodney Stuckey". NBA.com. March 29, 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Former Detroit Pistons dancer Cassandra gets a lot of face time on 'The Bachelor'". LockerDome.com. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
  • Eastern Washington bio
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