Jeff Teague life and biography

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Jeff Teague biography

Date of birth : 1988-06-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-16
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for the Atlanta HAwks, NBA Draft

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Jeffrey Demarco Teague is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.

Selected in the first round (19th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft, Teague was an early-entry candidate.

SUMMER LEAGUE 2010:

Played for the Hawks in the 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, and averaged 15.6 ppg, 4.2 apg, 2.0 rpg and 1.0 spg in five starts (.522 FG%, .879 FT%).

LAST SEASON (2009-10):

Lightning-fast rookie point man showed promising signs of things to come in his first campaign
• Finished the year averaging 3.2 ppg, 1.7 apg and 0.9 rpg in 10.1 mpg (.396 FG%, .219 3FG%, .837 FT%), playing in 71 games (3 starts)
• Ranked 10th among rookies in assists
• Led the team in scoring (1x) and assists (6x)
• Averaged 12.7 ppg, 7.3 apg and 3.3 rpg in his 3 starting assignments
• Finished off the season in style, setting career-highs in virtually every category with a 24 point, 15 assist, 5 rebound effort v/Clev (4/14), hitting 11-19 FGs (1-4 3FGs) and 1-2 FTs, playing all 48 minutes
• Made first career start @NJ (3/16), tallying 5 pts, 2 rebs, 1 asst and 1 stl, and in start number 2 (4/6 @Char), had 9 pts, 6 assts and 3 rebs
• Swiped career-best 4 stls @LAC (2/17)
• Played 24 mins v/NJ (12/13), totalling 12 pts
• Had 11 pts, 7 assts and 3 rebs @Tor (12/11)
• Compiled 8 assts v/Chi (12/9)
• Tallied 13 pts (3-8 FGs, 1-2 3FGs, 6-6 FTs) v/Tor (12/2)

PERSONAL:

• Son of Shawn and Carol Teague
• Has two brothers and two sisters
• Brother Marquis, a senior at Pike, is one of the top high school prospects in the country (ranked No. 1 point guard in the class of 2011 by Rivals.com)
• He has committed to Kentucky
• Father played at Missouri and Boston University, where he was coached by Rick Pitino
• Majored in religion at Wake
• Favorite movie is "American Gangster", while Denzel Washington is his top actor
• Enjoys listening to R&B and hip-hop, especially Jay-Z
• A big fan of his hometown Indianapolis Colts
• Would like to meet Muhammad Ali
• Says he is afraid of haunted houses.


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