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Luol Deng biography

Date of birth : 1985-04-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Wau, Sudan
Nationality : Sudanese-British
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-01
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the Chicago Bulls, NBA Draft

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Luol Deng is a Sudanese-British professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls and the Great Britain national basketball team. He plays the small forward position.

2009-10 (Chicago):

Appeared in 70 games (69 starts) and averaged 17.7 ppg, a career-high 7.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 0.93 spg, 0.88 bpg and 37.9 mpg … shot .467 from the field, .395 behind the arc and .761 from the line … led the team in scoring 24 times, in rebounds 11 times and in assists three times … scored 10 or more points 63 times, 20 or more points 29 times and 30-plus points once … he grabbed 10 or more boards on 14 occasions and produced 13 double-doubles … notched his 13th double-double with 22 points and 10 boards vs. CLE (04/08) … recorded his 12th double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 boards vs. MIL (04/06) … posted a team high 23 points and six rebounds vs. MEM (03/04) … scored 13 points and grabbed 18 boards at IND (02/27) … posted 23 points and seven boards vs. POR (02/26) … scored a game-high 31 points and added nine boards and a career-high tying four blocks vs. IND (02/24) … scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds at NY (02/17) … posted 18 points and four rebounds vs. NY (02/16) … scored a team high 23 points and grabbed seven boards vs. ORL (02/10) … finished with 23 points and 11 boards at IND (02/09) … scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds vs. MIA (02/06) … had 20 points and eight boards at ATL (02/05) … posted 17 points, 11 boards and three steals at PHI (02/02) … tallied a team-high 26 points and seven boards at NO (01/29) … scored 23 points and grabbed six boards at PHO (01/22/) … recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds at LAC (01/20) …scored 25 points at BOS (01/14) … scored 27 points (13-18 FG) to go along with six rebounds vs. DET (01/11) … recorded 18 points and a team-high nine rebounds at CHA (01/05) … posted his seventh double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. OKC (01/04) … had 23 points, eight boards and four blocks at NY (12/22) … posted 26 points and five boards vs. SAC (12/21) … scored 21 points and added 12 boards and six assists vs. ATL (12/17) … posted game highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds, and added five assists vs. NY (12/17) … recorded 21 points and six rebounds vs. LAL (12/15) … tallied 21 points, six boards and six assists vs. GS (12/11) … posted a season-high 27 points and nine rebounds vs. NJ (12/08) … scored 14 points to go along with his eight rebounds and three assists vs. DET (12/02) … notched his fourth double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds at MIL (11/30) … posted a team high 26 points, eight rebounds and four steals at UTA (11/26) … recorded 25 points and grabbed four boards at POR (11/23) … tallied 22 points, three rebounds and four blocks at DEN (11/21) … posted his second double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds at SAC (11/17) … scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high 24 rebounds, including a career-best seven offensive rebounds vs. MIL (11/03) … missed one game with a swollen left knee (03/01) and 11 games with a left calf strain (03/11-03/30) … 2010 Playoffs: Started all five games versus CLE in Chicago’s first round series … averaged 18.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.20 spg, 40.6 mpg and shot .463 from the field and .740 from the line … scored in double figures in all five contests, including three games with 20 or more points … scored 20 points and added six boards and five assists at CLE (04/19) … scored 20 points versus CLE (04/22) … scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds at CLE (04/27).

COLLEGE:

Declared himself an early-entry candidate for the 2004 NBA Draft after one season at Duke … appeared in 37 games, including 32 starts … was the Blue Devils second-leading scorer (15.1 ppg) and rebounder (6.1 rpg) … became the 10th freshman in ACC history to lead freshman in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage (.475) … selected Third Team All-ACC and was a unanimous ACC-All Freshman honoree … earned Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Atlanta Regional, as he helped lead the Blue Devils to the Final Four … averaged 17.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 2.8 apg and shot .542 from the field in five NCAA Tournament contests … one of two players in the ACC to finish in the top 10 in scoring (eighth), rebounding (seventh), field goal percentage (fifth) and blocks (ninth) … recorded six double-doubles on the year … scored 14 points and grabbed a season-high 16 boards in the ACC Championship Game versus Maryland … tallied a season-high 25 points (12-16 FG) in a 70-65 win over North Carolina … named ACC Rookie of the Week on six occasions, good for second-most in conference history

PERSONAL:

Full name is Luol Michael Deng … also a member of the Great Britain national team … member of the Dinka tribe that produces many of the tallest people in the world … father, Aldo, served in the Sudanese parliament and became the country’s Minister of Transportation before moving to Egypt to avoid Sudan’s civil war … while in Egypt, he was taught basketball by Manute Bol, another member of the Dinka tribe … in 1993, Deng’s father was granted political asylum in England … Luol is one of nine children … brother, Ajou, played college basketball at Fairfield and Connecticut … sister, Arek, played college basketball at Delaware … created the Luol Deng Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting those in need by providing resources and creating opportunities for a better way of life—with hope, integrity and faith as values, the foundation’s wellness, educational and recreational programs encourage and promote progress and improvement in our community and in the Sudan … was awarded the Chicago Bulls Charles Lubin Award in October 2006 for his dedication to community service … coordinated the third Annual Luol Deng Thanksgiving Dinner at the Pacific Garden’s Mission Gospel League Home … serves as spokesperson for the World Food Programme and also for the Nothing But Nets initiative, a grassroots effort to prevent malaria by delivering long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets … received the NBA’s Community Assist Award in April 2007


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