Michael Redd life and biography

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Michael Redd biography

Date of birth : 1979-08-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-08-06
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, NBA Draft

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Michael Redd is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, where he attended West High School. He also was a member of the U.S. national basketball team.

Selected after his junior season by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 43rd overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft ... signed by Milwaukee to a two-year contract on 7/18/00 ... signed a multi-year contract with the Bucks on 10/14/02 ... signed a multi-year contract with the Bucks on 8/13/05.

Career highlights and awards:

2004 NBA All-Star
2004 All-NBA Team (Third team)

CAREER 2009-10:

Tied the franchise record by playing in his 10th season with the Bucks, averaging 11.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 27.3 minutes ... tallied a season-best 32 points (15-15 FTs) against Washington on 12/23 ... scored 25 points on 12/16 against the L.A. Lakers, passing Sidney Moncrief (4,000) for seventh place in team history for field goals made during the game ... passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2,407) for second place on the franchise’s free throws made list on 12/26 against San Antonio ... recorded 27 points and seven rebounds 1/2 against Oklahoma City ... passed Bob Dandridge (11,478) for fourth place on franchise’s scoring list on 1/5 at NJ ... produced 24 points and eight rebounds against Chicago on 1/8 ... missed nine games from 11/3-21 with a strained left patella tendon, seven games from 11/28-12/9 with left knee soreness and suffered a season-ending ACL/MCL tear in his left knee on 1/10 at L.A. Lakers and missed the final 48 games of the season.

COLLEGE:

Named Honorable Mention All-America as a junior and sophomore ... ranked fifth at Ohio State in career field goals made (699), 77 behind Hall of Fame player and NBA legend Jerry Lucas ... ranked fifth in career points (1,879) and seventh in steals (149) ... as a junior, earned First Team Big Ten Conference honors ... named Big Ten Player of the Week on 2/12/00 after averaging 23.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in road games at Michigan State and Indiana ... as a sophomore, named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after averaging 25.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game ... led the Big Ten in scoring (21.9 ppg) as a freshman, marking the first time a true freshman has ever led the conference in scoring.

PERSONAL:

Nicknamed "Silky" ... he and his wife, Achea reside in Columbus, OH, during the offseason with their son, Michael II ... interests include reading The Bible, golf, tennis, dominoes, listening to Christian music ... began playing basketball at age two ... if he weren’t playing basketball, he would pursue a career in broadcasting ... for the past seven summers, has hosted the Michael Redd Basketball Camp for Ohio-area youth ... he is the founder of the Michael Redd Foundation, equipping youth & young adults to succeed in life by promoting social, economic and racial reconciliation within the community .... started the Now or Never Community Event in the summer of 2006, an evangelistic crusade for the purpose of winning lost souls to Christ .... donates money to the Ashburn Youth Center, Destiny Youth Plaza and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee ... has distributed over 300 turkey dinners every November since 2005 to families in need at the House of Peace ... favorite food is spaghetti and meatballs ... likes to hydrate with an energy drink and eat a good balanced meal with protein and carbs before games ... was inducted into the Hall of Fame at West Senior High School ... says he would like to one day meet Billy Graham ... loves to watch golf, wrestling and tennis ... played on the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship team ... was a member of the 2006-08 Men’s Senior National Team Program (USA Basketball).


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