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Paul Millsap biography

Date of birth : 1985-02-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Monroe, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-13
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, power forward for the Utah Jazz, NBA Draft

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Paul Millsap is an American professional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. As a 6'8", 250 lbs. power forward from Louisiana Tech University, Millsap was selected by the Jazz in the second round (47th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft. His game was initially compared to that of Udonis Haslem.

CAREER

2009-10 :
Appeared in all 82 games (eight starts) averaging 11.6 points and 6.8 rebounds ... One of only two Jazz players to appear in every Jazz game ... Third time in his four seasons to accomplish the feat ... Led the Jazz in rebounding 14 times and scoring nine times ... Posted 10+ points 48 times and 10+ rebounds 17 times ... Recorded 12 double-doubles ... Had four games with 20+ points and 10+ rebounds ... Collected a career-high 24 rebounds at Golden State (4/13), the most by a Jazz player since Danny Schayes vs. Houston (12/18/82) ... Averaged 15.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.63 blocks in eight starts ... Started three straight games in place of an injured Carlos Boozer (1/29-2/3) and averaged 23.0 poinst, 10.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.00 blocks in 41.7 minutes ... Tied career-highs with 32 points and seven assists along with 14 rebounds vs. Sacramento (1/29) ... Scored 25 points with nine boards and four blocks vs. Dallas (2/1).

2008-09 :
Appeared in 76 games (38 starts) averaging 13.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.1 minutes per game … Averaged 16.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game as a starter … Finished fourth in the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award balloting … Inactive 4 times (12/26-12/29, 1/16) … Did not dress twice (1/12, 1/14) … Missed 3 games with a sprained left PCL (12/26-12/29) … Missed 3 games with a bruised right knee (1/12-1/16) … Missed three games due to a bruised right knee (1/12-1/16) … Led the team in scoring nine times and rebounding 28 times … Had 51 games with 10+ points, 14 games with 20+ points and 30 games with 10+ rebounds … Led the team in rebounds (654) … Collected 19 straight double-doubles (11/24-1/7), the longest streak in the NBA since 2006 … Finished the season with 29 overall … Had 5 blocks vs. Milwaukee (11/19) … Recorded 21 points and 16 rebounds vs. Memphis (11/26) … Had 17 points, 11 rebounds, a career-high 7 assists and 3 blocks vs. Toronto (12/5) … Picked up 5 steals vs. Orlando (12/13) … Scored career-high 32 points at Boston (12/15) … Played a career-high 51 minutes at Detroit (12/19) … Tied career high with 17 rebounds at LA Lakers (1/2) … Registered 24 points and 15 rebounds vs. Cleveland (1/24)… Had 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists vs. Oklahoma City (1/30) … Scored 19 points and picked up 11 rebounds vs. LA Clippers (4/13).

COLLEGE:

Was an early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft following three seasons at Louisiana Tech (2003-06) … Averaged 18.6 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.99 blocks and 1.32 steals in 92 career games in his three seasons … Became the only player in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in rebounding in three consecutive years … Only the fifth player ever to win consecutive rebounding titles … Ranks seventh on La. Tech’s all-time scoring list with 1,701 points and 2nd in rebounding with 1,172 boards … Posted 67 career double-doubles … Earned All-WAC First Team honors his sophomore and junior seasons and was Second Team as a freshman … Appeared in 33 games as a junior (2005-06), averaging 19.6 points, 13.3 rebounds (best in nation), 2.30 blocked shots and 1.88 steals in 34.1 minutes … Was a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Award and a Wooden Award nominee and named to the All-Western Athletic Conference First Team … Ranked second in the WAC in scoring, blocks, steals and field goal percentage (.571) … Set a WAC single-season record by averaging 15.6 rebounds in conference games … Registered 26 double-doubles … Set a Thomas Assembly Center record by pulling down 28 rebounds vs. San Jose State on 2/15 … Equaled his season-high with 29 points along with 18 rebounds at Fresno State on 1/28 … Also scored 29 points with 14 rebounds in a win at Texas Tech on 12/7 … Registered 27 points and 12 rebounds at Memphis, 12/20 … Combined for 43 points and 41 rebounds in two games with Hawaii … Posted 19 points and nine rebounds vs. Clemson in the first round of the NIT … Averaged 20.4 points (fourth in WAC) and 12.4 rebounds and 1.90 blocks in 29 games (all starts) as a sophomore (2004-05) … Was the first player ever to win rebounding titles in consecutive years as a freshman and sophomore … Won WAC Player of the Week honors on 1/24/05 and again on 2/14/05 … Posted 29 points and a season-high 25 points vs. Boise State … Scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 18 boards at Auburn on 11/27/04 … Named WAC Freshman of the Year in 2003-04 after averaging 15.6 points and 12.5 rebounds in 35.1 minutes in 30 games (29 starts) … Only second freshman in NCAA history to grab a rebounding crown.

PERSONAL:

Mother is Bettye Millsap
Has older brother John, and younger brothers Elijah and Abraham
John played basketball at Texas-San Antonio, was an All-Star in the CBA, and played with Paul for the Jazz entry in the 2007 Rocky Mountain Revue
Elijah plays basketball at Louisiana-Lafayette while Abraham plays for his high school team
Played prep ball at Grambling High School in Grambling, La.
Led the Kittens to a 30-0 record in District 2-1A play during his career
Named Top 100 McDonald’s All-American and fourth-team member of Parade All-American team
Favorite food is tacos ; Favorite color is red ; Favorite movie is "Friday" ; Favorite TV show is "Martin"
Says that if he were not in the NBA, he would be working in law enforcement
Cites his mother as his biggest influence
Has two daughters, Xylah (4) and Pynona (2)


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