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Ray Allen biography

Date of birth : 1975-07-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Castle Air Force Base, near Merced, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-08-04
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for the Boston Celtics, NBA Draft

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Ray Allen is an American professional basketball player who is currently playing for the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association.

He has played professionally for the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, and the Boston Celtics; and collegiately for the University of Connecticut Huskies.

Career history:

1996–2003 Milwaukee Bucks
2003–2007 Seattle SuperSonics
2007–present Boston Celtics

2009-10:
Averaged 16.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.79 steals in 35.2 minutes per game...Netted his 20,000th career point on a three-pointer against the Wizards (12/10)...Became the sixth player to reach that milestone as a Celtic joining Kevin Garnett, Gary Payton, Robert Parish, Larry Bird and John Havlicek...Moved to 28th all-time on the NBA’s scoring list...Led C’s in scoring 23 times, assists twice and steals nine times...Netted 20-plus points 25 times and 30-plus points once...Played his 36,000th career minute against Minnesota (12/20)...Posted a season-high 33 points against Cleveland (4/4)...Missed two games this season (2/10 due to back spasms and received a DNP-CD 4/14)...Played his 1,000th career game against Charlotte (3/3)...Became the second player in NBA history to attempt 6,000 career three-pointers against Washington (2/1)...PLAYOFFS: Averaged 16.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.92 steals per game...Shot 38.6% from beyond the three-point line...Set an NBA Finals record when he knocked down eight three pointers in Game 2 en route to 32 points...Allen had seven at half-time which tied the previous mark which was set by Scottie Pippen, Kenny Smith and himself...Recorded nine games with 20-or-more points, including one game with 30-plus.

2008-09:
Averaged 18.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 36.5 minutes per game...Netted 20 or more points 33 times and 30 or more points six times...Led the C’s in scoring 23 times, in rebounds twice, in assists four times and in steals 19 times...Scored a season-high 36 points at Toronto (1/11)...Notched 31 points against Indiana (12/3)...Pulled down a season-high nine boards at Oklahoma City (11/5)...Handed out a season-high seven assists vs. Dallas (1/25)....Shot a career-high 95.2 percent from the free throw line and set the Celtics franchise record for highest free throw percentage in a season breaking Bill Sharman’s record from the 1958-59 season...set Celtics franchise record for most consecutive free throws hit with 72, breaking Larry Bird’s record of 71...Streak spanned from 12/28/08-2/22/09...Missed one game due to a right elbow strain (vs. Miami, 3/18)...Missed one game due to an NBA suspension (at Philadelphia, 4/14)...Received a DNP-CD in the season finale (4/15 vs. Washington)...Moved to 34th all-time in NBA history in scoring....Played in his 900th career game at Houston (1/7)...Scored his 19,000th career point at Miami (1/21)...Grabbed his 4,000th career rebound at New York (12/21)...Played in his 35,000th career minute vs. New Jersey (4/8).

COLLEGE:

An All-America selection and the 1996 Big East Player of the Year at Connecticut...As a junior, Allen was a consensus All-America First Team selection and was also named UPI's College Player of the Year...He was a unanimous All-Big East First team pick after averaging 23.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 3.3 apg in 35 games...Allen finished No. 3 on the Huskies' career scoring list with 1,922 points and also set a UConn single-season record by connecting on 115 three-pointers in 1995-96...Allen was the first UConn player ever to earn All-America recognition in back-to-back seasons, after being named to AP's and NABC's Third Team as a sophomore in 1994-95...

PERSONAL:

Full name is Walter Ray Allen
Member of the All-Star Advisory Council for the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA youth basketball support program
Named honorary captain for UConn's All-Century Team
NBA Spokesman for the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
Initiated the "Ray of Hope" Foundation, which assists charities in several communities
Starred in the movie "He Got Game"
Named Sporting News "Good Guy" in 2000 and 2001


Career highlights and awards:

NBA Champion (2008)
10× NBA All-Star (2000–2002, 2004–2009, 2011)
All-NBA Second Team (2005)
All-NBA Third Team (2001)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1997)
NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (2001)
NBA Sportsmanship Award (2003)
UPI Player of the Year (1996)
Big East Player of the Year (1996)
Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1996)

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