Tayshaun Prince life and biography

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Tayshaun Prince biography

Date of birth : 1982-02-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Compton, California, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-02
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, small forward for the Detroit Pistons, NBA Draft

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Tayshaun Prince is an American basketball player for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association.

Prince is a small forward, listed at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) and 215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st). A graduate of Dominguez High School and the University of Kentucky, Prince was drafted in the first round (23rd overall) by the Detroit Pistons in the 2002 NBA Draft. Prince wears the jersey #22 as a result of his draft position, signifying the 22 teams that passed on drafting him. His college #21 was previously retired by the Pistons in honor of guard Dave Bing.


Re-signed to a multi-year contract extension by Detroit (10/31/05).

Honors: Was selected to the USA Senior National Team that recorded a 10-0 record and won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in 2007 and went 8-0 to win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Bejing, China…Averaged 4.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 11.0 minutes in eight games during the 2008 Olympic Games…Named to NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008)…Member of Detroit’s 2004 NBA Championship Team.

Career Averages/Milestones: Ended the 2009-10 NBA season with career averages of 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 33.4 minutes in 583 games…Has made the NBA playoffs in seven of his eight seasons with Detroit…Has scored 30-plus points five times in his eight-year career.

Year-By-Year Key Notes:
2009-10 (Detroit): Appeared in 49 games (all starts), fewest since his rookie season, averaging 13.5 points (.486 FG, .370 3FG), 5.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 0.70 steals in 34.0 minutes per game…Missed 32 games during the season due to injury…Missed 26 games with a small ruptured disc in his lower back (11/3-12/23) and six games with a sore left knee (1/11-1/20)…Had a consecutive games played streak of 497 and consecutive games started streak of 439 snapped vs. Orlando (11/3)…His 497 consecutive games played ranked second among current NBA players (behind Portland’s Andre Miller) and third all-time in franchise history behind Terry Tyler [574 (10/13/78 – 4/14/85)] and Bill Laimbeer [561 (2/17/82 – 1/27/89)]…His consecutive games started streak of 439 games led the NBA prior to being snapped…Scored 10-plus points 37 times and 20-plus points on seven occasions…Grabbed 10-plus rebounds twice and recorded two double-doubles (points/rebounds)…Led the team in scoring 10 times, assists 11 times and rebounds six times…Scored a season-high 29 points (season-high 13-22 FG) with a seasonhigh 10 rebounds and three assists in a season-high 45 minutes vs. Houston (3/7)…Also grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds at L.A. Clippers (2/24)…Dished out a season-high eight assists twice [at Golden State (2/27) and vs. Cleveland (3/16)]…Averaged 17.3 points (.538 FG) over the last seven games of the season…Scored in doublefigures in 10 of the last 11 games of the year, including three 20-plus point performances…Averaged 17.4 points and shot 56.7% from the field in wins (12) compared to 12.2 points and 30.2% from the field in losses (37)…Missed one game tending to a personal matter on 4/7 vs. Atlanta.

Named Second Team All-America by The Associated Press as a junior and Third Team as a senior…Originally an early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft, but withdrew his name from consideration… Three-time Kentucky Team MVP…Finished seventh in Kentucky history in scoring (1,775 points), second in three-point field goals made (204) and attempted (621) and fifth in blocks (142)…In 135 career-college games, averaged 13.1 points on 45.7% (648-1,419 FG) shooting, with 5.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists…As a senior, named First Team All-SEC and Second Team All-America by the NABC…Led the Cats in scoring (17.5 ppg) and rebounding (6.3 rpg)…Scored a career-high 41 points against Tulsa in the NCAA Tournament, the highest single-game total in the 2002 Tournament…As a junior, made the 10-member Wooden All-America team and was named to NABC’s third team…Swept AP and Coaches 2001 SEC Player of the Year honors…Made first-team All-SEC in both polls…Became the 48th member of UK’s prestigious 1,000-point club…Earned SEC Tournament MVP honors…Was a Second Team All-SEC pick by league coaches as a sophomore.

Career highlights and awards:

NBA Champion (2004)
4× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2005–2008)
SEC Player of the Year (2001)
Consensus NCAA All-American Second Team (2001)
California Mr. Basketball (1998)


Full name is Tayshaun Durell Prince…Nicknamed "Tay"…Parents are Thomas and Diane Prince and he has two siblings, Tisha and older brother Tommie, who played basketball at Pepperdine…He and his wife, Farah, were married in Detroit in September 2005…The pair purchased a suite for all Pistons’ games during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons and named it “Tay’s Town” in partnership with Kids Kicking Cancer…The suite allows special Detroit area children inflicted with cancer the opportunity to come and see an NBA game in person…Active in the Detroit community as a member of the Pistons All-Star Read-To-Achive Reading Team… Makes appearances throughout the year reading to youngsters…Graduated on schedule in May 2002 with a degree in sociology…The 1998 McDonald’s All-American led Dominguez HS to a 96-9 (91.4%) record during his three seasons, including a state championship during his junior year of 1997…Won the George Yardley Award from the Los Angeles Times as the best high school player in Southern California, joining former winners Baron Davis, Paul Pierce, and Charles O’Bannon.

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