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DeAndre Liggins

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2015-16 SEASON:
Appeared in 34 regular season games (33 starts) with the D-League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce…averaged 13.0 points, 7.0 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 steals…earned his second NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year award…registered two triple-doubles (Dec. 18 and Dec. 27)…tallied a season-high 26 points and 11 assists against Canton on March 18…appeared in seven playoff games for Sioux Falls in 2016 (seven starts)…averaged 10.9 points, 7.7 assists, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game as the Skyforce won the 2016 NBA Development League Championship.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
In 2014-15, signed with Krasny Oktybar of the VTB United League in Russia on October 15, 2014…appeared in 12 games, averaging 6.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.67 steals in 25.3 minutes per game…in 2013-14, was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League on November 7, 2013…was called up to the Miami Heat on February 25, 2014 and again on March 8, 2014…appeared in one game for the Heat on March 3, 2014, totaling two points and one rebound…appeared in 42 games (41 starts) for the Sioux Falls Skyforce…averaged 14.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.6 steals in 39.9 minutes per game…was named to the Future’s All-Star Roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game and earned D-League Defensive Player of the Year honors…in 2012-13, signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder on September 12, 2012…was assigned multiple times to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League during the 2012-13 season…was waived by Oklahoma City on September 6, 2013…appeared in 39 games (1 start) for the Thunder…averaged 1.5 points and 1.4 assists in 7.4 minutes per game…recorded NBA Career-highs in points (11) and rebounds (9) in an 87-83 victory over the Portland Trailblazers on January 13, 2013…appeared in 19 games (all starts) for Tulsa …averaged 11.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.74 steals in 34.2 minutes per game…in 2011-12, was drafted in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic…went on to appear in 17 games for the Magic that season, averaging 1.9 points in 6.8 minutes per game.

PERSONAL:
Son of Tammi Liggins and James Bailey…has a son named Bracyn…majored in community communications and leadership development while at the University of Kentucky…attended George Washington High School in Chicago before transferring to Findlay Pep in Las Vegas for his senior year…favorite professional sports team is the Denver Broncos…would like to pursue a basketball coaching career following his career as a player.



COLLEGE CAREER:
Played in 100 games in three seasons at the University of Kentucky…averaged 5.9 points, 2.1 assists and 21.9 minutes per game…during his junior year in 2010-11, played in 38 games (28 starts) and averaged 8.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and a team-high 1.21 steals in 31.6 minutes per game…was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team and the NCAA East Region All-Tournament Team while helping Kentucky reach the 2011 NCAA Final Four.

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Height: 6'6''/ 1.98m
Weight: 209 lbs./ 94.8 kg
Born: March 31, 1988
From: University of Kentucky
Draft: 2nd Round (53rd pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Oklahoma City Thunder 2013 - 2013
  Miami Heat 2013 - 2013
  Oklahoma City Thunder 2012 - 2012
  Orlando Magic 2011 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: Kentucky/USA

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