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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Ranked tied for ninth in the NBA in scoring (22.7), fourth in minutes (38.4), fourth in made free throws (519) and fifth in free throws attempted (630)... Led the team in scoring a team-high 42 times and assists on 12 occasions... Recorded five-plus assists 27 times this season; something he did 17 times during his first four seasons combined... Averaged 22.0 points, 4.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds during seven games in April... Scored 26 points Apr. 11 vs. New York and broke Chris Bosh’ single season team record of 504 free throws made set in 2008-09... Recorded his third career double-double Mar. 18 at Atlanta. Led the team with 29 points and tied his career-high with 10 rebounds... Set a new career-high for made free throws in a season (355) Mar. 9 at Minnesota... Scored 30+ points in a career-high three straight games (Feb. 25 - Mar. 2)... Averaged a team-high 26.4 points (seventh in the NBA) during 12 games in February... Scored 34 points and played a season-high 57 minutes Feb. 27 vs. Washington... Set a new career-high for assists in a single season (204) Feb. 23 vs. Orlando... Scored eight points in 15 minutes as a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Stars... Participated in the Taco Bell Skill Challenge as part of All-Star Weekend... Set career highs with 17 free throws made and 19 attempted Feb. 17 against the Los Angeles Clippers. Finished with 36 points - the most he has scored in his hometown... Recorded his second career double-double with a game-high 36 points and career-high 12 assists Feb. 1 at Portland - became the fifth player in team history to have 30+ points and 10+ assists in the same game... Averaged a team-high 23.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists in January.. Missed two games (Jan. 27-29) with a sprained left ankle/foot.. Left the game early in the third quarter (sprained left foot) Jan. 25 vs. L.A. Clippers... Poured in a career-high 40 points Jan. 22 vs. Dallas - became the seventh player in franchise history to score 40+ points... Collected five or more rebounds in a career-high seven consecutive games (Jan. 8-20)... Scored 26 points and grabbed a then season-high nine rebounds Jan. 1 vs. Indiana. Passed Jose Calderon (5,235) for fifth on the Raptors’ all-time scoring list... Averaged a team-high 19.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 14 games in December... Added 15 points and matched his then career-high with nine assists Dec. 20 at Dallas... Became the sixth Raptor to reach 5,000 career points Dec. 8 at L.A. Lakers... Recorded 17 or more points in 11 straight games (Nov. 19 - Dec. 3)... Matched his then career-high with 37 points Nov. 15 vs. Chicago... DNP-CD (rest) Apr. 14 vs. Milwaukee... Inactive for one game. DNP-CD for one game. NWT for one game.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Averaged career highs in points (18.1), rebounds (3.9), assists (2.5) and minutes (36.7) … Became the first player in team history to start 82 games in multiple seasons … Shot career bests from three-point range (.283) and free-throw line (.831) … Ranked 17th in the NBA in scoring (18.1) and fourth in total minutes (3,013) … Ranked seventh in the NBA in free throws made (355) and eighth in attempts (427) … Poured in 20 or more points 33 times, with five games of 30+ points … Led the team in scoring a team-high 31 times … Averaged 22.9 points and shot .540 (81-for-150) from the field during nine games in April … Scored 24 or more points in the final three games (Apr. 14-17) … Recorded consecutive 30+ point games for the second time in his career (Apr. 14-16) - last: Mar. 4-5, 2011 … Tied career high with nine assists Mar. 2 at Milwaukee … Averaged 19.8 points in 12 February outings … Matched his career high with 14 free throws as part of a 34-point performance Feb. 27 at Cleveland … Scored 20+ points in three consecutive games (Feb. 13-20) … Was perfect from the charity stripe Feb. 3 vs. Miami with a career-high 14 free throws made on a season-high 14 attempts … Recorded a career-high nine assists Jan. 28 vs. Golden State … Hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to defeat the Magic on Jan. 24 in Orlando; scored a gamehigh 22 points and tied his then career high with seven assists … Scored 20+ points in three straight games (Dec. 28 - Jan. 2) … Averaged a team-high 18.0 points and 4.9 rebounds during 14 games in December … Poured in a game-high 30 points Dec. 28 at New Orleans … Tied his career high with four steals Dec. 12 vs. Brooklyn … Grabbed five or more rebounds in a career-high five consecutive games (Nov. 30 - Dec. 9) … Blocked a career-best four shots Dec. 5 at Sacramento … Pulled down a season-high nine rebounds Nov. 18 vs. Orlando … Played a career-high 60 minutes Nov. 12 vs. Utah and matched his career high with 37 points … Signed a multi-year contract extension Oct. 31 … Started his fourth opening night Oct. 31 vs. Indiana.

2011-12: Averaged 16.7 points, second on team, 3.3 rebounds and a team-best 35.0 minutes ... Ranked 10th among all Eastern Conference players in post-All-Star scoring (17.8 ppg) ... Led the Raptors in scoring 28 times ... Scored in double figures in 52 of his 63 appearances, with 25 games of 20+ points ... Ranked 12th in the NBA in free throws made (268) and 15th in attempts (331) ... Made 24 three-pointers after a combined nine in his first two seasons ... Missed the season finale vs. New Jersey with a sore left ankle ... Was ejected for the first time in his career with 3:58 remaining in the second quarter Apr. 23 at Milwaukee ... Tallied 22+ points in three consecutive games (Apr. 13-16) ... Matched career-high with 13 free throws made Apr. 13 vs. Boston, shooting a perfect 13-for-13 at the line ... Scored 15+ points in a career-high 12 consecutive games (Mar. 16 – Apr. 8) ... Averaged 18.7 points during 15 games in March ... Returned to the lineup Mar. 28 vs. Denver after missing two games (Mar. 24-26) with a sore left ankle ... Ended a streak of 130 starts – the second longest streak in team history Mar. 24 at Chicago (sore left ankle) ... Poured in a season-high 30 points before leaving the game with 2:59 left in the fourth due to a sore left ankle Mar. 23 vs. New York ... Scored 20+ points in seven of nine games (Feb. 15 – Mar. 7) ... Played a season-high 46 minutes Mar. 4 vs. Golden State and led the team with 25 points ... Had 29 points and equalled career high with 13 FGM Feb. 15 vs. San Antonio ... Led the team with a career-high seven assists Feb. 12 vs. L.A. Lakers ... Scored 27 points Jan. 29 at New Jersey and also attempted a career-high 16 free throws ... Grabbed a season- and team- high eight rebounds, including a career-high six offensive boards Jan. 22 at L.A. Clippers ... Made a career-high five three-pointers Jan. 4 vs. Cleveland, surpassing his season total from last year; recorded a then season-high 25 points against the Cavaliers ... Hit a pair of three-pointers for the first time in his career Dec. 28 vs. Indiana ... Scored a game-high 22 points in the home opener against the Pacers.

2010-11: Was the only Raptor to appear and start all 82 games ... Ranked second on the team in scoring (17.2) and third among all sophomores ... Had the biggest scoring increase among all sophomores and third in the NBA (8.6 to 17.2) ... Led the team in scoring 17 times ... Had a team-best 68 games scoring in double figures ... Shot .880 (117-of-133) from the foul line after the All-Star break ... Led all sophomores in free throws made and attempted (327-of-402) ... Led the team in steals with 85 ... Averaged 23.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 40.0 minutes during eight games in April ... Scored 17+ points in nine straight games (Mar. 30 - Apr. 13) to end the season ... Finished with 36 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for his first career double-double Apr. 5 at New York ... Averaged 18.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and shot .873 (48-for-55) at the free-throw line during 14 games in March ... Scored 14+ points in 16 consecutive games (Feb. 2 - Mar. 11) ... Recorded back-to-back 30-point games (Mar. 4-5) for the first time in his career ... Played a career-high 54 minutes Mar. 5 at New Jersey ... Scored 14 points in 22 minutes as a starter for the Sophomore Team in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles ... Also competed in the Sprite Slam Dunk contest on All-Star Saturday Night ... Scored 20+ points in six of seven games (Jan. 17-26) ... Matched career-high four steals Jan. 28 vs. Milwaukee ... Finished with a game-high 29 points Jan. 26 vs. Philadelphia ... Led the team in scoring four consecutive games (Jan. 17-22), averaging 24.3 points ... Scored 30 points and tied career high in field goals made (13) Jan. 22 at Miami ... Set a career high with 13 field goals made Jan. 9 vs. Sacramento ... Scored a team-best 27 points Jan. 2 vs. Boston ... Set career highs in points (37) and free throws made (13) Dec. 31 at Houston ... Shot a perfect 11-of-11 from the foul line Dec. 19 vs. L.A. Lakers ... Recorded back-to-back 20-point games for the first time in his career at Orlando and Miami (Nov. 12-13) ... Tallied 26 points, while adding seven rebounds Nov. 12 at Orlando ... Scored 24 points Nov. 1 at Sacramento ... Helped lead the Raptors to a 5-0 mark at the 2010 Las Vegas Summer League ... Was named to the All-Tournament Team ... Averaged 21.0 points, third in the League, and 4.5 rebounds ... Shot .580 (29-50) from the field ... Had three games of 20+ points, with a high of 23 against Houston and New York ...

2009-10: Averaged 8.6 points and 2.9 rebounds during 77 appearances ... Became the fourth rookie to start on opening night for Toronto, joining Damon Stoudamire (1995), Vince Carter (1998) and Joey Graham (2005) ... Started 65 consecutive games to begin the season, averaging 8.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in those games ... Ranked third in franchise history with 65 starts during a rookie campaign ... Ranked 13th among NBA rookies in points (8.9) and fifth in field goal percentage (.498) ... Led the team in scoring and rebounding three times each ... Set then career highs in points (24), field goals (9), rebounds (14) and minutes (38) during the season finale Apr. 14 vs. New York ... Came off the bench for the first time Mar. 26 vs. Denver and led the reserves in scoring with 15 points ... Won the inaugural NBA All-Star Dunk-In by defeating L.A. Clippers guard Eric Gordon during halftime of the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam at All-Star Weekend in Dallas ... Advanced to the Sprite Slam Dunk contest where he finished second to New York’s Nate Robinson ... Missed five games (Jan. 27 – Feb. 3) with a sprained right ankle ... Led the team with 21 point Dec. 2 at Atlanta ... Scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds in 24 minutes during his NBA debut Oct. 28 vs. Cleveland ... Participated with the Raptors’ entry in the 2009 Las Vegas Summer League ... Finished second on the team in scoring at 17.0 and third in rebounds at 4.8 ... Started all five games, scoring in double figures in each ...Had a high of 20 points three times: vs. Detroit, Phoenix and Milwaukee.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected in the first round (ninth overall) in the 2009 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE:
Played one season at the University of Southern California ... Ranked third on the Trojans in points (13.6), second in rebounds (5.7), third in assists (1.5) and second in field-goal percentage (.523, eighth-best in the Pac-10) ... Started all 35 games, scoring in double figures 28 times and posting four double doubles ... Earned first-team Pac-10 All-Freshman honours and was named Pac-10 Tournament MVP ... His 485 points ranked third all-time in school history for a freshman and his 201 rebounds ranked fourth ... Averaged 19.8 points in USC’s five postseason games ... Scored a career-high 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting to lead USC to a win over Arizona State in the Pac-10 Tournament final ... Totalled 21 points, along with a career-high 13 rebounds, against UCLA in the tournament semifinal ... Had second double-double Feb. 15 at Arizona State with 16 points and 10 rebounds ... Scored 22 points (19 in the second half) on 8-for-13 shooting vs. Arizona State on Jan. 15 ... Registered first career double-double with 14 points and a regular season-best 12 rebounds Jan. 2 at Oregon ... Totalled 18 points vs. Oral Roberts on Dec. 28 ... Had 18 points (8-11 FG) with six rebounds vs. North Dakota State on Dec. 20 ... Scored 14 points and added two steals in the opener vs. UC Irvine on Nov. 15.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER:
Attended Compton (Calif.) High School. Was named a 2007-08 McDonald’s All-American, 2007- 08 Best in the West First Team selection and second-leading vote getter, 2008 Parade All-American First Team selection and a L.A. Times All-Star ... Shared the 2008 Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association I-AA Player of the Year honours, was named to the California All-State team and was named Moore League MVP ... Ranked as the 2008 No. 1 high school senior basketball player by Draft Express, No. 2 by HoopScoopOnline, No. 3 by Rivals.com, No. 4 by HoopsReport.com, No. 6 by ScoutHoops.com (No. 1 small forward), No. 6 in Sports Illustrated’s Takkle Top 25 and No. 8 by ESPN.com ... Averaged 29.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.0 steals in leading Compton High to a 24-6 record and its second consecutive Moore League championship ... Scored 30 or more points 12 times, with a high game of 47 in a 100-88 win vs. Gahr on Dec. 27, 2007 ... Had 45 points vs. J. Serra on Dec. 15, 2007 ... As a junior, averaged 22.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.2 steals to lead Compton to a 26-7 record and the Moore League championship ... Averaged 22.6 points and 8.4 rebounds as a sophomore and 26.1 points and 8.4 rebounds as a freshman.

PERSONAL:
Son of Frank and Diane … First dunked a basketball in sixth grade … Captured the Slam Dunk competition at the McDonald's All-America game, getting perfect scores on his last two dunks … In his final dunk labeled " tap the baby," he bounced the ball off the glass, tapped the board with one hand and dunked with the other … Scored 10 points on 5-for-10 shooting for the West squad at the McDonald's All-America game ... Was also named to USA Today's 2008 All-USA Second Team and invited to play in the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden … Scored a team-high 17 points to help lead Team USA to a 98-78 win vs. the World Select Team at the 11th Annual Nike Hoop Summit in Portland in April 2008.

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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 220 lbs./ 99.8 kg
Born: August 07, 1989
From: University of Southern California
Draft: 1st Round (9th pick) 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 5
Previous Teams:
  Toronto Raptors 2009 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: USC/USA

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