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Biography

Background

NBA TRANSACTIONS:

Selected by Sacramento as an early entry candidate out of Louisville with the 23rd overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft ... Signed a multi-year contract with the Kings (7/6/05) ... Re-signed by Sacramento to a multi-year contract extension (9/29/08).


NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Longest tenured King (7 seasons) ... Averaging 8.6 ppg (.437 FG%, .360 3pt%, .808 FT%), 2.8 rpg, 1.4 apg and 22.6 mpg in 422 career games (started 113) in seven seasons with Sacramento (2005-06 – 2011-12) ... Has scored in double-figures in 167 games, posted 20 or more points in 25 contests, and reached the 30-point plateau three times ... Has recorded three career double-doubles ... Made and attempted a career-most field goals en route to scoring a career-high 31 points (13- 25 FG, 1-4 3pt, 4-6 FT) at Phoenix (11/21/07) ... Scored 30 points again against the Suns (12/30/07) ... Again scored a career-high 31 points at Golden State (4/8/08) ... Recorded 26 points (9-17 FG, 3-6 3pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and two blocks in 39 minutes at Washington (1/11/11 ) ... Contributed 29 points (9-18 FG, 4-7 3pt, 7-8 FT) to accompany four rebounds, five assists, and a steal in 41 minutes at Phoenix (4/3/09) ... Tallied first career double-double with 21 points (7-15 FG, 2-6 3pt, 5-5 FT), a career-best 10 rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 43 minutes vs. Phoenix (1/17/06).


NBA PLAYOFFS HIGHLIGHTS:

Has appeared in six career postseason games, totaling 13 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one assist, two steals, and two blocks in 41 minutes vs. San Antonio in the First Round of the 2006 NBA Playoffs ... Scored a playoff career-high eight points (3-5 FG, 2-2 FT) in Game 1 at San Antonio (4/22/06).


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:

Appeared in six games for the Dominican Republic National Team during the 2009 Tournament of the Americas held in San Juan, Puerto Rico (8/26 – 9/6/09), averaging 15.8 ppg (.405 FG%, .435 3pt%, .938 FT%), 3.3 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.33 spg, and 1.83 bpg in 36.5 mpg before missing the final two contests due to a fractured right ring finger sustained vs. Puerto Rico ... Led the Dominican Republic National Team to a bronze medal in the 2008 Centrobasket Tournament in Mexico ... Participated in the 2005 FIBA America's World Championship Qualifying Tournament held in the Dominican Republic (8/24 – 9/4/05) as a member of the National Team, averaging 18.9 ppg (.507 FG%, .452 3pt%, .698 FT%), 4.1 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.71 spg, 1.57 bpg, and 32.3 mpg in seven contests ... Finished the tournament fifth among all players in scoring, 13th in field goal percentage, seventh in three point percentage, fourth in steals, third in blocked shots, and seventh in minutes played ... Posted a game-high 29 points (9-12 FG, 5-8 3pt, 6-7 FT), one rebound, two assists, one steal, and one block in 36 minutes vs. the United States (8/30/05) ... Won a silver medal in the 2003 Pan American Games.


2011-12 REGULAR SEASON:

Averaged 4.8 ppg (.376 FG%, .290 3pt%, .800 FT%), 2.0 rpg, 0.6 apg, and 16.3 mpg in 49 games (started 3) ... Missed two games due to a sprained right wrist (3/16, 3/18) ... Missed four games due to a concussion (4/8-4/13/12) ... Scored in double-figures in 12 games ... Led team in scoring in two games, assists in one. Top-Single Game Performances: Recorded a season-high 18 points (7-11 FG, 2-5 3pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists, three steals, and one block in 23 minutes off the bench at LA Lakers (3/2/12) ... Tallied 16 points (3-9 FG, 2-7 3pt, 8-10 FT), five rebounds, two steals, and one block in 30 minutes off the bench vs. Indiana (1/18/12).


2010-11 REGULAR SEASON:

Averaged 9.7 ppg (.436 FG%, .362 3pt%, .855 FT%), 2.3 rpg, 1.2 apg, and 23.9 mpg in 58 games (started 34) ... As a starter, averaged 11.0 ppg (.426 FG%, .342 3pt%, .839 FT%), 2.6 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.09 spg, and 26.8 mpg in 34 games ... DND - virus in two games (11/25/10, 11/27/10) ... DNP-CD in one game ... Missed 21 games due to a strained left calf (1/17-3/2/11) ... Led team in scoring in four games.


2009-10 REGULAR SEASON:

Averaged 8.1 ppg (.466 FG%, .390 3pt%, .882 FT%), 2.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, and 23.0 mpg in 25 games (started four) ... Missed the first 52 games of the campaign after undergoing successful surgery to repair a fractured right forearm and ligament damage in the wrist after suffering the injury during a training camp weight lifting session (10/10/09).


2008-09 REGULAR SEASON:

Averaged a career-high 12.7 ppg (.444 FG%, career-high .398 3pt%, .820 FT%), 3.4 rpg, a career-high 2.3 apg, 1.23 spg, a career-high 1.03 bpg, and 30.4 mpg in 65 games (started 36) ... Missed the first 17 games of the campaign due to a strained right calf (10/29-11/26/08) ... Named Kings' 2009 Oscar Robertson Triple-Double Award winner for efforts on and off the court.


2007-08 REGULAR SEASON:

Averaged 12.3 ppg (.462 FG%, .391 3pt%, .779 FT%), 3.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.22 spg, and 26.5 mpg in 79 games (started 20) ... Averaged 16.4 ppg (.448 FG%, .370 3pt%, .798 FT%), 4.6 rpg, 2.6 apg, and 1.74 spg as a starter ... Missed three games due to a lower back strain (2/9-2/13/08) ... Tallied 20 or more points in 14 games, 30 or more in three games.


2006-07 REGULAR SEASON:

Averaged 6.0 ppg (.429 FG%, .356 3pt%, career-high .833 FT%), 2.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, and 17.8 mpg in 79 games (started five) in 2006-07 ... Tallied 20 or more points in one game ... As a starter, averaged 15.4 ppg (.426 FG%, .214 3pt%, .917 FT%), 6.0 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.2 spg, and 35.0 mpg in five games.


2005-06 REGULAR SEASON:

Saw action in 67 games as a rookie in 2005-06, averaging 5.6 ppg (.400 FG%, .285 3pt%, .772 FT%), 2.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, and 19.5 mpg ... Sidelined by a sprained left ankle in nine games (3/3-3/19/06) ... Production increased significantly as a starter, averaging 10.6 ppg (.392 FG%, .219 3pt%, .833 FT%), 5.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.30 spg, and 37.9 mpg in 11 games (Kings 7-4) ... Recorded one double-double.


COLLEGE:

Averaged 14.4 ppg (.448 FG%, .369 3pt%, .849 FT%), 3.9 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.48 spg, and 1.37 bpg in 98 games (started 80) at Louisville (2002-03 – 2003-04) ... Finished collegiate career ranked fourth in Cardinal history in three pointers made (180), third in free-throw percentage, eighth in blocked shots (134), and 23rd in points scored (1,413) ... Posted double-figures in 73 games, including 20-plus points on 22 occasions ... Averaged a team-leading 16.4 ppg and 4.7 apg as a sophomore (2003-04), earning First Team All-Conference USA honors ... Doled out a school-record 15 assists to go with 17 points and seven rebounds against Murray State (1/3/04) ... Honored as the C-USA Freshman of the Year after averaging 11.2 ppg, ranking second on the team (2002-03) ... Hit eight three-pointers vs. Cincinnati en route to scoring 24 points (2/5/03) ... Earned C-USA All-Tournament honors after averaging a team-best 14.7 ppg and 4.0 apg ... Led the team in blocked shots (40).


COMMUNITY OUTREACH:

One of the most charitable players in Kings history, donating time, money, and resources to those less fortunate ... Named the 2009 Oscar Robertson Triple-Double Award winner, bestowed annually to a Kings player that personifies excellence on and off the basketball court ... Joined fellow NBA players and coaches in Singapore for the first-ever Basketball Without Borders Program (BWB) hosted by an Asian nation (6/28 – 7/1/10), mentoring and coaching 50 of the continent's best young players on skills improvement and the importance of diligence, teamwork, and sportsmanship while promoting basketball as a vehicle for positive social changes in the areas of education, health, and fitness ... Volunteered to participate in the Blood Source Bone Marrow Registry drive, adding his name to the donor rolls as well as helping increase awareness regarding the importance for minorities to become donors ... Attended the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation "Viva La Cure" event in April of 2010, assisting with fundraising efforts and lending support for Diabetes research ... Traveled to China in the summer of 2008 and conducted a basketball clinic, delivered gifts, and visited with victims of the Sichuan earthquake that claimed 80,000 lives in May of that year ... Hosts hundreds of local children and families from underserved communities each season at Kings games, donating game tickets as part of the Kings for the Community Program ... Spoke with ESL students (English as a second language) from American River College about his experiences immigrating to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic ... Partnered with Health Net to speak with children from the Sacramento chapter of the Boys and Girls Club about the importance of self- esteem, physical fitness, and nutrition ... Visited WIND Youth Services in November of 2008, serving Thanksgiving dinners to youth who are homeless in the Sacramento area ... Distributes traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinners to Spanish-speaking families in the Sacramento region each holiday season ... Charity work includes outreach to the Latino community using the social networking platform 'Twitter' to engage with fans, becoming the first NBA player to provide updates in Spanish (user name: @cisco32) ... Participates annually in the Kings Read to Achieve campaign, visiting local schools and community centers throughout Sacramento to encourage children to stay in school and develop a passion for reading.


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Vitals

Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 195 lbs./ 88.5 kg
Born: December 31, 1981
From: University of Louisville
Draft: 1st Round (23rd pick) 2005 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2005
Years Pro: 9
Previous Teams:
  Houston Rockets 2013 - 2013
  Sacramento Kings 2012 - 2012
  Houston Rockets 2012 - 2012
  Sacramento Kings 2005 - 2011
Prior to NBA/Country: Louisville/Dominican Republic

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