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Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 80 games (all starts) for the Pacers in his fourth NBA season, averaged a career-high 21.7 points along with 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and a career-high 1.9 steals 36.2 minutes... Named to the All-Defensive First Team.. Named to the All-NBA Third Team..
Playoffs: EC Finals vs. MIA: Scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to finish with a game-high 37 on a career-best 15-for-28 from the field in Game 5…Also tied a career-high with six steals in Game 5…Led the team with 23 points in Game 4 on 8-16 shooting to go with seven rebounds and three assists in 43 minutes… Finished with 17 points and four assists in Game 3…Had an off shooting night in Game 2 going just 4-16 from the field, but scored 11 in the second half to finish with 14 points, five rebounds and six assists in 43 minutes…Finished with 24 points, four rebounds and a postseason-high seven assists in Game 1... EC Semifinals vs. WSH: Averaged 19.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game while shooting 43.8 percent from three-point range (14-32) in the series…Marked a new career-high with 39 points on 12-20 shooting while tying a franchise record with seven three pointers in Game 4…Scored a game-high 23 points on 6-15 shooting and 9-10 from the foul line with eight boards, four assists and three steals in Washington in Game 3…Scored six in the final period to finish with 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in Game 2…Tied for the team-high with 18 points on 4-17 shooting with six boards and five assists in Game 1... First Round vs. ATL: Averaged 23.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.4 steals per game...Scored a career-high 30 points on 11-23 shooting with 11 rebounds in Game 7…recorded five consecutive double-doubles to start the series (best streak of his postseason career)… tied a postseason career-high with 14 rebounds in Game 3…marked a career-best with six steals in Game 5…Tied a career-high with five threes in Game 2…Set individual franchise records in a seven-game series with 75 rebounds, 68 defensive rebounds, 17 steals and 284 minutes played

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: The NBA’s KIA Most Improved Player for the 2012-13 season, he was the only player in the NBA to average at least 17.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.75 steals per game this season, he ranked in the league’s top 40 in all four and was one of three players to do that...He was named All-NBA Third Team, as well as NBA All-Defensive Second Team...He was also the only player in the league to have 140+ steals (143) and 50+ blocked shots (51) in 2012-13...After participating in the Rising Stars game and Slam Dunk Contest in 2012, he made his first NBA All-Star appearance at the age of 22 years, nine months and 15 days, making him the youngest Indiana player to ever be named an All-Star...In addition to his 17 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals for the East, he also participated in the Foot Locker 3-pt Contest on All-Star Saturday night...He was 10th in the NBA with 170 3-pt FG this season, second in the Eastern Conference only to Kyle Korver’s 189...Including the first points-assists double-double of his career, he totaled a team-high 23 double-doubles...With 23 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists, he had his first triple-double vs. Charlotte, 2/13...That game against the Bobcatswas the first of a career high 23 straight games with 10 or more points and he was in double figures in 70 of 79 games this season...Including three 30-point games, he tallied 20 or more points 34 times and had a career-high three straight games with 20+ points four times...He helped lead the Pacers to their most successful month (9-3) of the season with 18.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game in 12 February outings...The first Indiana player to be named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week since Danny Granger in 2007-08, he led the Pacers to a 3-0 record in the week ending Dec. 16 with averages of 23.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 4.3 apg and 1.7 spg...In leading the Pacers to an overtime win vs. New Orleans, 11/21, he scored a career-best 37 points that featured a franchise record nine 3-pt FG...For the season, he averaged 2.16 3-pt FGM/game and had four or more on 16 occasions...Including his team record nine vs. Sacramento and seven (7-10) vs. Houston, 1/18, he made five or more 3-pt FG five times...He had a run of 31 straight games with a 3-pt FG snapped when he was 0-2 from long range at Cleveland, 3/18...In one five-game stretch from Dec. 5 through Dec. 14, he canned 19-32 3-pt FG (.594)...Second on the team with an average of 7.6 rebounds per game, his 23 games with 10 or more boards featured a career-best 17 in the Pacers’ double-overtime win over Sacramento, 11/3...His 16 defensive rebounds in that game were the most by any Indiana player in 2012-13...He claimed a team-high 515 defensive rebounds, the most by any Indiana player since Troy Murphy’s 608 in 2009-10... One of five Indiana players to shoot 80+ percent from the foul line this season, he started the season by hitting 22-23 FT...He then made 61-82 FT (.744) before finishing the season 138-169 (.817)...At the midway point of the season, he averaged 3.65 apg, but dealt an average of 4.56 apg the remainder of season...Including ties, he led the Pacers in assists 26 times and had at least six assists on 15 occasions... One of three Indiana players to have 10 or more assists this season, he was the only to do so three times, passing out double-digit assists for the third time with 11 at New York, 4/14...In addition to a career-high 12 assists vs. Charlotte, 2/12, he had 10 in the Pacers’ win against the Clippers in L.A., 4/1...After going without an assist vs. Brooklyn, 2/11, he ran off 15 straight games with at least three assists and he averaged 4.87 apg in that stretch...The game with the Nets, 2/11, was his only one without an assist this season and he dealt less than three in just 19 of 79 games...He had at least three assists in 40 of his last 48 outings...Ranked eighth in the NBA with an average of 1.82 spg this season, he is the first Indiana player to have 100+ steals in consecutive seasons since 2004...His team-high 143 steals this season included a career high six on two separate occasions: vs. New York, 1/10, and at Brooklyn, 1/13...Including those two games, he had four or more thefts nine times...Fourth on the team with 51 blocked shots, he tied a career high with four rejections vs. Sacramento, 11/3, and vs. Utah, 12/19...He blocked multiple shots 11 times...He was not with the team for its game vs. Charlotte, 1/12, due to a case of the flu and he did not dress against Philadelphia, 4/17, due to an abdominal strain.

2011-12: His 108 steals ranked sixth in the league and topped the Pacers...along with Earl Watson (2009-10), he is one of just two Indiana players to have 100+ steals in the last five seasons...he claimed two or more steals in just two of the season’s first 11 games, but then had multiple thefts in 29 of the last 55 games...in the first 11 games he averaged 1.09 spg, but then averaged 1.93 spg the rest of the season...having committed just 117 turnovers, he ranked 14th in the NBA with a steals-to-turnover ratio of 0.923-to-1...to compliment a career-high 30 points, he gathered a career-best five steals at Dallas, 2/3...he also had five steals a month later (3/3) at New Orleans and he had at least four steals on eight occasions...his 30-point game against the Mavs was one of his eight outings with 20+ points...including a career-best matching 13-15 FT, he scored a team-high 27 points in the Pacers’ win over Detroit, 4/23...against the Pistons, he added 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season...he led the Pacers in scoring eight times...he collected 10+ rebounds a total of five times...he fell short of double-doubles by a single rebound on four occasions...he recorded a career-high 16 rebounds, including 13 defensive boards, in the Pacers’ win over Oklahoma City, 4/6...fourth on the team with an average of 12.2 ppg, he scored in double figures in 30 of his first 40 games, but then hit for at least 10 points in 13 of the last 26 games...after having shot 94-198 FG (.475) in the first 22 games, he canned just 187-441 (.424) the rest of the season, including 2-12 FG in the finale against Chicago...he averaged nearly two 3-pt FG a game in the first 22, having canned 40-83 (.482) from beyond the arc. But, he was just 50-151 (.331) the rest of the season...he was 7-11 from beyond the 3-pt line on his way to a career-best 30 points at Dallas, 2/3...not only was that his most ever, he was one short of the franchise record...in scoring 21 points at New Jersey, 1/2, he was 5-5 from beyond the 3-pt line and he made four or more 3-pt FG on five occasions...second on the team with 158 assists (2.4), he handed out a career-high six in the win over New Orleans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 2/21...after having no assists in consecutive games vs. Philadelphia, 3/14, and at New York, 3/16, he averaged 2.88 apg and had three or more in all but six of the season’s last 24 games...he passed out four or more assists 13 times...he led Indiana in assists (including ties) in eight games...fifth on the team with 38 blocked shots, he had more than one seven times...he scored the 1,000th point of his NBA career against the Knicks, 3/17, and the first of his eight rebounds against New York, 4/2, was the 500th of his career...during All-Star Weekend in Orlando, he participated in both the Rising Stars Challenge and the Slam Dunk Contest...he scored 23 points for the victorious Team Chuck in the Rising Stars Challenge, including a spectacular dunk off an alley-oop pass from Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving in the opening seconds of the game...he finished the regular season having played in 119 straight games and starting 85 in a row, the longest active streaks on the team.

2010-11: After making appearances in just eight of the season’s first 29 games, and being on the Pacers’ inactive list for 15 straight (11/28 to 12/28), he played in every one of the team’s remaining 53 games and started the final 19...in just the second of those 53 appearances, he recorded a career-best five steals vs. Washington, 12/31, tying the most by any Indiana player in 2010-11...to go along with those five steals against the Wizards, he scored 13 points and collected seven rebounds with an assist and just one turnover in 18 minutes...after scoring a total of five points and shooting 2-6 FG (1-3 3-pt FG) in the ensuing two games (at New York, 1/2, and vs. San Antonio, 1/7), he scored in double figures in 14 of the next 26 games, culminating with a 12-point effort vs. Golden State, 3/1...in those 26 games, he averaged 9.7 ppg and shot 93-197 from the floor (.472), including 19-68 3-pt FG (.279)...he also shot 46-60 FT (.767) from the foul line in those 26 games...in his best outing of the season, he scored 23 points on 9-15 FG and 5-6 3-pt FG to go with six rebounds, four assists, two steals, a blocked shot and just one turnover in 26 minutes vs. Washington, 4/6...the game with the Wizards was one of eight in which he had more than one 3-pt FG and he shot 29.7 percent from 3-pt range, ranking 10th among rookies with 50 or more appearances...including 5-6 against the Wizards, 4/6, he was 7-11 from beyond the arc in the last six games...he shot 76.2 percent (77-101) from the foul line in 2011-12 and ranked eighth best among NBA rookies with 50 or more games...for the season, he was third on the team with 62 steals and his average of 1.02 spg ranked fifth best among all NBA rookies with 50 or more appearances...averaging 3.67 rpg, he had at least five boards 19 times with a season-high 10 vs. Philadelphia, 3/8...that game against the Sixers was the second of an 18-game stretch (3/5-4/6) in which he had five or more rebounds nine times and averaged 4.6 rpg...his eight rebounds vs. Sacramento, 3/25, included a season-high four offensive boards...as a starter, he averaged 7.3 ppg and 3.8 rpg, in contrast to averages of 8.0 ppg and 3.6 rpg off the bench...in his 19 starts, he shot better than 34 percent from 3-pt range (13-38), as opposed to 28 percent (28-100) from long range in 42 games as a reserve.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected in the first round (10th overall pick) by the Indiana Pacers in the 2010 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE:
2009-10: In a sensational sophomore season, he cemented his place in Bulldog history as the program’s premier free throw shooter, an astute defender, multi-dimensional scorer and leader by example...the second most efficient sophomore free throw shooter, he registered the fifth-most steals by a sophomore and was one of the top 20 sophomore NCAA scorers...one of two Bulldogs to start all games played (29), he recorded four double-doubles...after suffering a right ankle sprain against Utah State, 1/21, he missed four games and part of another...he averaged 16.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 0.8 blocks per game while shooting 42.4 percent (154-363) from the field and 35.3 percent (122-308) from 3-pt range...he completed the best single-season free throw percentage in program history, hitting 120-132 FT (.909)...he scored a career-high 30 points and converted all nine free throw attempts in an 83-64 victory over eventual WAC Tournament champion New Mexico State, 2/11, to join the Bulldogs’ elite 30-point club in his first game back from an ankle injury...he dished out a career-high seven assists with only one turnover in a 79-68 win over CSU-Bakersfield, 2/23...he drained a career-high 15 free throws on 17 attempts on the road at Nevada, 2/17..he was second in the WAC in free throw percentage (.909), steals (64) and steals per game (2.2)...he was fourth in the WAC in defensive rebounds (5.3), sixth in points per game (16.8), eighth in 3-pt FG made per game (2.0), points scored (487) and rebounds per game (7.2)...he also ranked tenth in minutes played (962) and was 11th in rebounds (210), 12th in 3-pt FG made (59) and blocks per game (0.8), 13th in the WAC in blocked shots (24), 14th in the WAC in assists/game (3.0) and 15th in the WAC in assists (88) and assist-to-turnover ratio (0.9)...he registered two perfect performances at the free throw (10-10 vs. San Francisco State on Nov. 13, 2009 and 9-9 vs. New Mexico State on Feb. 11, 2010)...he was the only WAC player to register six steals in two different games, doing so vs. BYU, 12/12, and vs. UC-Davis, 12/17... 2008-09: He ranked as one of the top 15 freshmen scorers in the NCAA and was one of only two Bulldogs to start all 34 games...he averaged 14.3 points, a team-high 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and a team-high 1.7 steals per game while shooting 47 percent from the field...he recorded the third-best season 3-pt field goal percentage (.446) in Bulldog history...he led the team with six double-doubles...on the season, he led the WAC in minutes played (1176) and finished second in the conference in 3-pt shooting (.447), steals (59) and steals per game (1.74)...he was third in the WAC in minutes played per game (34.59), fifth in defensive rebounds (149) and 3-pt FG made (63)...he was sixth in the WAC in 3-pt FG made per game (1.85), seventh in rebounds (212), eighth in defensive rebounds per game (4.38), ninth in points scored (487) and scoring per game (14.3), and 10th in blocked shots (34) and blocks per game (1.00)...he scored a career-high 29 points, the fifth highest scoring WAC performance in a conference game, with a perfect tally (8-8) from the charity stripe, one of ten perfect WAC performances from the free throw line on the season, and the fifth highest field goal percentage in a 2008-09 conference game by drilling nine of eleven field goal attempts (.818) to lead the Bulldogs to an 88-82 victory over Boise State, 2/9/09...he posted a career-high five steals in the Bulldogs’ quarterfinal bout with Utah State in the 2009 WAC Tournament...he earned ESPN Sportscenter’s No. 1 “Play of the Day for Nov. 18, 2009 with an emphatic one-handed slam dunk on the road at Saint Mary’s College...in WAC contests, he averaged 14.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per games while shooting 42 percent from the field.

PERSONAL:
The son of Paul and Paulette George, he has two older sisters - Teiosha, who played basketball at Pepperdine, and Portala, who played volleyball at CSU-San Bernardino...he enjoys listening to music, playing video games, hanging out with friends, and bowling...while at Fresno State, he was a participant and volunteer for “Read to Achieve”...this is the third sesaon that he has teamed with Pacers guard George Hill for the “G2 Zone,” a special fan zone at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for all home games where fans audition before the season to receive free season tickets from the two players...he lists Kobe Bryant as his favorite athlete because he works harder than anyone else to be the best...he lists his biggest athletic thrill as “high-flying”...he most admires his mom because she’s been a strong woman...during his senior season at Pete Knight H.S., he averaged 25 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and three steals per game...he was named Golden League Most Valuable Player, Antelope Valley Press Player of the Year, and a member of the Daily News 2007-08 All-Area Boys’ basketball team...he also participated in the Battle of the Valley All-Star Game...as a junior, he averaged 14 points with eight rebounds per game.

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 220 lbs./ 99.8 kg
Born: May 02, 1990
From: California State University, Fresno
Draft: 1st Round (10th pick) 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Indiana Pacers 2010 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Fresno State/USA

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