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Tayshaun Prince

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Biography

Background

Personal

Born Feb. 28, 1980 in Compton, Calif… Full name is Tayshaun Durell Prince…

Nicknamed “Tay”… Parents are Thomas and Diane Prince… Has one sister, Tisha, and one brother, Tommie, who played college basketball at Pepperdine University… He and his wife, Farah, have a son, Tahj…

Graduated from Kentucky on schedule in May 2002 with a degree in sociology…

The 1998 McDonald’s All-American led Dominguez High School to a 96-9 record during his three seasons, including the 1997 state championship as a junior…

Won the George Yardley Award from the Los Angeles Times as the best high school player in Southern California, joining past winners Baron Davis, Paul Pierce and Charles O’Bannon.

2012-13 Season

Added versatility and veteran leadership to the Memphis Grizzlies starting lineup following a midseason trade from the Detroit Pistons…

Averaged 10.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists on .438 shooting (.404 3FG shooting) in 32.1 minutes in 82 games (81 starts) with Detroit and Memphis, playing an 82-game regular season slate for the seventh time in his career…

One of 17 players to play 82 games and start 81…

Shot at least .400 from three-point range for the first time since his rookie season…

After 10-plus seasons in Detroit, traded by the Pistons with Austin Daye to Memphis on Jan. 30 as part of a three-team trade that sent Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi from Memphis to the Toronto Raptors, and Ed Davis and a 2013 second round draft pick from Toronto to Memphis and Jose Calderon from Toronto to Detroit…

Averaged 8.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists on .429 shooting in 31.7 minutes in 37 games (36 starts) with the Grizzlies…

Posted 11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists on .444 shooting in 32.4 minutes in 45 games (all starts) for the Pistons…

Left the Pistons ranked fifth in franchise history in games played (769) and three-pointers made (499), seventh in blocks (441), eighth in points (9,838) and field goals made (3,960) and 10th in rebounds (3,586) and assists (2,036)…

Scored a season-high 24 points on Dec. 5 vs. Golden State…

Came off the bench to score 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting in his Grizzlies debut on Feb. 1 vs. Washington…

His lone appearance off the bench against the Wizards snapped a streak of 672 consecutive starts that dated back to Feb. 18, 2004 vs. Milwaukee…

Surpassed 10,000 career points on March 13 at LA Clippers…

Recorded a season-high 14 rebounds on March 18 vs. Minnesota…

Scored 18 points and made all eight of his field goal attempts on Feb. 10 vs. Minnesota, tying a Grizzlies franchise record for most field goals made without a miss…

Recorded a season-high seven assists on March 8 at Cleveland…

Scored 10-plus points 46 times (15 times with Memphis) and 20-plus points three times…

Grabbed 10-plus rebounds twice (once with Memphis)… Recorded two double-doubles (one with Memphis)…

Inactive two games as a result of the midseason trade.

NBA Career

The 11-year veteran holds career averages of 12.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists on .458 shooting in 33.2 minutes in 804 games (764 starts) for the Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies…

The starting small forward for the 2004 NBA Champion Detroit Pistons…

Named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in four consecutive seasons (2005-08)…

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 Beijing, China…

Averaged 4.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 11.0 minutes in eight games during the 2008 Olympic Games…

Ranks fifth in Pistons history in games played (769)… Has made the NBA Playoffs in eight of his 11 professional seasons…

Holds career postseason averages of 12.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 37.4 minutes in 118 playoff games…

Owns 38 career double-doubles… 

2011-12 (Detroit): Averaged 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists on .421 shooting in a team-high 33.1 minutes in 63 games (all starts) in his 10th season in with the Pistons… Reached 9,000 career points on March 14, 2012 at Sacramento, becoming the 10th Piston to score at least 9,000 points…

Played his 700th career game on March 10, 2012 vs. Toronto, becoming only the sixth Piston to play in 700 games, joining Joe Dumars, Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Vinnie Johnson and Lindsey Hunter

Led the team in minutes per game for the sixth time in his career…

2010-11 (Detroit): Averaged 14.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists on .473 shooting in a team-high 32.8 minutes in 78 games (all starts)…

2009-10 (Detroit): Averaged 13.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 34.0 minutes in 49 games (all starts), his fewest games played since his rookie season…

Missed 26 games with a ruptured disc in his lower back, which ended a streak of 497 consecutive games played… His 497 consecutive games played ranked third in franchise history behind Terry Tyler (574) and Bill Laimbeer (561)…

2008-09 (Detroit): Averaged 14.2 points, a career-high 5.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists in a career-high 37.3 minutes, playing in all 82 games (all starts) for the sixth consecutive season…

Collected a career-high 16 rebounds on Nov. 13, 2008 at Golden State…

Dished out a career-high 12 assists on March 20, 2009 vs. LA Clippers…

Played a career-high tying 55 minutes on March 18, 2009 at Houston…

Tallied a career-high 11 double-doubles…

2009 Playoffs: Registered 3.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists on .259 shooting in 32.3 minutes in four games against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the opening round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs…

2007-08 (Detroit): Averaged 13.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and a career-high 3.3 assists on .448 shooting in 32.9 minutes in 82 games (all starts), his fifth consecutive season to play in all 82 games…

Named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the fourth consecutive season…

Scored a career-high 34 points on Nov. 1, 2007 at Miami…

2008 Playoffs: Posted 13.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists on .481 shooting in 39.5 minutes in 17 playoff games…

Made a game-saving block on Hedo Turkoglu on May 13, 2008 vs. Orlando in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals…

2006-07 (Detroit): Averaged 14.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists on .460 shooting in 36.6 minutes in 82 games (all starts), appearing in every game for the fourth consecutive season…

Named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the third consecutive season…

Made a career-high 81 three-point field goals, including a career-high six treys on Dec. 1, 2006 vs. New York…

2007 Playoffs: Averaged 14.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists on .415 shooting in 41.6 minutes in 16 playoff games, as Detroit advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals…

2005-06 (Detroit): Posted 14.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists on .455 shooting in 35.3 minutes in 82 games (all starts)…

Named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the second consecutive season…

Played a career-high tying 55 minutes on Nov. 25, 2005 vs. Washington…

2006 Playoffs: Averaged a playoff career-high 16.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists on .459 shooting in 18 playoff games, helping guide the Pistons to the Eastern Conference Finals…

Scored a playoff career-high 29 points on May 31, 2006 vs. Miami in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals…

2004-05 (Detroit): Registered 14.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists on a career-best .487 shooting in 37.1 minutes in 82 games (all starts)…

Named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the first time…

Finished third in the 2005 NBA Most Improved Player voting after improving his averages in nearly every statistical category…

Recorded his first 1,000-point season…

2005 Playoffs: Started all 25 playoff games, averaging 13.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists on .433 shooting in 40.9 minutes, helping lead Detroit to the 2005 Eastern Conference Championship and a seven-game NBA Finals series with the San Antonio Spurs…

2003-04 (Detroit): Averaged 10.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists on .467 shooting in 32.9 minutes, playing in all 82 games (80 starts)…

2004 Playoffs: Posted 9.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists on .410 shooting in 34.6 minutes in 23 playoff games, as Detroit defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in five games to capture the 2004 NBA Championship…

Saved the game for the Pistons by blocking Reggie Miller’s breakaway layup attempt on May 24, 2004 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals…

2002-03 (Detroit): Averaged 3.3 points and 1.1 rebounds on .449 shooting in 10.4 minutes in 42 appearance (five starts) as a rookie…

2003 Playoffs: Notched 9.4 points and 3.8 rebounds on .426 shooting in 25.5 minutes in 15 playoff games…

Made the game-tying basket with 4.2 seconds remaining on May 8 at Philadelphia in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and then scored seven of his 20 points in overtime to give the Pistons a 104-97 victory.

Career Transactions

Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft on June 26, 2002…

Signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on July 2, 2002…

Signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 31, 2005…

Signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 9, 2011…

As part of a three-team trade on Jan. 30, 2013, traded by the Detroit Pistons with Tayshaun Prince to the Memphis Grizzlies; the Toronto Raptors traded Ed Davis and a 2013 second round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies and traded Jose Calderon to the Detroit Pistons; the Memphis Grizzlies traded Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi to the Toronto Raptors.

International Career

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.

College Career

Three-time team MVP at the University of Kentucky, finished his four-year collegiate career with averages of 13.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.05 blocks on .457 shooting in 135 games for the Wildcats…

Named a Second Team All-American by The Associated Press as a junior and Third Team All-American as a senior…

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)…

2001-02 (Senior): Averaged 17.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.06 steals and 1.34 blocks on .467 shooting in 33.3 minutes in 32 games… Named First Team All-SEC and Second Team All-American by the NABC…

Led the Wildcats in scoring (second in the SEC) and rebounding…

Scored a career-high 41 points in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 16, 2002 vs. Tulsa, the highest single-game scoring total by any player in the 2002 NCAA Tournament…

2000-01 (Junior): Posted 16.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.09 blocks on .495 shooting in 32.9 minutes…

Made the 10-member Wooden All-America team and named Third-Team All-American by the NABC…

Unanimous 2001 SEC Player of the Year by The Associated Press and coaches… First Team All-SEC selection…

1999-00 (Sophomore): Averaged 13.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.28 blocks on .423 shooting in 34.0 minutes in 32 games…

1998-99 (Freshman): Averaged 5.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists on .414 shooting in 20.2 minutes as a freshman.

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Vitals

Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 215 lbs./ 97.5 kg
Born: February 28, 1980
From: University of Kentucky
Draft: 1st Round (23rd pick) 2002 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2002
Years Pro: 12
Previous Teams:
  Memphis Grizzlies 2013 - 2013
  Detroit Pistons 2012 - 2012
  Memphis Grizzlies 2012 - 2012
  Detroit Pistons 2002 - 2011
Prior to NBA/Country: Kentucky/USA

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