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JJ Redick, known for his good three-point and free throw shooting, currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Here are some facts about the American professional basketball player:

  1.  He was born Jonathan Clay ‘JJ’ Redick, on June 24, 1984, in Cookeville, Tennessee, U.S.A. He is one of five children to Jeanie and Ken Redick.
  2.  He has twin older sisters, Catie and Alyssa, a younger brother, David, and a younger sister, Abigail. His father played basketball for two seasons at Ohio Wesleyan University and all his siblings have played University level basketball in their time.
  3.  Redick attended Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, Virginia and later graduated from Duke University with a major in history and a minor in cultural anthropology.
  4.  He is the member of the 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival East Team that earned the silver medal with a 3-2 record and also played on the 2000 USA East Team that finished 1-4 and in fourth place.
  5.  He scored 43 points playing for the Knights against George Wythe High School, in the Virginia state championship game. In leading Cave Spring High School to the 2002-AAA- State Championship, he averaged 28.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game.
  6.  Redick was selected to captain the 2002 McDonald All-American East team and was named the Most Valuable Player after scoring 26 points which include five 3-pointers. He also won the McDonald’s 3-point shooting competition.
  7.  He finished his prep career as Virginia’s all-time AAA-leading scorer with 2,215 career points and shot more than 44 percent from 3-point arc. Redick was named the 2002 A.P. Virginia Player of the Year, three-time Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year, and 2002 Virginia Mr. Basketball winner.
  8.  As freshman, he helped Duke University to finish the 2002-03 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season with an overall record of 26-7. He led his team with 30 points in the ACC Tournament championship game. He averaged a team second best 15 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assist.
  9.  Redick finished the 2004-05, season ranked ninth among NCAA Division I leaders for points with 21.8, second for free throw percentage with .938, fifth for 3-point field goals made per game with 3.7 and won the ACC Player of the Year.
  10.  His 54 consecutive free throws is a record in Atlantic Coast Conference and came close to becoming NCAA’s all-time leading free throw shooter with 91.16%.
  11.  He finished his career with an NCAA-record of 457 three-point field goals, surpassing that of Curtis Staples. However it was broken in February 2014, by Travis Bader.
  12.  He helped lead the USA U21 Team to a 4-0 record and the gold medal at 2005 Global Games in Dallas, Texas. Starting in two of four games, he averaged 13.8 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.8 steals. He scored 57.7 percent of points from 3-pointers.
  13.  Redick ranks first all-time among Duke Career leader for scoring 2,769 points and stands fifth with 19.9 ppg in scoring averages. He also set a Duke record for points in a season with 964 points in 2006, just 6 points short of ACC record.
  14.  As the marquee player of the Blue Devils, he was target of abuse with 50 to 75 hate calls per day. According to Clay Travis, of CBS Sports, Redick is the most hated current athlete in America and target of obscenity-laced tirades from fans.
  15.  Redick was name to the 2006-2008 USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team program on March 5, 2006. He missed an opportunity with Team USA for the World Championship because of his lower back injury due to herniated disc.
  16.  On February 4, 2007, Redick’s #4 jersey was retired at Cameron Indoor Stadium at a special halftime ceremony. He became the thirteenth Duke players to have his jersey retired.
  17.  His Christian faith is best exemplified by his four tattoos of Bible verses: Isaiah40:31, Joshua 1:9, Psalm 40:1-3, and Philippians 4:13.
  18.  Redick was selected 11th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. Though he was praised for perimeter shooting and basketball intelligence was often pulled from playing for lack of defense during preseason.
  19.  As a member of 2005 USA Basketball U21World Championship team, which finished in fifth place, he played in all eight games averaging 10.8 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.1 steals.
  20.  In the 2008-09, season Redick averaged 17.4 minutes per game, a marked improvement from the previous season. He played in 64 games averaging 6 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.1 assists.
  21.  On March 28, 2010, in the game against Denver Nuggets, Redick got to play the entire game as an injury replacement. He scored 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists in 103-97 win.
  22.  After Redick was traded to Milwaukee Bucks, on February 21, 2013, he had difficulties with his performances and was acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-team sign-and-trade deal. He signed a four year, $27 million contract.
  23.  He achieved his career high 40 points in 140-132 overtime win over the Houston Rockets, on January 18, 2016. He also finished with 9 for 12 on 3-pointers, tying Caron Butler’s franchise single game record for 3s.
  24.  On April 12, 2017, Redick made three 3-pointers to finish with 201, breaking his career high and single season franchise record of 200. He set the marking each of the past two seasons.
  25.  On July 8, 2017, he signed a one-year, $23 million contract with the Philadelphia 76ers and extended it for another year in 2018.During the season he scored his 10,000th career points and set the franchise record for most 3-pointers in a season with 240 eclipsing Kyle Korver’s 226.
  26.  Redick lived on farm where his father along with some friend operated an American crafts gallery selling handmade items from around the world.
  27.  His father Ken worked as a stoneware potter that’s what inspired his parents to name him Jonathan Clay and he was nicknamed ‘JJ’ as a toddler because his twin sisters repeated his original nickname of ‘J.’
  28.  On June 13, 2006, Redick pleaded guilty of driving under influence of alcohol in Durham County and was arrested and released on a $1,000 bond shortly. He received one year sentence of unsupervised probation, a 60-day suspended license in North Carolina, $410 in fees and 24 hours of community service.
  29.  On June 26, 2010, Redick married Chelsea Kilgore. They have two children, Knox born on August 2014 and Kai born on August 2016.
  30.  In November 2017, Redick launched his own podcast on The Ringer in which he consistently delivers transparent opinions on a wide array of topics like his distaste for Christmas Day game.
  31.  JJ Redick Net Worth: $26 Million

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