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Duke's J.J. Redick taken by Orlando as 11th pick

Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2006

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New York, NY - Duke All-American guard J.J. Redick has been taken by the Orlando Magic with the eleventh overall selection in the 2006 NBA draft Wednesday night.

J.J Redick is the ACC's all-time scoring leader with 2,769 points, 16th best in NCAA history.

The Magic were looking for a shooting guard and a big man heading into the draft. Redick will likely battle for a starting job with DeShawn Stevenson - assuming the Magic re-sign him. DeShawn Stevenson, who started at the position last season and played all 82 games for Orlando, has opted out of his contract and can become a free agent.

The 6-foot-4 Redick is considered the best shooter in the draft. He set an NCAA record for career 3-pointers made (457) while becoming Duke's all-time scoring leader.

Redick was the Wooden, Naismith and Associated Press Player of the Year last season.

Redick is the ACC's all-time scoring leader with 2,769 points, 16th best in NCAA history. He's also second in NCAA history with a .912 free-throw percentage.

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski talks with JJ Redick. Photo by Gene Galin.

Redick was the Wooden, Naismith and Associated Press Player of the Year last season, when he averaged 26.8 points and 2.6 assists. He was the ACC Player of the Year as a junior, averaging 21.8 points. Redick was an AP First Team All-American in 2005 and named to the All-ACC First team as a sophomore.

The 6 ft. 4 Redick paced the Blue Devils in scoring in his final three seasons after averaging 15 points a game as a freshman. He shot nearly 41 percent from three-point range in college, including a .421 mark last season.

Photo by Gene Galin

Redick was the second Duke player taken in the lottery portion; the Atlanta Hawks chose Duke forward Shelden Williams with the No. 5 pick.

 
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Duke's J.J. Redick taken by Orlando as 11th pick
J.J. Redick set an NCAA record for career 3-pointers made (457) while becoming Duke's all-time scoring leader.
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