J. J. Redick
Jonathan Clay " J. J. " Redick (* June 24, 1984 in Cookeville, Tennessee ) is an American professional basketball player who is currently with the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA under contract. Among the strengths of the combo-guard are primarily his throwing skills, Redick regarded as a good three-point launcher and excellent free-throw shooter.
Redick attended Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, where he was nominated in 2002 for the " McDonald's All - American " game and the game's MVP. In his last year of high school, in 2002 he won with his team the AAA State Championship, Redick scored in his last match his career - best performance of 43 points.
Redick then began his studies at the renowned Duke University, where he quickly became one of the best players; so he was, for example, elected in 2005 and 2006 ACC Tournament MVP. In 2006, he signed up for the NBA Draft and left Duke with some ACC records, such as the points then most goals in the history of the ACC ( was broken by Tyler Hansbrough 2009) or the highest free-throw success rate. In recognition of his achievements his jersey was retired with the number 4 on 4 February 2007 in a ceremony and will no longer be awarded.
Redick was selected in the first round during the NBA Drafts 2006, 11 out of the Orlando Magic. In 2010, the then - restricted free agent received an offer from the Chicago Bulls, the Orlando Magic, however, took advantage of their preferential right, keeping Redick to the offered terms, which he stayed with the Magic.
On February 21, 2013 Redick was transferred to the Milwaukee Bucks. With the Bucks Redick reached the playoffs in 2013. However, where the team had already failed in the first round to the Miami Heat.
For the 2013/2014 season Redick moved to the end of his contract within the league and signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
J. J. Redick Foundation
In 2011, J. J. founded Redick the " J. J. Redick Foundation ", which is committed in Virginia and Florida by partnering with local charities to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people. On July 23, 2011 was held as the start of a golf tournament at Bally Hack Golf Club in Roanoke instead.