2016 Honoree, Michael Redd

2016 Honoree, Michael Redd

Michael  Redd, the Columbus West High School native, played basketball at The Ohio State University from 1997-2000 leading the Buckeye offense by averaging 21.9, 19.5, and 17.5, points per season. As a sophomore, Reddled Ohio State to their first NCAA Final Four since 1968. He was then drafted after his junior year in the 2000 NBA draft as a second round pick (43rd overall) by the Milwaukee Bucks.

In Milwaukee, Redd averaged 11.4 points per game as a rookie and developed into one of the NBAs best pure shooters by connecting on 44.4% of his three-point field goal attempts. A year later (2001–2002), he improved his average to a 15.1 points per contest while shooting 43.4% from three-point range. That season, Redd made eight three-point field goals in one quarter, setting an NBA record.

In 2004, Redd was named to the NBA All-Star team and was selected Third Team All-NBA that season. In the 2007 NBA, Redd had the best season of his career. He averaged a career high 26.7 points per game and set a Bucks record for most points in a game, with 57. In 2011, Redd signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Suns before retiring in 2013.

As part of Team USA, Redd set the qualifying record for most 3 pointers made in one game. He also set the record of most three pointers made in a tournament (28)in the 2007 FIBA Americas tournament. Redd participated at the 2008 Olympics as the team went unbeaten on the way to winning back the gold medal after defeating 2006 World Champion Spain and living up to their "Redeem Team" moniker after missing out in the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Career Highlights

  • Ohio State
    • Team MVP (1998, 1999, 2000)
    • All-Big Ten (1999, 2000)
    • Scored 1,879 points at OSU (6th All-time)
    • Freshman record for Points in a Season, 658 pts (1998)
    • Freshman record for Field Goals Made, 241 (1998)
    • Freshman record for Scoring Average, 21.9 ppg (1998)
  • NBA
    • NBA All-Star (2004)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2004)
    • NBA record for 3-point FGs made in a quarter, 8 (2002)
    • Franchise scoring record in Milwaukee with 57 points in a game (2006)
    • Scored 12,256 points in the NBA (4th Leading Scorer in Bucks History)
  • Team USA
    • Olympic Gold Medal (2008)
    • FIBA Americas Gold Medal (2007)
    • Summer Universiade Gold Medal (1999)

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