J.J. Redick dreamt of playing for the Duke and the NBA when he was a mere 7-year-old boy. His dreams did come true, and at 37, Redick is done playing.
After 15 long years with the NBA, Redick wants to settle and prepare for the next phase in his life.
“As a 7-year-old boy, I dreamed of playing at Duke as I got older. I dreamed of playing in the NBA. The last 30 years of basketball have been beyond my wildest dreams. I never could have imagined that I would have played basketball for this long.
After years of youth leagues, AAU, high school basketball, four years at Duke and 15 years in the NBA, I’m retiring from the game that I love so much.”
“It’s time for me to be a dad. It’s time for me to reflect, pause, and it’s time for me to get ready for the next phase of my life.”
“Being injured, being away from my family, COVID protocols and really, truly not playing up to my standards.”
In the 940 games he played during the regular seasons he made an average of 12.8 points. He holds the 15th spot on the NBA rankings for 3 pointers. Before being scouted by the NBA Redick used to play at the Duke as the Associated Press college player.
The star player has played for several clubs over the years – Milwaukee, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Dallas, Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando.
At Duke, his average was 26.8 points. He continues to hold the best scorer of all time at Duke with 2769 points. He had always been good at 3 pointers since his time at Duke. No other player has been able to bridge the gap of 457 points yet. Redick has a free throw accuracy of 91.2 percent.
While at Duke, he was honored with the AP player of the year. Not long after that came his NBA call. He was scooped up by Orlando. He was the 11th pick by the club.
He reached his peak when his led his team Clippers to Victory in the 40-point game against Houston.