Jonathan Clay "J.J." Redick (born June 24, 1984 in Cookeville, Tennessee) is an American professional basketball player at the shooting guard position. He was selected 11th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2006 NBA Draft. During his collegiate years, Redick played for Duke University. Duke retired his jersey on February 4, 2007.
Redick is known for his accurate free throw and three-point shooting. He set ACC records for most consecutive free throws made, and most career ACC tournament points; and set several Duke records, including most points in a single season. He formerly held the record for the most ACC career points, but was surpassed by Tyler Hansbrough of UNC on March 19, 2009.
A McDonald's All-America selection in 2002 (one of four to sign with Duke), J.J. became one of more recognized players growing up during high school. Playing for Cave Spring (Roanoke, Virginia), he became decorated with awards early. He was named the Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year three times, but it wasn't until 2002 when it marked Redick as one of the best basketball recruits in his year. In that year, he was named the Associated Press Virginia Player of the Year, the Virginia Mr. Basketball winner, a second team Parade All-America and USA Today All-America,
was named the McDonald's Most Valuable Player after scoring 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting (5-of-6 from three-point range) ... also won the McDonald's Three-Point competition ... named 2002 first team prep All-America among all classifications by recruiting expert Bob Gibbons (six players on the first team) ... ranked number 37 in the nation among all players by ESPN.com following his senior season ... led his high school team to the AAA state championship in 2002 ... scored a career-high 43 points in leading Cave Spring to a 70-62 win over George Wythe in the AAA title game ... set Virginia AAA state tournament three-game records for most points (111) and three-point field goals (20) ... returned to action after suffering a right foot injury that cost him three weeks of his senior season ... averaged 28.3 points, five rebounds and four assists as a senior ... had 99 three-point field goals in 22 games played as a senior ... shot more than 44 percent from behind the three-point arc during his career ... Virginia’s all-time AAA leading scorer with 2,215 career points ... three-time district and regional Player of the Year ... named the Roanoke Times' "All-Timesland" Player of the Year three times ... rated the country's 10th-best prep player by Future Stars, 12th by Prepstars, 13th by College Basketball News and 14th by BlueChipHoops.com entering 2001-02 ... a second team preseason All-America by Street & Smith’s in 2001-02 ... averaged 28 points, 6.7 rebounds and four assists while shooting .570 from the field (.440 from three-point range) and .910 from the foul line as a junior ... connected on 61 consecutive free throws at one point in his junior season ... averaged 23.3 points, four assists and three rebounds as a sophomore ... averaged 17.1 points, three rebounds and two assists as a freshman ... coached in high school by Billy Hicks ... played on two AAU teams (Hampton's Boo Williams All-Stars) that won national championships.
Freshman Season (2002-03)
All-ACC third team and All-ACC Freshman Team honoree ... finished second in the balloting for ACC Rookie of the Year honors ... named a second team Freshman All-America by Basketball Times ... USBWA All-District III honoree ... started 30 of 33 games ... averaged 15.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game ... his 15.0 scoring average was the fourth-highest by a Duke freshman behind only Johnny Dawkins (18.1), Gene Banks (17.1) and Mike Gminski (15.3) ... led team in free throw percentage (.919) and three-point field goals made (95) and attempted (238) ... was second on the team in scoring (15.0 ppg), field goals made (149), three-point field goal percentage (.399) and assists (67) ... ranked fifth in the nation with a .919 free throw percentage ... established the ACC and Duke season record with a .919 free throw percentage ... was third in the ACC in three-pointers per game (2.88), sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.399) and tied for ninth in scoring (15.0) ... set school record by making 43 consecutive free throws over an 11-game stretch from Jan. 2-Feb. 5 (that streak has since been broken by Redick during his sophomore season) ... had nine 20-point games, the most among all freshmen in the Coach K era ... part of a freshman class that averaged 33.6 points per game, the sixth-highest figure by a rookie class in ACC history ... season highs were 34 points versus Virginia (1/15), seven rebounds versus Michigan (12/7), six assists in two games, five steals versus Davidson (11/25) and six three-point field goals at Georgia Tech (2/26) ... scored 26 points against Central Michigan in the NCAA Tournament (3/22) ... scored game-high 30 points in the ACC Tournament championship game against N.C. State (3/16) ... scored 23 of his game-high 30 points during the final 10:05 of the ACC title contest ... his free throw with 2:51 left put Duke ahead for good in that game in which the Blue Devils trailed by as many as 15 points in the second half ... led Duke with 19 points on 6-of-7 shooting from behind the arc and six assists against Georgia Tech (2/26) ... scored 17 points against Maryland (2/19) ... tallied 15 points, four assists and two steals against Virginia (2/15) ... scored 17 points against North Carolina (2/5) ... scored game-high 24 points against N.C. State (1/22) ... set Duke freshman record with career-high 34 points against Virginia (1/15) ... named ACC Rookie of the Week on Jan. 6 following his 22-point performance against Clemson ... recorded his third 20-point game in a row with a team-high 22 points against Clemson (1/5) ... also recorded career-high six assists and was 8-of-8 from the free throw line versus the Tigers ... scored 20 points against Fairfield (1/2) ... led all players with 26 points against Dayton (12/29) ... led Duke with 20 points in his first career start against Ohio State (12/3) ... led all players with 20 points against UCLA (11/30).
Sophomore Season (2003-04)
A third-team NABC All-America, second-team All-ACC, first-team NABC All-District 5 and USBWA All-District 3 selection ... also third-team All-America by Sportsline.com and honorable mention by the Associated Press ... led the Blue Devils in scoring (15.9), three-point field goals (102) and free throw percentage (.953) ... led the ACC in free throw percentage (.953), was third in three-pointers per game (2.76) and fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.395) and scoring (15.9) ... his .963 free throw percentage (79-of-82) was first, 18.3 points per game and .442 field goal percentage (50-of 113) were third, and .453 field goal percentage (82-of-181) was fourth in ACC games only ... ranked second in the nation with a .953 (143-of-150) free throw percentage and has a career mark of .939 (245-of-261) from the line ... set the ACC record with 54 consecutive free throws made from 3/20/03-1/15/04 ... his 102 treys rank fifth on Duke’s single-season chart ... his 1,084 career points became the 14th-best total by a sophomore in ACC history (third-best by a Duke player behind Jason Williams' 1,323 and Johnny Dawkins' 1,165) ... only the fifth sophomore in school history and 22nd sophomore in ACC history to reach 1,000 career points ... reached double figures in 32 of 37 games ... reached 20-point plateau 12 times ... made three or more three-point field goals 22 times ... scored 17 points against Illinois (3/26) in the NCAA Sweet 16 ... scored game-high 21 points against Seton Hall (3/20) ... made 8-of-8 free throws in the second half against North Carolina (3/6) and secured the home win with a steal and two free throws in the final five seconds ... led all players with 24 points against Georgia Tech (3/3) ... scored game-high 20 points and made five three-pointers against Maryland (2/22) ... led all players with season-high 28 points, including eight in the final 31 seconds, against N.C. State (2/15) ... scored game-high 25 points after scoring eight points in the first 1:18 of the game against Virginia (2/11) ... led all players with 24 points against Florida State (1/29) ... notched 26 points and added six rebounds, two assists and game-high three steals against Maryland (1/21) ... named ACC Co-Player of the Week on 1/19 following his game-best 23-point effort versus Wake Forest (1/17) ... had 22 points and tied career high with six three-pointers against Davidson (12/29).
Junior Season (2004-05)
In his third year in college, J.J. Redick enjoyed one of the finest individual seasons in Duke history. He was named the 2005 Rupp National Player of the Year. He was a unanimous first team All-America selection and named first team All-America by AP, USBWA, NABC, The Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, Rupp, Basketball Times, and Collegeinsider.com, among others. He also became the ACC Player of the Year (12th Duke player to do so) and the ACC Tournament MVP ... named to the ACC All-Academic Team as well ... averaged 21.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals ... led the ACC in scoring (21.8), free throw percentage (.938), minutes played (37.3) and three-point field goals per game (3.7) ... led Duke and ranked ninth in the ACC with a .403 three-point field goal percentage (121-of-300) ... in ACC only games, Redick ranked first in scoring (23.9), three-pointers made (4.38), second in free throw percentage (.925), sixth in three-point percentage (.429), 12th in field goal percentage (.415) ... averaged a team-best 24.9 points versus seven ranked opponents ... his 6.3 free throws per game ranked fourth in the ACC ... played every minute in 11 games, seven ahead of the next-closest player in the league ... his 300 three-point attempts were the second-most in school history, his .938 free throw percentage was second, his 121 three-pointers were third, and his 1,231 minutes played were ninth ... was the only unanimous first team All-ACC selection ... named ACC Player of the Week four times ... led the team in scoring 20 times, rebounding once and assists nine times ... his 31 double-figure scoring games tied for the team lead ... had 21 20-point contests and four 30-point games ... had 13 points, three rebounds and two assists in 39 minutes against Michigan State (3/25) ... played all 40 minutes versus Mississippi State (3/20), scoring 16 points, grabbing five rebounds and adding two steals ... had seven points and two rebounds in 38 minutes of action against Delaware State (3/18) ... was named ACC Tournament MVP after averaging 25.3 points and 2.7 assists in three games ... knocked down 7-of-15 shots from the floor and all 10 free throw attempts to score 26 points in the ACC Championship win over Georgia Tech (3/13) ... also had three rebounds and an assist while playing all 40 minutes versus the Yellow Jackets ... went 11-of-16 from the floor, including 7-of-12 from three-point distance, in a 35-point effort against N.C. State (3/12) ... also had two rebounds and a game-high six assists while playing all 40 minutes in the win over the Wolfpack ... had 15 points and a career-high eight rebounds versus Virginia (3/11) ... scored 17 points, grabbed two rebounds and dished out six assists with just one turnover in 39 minutes against North Carolina (3/6) ... knocked down 4-of-9 three-point attempts versus the Tar Heels ... went 8-of-14 from the field, including 6-of-12 from three-point distance, and 7-of-7 from the foul line to score 29 points against Miami (3/3) ... had 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal versus St. John’s (2/26) ... scored 21 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out four assists and added four steals in 40 minutes in a win over Georgia Tech (2/23) ... played the entire 40 minutes, scoring a career-high 38 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field, including 6-of-10 from the three-point arc and 14-of-15 from the free throw line against Wake Forest (2/20) ... also had four rebounds, one assist and two steals in the win over the Demon Deacons ... led the Blue Devils with 19 points, five assists and three steals versus Virginia Tech (2/17) ... played all 45 minutes against Maryland (2/12), finishing with 21 points, three rebounds and an assist ... went 4-of-10 from three-point distance and finished with a team-high 18 points in a win over North Carolina (2/9) ... also had four rebounds, one assist and two steals while playing all 40 minutes against the Tar Heels ... made six three-pointers and scored a game-high 26 points to go along with five rebounds, three assists and four steals versus Georgia Tech (2/5) ... played all 40 minutes, scoring a game-high 33 points on a career-best 10 made field goals, including five three-point field goals, against Wake Forest (2/2) ... scored 22 of his 33 points in the second half, including 11 points in the final 2:13 ... added three rebounds and a team-high five assists against the Demon Deacons ... went 6-of-11 from behind the three-point arc in a 29-point effort against Virginia Tech (1/30) ... had a team-high 20 points to go along with six rebounds, three assists and two steals versus Maryland (1/26) ... knocked down a career-high eight three-pointers (on just 11 attempts) and scored a season-high 31 points against Florida State (1/22) ... also had two rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 35 minutes versus the Seminoles ... had 21 points, three rebounds and three assists, while also holding Robert Hite to just six points (over 12 points below his season average) in a win over Miami (1/19) ... scored a game-high 28 points, including 20 in the second half against Virginia (1/16) ... knocked down 8-of-13 shots from the field, including 6-of-10 from three-point distance in the win over the Cavaliers ... scored eight points, grabbed a game-high seven rebounds and dished out two assists versus N.C. State (1/13) ... went 5-of-8 from three-point distance and finished with 22 points, five rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot against Temple (1/8) ... scored a team-high 21 points to go along with two rebounds, two assists and two steals versus Princeton (1/5) ... went a perfect 14-of-14 from the free throw line against the Tigers ... led the Blue Devils to a win over Clemson (1/2) with 24 points, including 20 in the second half, and five rebounds ... knocked down four three-pointers versus the Tigers ... scored a game-high 26 points, including 19 in the second half in a win over Oklahoma (12/18) ... made five three-point field goals in a 21-point effort against Illinois-Chicago (12/14) ... also had four assists, one blocked shot and a steal versus the Flames ... had 14 points, three rebounds and three assists in a win over Toledo (12/12) ... scored a game-high 26 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field against Valparaiso (12/4) ... added two rebounds, two assists and two steals in the win over the Crusaders ... tied for a team high with 29 points, including 21 in the first half versus Michigan State (11/30) ... went 5-of-9 from three-point distance and added two rebounds and three assists in the win over the Spartans ... registered 16 points and a career-high eight assists against UNC Greensboro (11/27) ... collected 18 points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal in 40 minutes of action versus Davidson (11/22) ... tied for a game high with 20 points against Tennessee-Martin (11/20) ... added three assists and three steals against the Skyhawks.
2006 ACC Player of the Year and a preseason first team All-America selection by many outlets Considered one of the best pure shooters in the country with unlimited range and the ability to create open shots again made him a leading National Player of the Year, All-America, and All-ACC candidate A tri-captain for Duke Enters the year as the NCAA's all-time leader in free throw percentage (.938) 1,805 career points with the Duke Blue Devils 6th on Duke's career chart and 23rd in ACC history with a .399 (318-of-796) three-point field goal percentage; his 318 three-point field goals are ranked seonc at Duke's franchise history and his 796 three-point attempts rank third all-time at Duke. He has made at least one three-point field goal in 98 games and at least three triples 65 times, and has 20 games with five or more made three-point field goals. has started 98 of 103 career games, averaging 17.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game The ACC record in career free throw percentage (.938) as well as season free throw percentage (.953 — 2003-04) has reached double digits in scoring 86 times in his college career, scoring 20-or-more points in a game 42 times, including 21 times as a junior in 2004-05. Has been named ACC Player of the Week five times in his career.
Selected to the USA Under-21 World Championship Team during the summer of 2005 ... helped lead the team to a pair of victories over eventual gold medalist Lithuania and a 7-1 record in the 2005 FIBA U21 World Championship ... was the team's fourth-leading scorer with 10.8 points per game ... connected on 17 of his 38 three-point attempts (.447) and 21-of-23 free throws (.913) in the tournament ... had two 22-point efforts, which were single game highs for USA ... tied the tournament record on two occasions with six three-pointers in a game ... also had an 8-for-8 performance from the free throw line vs. Canada, which set another team record ... prior to the 2005 U21 World Championship, Redick helped lead the team to the 2005 Global Games gold medal with a 4-0 record ... made the 12-man roster for the 2003 U.S. Junior World Championship Team ... participated in the 2003 FIBA Men’s Junior World Championship (under 19 competition) from July 10–20 in Thessaloniki, Greece ... saw limited action in Greece with a hamstring injury ... USA Junior Team won the Global Games held in Dallas prior to the World Championship ... participated in the USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2001 with Duke teammates Sean Dockery and Shelden Williams ... member of the silver-medal winning East squad in that tournament ... also on the East squad at that Festival in 2000.
His older twin sisters, Alyssa and Catie, both played college basketball four years at Campbell... brother, David, plays baseball, basketball and football at Cave Spring High School and is a Division I-A football prospect ... enjoys writing poetry ... son of Ken and Jeanie Redick ... father played basketball two seasons at Ohio Wesleyan ... also has a younger sister, Abby ... born June 24, 1984, as Jonathan Clay Redick in Cookeville, Tenn. ... his father’s background as a stoneware potter led to his middle name of "Clay" ... majoring in history and minoring in cultural anthropology
Awards and Accomplishments
- ACC Rookie of the Week: January 6, 2003
- Ten-time ACC Player of the Week
- ACC Athlete of the Year: 2006
- ACC Player of the Year: 2004-05, 2005–06
- ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player: 2005, 2006
- John R. Wooden All-American Team: 2006
- Adolph F. Rupp Trophy Player of the Year: 2005, 2006
- Associated Press First Team All-American: 2005, 2006
- Associated Press Player of the Year: 2005
- The Sporting News National Player of the Year: 2006
- United States Basketball Writers Association's Oscar Robertson Trophy College Basketball Co-Player of the Year: 2006
- Naismith College Player of the Year National Player of the Year: 2006
- John R. Wooden Player of the Year Award: 2006
- Lowe's Senior CLASS Award: 2006
- National Association of Basketball Coaches Co-Player of the Year: 2006
- James E. Sullivan Award: 2005
- Anthony J. McKelvin Award (ACC Athlete of the Year for all sports): 2006
- 2002 McDonald's All-American.
- Won state championship for Cave Spring High School of Roanoke, scored 43 points in that game.