D. J. Augustin


D. J. Augustin
D.J. Augustin
Augustin in 2009.
No. 14   Charlotte Bobcats
Point guard
Personal information
Date of birth November 10, 1987 (1987-11-10) (age 24)
Place of birth New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
High school Brother Martin
Hightower
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College Texas (2006–2008)
NBA Draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
Pro career 2008–present
League NBA
Career history
2008–present Charlotte Bobcats
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Darryl Gerard "D. J." Augustin, Jr. (born November 10, 1987) is an American professional basketball player. He played point guard for the University of Texas Longhorns from 2006–2008. He was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association in 2008. Augustin is listed as 6'0" (1.83 m) by the NBA but stands 5'10" (1.78 m) barefoot according to the 2008 pre-draft measurements.[1]

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Early years

Augustin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His family was forced out of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He played his senior (final) year at Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas, however, he earned his diploma from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, and he participated in the graduation ceremonies with his Hightower classmates on May 28, 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. While at Brother Martin, Augustin led the team to two state championships.

While at Hightower, Augustin thrilled the Hightower faithful with his pinpoint passing and precise shooting. His first game as a Hurricane was against Madison High School, and Augustin nearly pulled off a triple-double in front of a packed house and TV cameras with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 14 assists in a 83–59 victory. He led Hightower to the third round of the playoffs before they were eliminated, and ended the season at 26–4. Augustin won numerous honors after the season as he was named district 20-5A MVP, was named as the Houston Chronicle player of the year, made the first team all Greater Houston, and first team all state teams. Augustin finished his high school career by being named a McDonalds All American, and started as point guard for the West squad against his soon to be teammate at Texas, Kevin Durant.[2]

College career

Freshman year

DJ Augustin as a Texas Longhorn

Augustin was one of seven freshman to join the Longhorn basketball program for the 2006–07 season. He started all 35 games in the season as the point guard for the Longhorns, averaging 14.4 points and 6.7 assists per game. For his contributions, he was named to both the All-Big 12 Second Team and the Big 12 All-Rookie Team by the coaches and Associated Press.[3]

Augustin had a chance to participate in the 2007 NBA Draft with former teammate Kevin Durant, but he chose to stay in school to develop his game more with the Longhorns.

Sophomore year

DJ Augustin drives past a screen set by Damion James in a game against Texas A&M University.

Augustin, along with Texas A&M Aggies player Joseph Jones, was featured on the front cover of the November 15, 2007 issue of Sports Illustrated.[4] In the fall 2007 semester, he achieved a 4.0 GPA, raising his cumulative GPA to a 3.64.[5] On February 27, 2008, he was named first-team Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He became the second Texas Longhorn basketball player to achieve the honor, following Jim Krivacs, who received it in 1979.[6] Augustin was also named to the USBWA All-America First Team.

On April 3, 2008, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame awarded him the Bob Cousy Award.[7]

On April 23, 2008, Augustin declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft.[8] On June 3, 2008, Augustin hired an agent thereby forfeiting his remaining NCAA eligibility.[9]

NBA career

Augustin was selected ninth in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. On July 8, 2008, he was signed to the rookie scale contract.[10] Under the league's rookie scale, the deal will pay him $1.8 million in the upcoming season and nearly $2 million the next.[11]

On October 6, 2009, Bobcats picked up third-year option on Augustin's contract.[12]

On October 29, 2010, Bobcats picked up the fourth-year option on Augustin's contract.[13]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Charlotte 72 12 26.5 .430 .439 .893 1.8 3.5 .6 .0 11.8
2009–10 Charlotte 80 2 18.4 .386 .393 .779 1.2 2.4 .6 .1 6.3
2010–11 Charlotte 82 82 33.6 .416 .333 .906 2.7 6.1 .7 .0 14.4
Career 234 96 26.2 .414 .382 .876 1.9 4.0 .6 .0 10.8

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Charlotte 4 0 18.3 .294 .333 .833 1.0 1.8 .2 .2 4.3
Career 4 0 18.3 .294 .333 .833 1.0 1.8 .2 .2 4.3

Career highs

  • Points: 31 vs. Philadelphia 01/20/11
  • Rebounds: 8 2 times
  • Assists: 12 2 times
  • Steals: 4 3 times
  • Blocks: 1 9 times

Awards and honors

High school

  • 2004 New Orleans Times-Picayune Player of the Year
  • 2004, 2005 Louisiana State 5A Basketball Championship Tournament MVP
  • 2006 McDonald's All-American[14]
  • 2006 Parade fourth-team All-American
  • 2006 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Class 5A All-State Team
  • 2006 Texas District 20-5A MVP

College

  • 2006–2007 Four-time recipient of Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week award (Dec. 11, Jan. 22, Feb. 12 and Mar. 5)[15]
  • 2007 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America Team
  • 2007 All-Big 12 Second Team[16]
  • 2007 Big 12 All-Rookie Team[16]
  • 2007 USBWA All-District VII team (one of 10 players selected)[17]
  • 2007 NABC All-District 9 First Team[18]
  • 2008 Sports Illustrated First Team All-American
  • 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America University Division First Team[19]
  • 2008 Academic All-Big 12 First Team[20]
  • 2008 Bob Cousy Award winner[21]
  • 2008 USBWA First Team All-American[22]
  • 2008 USBWA District VII Player of the Year[22]
  • 2008 Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy candidate
  • 2008 Oscar Robertson Trophy finalist (one of 10)
  • 2007–08 Stub Hub Legends Classic MVP
  • 2007–08 Phillips 66 Big 12 Co-Player of the Week (Jan. 7); Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (Dec. 10); The Sporting News National Player of the Week (Dec. 3)
  • 2008 NABC All-District 9 First Team
  • 2008 All-Big 12 First Team[23]
  • 2008 Associated Press First Team All-American[24]
  • 2008 Wooden Award All-America Team (one of 5 finalists for award)[25]

NBA

  • 2009 All-Rookie second team[26]

See also

  • 2006 high school boys basketball All-Americans

References

  1. ^ http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-draft-measurements/measurements.php?year=2008&sort2=DESC&draft=0&pos=0&sort=2
  2. ^ Lawlor, Christopher (2005-02-14). "Highly regarded New Orleans prep guard lands in Texas". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/preps/2005-09-14-notes_x.htm. Retrieved 2207-12-15. 
  3. ^ D.J. Augustin profile, texassports.com
  4. ^ "Jones, Aggies Featured On SI Cover" (Press release). Texas A&M Athletics. 2007-11-15. http://www.aggieathletics.com/pressRelease.php?SID=MBB&PRID=13617. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  5. ^ TexasSports.com - Augustin named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 6 First Team
  6. ^ "Augustin named Academic All-American.". Austin American-Statesman. Archived from the original on 2008-03-06. http://web.archive.org/web/20080306021425/http://www.statesman.com/sports/content/sports/stories/longhorns/02/27/0227texmen.html. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  7. ^ A Big 12 Point Guard Wins Cousy Award For Second Straight Season :: <blank>
  8. ^ Texas' Augustin, Abrams entering NBA draft
  9. ^ Augustin hires agent
  10. ^ "Bobcats Sign D.J. Augustin and Alexis Ajinca". NBA.com. 2008-07-08. http://www.nba.com/bobcats/augustin_ajinca_sign.html. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  11. ^ "Bobcats ink Augustin, Ajinca, have yet to sign Weaver". http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3478063. 
  12. ^ "Bobcats exercise option on Augustin". NBA.com. 2009-10-06. http://www.nba.com/bobcats/release_augustin_option_091006.html. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  13. ^ "Bobcats Exercise Options on Henderson and Augustin". NBA.com. 2010-10-29. http://www.nba.com/bobcats/release_augustin_henderson_101029.html. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  14. ^ "McDonald's All American Alumni 2007" (Press release). http://www.mcdonaldsallamerican.com/2007_boys_alumni.pdf. 
  15. ^ "Final Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards For 2006-07 Announced (March 5)" (Press release). http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/030507aab.html. 
  16. ^ a b "2006-07 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Announced" (Press release). http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/030407aac.html. 
  17. ^ "USBWA NAMES 2006-07 MEN'S ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS" (Press release). http://www.sportswriters.net/usbwa/news/2007/alldistrict070306.html. 
  18. ^ "National Association of Basketball Coaches Announce 2007 Division I All-District Teams" (Press release). http://nabc.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/030207aaf.html. 
  19. ^ "2008 ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM" (Press release). http://www.cosida.com/documents/2008/2/26/2008_mbb_aaa.pdf. 
  20. ^ "2008 Academic All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Team Announced" (Press release). http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/big12/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/08_AAB12_TEAM.pdf. 
  21. ^ "Past Cousy Award Winners". http://www.cousyaward.com/awardwinners.html. 
  22. ^ a b "USBWA NAMES 2007-08 ALL-AMERICANS" (Press release). http://www.sportswriters.net/usbwa/news/2008/allamerica080317.html. 
  23. ^ "2008 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Selected" (Press release). http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/031008aaa.html. 
  24. ^ "2008 AP All-American Team". http://www.collegehoopsnet.com/new/2008-ap-all-american-team-42261. 
  25. ^ "Big 12 Leads Nation With Three On Wooden All-America Team". http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/040108aac.html. 
  26. ^ http://www.nba.com/history/awards_allrookieteams.html

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