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Jeff Teague
Jeff Teague

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Pike HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
06/10/1988

Experience:
2VL

12/30/2007

Wake Forest vs. Air Force

Wake Forest vs. Air Force at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C., Sunday,

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Played two seasons at Wake Forest before declaring early for the 2009 NBA Draft ... Burst onto the national scene as a sophomore in 2008-09, becoming the 13th player in Wake Forest history to earn All-America honors ... Speedy and versatile athlete who can played both the point and off-guard position ... Saw the bulk of his playing time at shooting guard as a freshman but moved into the starting point guard spot as a sophomore after Ishmael Smith was injured in the preseason ... Held on to the starting spot even after Smith's return ... Was one of the top scoring point guards in the nation in 2008-09 ... Lightning quick first step allowed him to blow by defenders ... Could also spot up for a medium to long-range jumper when needed ... Excellent defender who was among the ACC leaders in steals each of his two seasons ... Combined with Smith to give Wake Forest one of the quickest back courts in the country.

2008-09 (Sophomore)
Played in and started all 31 games at point guard ... Became Wake Forest's first All-American since 2004-05 and the 13th All-American in program history ... Named All-America by the NABC (2nd team), the Sporting News (2nd), the USBWA (2nd), FoxSports.com (3rd) and the Associated Press (Honorable Mention) ... Selected as a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, the Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy ... Chosen as a mid-season candidate for the Naismith Trophy and named first team NABC All-District ... Second team All-ACC pick by ACSMA, finishing just three points shy of earning first team honors ... Named ACC Player of the Week twice, winning the awards in back-to-back weeks on Jan. 12 and Jan. 19 ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the 76 Classic after leading Wake to the championship ... Scored his 1,000th career point against Cleveland State, ending the year with exactly 1,000 career points ... Became the 45th player to join Wake Forest's 1,000 Point Club ... Led the team in scoring with 18.8 points per game ... Also led the Deacons in assists (110), steals (58), three-point percentage (44.1 percent), free throw percentage (81.7 percent) and minutes played (32.0 mpg) ... Ranked third in the ACC in steals (1.9 spg), fifth in scoring, seventh in assists (3.5 apg), seventh in field goal percentage (.485) and ninth in free throw percentage ... Scored 19.3 points per game in ACC contests ... Scored in double figures in every game and holds the ACC's longest current double-digit scoring streak of 35 games ... Tied for the ACC lead with three 30+ point performances ... Finished with 12 20+ point performances on the year ... Led the team in scoring 17 times and in assists 15 times ... Opened the season with 14 points, six assists and three steals vs. N.C. Central (Nov. 14) ... Had 31 points and five steals vs. UNC Wilmington (Nov. 19) ... Had 14 points and six assists vs. Winston-Salem State (Nov. 24) ... Scored 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, vs. Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 27) ... Had 29 points and six assists and went 13-for-16 at the foul line vs. UTEP (Nov. 28) ... Almost had a triple-double vs. Baylor (Nov. 30) with 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in the championship game of the 76 Classic ... Held scoreless in the first half but managed to finish with 13 points vs. Indiana (Dec. 3) ... Also had five assists and four steals against the Hoosiers ... Scored 26 points vs. Bucknell (Dec. 6) ... Had 10 points, six boards and four steals vs. Wright State (Dec. 14) ... Scored 21 points at Richmond (Dec. 19) ... Turned in 10 points and five assists at East Carolina (Dec. 22) ... Scored 19 points vs. Radford (Dec. 30) ... Scored 30 points and went 12-for-14 from the free throw line at BYU (Jan. 3) ... Finished with a career-high 34 points, six rebounds and four assists vs. North Carolina (Jan. 11) ... Scored 29 points at Boston College (Jan. 14) ... Had 14 points and five assists at Clemson (Jan. 17) ... Scored 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting vs. Virginia Tech (Jan. 21) ... Had 11 points and three steals vs. Duke (Jan. 28) ... Scored 16 points at Georgia Tech (Jan. 31) ... Had 19 points and three steals at Miami (Feb. 4) ... Scored 27 points, dished out eight assists and went 4-for-6 from three-point range vs. Boston College (Feb. 8) ... Limited to 11 points on 2-of-3 shooting and seven assists at NC State (Feb. 11) ... Scored 15 points vs. Florida State (Feb. 14) ... Had 15 points and four steals vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 18) ... Scored 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting at Duke (Feb. 22) ... Scored 12 points vs. NC State (Feb. 26) ... Scored 12 points at Virginia (Feb. 28) ... Scored 17 points and made 4-of-5 free throws in the final 35 seconds at Maryland (Mar. 3) ... Finished with 15 points vs. Clemson (Mar. 8) ... Had 11 points and six rebounds vs. Maryland in the ACC Tournament (Mar. 13) ... Scored 10 points and dished out five assists vs. Cleveland State in the NCAA Tournament (Mar. 20) ... Scored his 1,000th career point on a free throw late in the game against the Vikings.

2007-08 (Freshman)
Saw action in all 30 games with 21 starts ... Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team and received votes for ACC Rookie of the Year ... Chosen as ACC Rookie of the Week four times, becoming the first Deacon since Chris Paul (2003-04) to win the award multiple times ... One of just four freshmen in the six BCS conferences to receive four or more Rookie of the Week awards in 2007-08 ... Named as the Rivals.com National Freshman of the Week on Feb. 20 ... Averaged 13.9 points per game to finish second on the squad ... Combined with James Johnson to become just the fourth set of freshmen to rank 1-2 on their team in scoring and the second duo to accomplish the feat with a winning record ... Led the team with 55 steals, an average of 1.8 per game ... Also led the Deacs in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 39.5 percent (32-of-81) on the year ... Ranked second on the team in assists with 74 and in minutes played with 29.7 per game ... Shot 80.3 percent (114-of-142) from the free throw line, including 50-for-60 in the final five minutes of the game ... Led the team and all ACC freshmen in scoring with 16.4 points per game in conference play ... Made 44.2 percent (23-of-52) of his three-pointers in ACC games ... Finished among the league leaders in steals (5th) and scoring (16th) ... In conference games only, ranked among the ACC's best in free throw percentage (9th) and scoring (10th) ... Scored in double figures 21 times, including 19 of his final 22 games ... Scored 20+ points six times ... Led the team in scoring 10 times ... Led the Deacs in assists nine times ... Made his collegiate debut with nine points, five steals and four assists Nov. 9 against Fairfield ... Followed with another five steals Nov. 19 against N.C. Central ... Scored 15 points and went 11-for-14 from the free throw line Nov. 23 vs. Winston-Salem State ... Made his first start of the season Dec. 5 at Vanderbilt and scored 10 points ... Scored 16 points against Bucknell on Dec. 16 to earn his first ACC Rookie of the Week award ... That performance began a streak of nine straight games in double figures scoring ... Re-entered the starting lineup Dec. 19 vs. USF and started all but one game the rest of the way ... Made his ACC debut Dec. 23 vs. Virginia Tech and scored 15 points ... Tied the Wake Forest freshman single-game mark with six steals Dec. 30 against Air Force ... Scored 26 points on 8-of-10 shooting Jan. 8 vs. BYU ... Also added five steals against the Cougars ... Had 13 points at Maryland on Jan. 15 and then 12 points against Florida State on Jan. 20 ... Scored a season-high 27 points against Miami on Jan. 29 ... Followed with 17 points at NC State on Feb. 3, en route to his second ACC Rookie of the Week honor ... Scored 19 points in a season-high 38 minutes Feb. 6 vs. Georgia Tech ... Had 18 points and six assists Feb. 14 at FSU ... Came up big in Wake Forest's upset of No. 2-ranked Duke on Feb. 17 ... Scored 26 points and made all three of his three-point attempts against the Blue Devils, garnering his third ACC Rookie of the Week award in the process ... Followed with 18 points a week later at North Carolina ... Came off the bench to score 20 points at Georgia Tech on Mar. 1 ... Scored 25 points in 38 minutes Mar. 4 at Virginia Tech ... Turned in his third straight 20+ point performance with 25 against NC State on Mar. 8 ... Went 9-for-17 from the floor and pulled down a season-high seven rebounds against the Wolfpack ... Received his fourth ACC Rookie of the Week award on Mar. 10 ... Had 15 points in the Mar. 13 ACC Tournament game against Florida State.

High School
Ranked as the No. 8 point guard and the No. 36 prospect in the nation according to Scout.com ... Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 9 point guard and the No. 57 prospect nationally ... Also ranked by Rivals as the third-best recruit in the state of Indiana ... Listed as a four-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout ... Listed among the top 100 players in the 2007 class by HoopsReport.com ... Part of a Wake Forest recruiting class that was ranked No. 30 in the country by Rivals ... Graduated from Indianapolis Pike High School in 2007 ... Played for coach Billy Wright at Pike ... Led the Red Devils to a 20-5 record as a senior ... Averaged 22 points, four assists and two steals per game during his senior season ... Named first team all-conference and first team all-county ... Nominee for McDonald's All-American ... Named as his team's MVP ... Averaged 12.5 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals as a junior ... His stock rose in the summer of 2006 with his performance at the ABCD camp in New Jersey ... Selected to participate in the 2007 Hoosiers Reunion All-Star Classic held at the Historic Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, Ind., site of the movie "Hoosiers" ... Played AAU ball for the Spiece Indy Heat.

Personal
Given name is Jeffrey Demarco Teague ... Son of Shawn and Carol Teague ... Father played college basketball at Missouri and Boston University ... Father played under Rick Pitino at Boston University ... Has four siblings - two brothers and two sisters ... Born June 10, 1988 in Indianapolis ... Chose Wake Forest over Indiana, Boston College, Southern Illinois and Xavier ... Committed verbally to the Deacons in September 2006, the same week as James Johnson ... Majoring in religion.

 

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