J J Reddick is a All-America and All-ACC
candidate, he is one of the best pure shooters in the nation and a deadly weapon from outside the three-point line or from the free throw line. He is
an explosive offensive player who can get on a roll quickly, Reddick show's the skills at both ends of the court that make him an oustanding player,
not just an outside scoring threat.
Hometown: Roanoke, Va.
High School: Cave Spring High School
Height / Weight: 6-4 / 195
In the 2002/2003 season he was All-ACC third team and All-ACC Freshman Team honoree and was named a second team Freshman All-America selection by
Basketball Times. A USBWA All-District III honoree he started 30 of 33 games and 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).
This is just to name a few of his achievements, the list goes on and on.
A streaky shooter, but still one of the purest in the country. Has terrific elevation, discipline and poise in his form. Releases the ball at the top
of his elevation. Much of the reason for his hot and cold tendencies lies in his shot-selection, not mechanics. Possesses range that borders on
unreal, and he occasionally gets caught up in that ability. Will take 3-pointers from well beyond the stripe. Uses his outside shooting ability to
create mid-range shots for himself, throwing pump fakes to open up pull-up jumpers. Has solid finishing ability when he gets deep in the lane, but is
not an outstanding athlete. Defense needs improvement.
Connected on 61 consecutive free throws at one point in his junior season. Set a Duke freshman record with career-high 34 points against Virginia.
Scored 30 points, including 23 in the final 10:05, in the ACC Tournament championship game against N.C. State. As a sophomore, scored 20 points or
more in 10 regular season games, including 28 against NC State, 26 against Maryland, 25 vs. Virginia and 24 vs. Florida State and Georgia Tech.
"J.J." is actually Redick's nickname, he was born Jonathan Clay Redick. The background of his father, Ken, who was a stoneware potter, led to J.J.'s
middle name of "Clay." Ken played basketball two seasons at Ohio Wesleyan and J.J.'s older twin sisters, Alyssa and Catie, both played college
basketball at Campbell....
Some will say JJ Reddick is a great shooter, and that is all. He is not a basketball player. He cannot take it to the hole, he cannot
defend, he cannot rebound. He watches his teammates play basketball and once in a while, he shoots.......
[Edited on 22/12/04 by TRD]