All-time Duke basketball great announces retirement

Duke basketball guard JJ Redick (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball guard JJ Redick (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) /

An all-time Duke basketball great decided to hang up the sneakers this week. 

It has been a historic career for former Duke basketball sharpshooter JJ Redick, and he’s made the official decision to retire this week.

Redick named the announcement on his podcast, The Old Man & Three.

Redick, 37, started his basketball career at Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, Virginia before opting to play college basketball at Duke, where became one of the best Blue Devils of all time.

The shooting guard ended up being the consensus National College Player of the Year in 2006 while winning the ACC Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006.

JJ Redick’s No. 4 is also retired by the Blue Devils, but the one achievement missing from his amateur career is a National Championship.

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After his four years in Durham, Redick was selected as the No. 11 overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic, where he spent six and a half seasons before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for a half season.

Redick then signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, where he spent four seasons before heading to Philadelphia to play for the 76ers for two seasons.

In the 2019-20 offseason, JJ Redick signed with the New Orleans Pelicans, and he missed the postseason for the first time in his career in his only full season in New Orleans as he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks during the 2020-21 campaign.

Redick was hoping to be traded closer to his home in New York, either to the Brooklyn Nets or New York Knicks, but could not get his wish from the Pelicans front office.

Former Duke basketball superstar finishes career with outstanding statistics

Over the course of his 15-year career, JJ Redick will finish with 12,028 career points and 1,950 career 3-pointers made.

Redick sits at No. 15 on the NBA’s All-Time Made 3-Pointer list and No. 17 on the NBA’s All-Time 3-Point Percentage list, making 41.5-percent of his 3-pointers for his career.

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The former Blue Devil also shot 44.7-percent from the field in his NBA career.

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski also released a statement on the retirement of JJ Redick and his outstanding career.

Redick also has the third-highest career 3-point percentage with at least 4,500 attempts, only trailing Steph Curry and Kyle Korver.

Perhaps JJ Redick will now have more time to make trips to Durham and give advice and tips to the current and future Blue Devils.

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