Paul Pierce #34 Boston Celtics (1998-2002)
Position : Guard / Forward
Nickname : The Truth
Height : 6'6"
Weight : 230
Birthdate : October 13, 1977
College : Kansas
NBA Experience : 4 seasons
Drafted : Selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (10th pick overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft.
Selected to 2 All-Star Games
Shared Big Eight co-Freshman of the Year honors in 1995-96
Named MVP of the Big 12 Conference Tournament in both 1996-97 and 1997-98
Named First Team All-America by the AP after his junior season at Kansas in 1997-98 and was Honorable Mention All-America after his sophomore season
Made his NBA debut, totaling 19 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocked shots, against the Toronto Raptors on 2/5/99
Named Rookie of the Month for February 1999, leading the NBA with 2.73 spg, leading all rookies with 20.4 ppg and adding 7.1 rpg, 2.4 apg and 1.45 bpg
Ranked second among rookies in scoring (16.5 ppg), three-pointers made and attempted, three-point percentage, rebounds (6.4 rpg) and steals, fourth in blocked shots (1.04 bpg), fifth in assists (2.4 apg), sixth in double-doubles (3) and 10th in field-goal percentage (.439)
A unanimous selection to the 1998-99 Schick All-Rookie First Team after leading the Celtics in three-pointers made (84, 10th in the NBA) and attempted (204, 18th), three-point percentage (.412, 10th) and steals (1.71 spg, 19th)
Participated in the Schick Rookie Challenge during the 2000 NBA All-Star Weekend
Ranked second in the NBA in steals per game (2.08) in 1999-2000
On 3/26, became the first Celtics player to win the NBA's Player of the Week award since Reggie Lewis in 1992
Became the first Celtics player to win the NBA's Player of the Month Award in 15 years in March 2001
Ranked eighth in NBA in points per game (25.3) in 2000-2001
Tallied 2,071 points in 2000-2001, becoming the first Celtic to clear the 2000 point mark since Larry Bird completed the feat in 1988
Selected to 2001-2002 All-Star Game.
Took the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals.
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