Brandon Roy

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Basketball player
Brandon Roy
Brandon Roy
Player information
Full name Brandon Dawayne Roy
birthday 23rd July 1984 (age 36)
place of birth Seattle , United States
size 198 cm
Weight 96 kg
position Shooting Guard
college Washington
NBA draft 2006 , 6th pick, Minnesota Timberwolves
Clubs as active
2006-2011 Portland Trail Blazers 2012-2013 Minnesota TimberwolvesUnited StatesUnited States
United StatesUnited States

Brandon Dawayne Roy (born July 23, 1984 in Seattle , Washington ) is a retired American basketball player who was active in the NBA from 2006 to 2013 . Roy retired early at the age of 29 due to recurring knee injuries.

Roy was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2006 NBA Draft and won Rookie of the Year at the end of his debut season . During his time with the Blazers, he was elected three times NBA All-Star and twice in the All-NBA team . In his last season ( 2012/13 ) he played a total of five games for the Minnesota Timberwolves .


High school

Brandon Roy attended Garfield High School in Seattle and was known as one of the top high school basketball players in the state. He briefly considered enrolling in the 2002 NBA Draft straight out of high school , but ultimately decided against it.


Roy went to the University of Washington for four years , where he played basketball under coach Lorenzo Romar . After his first year, he reconsidered signing up for the draft, but decided against it. In his sophomore year, he scored 20.2 points per game, was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, and was named to the All-American team.

As of January 22, 2009, Roy's jersey number 3 is no longer awarded by the University of Washington in honor of the player.

Portland Trail Blazers (2006-2011)

In the 2006 NBA Draft , Roy was selected sixth by the Minnesota Timberwolves, but his draft rights were immediately ceded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for the rights to Randy Foye .

In his rookie season 2006-2007 Brandon Roy scored an average of 16.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4 assists per game. At the end of the season, Roy was awarded the NBA Rookie of the Year Award . He received 127 of a possible 128 first-place votes. In addition, Brandon was unanimously selected to the 2006/07 NBA All-Rookie First Team .

The following season, Roy started in the first 48 games of the season, recording 19.1 points, 5.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game. He was elected to the 2008 NBA All-Star Game , in which he was able to record 18 points and 9 rebounds.

Prior to the 2008/2009 NBA season , Roy had surgery on his left knee. After a few weeks of rehabilitation, however, he was ready to go again at the start of the season. On December 18, 2008, he was able to set up his career high of 52 points in a game against the Phoenix Suns . On January 24, 2011, he set a personal best and set a team record when he recorded 10 steals in a game against the Washington Wizards . As in the previous season, Roy was called into the NBA All-Star Game . At the end of the season he was elected to the All-NBA Second Team .

On August 5, 2009, Roy signed a four-year contract (with a player option for a fifth year) with the Blazers. In the 2009/10 season Roy was elected for the third time in a row in the NBA All-Star Game , but he had to sit out due to injury. On April 11, 2010, he injured his right knee so badly that he had to undergo an operation. He did not return until the fourth game of the first round of the playoffs . Despite injury, Roy was elected to the All-NBA Third Team.

In December 2011, Roy announced that he was ending his active career due to persistent knee problems.

Comeback - Minnesota Timberwolves (2012-2013)

After the 2011/12 NBA season , Roy announced that he'd signed a $ 10.4 million 2-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. As in high school, he should wear the number 3 back. However, due to injuries Roy was only able to play 5 games in the season for the Timberwolves and scored an average of 5.8 points and 4.6 assists per game. At the end of the season, the Timberwolves released Roy from his ongoing contract. After that he did not return to the NBA.

During his six-year NBA career, Roy averaged 18.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 he was called into the NBA All-Star Game .

Individual evidence

  1. Blazers: Brandon Roy Timeline
  2. ^ The Columbian: "The Real Roy" ( Memento of December 11, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  3. ^ NBA Draft 2006: Player Profile Brandon Roy
  4. Washington retires Brandon Roy's jersey., January 27, 2009, accessed January 5, 2016 .
  5. ^ Trail Blazers Land Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge ,, June 2006
  6. Trail Blazers' Brandon Roy Named 2006-07 T-Mobile NBA Rookie of the Year ( memento March 29, 2012 on WebCite ),, May 2, 2007
  7. Career best: 52 points
  8. Career best: 10 steals
  9. ^ Roy agrees to extension

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