In basketball, free throws or foul shots are unopposed attempts to score points by shooting from behind the free throw line, a line situated at the end of the restricted area. Free throws are awarded after a foul on the shooter by the opposing team; each successful free throw is worth one point. Free throws can be shot at a high percentage by good players. In the NBA, most players make 70–80% of their attempts; the league's best shooters can make 90% of their attempts over a season, while notoriously poor shooters may struggle to make 50% of them. During a foul shot, a player's feet must both be behind the foul line. If a player lines up with part of his or her foot on or forward of the line, a violation is called and the shot does not count. Foul shots are worth one point. There are many situations; the first and most common is. If the player misses the shot during the foul, the player receives either two or three free throws depending on whether the shot was taken in front of or behind the three-point line.
If, despite the foul, the player still makes the attempted shot, the number of free throws is reduced to one, the basket counts. This is known depending on the value of the made basket; the second is. This happens when, in a single period, a team commits a set number of fouls whether or not in the act of shooting. In FIBA, NBA and NCAA women's play, the limit is four fouls per quarter. In the WNBA, the fouled player shoots two free throws starting with the opponent's fifth foul, or second team foul in the final minute if that team has committed under 5 fouls in a period. In FIBA and NCAA women's basketball, the fouled player shoots two free throws starting with the opponent's fifth foul in a period, considering that team fouls accrue from the fourth period on, as all overtimes are extensions of it for purposes of accrued team fouls. In NCAA men's basketball, beginning with the seventh foul of the half, one free throw is awarded; this is called shooting a "one-and-one". Starting with the tenth foul of the half, two free throws are awarded.
In addition, overtime is considered an extension of the second half for purposes of accumulated team fouls. Free throws are not awarded for offensive fouls if the team fouled is in the bonus; the number of fouls that triggers a penalty is higher in college men's basketball because the game is divided into two 20-minute halves, as opposed to quarters of 12 minutes in the NBA or 10 minutes in the WNBA, college women's basketball, or FIBA play. As in professional play, a foul in the act of shooting is a two- or three-shot foul, depending on the value of the shot attempt, with one free throw being awarded if the shot is good. If a player is injured upon being fouled and cannot shoot free throws, the offensive team may designate any player from the bench to shoot in the place of the injured player in college. If a player fouled takes exception to the foul, starts or participates in a fight, gets ejected, he or she is not allowed to take his or her free throws, the opposing team will choose a replacement shooter.
In all other circumstances, the fouled player must shoot her own foul shots. If a player, coach, or team staff shows poor sportsmanship, which may include arguing with a referee, or commits a technical violation that person may get charged with a more serious foul called a technical foul. In the NBA, a technical foul results in one free throw attempt for the other team. In FIBA play, technical fouls result in two free throws in all situations. Under NCAA rules, technical fouls are divided into "Class A" and "Class B". Class A technicals result in two free throws, Class B technicals result in one. At all levels, the opposing team may choose any player, on the court to shoot the free throws, is awarded possession of the ball after the free throws. Since there is no opportunity for a rebound, these free throws are shot with no players on the lane. If a referee deems a foul aggressive, or that it did not show an attempt to play the ball, the referee can call an more severe foul, known as an "unsportsmanlike foul" in international play or a "flagrant foul" in the NBA and NCAA basketball.
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Dejounte Dashaun Murray is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. He played one season of college basketball for the Washington Huskies, where he earned second-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12 as a freshman in 2015–16, he was selected by the Spurs in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft with the 29th overall pick. Murray attended Rainier Beach High School in Washington; as a freshman at the University of Washington in 2015–16, Murray was named second-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Freshman Team after averaging 16.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.8 steals in 33.5 minutes while starting all 34 games. On March 23, 2016, Murray declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. On June 23, 2016, Murray was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 29th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, he joined the Spurs for the 2016 NBA Summer League, on July 14, he signed his rookie scale contract with the team.
On October 29, 2016, in the Spurs' third game of the 2016–17 season, Murray made his NBA debut. In just under nine minutes off the bench, he recorded two rebounds and one assist in a 98–79 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. On January 12, 2017, he scored a season-high 10 points in a 134–94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, he surpassed that mark on January scoring 24 points in a 118 -- 104 win over the Denver Nuggets. He became the youngest player in Spurs history to score at least 24 points, breaking Tony Parker's record. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. On May 5, 2017, with Tony Parker ruled out for the rest of the playoffs with a leg injury, the Spurs opted to start Murray at point guard in Game 3 of their second-round series against the Houston Rockets, he scored two points in 15 minutes. He helped the Spurs clinch the series against the Rockets with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in a Game 6 win, he became just the fourth rookie in Spurs history to record a point/rebound double-double in a playoff game, joining David Robinson, Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard.
The Spurs went on to lose to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. In the Spurs' season opener on October 18, 2017, Murray had 16 points, five rebounds and two assists while starting in place of Parker in a 107–99 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Five days he recorded 14 rebounds in a 101–97 win over the Toronto Raptors. In the Spurs' previous game against the Chicago Bulls, Murray hauled in 10 rebounds. Murray became just the second Spurs point guard to have multiple double-digit rebounding performances in the same season—Rod Strickland had two double-digit rebounding games in the 1989–90 season. On December 9, 2017, he tied his career high with 14 rebounds in a 104–101 win over the Phoenix Suns. On January 21, 2018 against the Indiana Pacers, Murray started over long-time Spurs starting point guard Tony Parker as a coach's decision by Gregg Popovich. Murray had eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and four turnovers in 28 minutes in a 94–86 loss. Two days he had 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals in his second start since replacing a healthy Tony Parker, helping the Spurs defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 114–102.
On February 3, 2018, in a 120–111 loss to the Utah Jazz, Murray became the first player since Kawhi Leonard with 500 points and 300 rebounds in his first 100 games with the Spurs. On March 19, 2018, in an 89–75 win over the Warriors, Murray had eight rebounds to set the franchise record for rebounds in a single season by a point guard. Murray reached 385 rebounds in 1,436 minutes, surpassing Johnny Moore's total of 378 collected in 2,689 minutes. In Game 4 of the Spurs' first-round playoff series against the Warriors, Murray was 3 for 3 on 3-pointers in the first half, the most 3s made in the playoffs without a miss by a Spurs player since Steve Kerr and Patty Mills were 4 for 4 in a half. At the season's end, he earned NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to be named All-Defense. On October 7, 2018, Murray suffered a torn right anterior cruciate ligament in a preseason game against the Houston Rockets. Murray grew up in Washington. In May 2017, he began dating Instagram model Jilly Anais.
He has a daughter, born on July 31, 2017. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com Washington Huskies bio
Patrick Sammy Mills is an Australian professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. Mills was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 55th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft after playing two years of college basketball for Saint Mary's. Born and raised in Canberra, Mills is of Torres Strait Aboriginal Australian descent. In 2007, he became only the third indigenous basketball player to play for Australia behind Olympians Michael Ah Matt and Danny Morseu. Mills began his NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2010. In 2011, during the NBA lockout, Mills returned to Australia to play for the Melbourne Tigers of the National Basketball League. After playing in China with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, Mills returned to the United States in March 2012 and signed with the San Antonio Spurs, where he has remained since. Mills became a strong contributor off the bench and helped the Spurs win the 2014 NBA Championship against the Miami Heat.
Mills is a regular member of the Boomers. Mills was born in the Australian capital city of Canberra. Mills' father, Benny, is a Torres Strait Islander, his mother, Yvonne, is an Aboriginal Australian, his mother was a victim of the Stolen Generations – one of the darkest chapters of Australian history, with the forced removal of many Indigenous children from their families from the earliest days of European settlement until the 1960s. Mills first took up basketball as a four-year-old for a local Indigenous club his parents established called "The Shadows". Growing up, he was the ball boy for the Canberra Cannons of the National Basketball League. Mills' future coach at Saint Mary's, David Patrick, played for the Cannons during that time and developed a relationship with the Mills family. Mills attended Canberra's Marist College, but left at the end of 2004 to attend the Australian Institute of Sport and Lake Ginninderra College; as well as playing basketball, Mills played underage Australian rules football at a high level.
In 2004, Mills was competing for the Australian Capital Territory in the national schoolboys Australian rules tournament in Perth when a recruiter for the Sydney Swans asked him if he'd like to come to Sydney and play in the Australian Football League. Mills thought about taking up the Swans scholarship before rejecting it to concentrate on basketball. In 2005, he made a strong impression at the Australian Olympic Youth Festival, an event considered to be a showcase for future elite sporting talents. In January 2006, Mills was awarded the prestigious RE Staunton Medal at the U20 Nationals in Perth and attended the Australian Junior Camp in his home town of Canberra at the beginning of 2006; as a member of the 2006 Junior National Men's Team, Mills helped Australia defeat New Zealand and qualify for the 2007 Junior Men's World Championships. In April, Mills was a member of the World Junior Select Team that competed against the United States in the Nike Hoop Summit. Mills was named the 2006 SEABL U/21 Australian Youth Player of the Year.
Mills averaged 3.9 rebounds and helped the AIS to a 16 -- 10 regular season record. He finished the season third in assists in the SEABL. In 2006, Mills was the youngest athlete selected in the 22-man extended Australian Boomers squad ahead of the 2006 FIBA World Championship. In July, he was named the 2006 Junior Male Player of the Year at Basketball Australia's annual Junior Basketball Awards. Mills was named the "most promising new sports talent" at the 2006 Deadlys Awards; the Deadlys Awards honor Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders achievements in sports, music and community. In addition to receiving the Deadlys Award, Mills was named the 2006 Australia Basketball Player of the Year and the National Sportsperson of the Year by the NAIDOC. In November 2006, Mills signed to play college basketball for Saint Mary's College of California beginning in the 2007–08 season, he joined fellow Australians Lucas Carlin Hughes on the Gaels for the 2007 -- 08 season. Mills was named the WCC Newcomer of the Year and earned All-WCC First Team honours after helping the Gaels earn a top 25 ranking for the first time since the 1988–89 season.
He started all 32 games for the Gaels as a freshman, posting a team-high 14.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals in 32.1 minutes. He set a Saint Mary’s freshman record for points in a season with 472, set the school freshman mark for points in a game with a 37-point performance against Oregon on 20 November 2007, he was a three-time WCC Player of the Week honouree. As a sophomore in 2008–09, Mills averaged 18.4 points, 3.9 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 32.1 minutes and was named WCC Player of the Week twice. He was subsequently named All-WCC First Team for a second straight year. In April 2009, Mills declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility. On 25 June 2009, Mills was selected with the 55th overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers, becoming the first Saint Mary's player since 1983 to be drafted, was the highest pick since 1961. On 9 July 2009, Mills fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during practice and was subsequently ruled out of the NBA Summer League.
On 16 October 2009, he signed a contract with the Trail Blazers. After completing rehabilitation, Mills was assigned to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League on 29 December 2009. On 4 January 2010, Mills was called up to the NBA by the Trail Blazers. Mills made his NBA debut that night, he was reassigned to the Stampede on 13 January before being recalled again on 23 January. Mills appeared in 10 games with t
The Pac-12 Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that operates in the Western United States, participating in 24 sports at the NCAA Division I level. Its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the higher of two tiers of NCAA Division I football competition; the conference's 12 members are located in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. They include each state's flagship public university, four additional public universities, two private research universities; the modern Pac-12 conference formed after the disbanding of the Pacific Coast Conference, whose principal members founded the Athletic Association of Western Universities in 1959. The conference went by the names Big Five, Big Six, Pacific-8, Pacific-10; the Pac-12 moniker was adopted in 2011 with the addition of Utah. Self-billed as the "Conference of Champions", the Pac-12 has won more NCAA national championships in team sports than any other conference in history; the top three schools with the most NCAA team championships are members of the Pac-12: Stanford, UCLA, USC, in that order.
Washington's national title in women's rowing in 2017 was the 500th NCAA championship won by a Pac-12 school. The current commissioner of the conference is Larry Scott. Scott replaced Thomas C. Hansen, who retired in July 2009 after 26 years in that position. Prior to joining the Pac-10, Scott was CEO of the Women's Tennis Association; the Pac-12 has twelve full member institutions. Football is the only sport where the conference is split into two divisions, the North Division and the South Division; the Pac-12's members are spread evenly between 3 regions, with 4 schools each in California, the Pacific Northwest, the Four Corners region. Endowment figures from the University of California Endowment Report. † Total University of Colorado System Endowment The Pac-12 has three affiliate member institutions in California. Note Cal State Bakersfield announced it would become a men's soccer affiliate starting in 2013, but never went through with those plans, accepting an invitation to become an all-sports member of the Western Athletic Conference, which sponsors men's soccer in 2013.
The school will maintain its Pac-12 affiliation in wrestling. No school has left the Pac-12 since its founding as the AAWU in 1959. Two members of the PCC were not invited to join its successors. Eight of the twelve member schools are members of the Association of American Universities, including all four California-based schools; the only FBS conference with more AAU members is the Big Ten with 13 out of 14 member institutions having AAU membership. University of Arizona University of California, Berkeley University of California, Los Angeles University of Colorado Boulder University of Oregon University of Southern California Stanford University University of WashingtonAdditionally, these member schools are highly ranked nationally and globally by various groups, including the Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Total revenue includes ticket sales and donations, rights and licensing, student fees, school funds and all other sources including TV income, camp income and novelties.
Total expenses includes coach and staff salaries, scholarships and grounds, maintenance and rental fees, team travel and uniforms, conference dues, insurance. The following table is updated to show institutional reporting to the Department of Education as shown on the DOE Equity in Athletics website for the 2013–14 academic year; the national ranking of revenue is based on 2075 institutions reporting to the Department of Education that year. Source: http://ope.ed.gov/athletics. The roots of the Pac-12 Conference go back to December 2, 1915, when the Pacific Coast Conference was founded at a meeting at the Imperial Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Charter members were the University of California, University of Washington, University of Oregon, Oregon Agricultural College; the PCC began play in 1916. One year Washington State College joined the league, followed by Stanford University in 1918. In 1922, the PCC expanded to eight teams with the admission of Idaho. Montana joined the Conference in 1924, in 1928, the PCC grew to 10 members with the addition of UCLA.
For many years, the conference split into two divisions for basketball and baseball – a Southern Division comprising the four California schools and a Northern Division comprising the six schools in the Pacific Northwest. In 1950, Montana departed to join the Mountain States Conference; the PCC continued as a nine-team league through June 1959. Following "pay-for-play" scandals at California, USC, UCLA, Washington, the PCC disbanded in June 1959. Ten months earlier in August 1958, these four schools agreed to form a new conference that would take effect the following summer; when the four schools and Stanford began discussions for a new conference in 1959, retired Admiral Thomas J. Hamilton interceded and suggested the schools consider creating a national "power conference". Nicknamed the "Airplane Conference," the five former PCC schools would have played with other major academically-oriented schools, including Army, Air Force, Notre Dame, Penn State, Syracuse; the effort fell through when a Pentagon official vetoed the idea and the service academies backed out.
LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. The power forward played college basketball for two seasons with the Texas Longhorns. Aldridge was selected second overall in the 2006 NBA draft. After spending nine seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, he signed with the Spurs in 2015, he is a seven-time NBA All-Star. He is known for his signature fadeaway jump shot. Aldridge attended Seagoville High School, where he became a second-team Parade All-American and Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 4A Player of the Year. Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Aldridge was listed as the No. 4 best center and the No. 16 player in the nation in 2004. Aldridge attended the University of Texas at Austin, he declared for the 2004 NBA draft but withdrew his name. According to one report, Aldridge's initial decision to attend college rather than entering the pro ranks directly from high school was influenced by Shaquille O'Neal's personal advice that he should go to college and evaluate his NBA prospects.
However, in April 2006, after the end of his second year with the Longhorns, Aldridge announced that he would leave college to enter the 2006 NBA draft. Aldridge was drafted second overall in the 2006 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls, only to have his rights traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for their pick, Tyrus Thomas, Viktor Khryapa, shortly after; the Bulls acquired the pick from the New York Knicks in the 2005 Eddy Curry trade. Aldridge missed the first seven games of the 2006–07 NBA season due to off-season shoulder surgery, but returned ahead of schedule due in part to an injury to fellow rookie teammate Brandon Roy. Aldridge made an immediate impact on offense, averaging 8.4 points on 54% shooting from the field through his first 14 games. After the loss of starting center Joel Przybilla, in February 2007 to season-ending knee surgery, Aldridge was awarded the starting center position and improved his scoring to 14.7 points with 8.0 rebounds per game in the month of March. This placed him second in the voting for the Western Conference Rookie of the Month to Roy.
On March 31, 2007, in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers, Aldridge was taken to Providence Hospital in Portland for shortness of breath and irregular heartbeat. He was diagnosed with Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome on April 9 and missed the remaining eight games of the 2006–07 season. Aldridge started 22 games his rookie season. Aldridge was one of six players named to the 2007 NBA All-Rookie first team. Aldridge elevated his play in his second season, with career highs in points, assists and steals, finished third in voting for the NBA Most Improved Player Award. During this season, Aldridge had injury troubles due to plantar fasciitis, which caused him to miss games from December 11 to 18, 2007. After the time missed, Aldridge still had some trouble with the foot but was able to play effectively. Aldridge played inconsistently adjusting to more defensive pressure, he called the first 15 games "the worst funk" of his life but improved as the season went on. Aldridge developed his offensive game over the course of the season, still relying on his midrange fade away shot.
He finished the season averaging 7.5 rebounds. Aldridge scored over 20 points in half of the last 28 games of the season. For his first time in the league Aldridge nearly played a full season. In late October, Aldridge signed a five-year, $65 million contract extension with Portland. Before committing to Aldridge, the Trail Blazers finalized a five-year, $80 million deal with All-Star Brandon Roy. Aldridge put up similar numbers to the previous season. Early in December, Greg Oden suffered a season-ending injury. Aldridge received offensive opportunities as a result. Aldridge further emerged as both a player and a leader after Brandon Roy went out with knee problems in December 2010. In spite of Portland's "send LA to LA" program – the NBA All-Star game was in Los Angeles and Aldridge's nickname is "L-A" – Aldridge failed to get named to the Western Conference squad, he was, awarded the NBA Player of the Week for January 17–23 and February 7–13, scored a career-high 42 points against the Chicago Bulls on February 7, 2011.
On March 2, he joined Clyde Drexler and Kelvin Ransey as the only Blazers to receive the NBA Player of the Month award. Aldridge was runner-up to Kevin Love for the Most Improved Player Award, voted to the All-NBA Third Team with 135 votes. Due to the lockout, the 2011–12 season did not start until Christmas Day 2011. Blazer fans were hopeful that the three players advertised in their "Rise With Us" promotional campaign would have a chance to play together for a "full" season; those plans evaporated when Roy, who suffered from chronic knee problems due to the lack of cartilage in them and Oden, who had only played in 82 games in the previous four seasons, had yet another setback in his effort to rehabilitate his knees. Aldridge was named a reserve on the Western Conference All-Star team in 2012. On November 12, 2012, Aldridge recorded a career-high eight assists in an 87-95 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. In 2013, Aldridge was named an All-Star for the second time in his career, he averaged 21.1 points per game, a career-high 9.1 rebounds per game and recorded a career-high 2.6 assists per game in 37.7 minutes per game.
The Trail Blazers missed the playoffs for the second straight year. Despite trade rumors during the 2013 offseason, Aldridge
DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the USC Trojans and was selected ninth overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2009 NBA draft, he is a two-time All-NBA Team member. He spent nine seasons with the Raptors, including five playoff runs, before being traded to the Spurs in the summer of 2018. DeRozan has played for the United States national team in the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. DeRozan attended Compton High School and was ranked as one of the top college recruits in the nation from the class of 2008, he was ranked # 3 in the nation by # 6 by Scout.com. He played on the varsity basketball team for all four years of high school; as a freshman, he averaged 8.4 rebounds. During his sophomore year, he averaged 22.6 points and 8.4 rebounds, while as a junior he averaged 22.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.2 steals. As a senior averaging 29.2 ppg and 7.9 rpg, DeRozan led Compton High School to a 26-6 record, a second consecutive Moore League championship and the CIF Division IAA Southern Section quarter-finals.
For his efforts he was awarded the Moore League Most Valuable Player Award and named to the California All-State team. DeRozan was a member of the 2008 McDonald's All-American Team, won the 2008 McDonald's All-American Slam Dunk Competition, he was invited to play in the 2008 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden and the Nike Hoop Summit, where he scored a team-high 17 points. DeRozan's achievements on the court in his senior year saw him earn first-team Parade All-American honors and First Team Best in the West honors. In November 2007, DeRozan signed a letter of intent to play basketball at USC, he chose USC over North Carolina. In his first game for the Trojans, DeRozan scored a team-high 21 points with seven rebounds in an exhibition game against Azusa Pacific, an 85–64 victory at the Galen Center. DeRozan had 14 points in his first career regular season game in a win over UC Irvine, he scored 21 points along with a career-high 13 rebounds against UCLA in the Pac-10 Tournament semifinals, before scoring a career-high 22 points on 10-for-16 shooting to lead his team to a 61-49 win over Arizona State in the Pac-10 Tournament final.
His efforts in the tournament saw him earn First Team Pac-10 All-Freshman honors in addition to being named Pac-10 Tournament MVP. The Trojans went to the 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as a 10th seed, where they lost in the 2nd round to Michigan State. DeRozan started all 35 season games for the Trojans, scoring in double figures 28 times and posting four double-doubles, he ranked third on team in points, second in rebounds, third in assists, second in field-goal percentage. DeRozan followed his regular-season efforts by averaging 19.8 points in USC's five postseason games. His 485 points ranks his 201 rebounds is fourth all-time for a USC freshman. On April 8, 2009, DeRozan announced his decision to enter the 2009 NBA draft and forgo his final three years of eligibility at USC. On June 25, 2009, he was selected ninth overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2009 draft, he stated that part of the reason he left for the NBA after only one year at USC was to help take better care of his mother, who suffers from lupus.
On July 9, 2009, DeRozan signed his rookie scale contract with the Raptors. As the fourth contestant in the 2010 Sprite Slam Dunk Competition, DeRozan lost in the final round against three-time champion Nate Robinson; the final percentage was 51% to 49%. DeRozan was selected to compete for the 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk Competition as a replacement for injured guard Brandon Jennings, he finished in third place. On December 31, 2010, DeRozan scored a career-high 37 points against the Houston Rockets, he matched that career high two more times over the next three years—against the Utah Jazz on November 12, 2012, against the Chicago Bulls on November 15, 2013. On January 22, 2014, DeRozan scored a career-high 40 points against the Dallas Mavericks, shooting 15-of-22 from the field. On January 30, DeRozan was selected for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game as a reserve guard for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, he finished the game with 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 15 minutes. On February 1, he recorded a 36 points and a career-high 12 assists in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
On March 28, he led the Raptors to a playoff berth for the first time since 2008, with a victory over the Boston Celtics. He scored 30 points in the win, along with 4 assists and 1 steal. On April 13, he scored 30 points against the Detroit Pistons to lead the Raptors to tie a franchise record of 47 wins. DeRozan's 2013–14 season was a breakout year, averaging career-highs of 22.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 30% from beyond the arc, finished fourth in total free-throws made and seventh in attempts. He led the Raptors to a 48 -- a third-seed finish in the Eastern Conference. In DeRozan's first playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets on April 19, 2014, DeRozan scored 14 points on a 3-of-13 shooting as the game resulted in a loss. In Game 2, DeRozan scored 30 points on 9-of-21 shooting in a 100 -- 95 win. On April 25, he recorded 30 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists in a loss; that 30-point game made DeRozan the first Raptor to score 30 points in back-to-back playoffs games, the first Raptor to score 30 in multiple playoff games since Vince Carter.
The Raptors went on to lose to the Nets in seven games. In the Raptors' season opening game of the 2014–15 season against the Atlanta Hawks in Toronto, DeRozan recorded career-highs with
2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup
The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the 18th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for men's national basketball teams. The tournament will mark a new era for the competition as described. Rescheduled from 2018 to 2019, this edition will be the first FIBA Basketball World Cup since 1967 that will not occur in the same year as the FIFA World Cup, but a year following the latter; the group stage will expand from 24 to 32 teams. The top eight teams, including Japan as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics in this competition will qualify for the men's basketball event in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Both the Czech Republic and Montenegro will make their first appearances in the FIBA World Cup as debutants; the whole bidding process started in April 2014. Bids from numerous nations were submitted. On 16 March 2015, it was confirmed that the World Cup will be staged in Asia, with China and Philippines as the final countries to be the basis for the selection of the host. On 7 August 2015, it was announced that China won the bid against the Philippines and will host the upcoming World Cup.
China as the hosts automatically qualified for the tournament. The continental championships were longer belong to the qualification system for the World Cup. Instead, two rounds of continental qualifying tournaments were held over two years; the first round of the Americas, Asia/Oceania and Africa qualifiers featured 16 teams each, whereas Europe had 32 teams. Division A teams were split in groups of four; the top three teams in each groups advanced to round two, the last placed teams played the best Division B teams to qualify for the next season's Division A. In round two of the World Cup qualifiers, teams were split in groups of six, totaling four groups in Europe and two in the other qualifiers. Teams carried over the points from round one, face another three teams again in a home-and-away round-robin; the best teams in each group qualified for the World Cup. Starting 2019, no wild card selection was held, the Olympic champions were not guaranteed a spot in the tournament; the draw for the qualifiers was held on 7 May 2017 in Guangzhou.
Montenegro and the Czech Republic will debut in the World Cup. Poland is returning to the World Cup, after participating in 1967. Canada, Germany, Ivory Coast and Tunisia are returning to the World Cup after missing out in 2014. Croatia, Finland, Mexico and Ukraine were the teams that participated in 2014 that did not qualify in 2019. Brazil and the United States qualified in 2019, continuing their streaks in participating in all World Cups; the tournament will be played in three stages. During the first stage, the 32 qualified teams will be sorted into eight groups of four and each team in a group will play the other three teams once; the top two teams from each group will advance to the second group stage. In the second group stage, there will be four groups of four made up of the teams that advanced from the first round, again playing each other once; the top two teams from groups I to L will qualify for the final knockout phase. Classification rounds will be revived after they were not held in 2014.
They were traditionally held in every World Championship/World Cup and were last seen in action in 2010. In total, 92 games will be played over a total of 16 days; the draw took place on 16 March 2019 at Shenzhen Cultural Center in Shenzhen. Hosts China and the seven best qualified teams as per the February 2019 FIBA World Rankings were seeded in Pot 1, China and USA were assigned to groups A and E, respectively. Teams in pots 1, 4, 5 and 8 were drawn into Groups A, C, E and G, Teams in pots 2, 3, 6 and 7 were drawn into Groups B, D, F and H. Canada was moved from Pot 5 to Pot 6, switching places with Iran to avoid having two teams from the Americas in the same group. FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Global Ambassadors Kobe Bryant and Yao Ming, American singer and songwriter Jason Derulo, Chinese idol singer Yang Chaoyue led the draw ceremony. After the draw, Group H, which includes Australia, Canada and Senegal, was described as the "group of death". Venue: Cadillac Arena, Beijing Venue: Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan Venue: Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou Venue: Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center, Foshan Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai Venue: Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Gymnasium, Nanjing Venue: Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre, Shenzhen Venue: Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan Venue: Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center, Foshan Venue: Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan Venue: Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre, Shenzhen Venue: Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Gymnasium, Nanjing Bottom 2 teams from each group in Round 1 will play in the Classification Round.
Venue: Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou Venue: Cadillac Arena, Beijing Venue: Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai The official logo of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup was unveiled on 21 March 2017 in a ceremony held in Shanghai. The logo's concept was inspired from the Beijing Opera where the actors symbolize concepts such as wisdom, persistence and perfection, which are prerequisite characteristics that the participating players of national team will need to exhibit "in order to succeed"; the logo design was inspired from the Chinese Dragon Dance, a cultural tradition depicting a story of two flying dragons battling over a shini