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Millsap, Paul
Background

2006-07 SEASON Named 2006-07 All-Rookie Second Team (was one point shy of First Team) … Finished sixth in Rookie of the Year balloting … Played in all 82 games as a rookie (one start), one of only three Jazzmen to do so (Collins, Fisher) … Became only seventh Jazz rookie to appear in every game (last Raul Lopez in 2002-03) … Averaged 6.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.82 steals and 0.90 blocks in 18.0 minutes per game … Ranked second among NBA rookie qualifiers in rebounding (5.2) and double-doubles (7), third in steals (0.82) and blocks (0.90), tied for fifth in scoring (6.8), and eighth in minutes (18.0) … Selected to compete in 2007 Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas … Led team in scoring (tied) (22 points, 9-13) and rebounding (8) in 27 minutes in Rookie Challenge … Scored in double figures 23 times and pulled down 10+ rebounds eight times, tallying seven double-doubles … Led (or tied) the Jazz in rebounding 12 times, and in scoring once … Shot .525 (209-398) from the field, the third best ever by a Jazz rookie (Paul Griffin, Eric Leckner) … His 183 offensive rebounds rank second on all-time Jazz rookie ledger (193 by Rich Kelley in 1975-76) … His 74 blocks rank fourth in the Jazz rookie record books … Played late in season despite a small avulsion fracture on fifth knuckle of right hand … Twice dished a career-high tying three assists (vs. Portland on 4/16 and vs. New Jersey on 1/29) … Had career-high eight defensive rebounds (nine total) vs. Phoenix on 4/14 … Made career-high five steals twice - at L.A. Clippers on 3/23  and vs. Indiana on 3/7 … Hit his first career 3-pointer vs. Golden State on 3/20 … Had 14 points and 10 rebounds, hitting career-high 10-13 free throws at Denver on 2/23 … … Hit 8-12 shots at Portland on 2/20, tying career-high for makes (also vs. Toronto, 11/20) and new high for attempts … Played career-high 38 minutes vs. New York on 2/10 … Made first career start at Phoenix on 2/3 … Registered consecutive double-doubles with 16 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 3 assists vs. New Jersey on 1/29 after posting 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds (10 offensive) at New Orleans/Okla. City on 1/27 … Had career-high four blocks twice (vs. Sacramento on 12/15 and vs. L.A. Clippers on 11/14) … Scored a career-high 20 points vs. Toronto on 11/20 … Posted first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds vs. Phoenix on 11/18 … Had two points (1-2 FG) and two rebounds in nine minutes in his NBA debut vs. Houston on 11/1.

IN THE PLAYOFFS 2007: Appeared in all 17 playoff games for the Jazz … Averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game … Averaged 5.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 17.8 minutes per game in the five-game Western Conference Finals vs. San Antonio … Averaged 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds while hitting .536 (15-28) shots from the field in the Conference Semifinals vs. Golden State … Scored a playoff career-high 10 points in Game 2 vs. GS (5/9) … Pulled down a playoff career-high 12 rebounds in Game 5 vs. GS (5/15) … Averaged 5.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game in the seven-game first-round series with Houston … Registered 4 points in playoff debut in Game 1 (4/21).

AS A COLLEGIAN Was an early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft following three seasons at Louisiana Tech (2003-06) … Averaged 18.6 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.99 blocks and 1.32 steals in 92 career games in his three seasons … Became the only player in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in rebounding in three consecutive years … Only the fifth player ever to win consecutive rebounding titles … Ranks seventh on La. Tech’s all-time scoring list with 1,701 points and 2nd in rebounding with 1,172 boards … Posted 67 career double-doubles … Earned All-WAC First Team honors his sophomore and junior seasons and was Second Team as a freshman … Appeared in 33 games as a junior (2005-06), averaging 19.6 points, 13.3 rebounds (best in nation), 2.30 blocked shots and 1.88 steals in 34.1 minutes … Was a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Award and a Wooden Award nominee and named to the All-Western Athletic Conference First Team … Ranked second in the WAC in scoring, blocks, steals and field goal percentage (.571) … Set a WAC single-season record by averaging 15.6 rebounds in conference games … Registered 26 double-doubles … Set a Thomas Assembly Center record by pulling down 28 rebounds vs. San Jose State on 2/15 … Equaled his season-high with 29 points along with 18 rebounds at Fresno State on 1/28 … Also scored 29 points with 14 rebounds in a win at Texas Tech on 12/7 … Registered 27 points and 12 rebounds at Memphis, 12/20 … Combined for 43 points and 41 rebounds in two games with Hawaii … Posted 19 points and nine rebounds vs. Clemson in the first round of the NIT … Averaged 20.4 points (fourth in WAC) and 12.4 rebounds and 1.90 blocks in 29 games (all starts) as a sophomore (2004-05) … Was the first player ever to win rebounding titles in consecutive years as a freshman and sophomore … Won WAC Player of the Week honors on 1/24/05 and again on 2/14/05 … Posted 29 points and a season-high 25 points vs. Boise State … Scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 18 boards at Auburn on 11/27/04 … Named WAC Freshman of the Year in 2003-04 after averaging 15.6 points and 12.5 rebounds in 35.1 minutes in 30 games (29 starts) … Only second freshman in NCAA history to grab a rebounding crown.


Personal
Born in Monroe, La. Mother is Bettye Millsap Has older brother John, and younger brothers Elijah and Abraham John played basketball at Texas-San Antonio, was an All-Star in the CBA, and played with Paul for the Jazz entry in the 2007 Rocky Mountain Revue Elijah plays basketball at Louisiana-Lafayette while Abraham plays for his high school team Played prep ball at Grambling High School in Grambling, La. Led the Kittens to a 30-0 record in District 2-1A play during his career Named Top 100 McDonald’s All-American and fourth-team member of Parade All-American team Favorite food is tacos Favorite color is red Favorite movie is “Friday” Favorite TV show is “Martin” Says that if he were not in the NBA, he would be working in law enforcement Cites his mother as his biggest influence Has two daughters, Xylah (4) and Pynona (2)
Home Career Season & Totals Season Splits Game Logs Bio
Almond, Morris POS:22 -Guard
Boozer, Carlos POS:5 -Forward
Brewer, Ronnie POS:9 -Guard
Collins, Jarron POS:31 -Center
Fesenko, Kyrylo POS:44 -Center
Harpring, Matt POS:15 -Forward
Hart, Jason POS:6 -Guard
Kirilenko, Andrei POS:47 -Forward
Korver, Kyle POS:26 -Forward-Guard
Miles, C.J. POS:34 -Forward-Guard
Millsap, Paul POS:24 -Forward-Center
Okur, Mehmet POS:13 -Center
Price, Ronnie POS:17 -Guard
Williams, Deron POS:8 -Guard
 
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