Shaun Livingston



Shaun Livingston (born September 11, 1985, in Peoria, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA. Livingston plays point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Livingston, who played at Richwoods High School and then went to Peoria Central High School in Illinois, was highly touted as a high school recruit, earning comparisons to the great Magic Johnson. Livingston received a scholarship offer from Duke University, but opted to forego college and enter the 2004 NBA Draft, in which the Clippers selected him with the 4th overall pick in the 1st round.

Livingston is tall for point guard standards (6' 7") and, due to the addition of Sam Cassell to the Clippers roster, has seen playing time at shooting guard. He was an integral part of the Clippers' best season in franchise history in the 2005-06 season. Livingston recorded a career high 14 assists on February 23, 2007 against the Golden State Warriors.

In his first two NBA seasons, playing in a total of 91 games, Livingston averaged 6.3 points per game. His rookie season was interrupted by a kneecap injury that lead him to miss 39 games. Livingston suffered a severe injury on February 26, 2007 when he dislocated his left kneecap in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats. After landing awkwardly following a layup, he tore his anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, lateral meniscus, dislocated his patella, and dislocation of his tibia-femoral. His injury is such that he will take 8-12 months to return and may miss the 2007-2008 NBA season. The injury was so severe that ESPNEWS warned viewers of the graphic nature of the video clip showing the injury before airing it on their hourly update show.

* Played in the 2004 McDonald's High School All-American game. (Named co-MVP)
* Named to PARADE Magazine All-America First Team.
* Led Peoria Central High School to Class AA state titles in 2003 and 2004. He had a career high 37 points at his only aired high school game.
* He was awarded West Rookie of the Month honors for April 2005.
* He is the fourth Illinois Mr. Basketball to go straight to the NBA from high school. (Kevin Garnett, Darius Miles and Eddy Curry)
* Most Valuable Player at the June 2003 NBA Players' Association Camp in Richmond, Virginia.
* Livingston attended the same high school as long-time "Voice of the Clippers", Ralph Lawler (Peoria Central).Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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