Daye during his tenure with the Pistons
|No. 25 – Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul|
Turkish Basketball Super League|
June 5, 1988|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Woodbridge (Irvine, California)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|2014–2015||San Antonio Spurs|
|Career highlights and awards|
Austin Darren Daye (born June 5, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for Galatasaray Odeabank of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the Euroleague. The 6'11" small forward played college basketball for Gonzaga before being drafted 15th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2009 NBA draft. He has previously played for the Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks, while also spending time in Russia, Italy and the NBA Development League.
High school career
Daye attended Woodbridge High School in Irvine, California where he played for coach John Halagan. As a junior in 2005–06, he averaged 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game as he named to the All-CIF Southern Sectional Division II A first team and was an All-Orange County third team pick.
As a senior in 2006–07, Daye averaged 30.9 points, 12.4 rebounds and 5.4 blocks per game as he was named to the Orange County Register first team after leading Orange County in scoring. He was also named Sea View League Player of the Year, CIF-Southern Section Division I Player of the Year and calhisports.com first-team All-State.
Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Daye was listed as the No. 7 small forward and the No. 25 player in the nation in 2007.
In his sophomore season, Daye earned All-WCC Honorable Mention honors for the second straight year, in addition to earning NABC Division I All-District 9 second team honors. In 34 games, he averaged 12.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 2.1 blocks per game.
On September 23, 2011, Daye signed a two-month contract with Khimki of the Russian Professional Basketball League. In December 2011, he returned to the Pistons following the conclusion of the NBA lockout.
On August 1, 2013, Daye signed with the Toronto Raptors. On February 20, 2014, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Nando de Colo. On March 15, 2014, he was assigned to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. He was recalled the next day. The Spurs went on to win the 2014 NBA championship with a 4-1 defeat of the Miami Heat in NBA Finals; Daye's contributions were limited to a single rebound in six minutes playing time throughout the entire playoff run.
On January 10, 2015, Daye scored a season-high 22 points, in addition to grabbing 10 rebounds, to help the Spurs defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 108-93. A week later, he was waived by the Spurs. On February 16, 2015, he was acquired by the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League. On March 15, 2015, he signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks. He then signed a second 10-day contract with the Hawks on March 25, and a multi-year contract on April 4. On July 9, 2015, he was waived by the Hawks.
On September 28, 2015, Daye signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, he was waived on October 23 after appearing in six preseason games. On November 27, he moved to the Italian Serie A, signing with Consultinvest Pesaro. In 21 games for the club in 2015–16, he averaged 21.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks and was selected to the Italian Serie A All-Star Game.
On June 30, 2016, Daye signed with Galatasaray Odeabank of Turkey for the 2016–17 season.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Daye's father, Darren, played five seasons in the NBA.
- National Basketball Association portal
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- "Grizzlies acquire Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye, Ed Davis and 2013 second round draft pick in three-team deal". NBA.com. January 30, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
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- "Spurs Assign Austin Daye to Toros". NBA.com. March 15, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
- "Spurs Recall Austin Daye". NBA.com. March 16, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
- "Spurs give Timberwolves 15th straight loss, 108-93". NBA.com. January 10, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
- "Spurs Waive Austin Daye". NBA.com. January 17, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
- "BayHawks Acquire Daye". NBA.com. February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
- "Hawks Sign Austin Daye to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 15, 2015. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
- "Hawks Sign Austin Daye to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 25, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
- "Atlanta Hawks Sign Austin Daye To Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. April 4, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
- "Hawks Request Waivers On Austin Daye". NBA.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
- "Cavaliers Announce 2015-16 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 28, 2015. Archived from the original on September 29, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
- "Cavaliers Waive Four Players". NBA.com. October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
- "Victoria Libertas Pesaro announces Austin Daye". Sportando.com. November 27, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
- "Consultinvest, il nuovo acquisto è il figlio di Darren Daye". ilrestodelcarlino.it (in Italian). November 27, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
- Madwar, Ahmad (May 6, 2016). "Al Manama lands Austin Daye, ex VL Pesaro for GCC!!". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
- "Manama off to a winning start". Eurobasket.com. May 14, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
- "Austin Daye Galatasaray Odeabank'ta". galatasaray.org (in Turkish). June 30, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
- "Zags' Daye hopes to prove he can be physical". ESPN.com. May 25, 2009. Retrieved May 25, 2009.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- Austin Daye at nba.com
- Austin Daye on Twitter