Rodney Norvell Stuckey is a professional basketball player from the United States of America who plays as a point guard. A student at the Kentwood High School, Stuckey led the team to the 4A State Championship title in 2004 and was already considered a star of the future.
His college basketball career began at the Eastern Washington University where he averaged an incredible 24.6 points in his second season to be placed at 7th in the USA. Along with that incredible scoring record, he had 5.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game as well. He had 9 games where Stuckey scored above 30 points while also notching up 3 games with 10-assists. After playing for just two seasons with the Eastern Washington University, Stuckey had picked up an incredible 1,438 points with 283 assists, 145 steals and 279 rebounds. His number 3 jersey was retired by the Eastern Washington University in 2009.
At the 2007 NBA Draft, Stuckey was picked at 15th overall by the Detroit Pistons. He began in the summer league and played strong with 32.1 points per game, 5.5 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game before breaking his left hand in the last game of the pre-season calendar.
The surgery meant that Stuckey would delay his debut at the top level and 6-8 weeks later, he was cleared for practice and play. His debut finally arrived in December 2007 when he came off the bench against the Memphis Grizzlies and scored 11 points in just 6 minutes.
Despite missing the first two months of the season, Stuckey was picked for the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.