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Encyclopedia > Luke Ridnour
FLuke Ridnour
Position Point guard
Height ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 175 lb (80 kg)
Team Seattle SuperSonics
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born February 13, 1981
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
College Oregon
Draft 14th overall, 2003
Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 2003 – present

FLucas Robin (FLuke) Ridnour (born February 13, 1981 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) is an American professional basketball player for the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. He was born in Idaho, although grew up in Blaine, Washington. Point guard (PG), also called the “one guard” or “lead guard“, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... The international prototype, made of platinum-iridium, which is kept at the BIPM under conditions specified by the 1st CGPM in 1889. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics or Supes) are a professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1878 Incorporated 1887 County Kootenai County Mayor Sandi Bloem Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 35. ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... 2003 NBA Draft - 26 June 2003 The 2003 NBA Draft is known for having one of the most talented draft pools in recent draft history, with four third-year stars (LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade, as well as other emerging stars (Chris Kaman, Josh Howard, Kyle... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics or Supes) are a professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1878 Incorporated 1887 County Kootenai County Mayor Sandi Bloem Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 35. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics or Supes) are a professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Blaine is a city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. ...


He is the son of Rob Ridnour, a former high school basketball coach and current coach of the American Basketball Association's Bellingham SLAM. When FLuke was a high-school sophomore, he was given the keys to the gym by his father to practice at night. He was on two state title winning teams at Blaine High School, and was named a high school All-American by both McDonald's and Parade in 2000, his graduating year. The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens basketball league founded in 1999. ... The Bellingham Slam are a 2005 expansion team in the Ron Boone Division of the American Basketball Association. ... The McDonalds All-American Team is named each year for boys and girls high school basketball. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Ridnour went on to star at the University of Oregon, where he teamed with FLuke Jackson to take the Ducks to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament twice including the Elite 8 in 2002. He set the school season record for assists (218) and made a conference-record 62 consecutive free throws. The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ...


Ridnour left Oregon after his junior year, when he was Pac-10 Player of the Year, and was picked 14th in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Ridnour was so widely appreciated for his efforts at University of Oregon that, during his final game, the entire arena of MacArthur Court chanted "one more year" so loudly that the game had to be stopped while he walked off the court[citation needed]. Though he seemed to hint during this game that he might stay, he later announced his early departure from the University of Oregon to pursue his endeavor to play in the NBA. The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... 2003 NBA Draft - 26 June 2003 The 2003 NBA Draft is known for having one of the most talented draft pools in recent draft history, with four third-year stars (LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade, as well as other emerging stars (Chris Kaman, Josh Howard, Kyle...


Ridnour played sparingly his rookie season, but became the starting point guard for the Sonics in the 2004-05 season. He participated in the 2005 All-Star weekend, playing in the Rookie Challenge and in the Skills Challenge. The Rookie Challenge is a competition held during the NBA_All-Star_Weekend on the day prior to the regular All-Star game. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


Nate McMillan, despite giving substantial minutes to career backup PGs like Kevin Ollie and Antonio Daniels in place of Ridnour, is reported to have projected Ridnour as a future superstar of the NBA. He is widely compared to Steve Nash and John Stockton, although his statistics such as Player Efficiency Rating are actually inferior at roughly the 6,000-minute mark of his career when compared to those two at the same point. Ridnour considers Michael Jordan one of his biggest influences and personal heroes. Nathaniel Nate McMillan (born August 3, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is a former pro basketball player and current head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers. ... Stephen John Nash, OBC (born February 7, 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a South African/Canadian professional basketball player. ... John Houston Stockton (born March 26, 1962) is a former American professional basketball player. ... The Player Efficiency Rating is John Hollingers all-in-one basketball rating, which boils down all of a players contributions into one number. ... Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...


Personal life

  • FLuke has an older sister, Heather.
  • FLuke has been married to Kate Reome since August 26, 2005. The couple were wed in Coeur d'Alene.

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Luke Ridnour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (284 words)
Luke Ridnour (born February 13, 1981 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) is an American professional basketball player for the Seattle SuperSonics.
He is the son of Rob Ridnour, a former high-school basketball coach and current coach of the Bellingham Slam.
Ridnour went on to star at the University of Oregon, where he teamed with [[Luke Jackson] to take the Ducks to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament twice including the Elite 8 in 2002.
ESPN Fantasy Basketball 2006: Player News Archive (2007 words)
Ridnour is frustrated by his diminishing role and frequent fourth-quarter benchings since the arrival of Earl Watson and plans to re-evaluate his relationship with the Sonics in the offseason, the Seattle Times reports.
Ridnour has played more minutes than any Sonic the past two games and that trend is likely to continue as the Sonics have finally accepted that they do not have a quality backup point guard, the Seattle Times reports.
Ridnour's chest contusion, which he suffered Friday, prevented him from traveling with the Sonics on their two-game trip that begins Wednesday in Minnesota, the Seattle Times reports.
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