|No. 3 - Phoenix Suns|
|Power forward/Small forward|
|Date of birth||July 10, 1985|
|Place of birth||San Diego, California|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in|
|Listed weight||235 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2007; Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd|
|Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats|
|Career highlights and awards|
|2007 ACC Player of the Year|
|Jared Dudley at NBA.com|
Jared Dudley (born July 10, 1985 in San Diego, California) is an American professional basketball player at Forward in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns. He is known for his hard work and love for the game and is a great payer to work with. Dudley is a skilled forward who on ESPN was named one of the top five NBA prospects of 2007 for his great instincts and ability to shoot 3-pointers.
Dudley has one brother Milan Dudley. His mother is Melinda. He attended Horizon High School in San Diego and was coached by Zack Jones under whom he won back-to-back state championships when Dudley was a junior and senior.
Dudley was traded to the Phoenix Suns from the Charlotte Bobcats on December 10, 2008 along with his teammate Jason Richardson for Raja Bell, Boris Diaw, and Sean Singletary. In the 2007-08 season with the Bobcats Dudley started 14 games and played in 73, he averaged 5.8 PPG, 1.1 APG, 3.9 RPG and 0.8 SPG. He is currently wearing #3, as he did in college.
During his college years he played with the Boston College Eagles Along with fellow senior Sean Marshall, he was one of the team's two captains, and was the leading scorer and rebounder on the team during his final season. Dudley has been a four-year starter for the Eagles, and played in every BC game in his first three years. He had a streak of over 100 consecutive starts snapped when he suffered a stress fracture in December 2006.
Jared Dudley scored 30 points on November 29, 2006 against Michigan St. on national television. His career high in points is 36, which he scored against Villanova in a victory during his sophomore season. He averaged 19 points and 3 assists per game during his senior year. After his senior season, Dudley was voted the ACC Player of the Year for 2007 and was a second team All-American.
On June 28, 2007, Dudley was taken 22nd overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. He is the lowest player taken in the first round by the Charlotte Bobcats that is still a member of the team. Shortley after the draft, Dudley announced that he would wear the number 4.