Reginald Ryedell Bullock (born March 16, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of North Carolina. While attending Kinston High School, he was ranked #16 in the nation, and was the #3 high school shooting guard for the class of 2010.
High school career
Bullock led his high school basketball team, the Kinston High Vikings, to three state championship games during his high school career, winning two championship titles. In 2008, they won the 3A title and in 2010 won the 2A title. During the 2010 championship game against West Caldwell, he was named Most Valuable Player and scored a team high of 15 points. He averaged 25 points and 11 rebounds per game for the 2009–2010 season to make the AP All-State men's team for a third straight season.
He is ranked 16th in nation overall and 3rd in nation for shooting guard from espn.com. He received a scout's grade of 96. On Rivals.com he is ranked 10th in the nation. He was chosen, along with eight other USA players to play in the 2010 McDonald's All-American game. Bullock was on the East Team along with Tobias Harris, Kendall Marshall, Kyrie Irving, and Jared Sullinger. Bullock also played in the Nike Hoops Summit game, the Spalding Hoophall Classic, the Jordan Brand Classic, the King James Classic, and the City of Palms Classic.
Bullock played on the "CP3 Allstars". The team won the Gold Bracket Championships, were champions of Southern Jam Fest, runners up at Gibbons TOC, and in the Final Four at the Knoxvegas Heat.
Bullock received scholarship offers from North Carolina, Maryland, Ohio State, Wake Forest, and Indiana. He committed to UNC in January 2008, shortly after receiving an offer from the Tar Heels.
In Bullock's freshman season in 2010–11, he was sixth on the team in scoring and the second-leading scorer off the bench at 6.1 points per game. On February 27, 2011, he tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee in a win over Maryland. He had surgery on March 7 to repair the injury and missed the rest of the 2010–11 season.
In his sophomore season in 2011–12, he led UNC in three-pointers made with 71 and three-point percentage at 38.2%. With 8.8 points per game, he was the fourth-leading scorer on the team.
In his junior season in 2012–13, he was UNC's third-leading scorer at a career-best 13.9 per game. He was also second on the team in three-pointers, rebounds (6.5) and third in scoring, assists (101) and steals (44).
Los Angeles Clippers (2013–2015)
Bullock was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 25th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. On July 11, 2013, he signed his first professional contract with the Clippers. He then joined the Clippers for the 2013 NBA Summer League. Bullock made his NBA debut on October 29, 2013 against the Los Angeles Lakers, scoring two points.
Phoenix Suns (2015)
On January 15, 2015, Bullock was traded to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team trade also involving the Boston Celtics. Ten days later, he made his debut for the Suns against his former team, the Clippers, in a 120–100 loss. On January 29, he was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. Three days later, he was recalled by the Suns. On February 7, he was reassigned to the Jam. Four days later he was recalled. Bullock went on to score his first basket for the Suns in a 110-96 victory over the Denver Nuggets on February 25, 2015.
Detroit Pistons (2015–present)
On July 9, 2015, Bullock was traded to the Detroit Pistons, along with Danny Granger and Marcus Morris, in exchange for a 2020 second-round draft pick. On October 25, 2015, the Pistons exercised their fourth-year team option on Bullock's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season. On December 19, he was assigned to the Grand Rapids Drive, the Pistons' D-League affiliate. He was recalled by the Pistons the next day.
After hip and back issues delayed his 2016–17 season debut, Bullock appeared in just four games before being sidelined with another injury on November 25, 2016, having suffered a left knee meniscus tear against the Miami Heat two days earlier. On November 30, was ruled out for two to four months after requiring surgery to address the left meniscus tear.
NBA career statistics
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- 2010 McDonald's All-American Team Selection
- 2010 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year
- 2009–2010 Associated Press Men's Prep Basketball Player of the Year
- 2010 Jordan Brand Classic Team Selection
Bullock's sister, Mia Henderson (born Kevin Long), was murdered in Baltimore on July 16, 2014. A suspect was arrested in August 2015. In August 2016, Bullock said of his sibling, "He lived as himself, he taught me how to be (myself). He taught me how to take care of the family. . . . He was happy with being who he was. He wasn't worried about how others felt about him. A person that can isolate the whole world out and not care about other people's feelings is a strong person, to me. That was one of the biggest things that I got from him."