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Sports birthday

by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JIM CLARK - Luke Ridnour receives a hug as he leaves the court in 2003 in what would be his final home game as an Oregon Duck.Feb. 13, 1981

Luke Ridnour

(age 33)

The former University of Oregon point guard is playing for the Milwaukee Bucks and is in his 11th NBA season.

Ridnour was born on this day in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

The 6-2, 175-pounder grew up in Blaine, Wash., the son of a basketball coach, Rob Ridnour.

After winning two state titles and earning All-American honors, Ridnour set UO records for single-season assists (218) and consecutive made free throws (62), led the Ducks to the Elite Eight in 2002, averaged 19.7 points and 6.6 assists per game and was Pac-10 player of the year his junior year, before jumping to the NBA.

The Seattle SuperSonics picked him in the first round in 2003 with the 14th overall pick.