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Double-Double

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Definition: When a basketball player reaches ten or more in two statistical categories, that is, reached double figures, he or she is said to have produced a "double-double."

The most common double-double is in points and rebounds, but you'll occasionally hear of a player hitting a double-double that includes assists or, even more rarely, steals. Reaching ten or more in three categories is called, appropriately enough, a triple-double.

The very best players in college and pro basketball might "average a double-double" -- in other words, produce ten or more points and rebounds on average.

Examples:
Oklahoma power forward Blake Griffin is averaging a double-double as a sophomore, with 22 points and 13.4 rebounds per game.
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