Andre Iguodala
American basketball player
Andre Iguodala
Andre Tyler Iguodala is an American professional basketball swingman with the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Iguodala is listed at 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) and 207 lbs. (94 kg). Iguodala played his high school basketball for Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois. He later attended the University of Arizona, playing for two years before declaring for the 2004 NBA Draft, where he was drafted 9th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers.
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Andre Iguodala on Finals block: 'If J.R. is not there, I'm dunking it'
ABC News - 4 months
NEW ORLEANS -- It is now widely known as "The Block," and Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has heard about it countless times. "Believe me, I hear it all the time," he said in an interview centered on "The Block." The iconic scene took place at Oracle Arena in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Warriors. The scoreboard read 89-89 with 4:39 remaining in the contest, and both teams would struggle on offense for the duration. In the midst of that four-minute span of missed field goals and turnovers, it became apparent that whichever team scored first likely would exit the arena victorious. The Warriors were shut out, ending the game with 89 points, while the Cavaliers benefited from the heroics of? Kyrie Irving, whose clutch, step-back 3-pointer over Stephen Curry propelled Cleveland to its first NBA championship. However, before Irving's pivotal trey, the Warriors...
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Let Us Never Forget That A Flick Of The Balls Turned The NBA Finals
Huffington Post - 8 months
LeBron James and Draymond Green get tangled up; James steps over Green — Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) June 11, 2016 The 2016 NBA Finals will be remembered first and foremost for the final three games, when the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a 3-1 series deficit to complete an unprecedented comeback against the greatest team in regular season history. The three games were filled with plays and moments that will long be remembered by even the most casual of basketball fans: Kyrie Irving and LeBron James scoring 41 points apiece in Game 5; J.R. Smith tossing a no-look alley-oop pass to James in Game 6, followed soon thereafter by Stephen Curry tossing his mouthpiece at a fan and Ayesha Curry tossing conspiracy theories at the NBA; James blocking Andre Iguodala's layup attempt with two minutes to go in Game 7; and then, of course, an exhausted LeBron after the final buzzer had sounded in Game 7, alone on the ground with tears in his eyes. But ...
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Keeping Score: Andre Iguodala Could Repeat as M.V.P. of N.B.A. Finals
NYTimes - 9 months
Andre Iguodala, the veteran swingman, who won the award last season, has guarded LeBron James and made valuable offensive contributions.
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Iguodala still mystifies LeBron, Cavs in NBA finals
Yahoo News - 9 months
Golden State's Andre Iguodala earned the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award last year for coming off the bench and playing smothering defense on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. One year later, the Warriors are again facing Cleveland for the league crown and the Cavaliers still appear to have no answer for the disruptive force of the 32-year-old US swingman. Iguodala scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds, passed out six assists, made a steal and blocked a shot while playing 35 minutes off the bench for Golden State in a 104-89 victory over Cleveland in the first game of the NBA Finals.
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On Pro Basketball: Andre Iguodala Remains Warriors’ Unsung Hero
NYTimes - 9 months
Iguodala, the N.B.A. finals M.V.P. last season, will probably draw the assignment of guarding LeBron James again. But if he had success doing so last year, he is the last one who will say so.
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Stephen Curry's Injury Will Sting Warriors, But It Isn't A Knockout Blow
Huffington Post - 10 months
Stephen Curry's injured knee sustained in Game 4 of Golden State's first-round series with Houston has sent shockwaves through the NBA Playoffs. The 28-year-old playmaking dynamo and reigning league MVP is expected to miss two weeks with a Grade 1 MCL sprain. Are the record-breaking Warriors suddenly vulnerable? Is this the end for the Dubs' repeat chances? Can Curry -- who is about to earn his second straight MVP -- rehab in time for the next round?  As Aaron Rodgers said in his infamous press conference, "relax." Curry is undoubtably great, but the beauty of Golden State's offensive scheme is that it doesn't change when he leaves the floor. Spacing, ball movement, dribble penetration remain paramount -- all three elements lead to the 3-pointer. And all three elements still create excellent offense. If any roster was designed to handle such a devastating injury, it's this one. What makes the Warriors lethal is their capacity to play positionless basketball, including the ...
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Tribute To The Unexpected Heroes Of 2015
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Malcolm Butler, Flavia Pennetta, Daniel Murphy and this year's unsung legends.Keywords: Cardale Jones, Malcolm Butler, Daniel Murphy, Carli Lloyd, Flavia Pennetta, Roberta Vinci, Serena Williams, Holly Holm, Yoenis Cespedes, Andre Iguodala, Lorenzo Cain, Jake Arrieta, Grayson Allen, Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat, Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning, Duke Blue Devils, Ohio State Buckeyes, New England Patriots, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Golden State Warriors, Zach Johnson, UFC, MMA, NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, Tennis, Golf, NCAAF, NCAAB, US Open Tennis, The Open Championship, ...
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Warriors Rally to Avenge Bucks Defeat, Improve to 26-1
NYTimes - about 1 year
Andre Iguodala capped a late seven-point run with a three-pointer as the Golden State Warriors avenged their only loss of the season with a 121-112 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.
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The Top Ten Lies of 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
If you like your lies served BIG, BIGGER, BEST, then this was the year for you! In 2015, lies were everywhere: in international sports, presidential campaigns, at the largest corporations and important non-profits, among Super Bowl contenders, and even among those tasked with telling us the news. Here are the top ten lies of the year: 10.) BLATTER BLATHERS MORE FIFA FIBS "Football is Sepp Blatter. Sepp Blatter is football," is the saying on a poster in Sepp Blatter's offices at the world soccer organization called FIFA that is responsible for the most followed sporting event in the world, The World Cup. On a global scale it would be hard to find a bigger liar than FIFA and its former president, Sepp Blatter. Blatter, 79, is currently the target of investigations by Swiss and U.S. authorities. The FBI has alleged that Blatter directed a "World Cup of fraud." Among the allegations being investigated are various bribes, the presence of a $100 million slush fund, the bidding ...
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The Top Ten Lies of 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
If you like your lies served BIG, BIGGER, BEST, then this was the year for you! In 2015, lies were everywhere: in international sports, presidential campaigns, at the largest corporations and important non-profits, among Super Bowl contenders, and even among those tasked with telling us the news. Here are the top ten lies of the year: 10.) BLATTER BLATHERS MORE FIFA FIBS "Football is Sepp Blatter. Sepp Blatter is football," is the saying on a poster in Sepp Blatter's offices at the world soccer organization called FIFA that is responsible for the most followed sporting event in the world, The World Cup. On a global scale it would be hard to find a bigger liar than FIFA and its former president, Sepp Blatter. Blatter, 79, is currently the target of investigations by Swiss and U.S. authorities. The FBI has alleged that Blatter directed a "World Cup of fraud." Among the allegations being investigated are various bribes, the presence of a $100 million slush fund, the bidding ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andre Iguodala
  • 2015
    In August 2015, Iguodala married his childhood sweetheart, Christina Gutierrez, at One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico.
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    In March 2015, Twice, an online secondhand apparel outlet, named Iguodala its Menswear Style Director.
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    On November 11, 2015, Iguodala scored a season-high 20 points against the Memphis Grizzlies to help the Warriors begin the season 9–0.
    More Details Hide Details The Warriors' NBA-record start ended after 24 wins when they lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 108–95 on December 12. An ankle injury suffered in early March forced Igoudala to miss 13 straight games. The Warriors finished the regular season as the first seed in the Western Conference with a 73–9 record, the best overall record in NBA history, surpassing the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls' mark of 72–10, while Iguodala finished as runner-up for the 2015–16 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award. In the first round of the playoffs, the Warriors faced the eighth-seeded Houston Rockets, and in a Game 4 win on April 24, Iguodala scored a season-high 22 points. The Warriors went on to defeat the Rockets in five games. In the second round, Iguodala helped the Warriors defeat the Portland Trail Blazers in five games to qualify for the Western Conference Finals. In their conference finals match-up with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Iguodala helped the Warriors fight back from a 3–1 deficit in the series to win clinch a 4–3 victory. In Game 6 of the series, Iguodala's defense on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook was key to the Warriors forcing Game 7. In Game 7, Iguodala started in place of Harrison Barnes and again marked Kevin Durant. With a Game 7 victory, the Warriors moved on to the NBA Finals for the second straight year. The Warriors would again play the Cleveland Cavaliers for the championship.
    The Warriors advanced to the 2015 NBA Finals to face Cleveland, where he was the team's best defender against Cavaliers star LeBron James.
    More Details Hide Details With Golden State down 2–1 in the series, Iguodala made his first start of the season, replacing center Andrew Bogut in Game 4. Iguodala scored a season-high 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting, which included four 3-pointers, and the Warriors' small lineup helped turn the series around. He went on to help the Warriors defeat the Cavaliers in six games and was named the Finals MVP, becoming first player to win the award without starting a game during the regular season. He was also the first MVP to not have started every game in the Finals. He finished the series averaging 16.3 points, 4 assists, and 5.8 rebounds. When Iguodala was in the game, James made only 38.1% of his shots, compared to 44% without Iguodala.
    On March 18, 2015, he scored a then season-high 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting in a 114-95 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
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    Iguodala won an NBA championship with the Warriors in 2015, when he was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.
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  • 2014
    Entering the 2014–15 season, first-year Warriors coach Steve Kerr elected to move Iguodala from the starting rotation to the sixth man reserve position, in favor of forward Harrison Barnes.
    More Details Hide Details Iguodala had previously played in an NBA-high 806 games as a starter, never before entering a game as a reserve.
    For his defensive contributions to the Warriors, Iguodala was named to the 2014 All-NBA Defensive first team.
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    On January 3, 2014, Iguodala hit a game-winning, 3-point buzzer-beater in the Warriors' 101–100 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
    More Details Hide Details The win extended the Warriors' season-high winning streak to 8 games.
  • 2013
    However, on December 17, 2013, Iguodala returned to action in a game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
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    When playing against the Los Angeles Lakers on November 23, 2013 Iguodala strained his left hamstring late in the third quarter.
    More Details Hide Details Unfortunately, Iguodala went on to miss twelve consecutive games.
    On July 5, 2013, Iguodala reportedly agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the Golden State Warriors.
    More Details Hide Details Iguodala officially joined the team on July 10 as part of a three-team trade involving the Denver Nuggets and the Utah Jazz. On November 14, Iguodala made the game-winning, buzzer-beating shot in the Warriors' 116-115 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Getting the inbound pass from Klay Thompson, Iguodala turned and made the fade-away jump shot over the Thunder's Thabo Sefolosha. Iguodala finished with 14 points and 9 assists.
  • 2012
    Iguodala was also selected for the 2012 London Olympics team, largely due to his exceptional defensive ability.
    More Details Hide Details He helped Team USA win the gold medal against Spain in a 107–100 victory. Coach Mike Krzyzewski called Iguodala one of the team's best players, and compared his game to that of Scottie Pippen.
    Iguodala returned on opening night of 2012–13 to play his former team.
    More Details Hide Details He put up 11 points in an 84–75 loss, and received a mixed response from the crowd. The Nuggets went on to make the playoffs with a franchise record 57-25, and a team record 15 consecutive wins. However, they were upset in the first round by the Golden State Warriors, despite Iguodala having a good series, averaging 18 points, 8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2 steals per game in the series. This led to the firing of Nuggets coach George Karl, who just won the NBA Coach of the Year Award.
  • 2011
    During the 2011 NBA lockout, Iguodala had a week-long internship with Merrill Lynch.
    More Details Hide Details On his 28th birthday, Iguodala recorded a 10-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist triple-double effort in a win over the Pistons. Later that season, he was selected to his first All-Star Game as a reserve. His scoring average was the lowest of all the 24 All-Stars, but he was rewarded for being the best player on the 76ers, who were leading the Atlantic Division. Collins called him a "stat-sheet stuffer". At the end of the 2011–12 NBA season, Iguodola averaged 12.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 5.5 apg, 1.7 spg in 35.6 mpg. He helped the Philadelphia 76ers clinch the final seed in the playoffs. In Game 6 of the Sixers' first round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, he made two free throws with 2.2 seconds left to win the game and help the Sixers upset the Bulls en route to the franchise's first playoff series win since 2003. This was also the fifth time in NBA history that an eighth seed defeated a first seed in the opening round of the playoffs. They were eventually eliminated by the Boston Celtics in a thrilling seven games in the Conference Semifinals.
  • 2010
    Iguodala was a member of the United States national team in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal.
    More Details Hide Details In the FIBA World Championships Iguodala displayed his athleticism with an array of fastbreak dunks.
    Iguodala was second behind LeBron James for most triple-doubles during the 2010–11 season.
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    He was also a member of the United States national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2012 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal both times.
    More Details Hide Details Iguodala went to Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois, before attending the University of Arizona. After completing two years, he declared for the 2004 NBA draft, where he was drafted as the ninth overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. Iguodala played for Philadelphia until the summer of 2012, when he joined the Denver Nuggets in a four-team trade. He was acquired by Golden State in 2013. In 2014–15, he became a reserve for the first time in his career, but captured the Finals MVP after returning to the starting lineup in the middle of the finals series. Iguodala was born in Springfield, Illinois. He is the son of Linda Shanklin. His older brother, Frank, played for Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois, and Dayton. His mother is African American, his father Nigerian. Growing up, Iguodala rooted for the Chicago Bulls, and he cites Michael Jordan as the player he looked up to.
  • 2008
    Iguodala developed into more of a primary player in the 2008–09 season, becoming more active as a facilitator on the offensive end of the floor.
    More Details Hide Details Early into the season, Philadelphia was struggling, which led to the departure of head coach Maurice Cheeks. The 76ers played much better basketball under Tony DiLeo. In his last year with co-captain and veteran point guard Andre Miller, Iguodala helped lead the Sixers to another playoff berth, finishing the season with a 41–41 season record, 6th in the Eastern conference. In the playoffs the 76ers were set to face the third seed Orlando Magic. In Game 1, Orlando had an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Philadelphia made an amazing comeback led by Iguodala, eventually scoring a step-back, fadeaway jumper in the face of Hedo Türkoğlu with 2.2 seconds remaining to give the Sixers the win. Unfortunately, the Sixers eventually fell to the Magic in the Playoffs, failing to reach the second round. Iguodala had averaged 18.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game through 82 regular-season games.
    He officially signed on August 17, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details The contract has $5 million in bonuses and a player option for the sixth year. Early on in the year, Iguodala was on a Sixers team with high expectations after signing All-Star forward Elton Brand and seeing the success of forward Thaddeus Young, whom they drafted with their lottery pick the prior year.
    On August 12, 2008, Iguodala reportedly agreed to a six-year, $80 million contract extension with the Sixers.
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  • 2007
    After Allen Iverson was traded to the Denver Nuggets for Andre Miller, Joe Smith, and two 2007 first-round draft picks, Iguodala would have to get accustomed to play with Andre Miller, who was a different type of point guard than Allen Iverson.
    More Details Hide Details Before the Iverson trade the 76ers were a dreadful 5–18. After Iverson's departure, the Sixers got on a late run, finishing the rest of the season 30–29 and almost clinching the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs (although their late run came more as a result of other teams "tanking" to secure a higher draft pick). He went on to finish the season with averages of 18.2 points, along with 5.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists. During the season Iguodala was one of four players to average at least 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. The others were LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Tracy McGrady. Iguodala got off to a slow start to the season, even to a point when he was leading the league in turnovers. He began to step up his game as the season went on, leading Philadelphia to a playoff berth. The 76ers finished the season at 40–42, winning 22 of their last 29 games and earning a playoff spot with a victory over the Atlanta Hawks on April 4. Iguodala averaged a career-high 19.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game through the 82 games. Philadelphia was set to face the #2 seed Detroit. In the playoffs the Sixers lost in the first round to the Pistons in 6 games after leading the series 2–1. Iguodala had a poor playoffs series, averaging 13 points per game.
  • 2006
    On February 17, 2006, at the Rookie Challenge, Iguodala won MVP honors for his 30-point performance in the Sophomores win.
    More Details Hide Details A day later, he participated in the Slam Dunk Contest. His first dunk was a simple windmill, but then for his second dunk he received a pass from Allen Iverson off the back side of the backboard, then leapt under the board and put in the reverse on the other side and was awarded a perfect score of 50 points. In the final round he did a behind-the-back dunk and followed with a reverse. The award was given to Nate Robinson, who won by a point. Iguodala went on to average 12.3 points and 5.9 rebounds on the season.
  • 2004
    Iguodala was selected 9th overall in the 2004 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
    More Details Hide Details When Iguodala was selected, ESPN personality Dick Vitale commented that it was a mistake for the Sixers to take him, saying "Iguodala was a percent shooter from the college three-point line. He's not going to be able to play", Iguodala used this as motivation in what proved to be a very productive rookie season. Iguodala was thrust into the starting lineup immediately during his rookie season and was the only 76er to play and start all 82 regular season games plus 5 playoff games, becoming a favorite target of Allen Iverson in the process, often connecting on highlight-reel dunks on passes or alley-oops from Iverson. Iguodala proved his versatility, as he was the only rookie and 76er to record a triple-double that season, doing it against the Detroit Pistons. In the game he scored 10 points, caught 10 rebounds and dished out 10 assists. During the season he averaged 9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.7 steals, and 32.8 minutes per game. His efforts were rewarded when he was named to the All-Rookie First Team and started on the rookie team during the Rookie Challenge portion of All-Star Weekend.
  • 2003
    As a sophomore in 2003–04, Iguodala was named team MVP after leading his team in rebounds, assists and steals.
    More Details Hide Details He also made the All-Pac-10 First Team and was named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press. He collected three triple-doubles that season, joining Jason Kidd as the only two players in Pac-10 history to post two or more triple-doubles in a season. During his career at Arizona, the Wildcats made it to the NCAA Tournament both seasons. In his freshman year the Wildcats were defeated in the Elite Eight by the Kansas. In his sophomore year Arizona was defeated in the first round by Seton Hall. After posting career totals of 594 points (9.6 ppg), 409 rebounds (6.6 rpg) and 95 steals (1.53 spg) in 62 games (34 starts) he left to enter the NBA draft. At Arizona, Iguodala planned to major in education. After the season, Iguodala contacted agent Rob Pelinka, who has represented NBA All-Stars such as Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer and Gerald Wallace. Iguodala signed with the agent, and Pelinka remains Iguodala's agent.
  • 2002
    He also won a bronze medal with the U.S. at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details The Sporting News named Iguodala one of "the good guys of 2006" for establishing the Andre Iguodala Disaster Relief Fund that raised money for tornado victims in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois. He later established the Andre Iguodala Youth Foundation, whose stated mission is to use sports as a means to help youths. The organization has hosted basketball camps and the annual "Thanksgiving with Dre", which has distributed food baskets to families in need. Iguodala enjoys playing video games, particularly the NBA 2K series. He played in a tournament put together at the NBA 2K10 launch party in New York against other NBA players, Nate Robinson, Brook Lopez and Rajon Rondo, and rapper Wale. Iguodala is a Christian. He has said, "Faith is something I heavily lean on to give me that balance. I make sure I stay in chapel and have a good relationship with our chaplain. It keeps me focused … When people see us on the court, we want them to see God's work. We want to be a good representation of what we believe in …When you go out there, you’re not just representing your country or the NBA, you’re representing your beliefs. You want to play hard for someone who died for you".
    He was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshmen team for 2002–03.
    More Details Hide Details In his freshman year he quickly established himself as one of the best all-around players on the team, ranking in the top 5 for his team in just about every major category.
    Considered a four-star recruit by, Iguodala was listed as the No. 6 small forward and the No. 26 player in the nation in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Iguodala initially signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Arkansas. He had narrowed down his list of desired schools to two: Kansas or Arkansas. Iguodala was enticed by Arkansas's 1–3 system, which would have allowed Iguodala to run the point occasionally. Iguodala visited the Arkansas campus and was impressed by their large gymnasium and the amount of fans at a practice while he visited with his mother and father. However, after their coach, Nolan Richardson, was fired that year (2002), Iguodala decided to attend Arizona instead. At Arizona he joined future NBA players Channing Frye, Luke Walton, Mustafa Shakur, Salim Stoudamire and Hassan Adams. One of the determining factors for Iguodala was the commitment of Hassan Adams, whom Iguodala had played with in the Jordan Brand Classic in high school. Many colleges regarded Iguodala as a track star turned basketball player but teammate Luke Walton said, "He is going to be one of the best players to ever come out of Arizona by the time he is done here".
    In 2002, he played in the Jordan Brand Classic in Washington, D.C. In 22 minutes of play, Iguodala put up six points on 3–6 shooting, five rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block.
    More Details Hide Details Iguodala played AAU basketball under Larry Butler and the Illinois Warriors, the team that has featured other professional players such as Dwyane Wade, Quentin Richardson, and Jon Scheyer.
  • 2000
    During the summer of 2000, Iguodala captured the attention of coaches around the nation as he was named the AAU national tournament Most Valuable Player after hitting the game-winning shot at the final buzzer to give his team the 17-and-under national title.
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  • 1984
    Born on January 28, 1984.
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