Canadian basketball player

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Gilgeous-Alexander with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2022

No. 2 – Oklahoma City Thunder
Position Shooting guard / Point baby-sit
League NBA
Personal data
Born
(1998-07-12)
July 12, 1998
(historic period 23)


Toronto, Ontario[1]
Nationality Canadian
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 yard)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
Loftier school
  • St. Thomas More (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Sir Allan MacNab (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
College Kentucky (2017–2018)
NBA draft 2018 / Round: 1 / Selection: 11th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Playing career 2018–nowadays
Career history
2018–2019 Los Angeles Clippers
2019–present Oklahoma City Thunder
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2019)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2018)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2018)
  • SEC Tournament MVP (2018)
StatsEdit this at Wikidata
at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Medals

Men’s basketball
Representing


Canada
FIBA Americas Nether-18 Championship
Silver medal – second place 2016 Chile National team

Shaivonte Aician Gilgeous-Alexander
(born July 12, 1998) is a Canadian professional basketball game player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Gilgeous-Alexander was selected in the first round of the 2018 NBA typhoon by the Charlotte Hornets with the 11th overall pick and was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers that same night. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie 2d Team in his rookie season with the Clippers before beingness traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder along with Danilo Gallinari and multiple future first round picks in a deal for NBA All Star Paul George on July 10, 2019.

Early life

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Gilgeous-Alexander was born in Toronto, Ontario, and grew up in Hamilton, Ontario.[2]
His mother, Charmaine Gilgeous, is a former track star who competed for Antigua and Barbuda at the 1992 Summertime Olympics.[3]
His father, Vaughn Alexander, coached him as a youth.[iv]
He began high schoolhouse in Hamilton, Ontario at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary Schoolhouse before switching to Sir Allan MacNab Secondary Schoolhouse, then transferred to Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (located in Chattanooga, Tennessee) for his inferior and senior years to meliorate his basketball game skills, graduating in 2017.[5]
[vi]

High school career

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Growing up in Hamilton, he did not make the St. Thomas More inferior squad in course 9 and later on played on the school’s midget squad. He concluded up winning squad MVP and the midget boys’ metropolis championship.[vii]
He so attended Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School before heading to Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2015.[8]
“I just idea I needed to play improve contest …,” he said. As a senior, Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 18.4 points, four.4 rebounds and iv.0 assists.[ix]

In early 2016, he participated in the Basketball Without Borders Camp.[10]

A four-star recruit (by ESPN), Gilgeous-Alexander originally committed to Florida, but re-opened his recruitment in Oct 2016.[11]
His terminal five schools were Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, Texas and UNLV.[12]
The following month, he announced his decision to play college basketball at Kentucky.[13]
At the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit, he poured in eleven points in 21:24 minutes of activeness, representing the World Select Team.[14]

Higher career

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander started the 2017-xviii flavor equally a reserve, sitting behind freshman point guard Quade Green, but still averaged over 30 minutes per game. After a tough loss to UCLA, Alexander erupted against Louisville in December, scoring 24 points, grabbing 5 rebounds, dishing out 4 assists, and securing 3 steals.[xv]
When he first stepped on the University of Kentucky’s campus, Gilgeous-Alexander had long hair. However, he cutting his hair early in the flavour and some say this started his progression from sixth man to starting point guard.[sixteen]
He continued to lead the squad for the post-obit two games confronting Georgia and LSU, scoring 21 points against Georgia and xviii against LSU. He was a consistent contributor to a “struggling” United kingdom team that had a 4 game losing streak during the flavor. He became a starter along with iv other freshmen: Hamidou Diallo, Nick Richards, Kevin Knox, and P. J. Washington. Despite their losses, his PPG shot upwardly to 12.9 forth with 3.viii rebounds and four.6 assists. Gilgeous-Alexander had a great SEC tournament and connected that momentum into the NCAA Tournament. Later playing keen basketball in the start two rounds against Davidson and Buffalo, the magic ran out and Kentucky lost to Kansas State in the Sweetness 16. Gilgeous-Alexander’s last college basketball game moment was a missed three-point endeavor at the buzzer. On April 9, 2018, he declared for the 2018 NBA Draft.[17]

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Professional career

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Los Angeles Clippers (2018–2019)

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On June 21, 2018, Gilgeous-Alexander was selected with the eleventh overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2018 NBA draft, before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers the aforementioned twenty-four hours, in exchange for the pick after him (which ended upwardly existence Miles Bridges) and two future 2d round picks.[18]
He went on the play for the squad in the 2018 NBA Summertime League, where he averaged nineteen points, 4.8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.3 steals per game.

On December 17, 2018, Gilgeous-Alexander scored a flavour-best of 24 points in a 127–131 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.[19]
On January 18, 2019, Gilgeous-Alexander tied his season-best of 24 points in a 112–94 loss to the Golden Land Warriors.[20]
Eleven days later, he was named a member of the Globe Team representing Canada for the 2019 Ascent Stars Claiming.[21]
On Apr 21, 2019, he scored a new career-loftier of 25 points in a 105–113 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game iv of the 2019 playoffs.[22]


Oklahoma City Thunder (2019–present)

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On July 10, 2019, the Clippers traded Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, five get-go-round draft picks, and the rights to swap two other first circular picks to the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder for NBA All-Star Paul George.[23]

On October eight, 2019, Gilgeous-Alexander made his preseason debut with the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Dallas Mavericks. He recorded 24 points, iv rebounds and 1 aid in a 119–104 win over the Mavericks. On Dec 22, 2019, Gilgeous-Alexander scored a career-high 32 points with five assists, 3 rebounds, and ii steals in a 118–112 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.[24]

On January 13, 2020, Gilgeous-Alexander recorded his first NBA triple double with 20 points, 10 assists and a career-high twenty rebounds in a 117–104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, becoming the 2d player after Russell Westbrook to record a 20–20–10 statline in the final 30 years and the youngest ever to achieve it.[25]
[26]

In July 2020, he signed an endorsement contract with Converse.[27]

On Dec 26, 2020, Gilgeous-Alexander put upwardly 24 points, seven rebounds, ix assists, and a game-winning jump shot in a 109–107 win confronting the Charlotte Hornets.[28]

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On Feb 24, 2021, Gilgeous-Alexander scored a career-high 42 points to give the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder a 102–99 win over the San Antonio Spurs.[29]

On March 24, 2021, after playing 35 games, his season ended due to a tear in his plantar fascia.[thirty]

On August iii, 2021, Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder agreed to a 5 year, $172 million rookie extension that volition go a 5 year, $207 million Rookie Max extension if Gilgeous-Alexander is included on an All-NBA Team.[31]
On December 18, Gilgeous-Alexander scored xviii points and made a game-winning three-arrow at the buzzer to elevator the Thunder over his one-time team, the Los Angeles Clippers 104–103.[32]
Four days subsequently, he grabbed his 2d career triple double, with 27 points, xi rebounds and 12 assists, in a 108–94 victory over the Denver Nuggets.[33]

National team career

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He played for Canada’southward Junior National Team that competed in the 2016 FIBA Americas Nether-18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile, averaging seven.eight points, 5.iv assists, 4.0 rebounds a contest en route to winning silver.[34]
He also played for Canada’s National Team at the 2016 FIBA Globe Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila.[35]

Career statistics

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Legend
  GP Games played   GS Games started  MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal per centum  3P% 3-point field goal pct  FT% Gratuitous throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game  APG Assists per game  SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game  PPG Points per game Bold Career high
 * Led the league

NBA

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Regular flavor

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Yr Squad GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–xix L.A. Clippers 82* 73 26.v .476 .367 .800 ii.eight 3.3 1.2 .5 10.eight
2019–20 Oklahoma City 70 70 34.vii .471 .347 .807 five.nine iii.three ane.1 .7 xix.0
2020–21 Oklahoma Urban center 35 35 33.7 .508 .418 .808 4.seven 5.9 .viii .seven 23.vii
Career 187 178 30.9 .482 .373 .805 four.3 3.viii 1.1 .6 16.5

Playoffs

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Year Squad GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 L.A. Clippers 6 6 28.eight .467 .500 .850 two.7 3.2 1.0 .8 thirteen.7
2020 Oklahoma City 7 7 39.9 .433 .400 .957 5.3 iv.1 1.0 .4 16.3
Career 13 thirteen 34.8 .447 .434 .907 4.1 three.7 1.0 .6 15.1

Higher

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Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–xviii Kentucky 37 24 33.7 .485 .404 .817 4.1 v.1 1.vi .5 14.4

Personal life

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Gilgeous-Alexander’south younger brother, Thomasi Gilgeous-Alexander, is a higher basketball game player for the Evansville Regal Aces.[36]
His younger cousin, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, is an NBA player for the New Orleans Pelicans. The two have a close relationship and shared a room at high school coach Zach Ferrell’due south business firm.[37]

References

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External links

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  • Career statistics and histrion information from NBA.com and Basketball-Reference.com
  • Kentucky Wildcats bio
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander at nbadraft.internet
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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shai_Gilgeous-Alexander