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Canadian basketball player (born 1998)

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Gilgeous-Alexander with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2022
No 2 – Oklahoma City Thunder
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1998-07-12) July 12, 1998 (age 24)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (198 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High 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 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Playing career 2018–present
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)
Stats  at NBAcom
Stats at Basketball-Referencecom
Medals
Men’s basketball
Representing  Canada
FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship
2016 Chile National team

Shaivonte Aician Gilgeous-Alexander (born July 12, 1998), also known by his initials SGA, is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA) He also played one year of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats

Gilgeous-Alexander was selected in the first round of the 2018 NBA draft 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 Second Team in his rookie season with the Clippers before being traded to the Thunder in July 2019

Early life

Gilgeous-Alexander was born in Toronto, Ontario, and grew up in Hamilton, Ontario His mother, Charmaine Gilgeous, is a former track star who competed for Antigua and Barbuda at the 1992 Summer Olympics His father, Vaughn Alexander, coached him as a youth He began high school in Hamilton, Ontario at St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School before switching to Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School He then transferred to Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (located in Chattanooga, Tennessee) for his junior and senior years to improve his basketball skills, graduating in 2017

High school career

Growing up in Hamilton, he did not make the St Thomas More junior team in grade 9 and subsequently played on the school’s midget squad He ended up winning team MVP and the midget boys’ city championship He then attended Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School before heading to Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2015 “I just thought I needed to play better competition ,” he said As a senior, Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 184 points, 44 rebounds and 40 assists

In early 2016, he participated in the Basketball Without Borders Camp

A four-star recruit (by ESPN), Gilgeous-Alexander originally committed to Florida, but re-opened his recruitment in October 2016 His final five schools were Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, Texas and UNLV The following month, he announced his decision to play college basketball at Kentucky At the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit, he represented the World Select Team and scored eleven points in 21 minutes of action

College career

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander started the 2017-18 season as 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 When he first stepped on the University of Kentucky’s campus, Gilgeous-Alexander had long hair However, he cut his hair early in the season and some say this started his progression from sixth man to starting point guard He continued to lead the team for the following two games against Georgia and LSU, scoring 21 points against Georgia and 18 against LSU He was a consistent contributor to a “struggling” UK team that had a four game losing streak during the season He became a starter along with four other freshmen: Hamidou Diallo, Nick Richards, Kevin Knox, and P J Washington Despite their losses, his PPG shot up to 129 along with 38 rebounds and 46 assists Gilgeous-Alexander had a great SEC tournament and continued that momentum into the NCAA Tournament After playing great basketball in the first two rounds against Davidson and Buffalo, the magic ran out and Kentucky lost to Kansas State in the Sweet 16 Gilgeous-Alexander’s final college basketball moment was a missed three-point attempt at the buzzer On April 9, 2018, he declared for the 2018 NBA Draft

Professional career

Los Angeles Clippers (2018–2019)

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 same day, in exchange for the pick after him (which ended up being Miles Bridges) and two future second round picks He went on to play for the team in the 2018 NBA Summer League, where he averaged 19 points, 48 rebounds, 4 assists and 23 steals per game

On December 17, 2018, Gilgeous-Alexander scored a season-best of 24 points in a 127–131 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers On January 18, 2019, Gilgeous-Alexander tied his season-best of 24 points in a 112–94 loss to the Golden State Warriors Eleven days later, he was named a member of the World Team representing Canada for the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge On April 21, 2019, he scored a new career-high of 25 points in a 105–113 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2019 playoffs

Oklahoma City Thunder (2019–present)

On July 10, 2019, the Clippers traded Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, five first-round draft picks, and the rights to swap two other first round picks to the Oklahoma City Thunder for NBA All-Star Paul George On October 8, 2019, Gilgeous-Alexander made his preseason debut with the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Dallas Mavericks He recorded 24 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist in a 119–104 win over the Mavericks On December 22, 2019, Gilgeous-Alexander scored a then career-high 32 points with five assists, three rebounds, and two steals in a 118–112 win over the Los Angeles Clippers On January 13, 2020, Gilgeous-Alexander recorded his first NBA triple double with 20 points, 10 assists and a career-high 20 rebounds in a 117–104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, becoming the second player after Russell Westbrook to record a 20–20–10 statline in the last 30 years and the youngest ever to achieve it

On December 26, 2020, Gilgeous-Alexander put up 24 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, and a game-winning jump shot in a 109–107 win against the Charlotte Hornets On February 24, 2021, Gilgeous-Alexander scored a career-high 42 points to give the Oklahoma City Thunder a 102–99 win over the San Antonio Spurs On March 24, 2021, after playing 35 games, his season ended due to a tear in his plantar fascia

On August 3, 2021, Gilgeous-Alexander and the Thunder agreed to a 5 year, $172 million rookie extension that will become a 5 year, $207 million rookie max extension if Gilgeous-Alexander is included on an All-NBA Team On December 18, 2021, Gilgeous-Alexander scored 18 points and made a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Thunder over his former team, the Los Angeles Clippers 104–103 Four days later, he recorded his second career triple double, with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists, in a 108–94 victory over the Denver Nuggets On March 28, 2022, Gilgeous-Alexander was ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury He finished the season averaging career highs of 245 points and 59 assists per game

On November 16, 2022, Gilgeous-Alexander tied a career-high 42 points, alongside a game-winning three, with six rebounds and seven assists in a 121–120 win over the Washington Wizards

National team career

Gilgeous-Alexander played for Canada’s Junior National Team that competed in the 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile, averaging 78 points, 54 assists, 40 rebounds a contest en route to winning silver He also played for Canada’s National Team at the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila

On May 24, 2022, Gilgeous-Alexander agreed to a three-year commitment to play with the Canadian senior men’s national team

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free 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

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 LA Clippers 82 73 265 476 367 800 28 33 12 5 108
2019–20 Oklahoma City 70 70 347 471 347 807 59 33 11 7 190
2020–21 Oklahoma City 35 35 337 508 418 808 47 59 8 7 237
2021–22 Oklahoma City 56 56 347 453 300 810 50 59 13 8 245
Career 243 234 318 473 348 807 45 43 11 7 182

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 LA Clippers 6 6 288 467 500 850 27 32 10 8 137
2020 Oklahoma City 7 7 399 433 400 957 53 41 10 4 163
Career 13 13 348 447 434 907 41 37 10 6 151

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Kentucky 37 24 337 485 404 817 41 51 16 5 144

Personal life

Gilgeous-Alexander’s younger brother, Thomasi, was a college basketball player for the Evansville Purple Aces and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M His younger cousin, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, is an NBA player for the Utah Jazz The two have a close relationship and shared a room at high school coach Zach Ferrell’s house

In July 2020, Gilgeous-Alexander signed an endorsement deal with Converse

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