Andre Tyler Iguodala is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. The swingman was an NBA All-Star in 2012 and has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Team twice.
Andre Iguodala Biography
|Full name||Andre Tyler Iguodala|
|Known as||Andre Iguodala|
|Birthdate||January 28, 1984|
|Birthplace||Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States|
|Age||38 Years Old|
|Father’s name||Leonard Shanklin|
|Mother’s name||Linda Shanklin|
|Brother’s name||Frank Iguodala|
|Education||Lanphier High School
Arizona State University
|Sons’ Name||London Iguodala
Andre Tyler Iguodala II
|Height||198 cm (6 feet 6 inches)|
|Weight||98 kg (216 lbs.)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Current Affiliation||National Basketball Association (NBA)|
|NBA Draft||2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall|
|NBA Debut||2004 (For Philadelphia 76ers )|
|Currently Plays for||Miami Heat|
|Jersey number||28 in Miami Heat|
|Former Teams||Memphis Grizzlies
Golden State Warriors
|High School Basketball||Lanphier Lions basketball team|
|College Basketball||Arizona Wildcats Men’s Basketball team|
|Highlights and Awards||All-Conference academic honor
Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year
AAU national tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2000
Finals MVP in the 2014-2015 (Golden State Warriors)
The best player on the 76ers in the 2011-2012 seasons, etc.
|Book||The Sixth Man: A Memoir|
|Position||Small Forward and Shooting Guard|
|Philanthropy||Andre Iguodala Disaster Relief Fund
Andre Iguodala Youth Foundation
|Net Worth||$80 million|
|Social Media Handles||Facebook, Instagram & Twitter|
Andre Iguodala Net Worth
|Andre Iguodala Net Worth||$80 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 28, 1984 (38 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.98 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Andre Iguodala was born in 1984 in Springfield, Illinois. He has an older brother named Frank. As a teen, he went to Lanphier High School, where he excelled both academically and athletically; among his achievements, he won All-Conference academic honors and was named a State Journal Student-Athlete of the Week multiple times. As a senior, Iguodala led his school’s basketball team to a second-place finish at the Illinois High School Association Class AA state tournament.
Although he originally planned to play college basketball at Arkansas, Iguodala ended up attending the University of Arizona, where he joined such future NBA players as Luke Walton, Hassan Adams, and Mustafa Shakur. Iguodala established himself early on as one of the team’s best all-around players, and helped lead Arizona to the NCAA tournament in both his freshman and sophomore years. After earning first-team all-conference honors in the Pac-10 as a sophomore, Iguodala left college to enter the NBA draft.
In August of 2015, Iguodala wed his childhood sweetheart, Christina Gutierrez. Together, they have a daughter named London and a son named Andre Jr.
Andre Iguodala Wife
Christina Gutierrez is the wife of basketball player Andre Tyler Iguodala. Andre and Christina are childhood sweethearts who went to the same high school in Springfield, Illinois. Prior to marriage, André Iguodala and Christina Gutierrez welcomed their first child, named André Tyler Iguodala II, on March 24, 2007.
However, he had a second child, London Iguodala, with ex-girlfriend Klena Warthen. He was born on 7th May 2009. Iguodala and Cristina Gutierrez tied the knot in August 2015 in a peaceful ceremony at One & Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico. The best man at Christina and Andre’s wedding was none other than their son André Tyler Iguodala II, who wore a tuxedo just like his father.
Andre Iguodala Family
He might have befriended Draymond Green, Shaun Livingston & Klay Thompson, but what about family? Names of father, mother, kids, brothers & sisters.
Andre Iguodala Friends
Andre Iguodala Height and Weight
Weight 98 kg
On the business side of things, Iguodala is a tech investor, and frequently advocates for other NBA players to invest in the tech industry. He has partnered with entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, and helped form the Players Technology Summit in 2017. Iguodala has also invested in such companies as Twitter, Tesla, and Facebook, as well as many tech startups.
Ahead of the 2013 season, Andre signed a 4-year $48 million contract with the Denver Nuggets that paid an average annual salary of $12 million. In 2017 he signed a 3-year $48 million contract that paid $16 million per year.
Previously, Andre Iguodala had intended to play for Arkansas but ended up in Arizona. His preferences were either Kansas or Arkansas, primarily because the latter used a 1-3 system that would have given him the freedom to run the point whenever there was an opportunity. He had visited the Arkansas campus with his parents, and they were impressed by the enormity of the school gymnasium and the vast crowds of fans during practice sessions. Upon learning that Arkansas head coach had been fired, Iguodala decided to go to Arizona instead. There he would team up with other future NBA stars such as Channing Frye, Luke Walton, Mustafa Shakur, Salim Stoudamire, and Hassan Adams.
Andre Iguodala Facts
- Made the All-Pac-10 First Team 2004
- Majored in Education at the University of Arizona
- Was the ninth overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers
- Was part of the NBA All-Rookie Team in 2005
- Won gold as part of Team U
- At the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey
- Played on the NBA All-Star Team in 2012
- Has been active in charitable efforts including raising money for tornado victims in his hometown of Springfield, IL, and book donations for schools in Philadelphia