- Date of Birth:
- January 28, 1984
- 6' 6"
Andre Iguodala (born Andrew Tyler Iguodala on January 28, 1984 in Springfield, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player. Andre attended Lanphier High School, and succeeded both academically and athletically. He was named a Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year and a Nike All-American. In 200, he was named the AAU tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Andre had initially planned to enroll at Arkansas University but changed his mind and played for Arizona. He was named the team’s MVP during his sophomore year. The Philadelphia 76ers drafted Andrew in 2004. Andre found personal success with the 76ers, but the team struggled as a whole. In 2012, Andre was traded to the Denver Nuggets. He only played with the team for a season. The next year, Andre signed a four-year deal with the Golden State Warriors. In the 2014-15 season, Andre was shifted from a starter to a reserve player. Andre and the Warriors faced LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals. Andre was assigned to defend against LeBron, and his efforts won him the Finals MVP. He was the first player to win the award without starting a game during the regular season.
Best Known For:
Andre Iguodala is best known as a professional basketball player, and being named the MVP of the Golden State Warriors’ championship run in 2015.
Andrew enjoys reading and playing video games. He is also highly active in humanitarian efforts. He established the Andre Iguodala Disaster Relief Fund to help tornado victims in his hometown of Springfield. He also established the Andre Iguodala Youth Foundation, a youth-outreach program that hosts basketball camps and an annual Thanksgiving food-relief event.