Andre Iguodala is an American professional basketball player who has emerged as a standout player for the Golden State Warriors this NBA season. He plays in the NBA at the small forward position for the Golden State Warriors. Drafted in the 2004 NBA draft, Andre has since become one of the most anticipated players to look forward to. He is one of the most popular players worldwide and is also considered a GOAT.
Andre Iguodala was born on January 28, 1984, in Springfield, Illinois, USA to Linda Shanklin (Mother). He grew up in Springfield with his brother Frank. Andre is known to be of mixed ethnicity as his mother is African American while his father is Nigerian.
Andre attended Lanphier High School and was part of the school basketball team as well as a brilliant student academically. He later transferred to Arizona State University for his college career in 2002.
Andre Iguodala career
Andre began his basketball career when he was in high school and won academic honors from all conferences. He was also on the National Honor Roll and led his school team to graduation at the Illinois High School Association Class AA State Tournament, for which he was also named Chicago’s Sun Times Player of the Year.
He later continued his college career at Arizona State University. In his freshman year, he was named to the 2002 Pac 10 All-Freshman team and also made a name for himself as one of the team’s best players. He later continued to set great records and acted as a catalyst for multiple teams’ victories. In 2004, he entered the 2004 NBA Draft as a prospect.
His pro career began in 2004 when he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers and averaged 9 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3 assists in his rookie season. He was also named to the All-Rookie First Team. In the following seasons, he maintained his form and even remained one of the team’s top scorers.
In 2010, Andre suffered an injury and sustained an Achilles injury which hampered his performance and also led to his compromise rumors. The team also suffered and had a poor season. However, he was named to the second NBA All-Defensive Team. The following year he did an internship at Merrill Lynch and was selected for the first All-Star game.
He is also now known for having represented his country nationally and was part of the US national team for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. The team won a gold medal and he was also selected for the London 2012 Olympics team. In 2012 he was traded to the Denver Nuggets and averaged 18 points and 8 rebounds.
Andre Iguodala switched teams again and joined the Golden State Warriors in 2013. In his first season with the team, he was named Finals MVP and was the sixth NBA man of the year in 2015-16. He continued playing with the team through the 2019 season and maintained his form.
In 2020 he joined Miami Hart and played with the team for one season. He was then made a free agent, after which he returned to the Golden State Warriors team in 2021. He is currently playing with the team in the 2022 NBA Finals and has returned to the team after missing several games through injury.
Besides basketball, he is also a businessman who actively invests in the technology industry. He has several partnerships with entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and is very interested in tech startups.
Andre Iguodala Biography
|Real name||Andre Tyler Iguodala|
|Date of birth||January 28, 1984|
|Age (as of 2022)||38 years|
|Place of birth||Springfield, Illinois, USA|
|Height||in feet inches – 6′ 6” – in centimeters – 198 cm|
|weight||in kilograms – 98kg – in pounds – 215 pounds|
|eye color||dark brown|
Andre Iguodala Family
|Who is Andre Iguodala’s wife?||Christina Gutierrez|
|children||London Iguodala, Andre Tyler Iguodala II|
Andre is married to his college sweetheart Christina Gutierrez. The two got married at One&Only Palmilla in Mexico. The couple has a daughter named London and a son named Andre Jr. Other than that, he hasn’t revealed any details about his family. However, he is known to be close friends with Stephen Curry.
Andre Iguodala Net Worth
Andre Iguodala has been a professional basketball player for more than two decades and has earned much respect and wealth over the years. However, his income has not been shared, his net worth as of 2022 is estimated to be around $85 million.
Andre Iguodala Social media
Andre currently has 1.7 million followers with 47 posts on his Instagram account where he enjoys sharing about his career, events, performances, etc. He also has a Twitter account where he has 1.3 million followers. Apart from that, he also has a Facebook page with around 1.7 million followers.
Facts About Andre Iguodala
- Andre was part of the team that won the three-time NBA championship in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
- In 2002, he was named a second-team Parade All American.
- In 2003 he was named to the Pac-10 Freshman Team.
- Aside from basketball, Andre is known to love golf and track and field events.
- Andre also published a book called The Sixth Man: A Memoir in 2019.
- His jersey number is 9.
- He is an investor in Facebook, Twitter, and Tesla.