Iguodala playing for the 76ers.
|No. - Denver Nuggets|
|Small forward / Shooting guard|
|Born|| January 28, 1984 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in|
|Listed weight||207 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2004; Round: 1 / Pick: 9th|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Profile at NBA.com|
Iguodala, a 6'6", 207-pound (1.98 m, 94 kg) swingman, was selected 9th overall in the 2004 NBA Draft out of the University of Arizona. He was named first team All-Rookie in 2005 and started on the rookie team during the Rookie Challenge portion of All-Star Weekend. Iguodala played at Arizona for two years and in the 2003-04 season collected three triple-doubles joining Jason Kidd as the only two players in PAC-10 history to post two or more triple-doubles in the same season.
Until February 2005, Iguodala wore jersey number 4, but allowed newly-acquired 76ers member Chris Webber (no longer with team) to wear it instead, as Webber traditionally had worn that number throughout his college career and most of his professional career. Iguodala subsequently switched to wearing number 9. Webber reportedly bought Iguodala a Rolex watch for allowing him to wear the number 4.
During his first year with the Philadelphia 76ers, he was the only team member to play and start all 82 games plus 5 playoff games. Iguodala is known for his athleticism and already holds a reputation as a strong defender. He has also earned a reputation as a “Vince Carter-like” dunker. Andre Iguodala proved his versatility – he was the only rookie and 76er to record a triple-double during the 2004-05 NBA season, despite averaging 9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. His efforts were rewarded when he was named to the All-Rookie First Team. His all around play has already earned him comparisons with all-time great Scottie Pippen as well as to current NBA star and Arizona alumnus Richard Jefferson.
Immediately following the departure of Allen Iverson in December 2006, Iguodala's statistical categories soared; improving his scoring, rebounding, assists, field goal percentage, and free throw percentage as he has become the best player on the Sixer's offense while still maintaining his diligent defensive skills.
He recorded a triple-double in his rookie season and so far has three.
- Was one of four players among qualifiers in 2006-07 to average at least 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Tracy McGrady).
- Over his final 29 games played in 2006-07, averaged 20.0 points, 6.7 assists and 6.1 rebounds.
- Over his final 44 games played in 2006-07, had at least 20 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists nine times after doing so just once in the first 196 games of his career.
- Tallied 20 points 33 times in 2006-07 and the Sixers were 21-12 in those games.
- Recorded three triple-doubles in 2006-07 and has four in his career… only three other players had multiple triple-doubles in 2006-07 (Jason Kidd-12, Kevin Garnett-3 and Vince Carter-2).
- Since he entered the league (2004-05), has the fourth most steals of any player.
- In 2006-07, ranked second in the NBA in total steals (152) and ranked fourth in steals per game (2.00)… Also ranked 29th in the league in scoring (18.2 ppg), tied for 16th in assists (5.7 apg) and tied for fourth in minutes per game (40.3 mpg).
- Scored 25 points in three straight games from 3/7-3/10/07 after not doing so in consecutive games in his career prior to then.
- Missed the first game of his career on 3/23/07 with a lower back strain… he started the first 232 games of his career, which at the time was the third longest active consecutive start streak in the NBA.
- Was just the third player over the past 20 years to start at least the first 200 games of his career (Clarence Weatherspoon w/213 from 1992-1995 and Mike Bibby w/248 from 1999-2002).
- The only Sixer to start every game in his first two seasons, and the first in team history to do so since Clarence Weatherspoon achieved it in 1992-93 and 1993-94
- Selected to the Got Milk? Rookie Challenge Game as a rookie
- Started all 5 of the Sixers' playoff games in 2005.
- Shot 49.3% from the field as a rookie and improved to 50.0% as a second-year player
- Named MVP at the T-mobile Rookie Challenge, with 30 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists
- Finished a controversial second in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam-Dunk Competition, losing only by a point in the first ever dunk-off in history.
- Recorded a triple double in his rookie year and three so far in his 3rd year.
- Led the Sixers in scoring, minutes, free throws, and steals as a 3rd year player, becoming the youngest player to do so since Allen Iverson in the 1999-2000 NBA Season.
- Became the youngest player since Oscar Robertson to record 3 or more triple-doubles in their 3rd year.
- Against New York on 4/2/06 he donated $500 for every point, rebound, and assist. Overall, Andre totaled up to $19,000 to a tornado relif fund for his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.
- Iguodala's older brother, Frank Iguodala, is a semi-professional basketball player.
- Is an American of Nigerian descent
- Leads all class of 2004 NBA players in triple doubles.