About Andre Iguodala

OFF THE COURT: Full name is Andre Tyler Iguodala… Son of Linda Shanklin and Frank Iguodala Sr. … his first child, Andre Tyler II was born on Mar. 23, 2007… Brother Frank played basketball at Lake Land College (Matoon, Ill.; 2000-02), and the University of Dayton (2002-04)… During the summer of 2001, named the AAU national tournament Most Valuable Player after hitting the game-winning shot at the final buzzer to give his team the 17-and-under national title… Also earned three letters in track & field in high school… Majored in education at Arizona… Hobbies include reading and video games… Participated in the 76ers Drive for Kids program for the last three seasons… Hosted Andre’s Book Drive in 2006 and 2007, leading to the donation of more than 2,600 new children’s books to Philadelphia READS… In 2004-05, hosted a Caps for Kids Drive, which brought in over 1,400 new hats that were donated to local children’s hospitals… Established the Andre Iguodala Disaster Relief Fund in March of 2006 to raise money to assist tornado victims in his hometown city of Springfield, Ill., and aid approximately 250 displaced children from area schools… Donated $500 per point, rebound and assist recorded versus New York (4/2/06) and finished with 20 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for a total of $19,000 to assist tornado relief efforts in Springfield, Ill. Combined with an online auction and in-arena donations at the Wachovia Center on April 2, 2006; overall donations totaled $35,000 for the relief effort … Was recognized as one of the Sporting News 2006 Good Guys for his charitable efforts off the court.

COLLEGE CAREER: In two seasons at University of Arizona (2002-04), posted career totals of 594 points (9.6 ppg), 409 rebounds (6.6 rpg) and 95 steals (1.53 spg) in 62 games (34 starts)… In final season at Arizona, made the All-Pac 10 team, earned All-District 9 honors from the USBWA and was named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press… Also received second team Pac-10 All-Academic team honors in 2003-04… Became the sixth early entry candidate under head coach Lute Olson… Posted 10 career double-doubles and three triple-doubles…Joined Jason Kidd (California) as the only Pac-10 players to register more than one triple-double in a season… Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshmen team in 2002-03… Appeared in five NCAA Tournament games… Signed with Arizona in the spring of 2002 after being released from his National Letter of Intent at Arkansas following Nolan Richardson’s departure.

PRO CAREER: Three NBA seasons… In 240 games/starts is averaging 13.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.77 steals in 36.8 minutes per game… Shooting 47.5% from the floor, 33.2% from 3-point range and 78.5% from the line… Named MVP for the 2006 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston… Finished second in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Competition… Posted first career triple-double (10 pts, 10 rebs, 10 assts) vs. Detroit (3/23/05), becoming the second rookie in franchise history (Jim Tucker, 1954-55) to record a triple-double… Has 19 double-doubles for his career and four triple-doubles… Has scored 30+ points four times (4-0)… PLAYOFFS…  In first NBA Playoff experience, started all five games against Detroit in the 2005 Eastern Conference First Round … Averaged 9.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists and a team-leading 2.80 steals per game.

2004-05: Rookie NBA Season (Philadelphia)… Only Sixer to start every game… Averaged 9.0 points, 3.0 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.68 steals in 32.8 minutes per game… Became the first 76ers rookie to start 82 games in a season since Clarence Weatherspoon (1992-93)…  Finished with 138 steals, the third most steals by a Sixers rookie in franchise history… Had three or more steals 19 times (15-4)…  Ranked among NBA leaders in steals per game  (1.68) and total steals (138)… Had seven games (6-1) with 10-plus points, 5-plus rebounds and 5-plus assists… Scored 20 or more points in three games (2-1)… Had five double-doubles, including his first career triple-double (10 pts, 10 rebs, 10 assts) vs. Detroit (3/23)… Had first career double-double at Portland (12/28) with 22 points (10-18 FG) 10 rebounds…  Scored 11 points with seven rebounds and four assists in the got milk? Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend… PLAYOFFS… Started all five playoff games… Averaged 9.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists and a team-leading 2.80 steals per game.

2005-06: Second NBA season (Philadelphia)… Started in all 82 games and averaged 12.3 points (.500 FG%, .354 3FG%, .754 FT%), 5.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.65 steals in 37.6 minutes per game… Became the first Sixers player since Clarence Weatherspoon (1992-94) to start and play in all 82 games of his first two seasons with the team… Ranked 14th in the NBA in steals per game and 12th in steals per turnover ratio (0.88)… Named MVP of the 2006 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston (30 pts, 6 rebs, 4 stls, 3 assts)… Finished second in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Competition… Hit the first game-winning, buzzer-beating shot of his career, at Minnesota (1/22/06)… Had 10 games (9-1) with 20-plus points and eight games (6-2) with 10-plus rebounds… Had seven double-doubles (6 pts-rebs, 1 pts-asts)… Set a career-high with 27 points vs. New Jersey (4/18)… Hit a career-high six 3-point field goals at Toronto (12/18).

2006-07: Third NBA season (Philadelphia)… in 76 games, averaged career-highs of 18.2 points, 5.7 assists and 2.00 steals in 40.3 minutes per game… also averaged 5.7 rebounds per game… Shot 44.7% (443-991 FGs) from the floor, 31.0% (48-155 3FGs) from 3-point range and 78.5% (452-551 FTs) from the line… ranked 29th in the league in scoring, tied for 16th in assists, fourth in steals  per game and tied for fourth in minutes per game… Missed the first game of his career with a lower back strain on 3/23/07 and missed five more games (4/10-4/11/07, 4/15-4/18/07) with that same injury… At the time, his streak of 232 consecutive games started was the third longest of any active player in the NBA… Was one of just four players to average at least 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists among qualifiers (Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tracy McGrady)… Over his final 29 games played, averaged 20.0 points, 6.7 assists and 6.1 rebounds… Scored 20+ points 33 times (21-12 mark) and 30 or more four times (4-0)… Had three triple-doubles and was one of just four players to record multiple triple-doubles.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected after sophomore season by Philadelphia 76ers in the first round (9th pick overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft.