#0 / Gilbert Arenas

Position: Guard

Height: 6' 4"

Weight: 215 lbs.

Born : 1/6/82, Los Angeles, CA

College: Arizona

NBA Experience: 5 years

How Acquired: Signed as a restricted free agent by Washington on August 8, 2003.

Drafted: Selected after sophomore season by the Golden State Warriors in the second round (31st pick overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft.

  • Zero to 60: Gilbert Arenas' Historic 60 Points
  • NBA.com Blog: Gilbert Arenas
  • Wiz Facts:
  • Represents the United States in the USA Men’s Senior National Team program
  • Named an All-Star and selected to the All-NBA Third Team in each of the last two NBA seasons
  • Has a collection of over 350 autographed jerseys of past and present NBA players
  • Personal: Raised in Los Angeles, California and was a standout basketball player at Ulysses S. Grant High School in Van Nuys, CA…Recognized by The Sporting News as one of the top “Good Guys” in sports in each of the last two years (2005, 2006)…Wears #0 because of the number of minutes his detractors said he would get at the University of Arizona…His #0 jersey ranked as the 20th best-selling jersey in the NBA in 2005-06…Served as one of three team captains in 2005-06…Has a collection of over 350 autographed jerseys of past and present players…For the past three years, has hosted “Gilbert’s Christmas Dream” during the holiday season to benefit underprivileged DC area children…In 2004 and 2005, joined Wizards Chairman Abe Pollin, President of Basketball Operations Ernie Grunfeld, and Wizards coaches and players to deliver Holiday gifts to five families in Washington, DC…Became a big brother to Andre McAllister, who lost his family in a house fire in December, 2004…Gives his jersey away to fans, both at home and on the road, after each game…Has created the Zer0 2 Hero Foundation to promote the safety and well-being of children by raising funds to support organizations that aid in the preservation of families through foster care, adoption and child welfare services…Named the NBA Community Assist Award winner for the month of August, 2005…Purchased $18,000 worth of goods and delivered them to Hurricane Katrina victims sheltered at the DC Armory in September, 2005…Played in the NBA Players Hurricane Katrina Relief Game that took place at the Toyota Center in Houston…Joined Washington, DC Mayor Anthony Williams to host a Holiday party for local teens at Lucky Strike Lanes in December, 2005…Was featured in an NBA Cares public service announcement honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr…Was featured in Essence Magazine as part of the magazine’s “Do Right Men” issue…Through the NBA Cares program, became involved with the Make-A-Wish foundation and the Special Olympics…Owns a Halo Team called Final Boss, which is affiliated with Major League Gaming and X-Box…Halo Team has been the number one ranked team over the last four years…Played two seasons at the University of Arizona and averaged 15.8 points per game before declaring for the 2001 NBA Draft following his sophomore season...Named first team All-Pac 10 Conference as a sophomore...Averaged 16.0 points per game in the 2001 NCAA Tournament and earned the Midwest Region’s Most Outstanding Player Award as he led Arizona to a spot in the national championship game…Is a single father…Has a daughter.