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New Orleans Pelicans | #9 | Center-Forward

Willy

Hernangomez

PPG

7.4

RPG

6.9

APG

1.0

PIE

12.3

6'11" | 250lb | 26 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Appeared in 58 games combined (three starts) averaging 7.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game in 14.0 minutes per game… Became first Hornets’ player since 2010 to post back-to-back 10+ rebound games off the bench on (12/26) at BKN… Added 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks vs. CLE (11/3)… Combined for 14 points, four rebounds, one assist and two blocks at PHI (11/9)… Scored 14 points to go with three rebounds, three assists and one block vs. BOS (11/19)… Tallied 11 points, six rebounds, and two assists vs. DET (12/21)… Collected a double-double with 19 points, ten rebounds, two assists and two blocks at BOS (12/23)… Season high 22 points, five rebounds and one assist at GSW (3/31)… Recorded 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block at UTA (4/1)

BEFORE NBA

Acquired by Charlotte from the New York Knicks on February 7, 2018 with the Hornets sending forward Johnny O’Bryant and a future second round draft pick to New York… Originally drafted by Philadelphia in the second round (35th overall) of the 2015 NBA Draft and traded to the Knicks for two future second round picks and cash… Has appeared in 120 games (23 starts), averaging 6.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 12.5 minutes per contest… Named to the 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie First Team… Selected to play for the World team in the 2017 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge… Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for April 2017

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Guillermo Gustavo Hernangomez… Helped Spanish National Team to a bronze medal at 2016 Rio Olympics… Younger brother Juan plays for the Denver Nuggets... The son of Margarita Geuer and Guillermo Hernandez… His mother played for the Spanish National Team in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics… Has a sister Andrea, who plays for Spain’s national junior women’s team…