Los Angeles Lakers Logo
Los Angeles Lakers Logo
Kyle Kuzma Headshot

Los Angeles Lakers | #0 | Forward

Kyle

Kuzma

PPG

11.1

RPG

6.5

APG

1.1

PIE

9.8

6'10" | 221lb | 25 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

NBA Champion (2020) NBA All-Rookie First Team selection (2017-18) ... Has appeared in 208 games (114 starts) for the Lakers, averaging 16.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 30.0 minutes per game ... Is shooting 44.9 percent (1,255-2,794) from the field in his career ... Has scored in double figures in 168 games, including 64 20-point games and 12 30-point games ... Owns 23 career double-doubles ... MVP of Mtn Dew Ice Rising Stars at 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte ... Career Transactions: Selected by the Brooklyn Nets with the 27th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft ... Acquired by the Lakers from the Nets along with Brook Lopez in exchange for D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov on June 22, 2017

BEFORE NBA

Appeared in a combined 96 games (64 starts) over three seasons at Utah, averaging 10.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 21.0 minutes ... Reached double figures in scoring in 47 games, including 11 contests with 20+ points ... Recorded 19 doubledoubles in his collegiate career ... 2016-17 (Utah): All-Pac-12 First Team and Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention selection … USBWA All-District VIII Team … Started all 29 games, averaging 16.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game … Ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in rebounds (9.3), fifth in points (16.4) and eighth in field goal percentage (.504) … Scored in double figures in 26 of 29 games, including eight contests of 20+ points … Had 15 double-doubles … Scored a career-high 26 points 1/7 at Arizona State … Pulled down a career-best 19 rebounds 11/12 versus Northwest Nazarene … 2015-16 (Utah): Appeared in 36 games (35 starts), averaging 10.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest … Scored in double figures in 19 of 36 games, including three games of 20+ points … Had four double-doubles … 2014-15 (Utah): Averaged 7.4 minutes in 31 appearances with the Utes as a freshman, averaging 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game

PERSONAL LIFE

Son of Karri and Larry Kuzma ... Has two younger siblings, brother Andre and sister Briana ... Became the first Lakers player to be named NBA Las Vegas Summer League Championship MVP in 2017 after recording 30 points and 10 rebounds in the final game of the tournament ... Earned a degree from Utah in Sociology ... Cites graduating college as his greatest personal achievement ... Lists bowling as his favorite off-the-court activity and claims to have an average score of 190 ... Would likely be coaching basketball if he wasn’t in the NBA ... Favorite musician is Drake ... Averaged 22 points and seven rebounds as a senior at Bentley High ... Participated in the team’s annual Camp Lakers event in June in both 2017 & 2018