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Utah Jazz | #6 | Guard

Nickeil

Alexander-Walker

PPG

4.5

RPG

1.3

APG

1.6

PIE

8.0

HEIGHT

6'5" (1.96m)

WEIGHT

205lb (93kg)

COUNTRY

Canada

LAST ATTENDED

Virginia Tech

AGE

24 years

BIRTHDATE

September 2, 1998

DRAFT

2019 R1 Pick 17

EXPERIENCE

3 Years

6'5" | 205lb | 24 years

DRAFT

2019 R1 Pick 17

BIRTHDATE

September 2, 1998

COUNTRY

Canada

LAST ATTENDED

Virginia Tech

EXPERIENCE

3 Years

Player Bio

Nickeil Alexander-Walker was born in 1998 in Toronto, Ontario. He is the son of Nicole Alexander and Nicholas Walker and has three sisters and three brothers. Alexander-Walker is also the cousin of NBA guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The Toronto native attended three different high schools: Vaughan Secondary School (Ontario), St. Louis Christian Academy (Missouri) and Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Tennessee). At Hamilton Heights, he was able to play with Gilgeous-Alexander. In 2016, Alexander-Walker competed for Team Canada at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship and led the team to the silver medal. His 17.4 points per game led all tournament scorers. After high school, Alexander-Walker played two seasons of collegiate ball at Virginia Tech. Fans can follow the Hokie product on Twitter (@NickeilAW) and Instagram (nickeilaw). For two seasons, 2017 through 2019, Alexander-Walker started in the backcourt for coach Buzz Williams at Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-5 guard provided 10.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.8 three-pointers per game as a freshman. He opened his career with a combined 53 points in his first two games. Alexander-Walker would only score 20 points or more in one other game, but he provided consistent perimeter shooting -- Alexander-Walker connected on 39.2 percent of his three-point attempts during that freshman year. The Hokies made the 2018 NCAA Tournament but lost in the first round to Alabama despite 15 points from the first-year guard. Alexander-Walker matured into a lead scorer as a sophomore. The athletic wing led the squad with 16.2 points per game to go with 4.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.9 steals per contest. He again started the season on a hot streak with four straight 20-point games. The Toronto-native also had 21 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists during a victory over Miami in the regular-season finale. The Hokies returned to the Big Dance in 2019 and advanced to the second round. Alexander-Walker had six points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals in the first-round win over Liberty. He was named to the All-ACC Third Team. Following the season, Alexander-Walker declared for the 2019 NBA Draft and was chosen with the 17th overall by the Brooklyn Nets.