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Oklahoma City Thunder | #42 | Center-Forward

Al

Horford

PPG

14.2

RPG

6.7

APG

3.4

PIE

13.1

6'9" | 240lb | 34 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Has appeared in 786 career games (782 starts), averaging 14.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 blocks in 32.8 minutes per game… Has shot .525 from the field, .368 from three-point range and .754 from the free-throw line.

BEFORE NBA

Horford capped off an outstanding collegiate career by helping the Florida Gators to their second straight national championship in 2007, as the Gators became the first school to win back-to-back titles in 15 years…Finished career as the school’s 35th all-time leading scorer with 1,123 points (career averages in 109 games (103 starts) – 10.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, 58.6 FG%, 62.4 FT%)…Also ended his collegiate career among the top 10 leaders in blocked shots (189, second) and rebounding (864, seventh) Recorded 28 career double-doubles… Horford, Joakim Noah (Chicago) and Corey Brewer (Minnesota) were taken in the first nine picks of the 2007 Draft, which marked the first time three college teammates were selected that high…In his junior campaign (2006-07), in the title game, his 18 points and 12 rebounds led the Gators to an 84-75 victory over Ohio State (at the Georgia Dome, earning All-Tournament team honors for the second consecutive year…Third team All-America (by the Associated Press) and first team All-Southeastern Conference…Had career-bests of 13.2 points and 9.5 rebounds (team-high, second in the SEC), in addition to blocking 1.8 shots (60.8 FG%, 64.4 FT%) in 38 games Took home SEC Tournament MVP honors after totaling 18 points and 12 boards in the championship game win over Arkansas…As a sophomore (2005-06), tallied 11.3 points, a team-high 7.7 rebounds (sixth in the SEC) and 1.7 blocks (also sixth in the conference)…The tandem of Horford and Noah dominated inside as the Gators won the school’s first-ever NCAA basketball championship, cruising to a 73-57 win over UCLA…Named to the Final Four’s all-tourney team… Exceeded expectations as a freshman (2004-05), averaging 5.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks (48.0%, 58.2 FT%) in 32 games.

PERSONAL LIFE

Married 2003 Miss Universe Amelia Vega in Santo Domingo (DR) on December 24, 2011…They have three children…His parents are Alfredo “Tito” Horford and Arelis Reynoso…Tito played four years in the NBA with Milwaukee (1988-90) and Washington (1993-94)…has three brother and two sisters… Has hosted youth basketball camps in Atlanta, Michigan and the Dominican Republic…The first player in the league to co-direct a night of programming at Atlanta’s NBA TV studios…A two-time winner of the NBA’s Community Assist Award (February ’08 and March ’11)…In 2011, donated $23,000 to Direct Relief International to help the people of Japan recover from the tsunami and earthquake…Has hosted holiday parties for underprivileged kids…Loves all types of music and is a very good ping-pong player Considers his mom the person he admires the most… Enjoys eating white rice and black beans, beef and chicken dishes and sweet plantains… Horford’s favorite actor and actress – Denzel Washington and Jessica Alba…His favorite movie is “Dark Knight Rises” and top TV show is “Homeland”… While growing up he lived in the United States, the Dominican Republic, Monaco and Brazil.