Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is a famous Canadian professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Shai Gilgeous-Alexander also played one year of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. Gilgeous-Alexander was selected in the first round of the 2018 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets with the 11th overall pick and was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers that same night. Check all the details given below Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Girlfriend, Stats, Salary, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Wiki/ Biography
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was born on 12th July 1998 (Age: 24 years; as of 2022) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His full real name is Shaivonte Asian Gilgeous-Alexander and he is commonly known as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. His nationality is Canadian and his ethnicity is Black. His zodiac sign is cancer and he follows Christianity (religion). His profession is a famous Canadian Basketball player.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Educational Qualification
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander completed his schooling at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School before switching to Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School. After that he transferred to Hamilton Heights Christian Academy for his junior and senior years to improve his basketball skills, graduating in 2017.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Physical Stats
- Height: 6’6″ inches
- Weight: 88 kg
- Body Measurement: 41-15-33
- Shoe Size: 13 US
- Eye Color: Black
- Hair Color: Black
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Family & Parents
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was born into a middle-class family to Canadian Parents. His father’s name is Vaughn Alexander, who coached him as a youth and his mother’s name is Charmaine Gilgeous she is a former track star who competed for Antigua and Barbuda at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Also, his younger brother Thomas was a college basketball player for the Evansville Purple Aces, and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.
His younger cousin, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, is an NBA player for the Utah Jazz. The two have a close relationship and shared a room at high school coach Zach Ferrell’s house.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Girlfriend & Relationships
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s dating status is committed and his marital status is unmarried. He dated Hailey Summers and they both married soon.
He doesn’t disclose any other information related to his love life or his girlfriend. They both lived happily together and enjoy their life joyfully.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Career & Stats
In his school, he played with his school team. “I just thought I needed to play better competition,” he said. As a senior, Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 18.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.0 assists. He participated in the Basketball Without Borders Camp in early 2016.
A four-star recruit, he originally committed to Florida but re-opened his recruitment in October 2016. His final five schools were Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, Texas, and UNLV. He announced his decision to play college basketball at Kentucky.
He started the 2017-18 season as a reserve, sitting behind freshman point guard Quade Green, but averaged over 30 minutes per game. When he first stepped on the University of Kentucky’s campus, he had long hair. However, he cut his hair early in the season and some say this started his progression from the sixth man to starting point guard. He was a consistent contributor to a “struggling” UK team that had a four-game losing streak during the season.
He became a starter along with four other freshmen: Hamidou Diallo, Nick Richards, Kevin Knox, and P. J. Washington. Gilgeous-Alexander had a great SEC tournament and continued that momentum into the NCAA Tournament. After playing great basketball in the first two rounds against Davidson and Buffalo, the magic ran out and Kentucky lost to Kansas State in the Sweet 16.
Los Angeles Clippers
He was selected with the eleventh overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2018 NBA draft, before being traded to the Los Angles Clippers the same day, in exchange for the pick after him and two future second-round picks.
On December 17, 2018, Gilgeous-Alexander scored a season-best of 24 points in a 127–131 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Eleven days later, he was named a member of the World Team representing Canada in the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Clippers traded Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, five first-round draft picks, and the rights to swap two other first-round picks to the Oklahoma City Thunder for NBA All-Star Paul George on 10th July 2019. He makes his preseason debut with the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Dallas Mavericks on 8th October 2019.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander recorded his first NBA triple-double with 20 points, 10 assists, and a career-high 20 rebounds in a 117–104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, becoming the second player after Russell Westbrook to record a 20–20–10 stat line in the last 30 years and the youngest ever to achieve it on 13th January 2020. On February 24, 2021, Gilgeous-Alexander scored a career-high 42 points to give the Oklahoma City Thunder a 102–99 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
On August 3, 2021, Gilgeous-Alexander and the Thunder agreed to a 5 year, $172 million rookie extension that will become a 5 year, $207 million rookie max extension if Gilgeous-Alexander is included on an All-NBA Team. On December 18, 2021, Gilgeous-Alexander scored 18 points and made a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Thunder over his former team, the Los Angeles Clippers 104–103.
He finished the season averaging career highs of 24.5 points and 5.9 assists per game. On March 28, 2022, Gilgeous-Alexander was ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury. Gilgeous-Alexander was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for Week 2 on 31st October 2022. On November 16, Gilgeous-Alexander tied a career-high 42 points, alongside a game-winning three, with six rebounds and seven assists in a 121–120 win over the Washington Wizards.
National Team Career
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander played for Canada’s Junior National Team that competed in the 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile, averaging 7.8 points, 5.4 assists, and 4.0 rebounds a contest en route to winning silver.
He also played for Canada’s National Team at the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila. He agreed to a three-year commitment to play with the Canadian senior men’s national team on 24th May 2022.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Awards & Achievements
- NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2019.
- Second-team All-SEC in 2018.
- SEC All-Freshman Team in 2018.
- SEC tournament MVP in 2018.
- In FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship he won a silver medal in the 2016 Chile National Team.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Net Worth
Shai Gilgeous’s net worth is estimated at $ 5 million dollars. He professional famous Canadian Basketball Player he played so many matches for different teams and earned them. His annual salary is $29,750,000 as of December 2022. Shai-Gilgeous Alexander signed a 5-year max contract extension worth $179.29 million with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Social Handles
- Instagram: shai
- Twitter: shaiglalex
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Amazing Facts
- Currently, Shai was played for Oklahoma City Thunder.
- His jersey number is 2.
- Shai’s position in his team is Shooting guard.
- On May 24, 2022, Gilgeous-Alexander agreed to a three-year commitment to play with the Canadian senior men’s national team.
- In July 2020, Gilgeous-Alexander signed an endorsement deal with Converse.
- Gilgeous-Alexander’s younger brother, Thomasi, was a college basketball player for the Evansville Purple Aces.
- He is a celebrity basketball player.
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