28 Facts About Abdel Nader


Abdel Nader is an Egyptian-American professional basketball player who last played for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association.


Abdel Nader played college basketball for the Northern Illinois Huskies and the Iowa State Cyclones before being drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 58th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.


Abdel Nader garnered First Team All-State honors from the Chicago Tribune, earned Chicago Sun-Times Class 4A Second Team All-State recognition, and named to the ESPN Chicago All-Area team.


Abdel Nader enrolled at Northern Illinois University and appeared in all 31 games starting in 29 of them.


Abdel Nader averaged a team-best 10.4 points, third among MAC freshmen; and 4.2 rebounds, second-best among MAC freshmen.


Abdel Nader recorded 21 steals and a team-high 22 blocked shots, the best among conference freshmen.


Abdel Nader made his first collegiate start in the season opener at Purdue, scoring nine points and grabbing four rebounds.


Abdel Nader scored in double figures in 17 games, including three games of 20-plus points as well as having a season-best 26 points against Ball State.


Abdel Nader began the season as a preseason All-MAC West selection.


Abdel Nader started 18 of the 19 games he played in, leading the team in scoring at 13.1 points while averaging 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and shooting 77.2 percent from the free-throw line.


Abdel Nader scored in double figures 13 times, including three games with 20-plus points.


Abdel Nader posted 23 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range against Central Michigan.


Abdel Nader saw action in 32 games, averaging 5.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 16.4 minutes per game.


Abdel Nader was tied for second on the team with 16 blocked shots.


Abdel Nader grabbed six boards, two blocks, two steals, and hit 6-of-10 field goals, including 4-of-6 behind the arc to score 19 points in Iowa State's victory at Iowa.


Abdel Nader matched his season-high with 19 points at West Virginia.


Abdel Nader scored 11 points and had six rebounds at home against Kansas State.


Abdel Nader scored seven consecutive points in a key second-half run against the Wildcats and blocked a fastbreak layup with 2:48 left that would have given the Wildcats the lead.


On June 24,2016, Abdel Nader was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 58th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.


Abdel Nader then joined the Celtics for the 2016 NBA Summer League.


Abdel Nader tallied 16 points, four rebounds and four assists during the 2017 D-League All-Star Game in New Orleans.


On July 14,2017, Abdel Nader agreed to a 4-year, $6M deal with the Celtics.


Abdel Nader posted 3.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per game with the Celtics, and appeared in 11 playoff games during Celtics Eastern Conference Finals run.


On July 23,2018, Abdel Nader was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Rodney Purvis.


Abdel Nader made the NBA Finals, but the Suns lost in 6 games to the Milwaukee Bucks.


Abdel Nader is eligible for the Egypt national team and has confirmed that he will be making his debut at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.


Abdel Nader moved with his family to the United States at the age of 4 and considers Chicago, Illinois his hometown.


Abdel Nader majored in liberal studies at Iowa State University.