27 Facts About Al Horford

1.

Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso was born on June 3,1986 and is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.

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2.

Al Horford played college basketball for the Florida Gators and was the starting center on their back-to-back National Collegiate Athletic Association national championships teams in 2006 and 2007.

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3.

Al Horford was drafted with the third overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks, a team he played nine seasons with before signing with the Celtics as a free agent in the 2016 off-season.

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4.

In 2000, Al Horford and his family moved to Lansing, Michigan, where he attended Grand Ledge High School in Grand Ledge, Michigan, and was a star on its basketball team.

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5.

Al Horford holds seven school records, including most career points.

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6.

Al Horford accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, choosing the Gators over Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State.

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7.

Al Horford scored 11 points and added 11 rebounds in limited action, as the Gators defeated the Buckeyes.

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8.

Al Horford required 14 points during the game to reach the milestone, and scored exactly 14.

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9.

On June 28,2007, Al Horford was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the third overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.

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10.

Al Horford helped the Hawks advance to the second round where they were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers; Al Horford missed Game 2 of the series due to injury.

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11.

Al Horford had a team-leading 39 double-doubles, which was tied for 11th in the NBA.

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12.

On November 1,2010, Al Horford signed a five-year, $60 million contract extension with the Hawks.

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13.

Al Horford appeared in the Hawks' first 11 games of the season before missing the final 55 due to a torn left pectoral muscle, an injury suffered on January 11,2012, against the Indiana Pacers.

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14.

Al Horford missed an additional three playoff games before returning to action in Game 4 of the Hawks' first round series against the Boston Celtics.

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15.

Al Horford recorded 43 double-doubles, including one in points and assists.

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16.

Al Horford scored 20-plus points in nine consecutive games for the first time in his career.

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17.

Al Horford did not play in the postseason, where the Hawks lost in the first round to the Indiana Pacers.

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18.

Al Horford earned the award for just the second time in his career.

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19.

On February 12,2016, Al Horford was named to replace the injured Chris Bosh on the 2016 Eastern Conference All-Star team, thus marking his fourth All-Star selection.

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20.

Al Horford appeared in the team's first three games of the season, but then missed nine straight games with a concussion.

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21.

Al Horford's arrival came 3 months after his former college coach, Billy Donovan departed the Thunder.

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22.

On June 18,2021, Al Horford was traded to Boston, along with Moses Brown, and a 2023 second round draft pick from the Thunder in exchange for guard Kemba Walker, the 16th overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft, and a 2025 second round draft pick.

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23.

On March 3,2022, Al Horford helped the Celtics to a win over the Memphis Grizzlies, with a season-high 21 points and 15 rebounds.

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24.

Al Horford became the first Dominican to reach the NBA Finals.

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25.

Al Horford has been a member of the Dominican Republic national basketball team since 2008.

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26.

Al Horford played three years in the NBA and several more overseas.

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27.

Al Horford married 2003 Miss Universe Amelia Vega in Santo Domingo on December 24,2011.

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