40 Facts About Al Horford


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.


Al Horford is a five-time NBA All-Star and is the highest paid Latin American basketball player.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


In December 2006, midway through his junior year, Al Horford missed a series of games due to injury.


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


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


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


Al Horford averaged 10.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.9 blocks, 0.7 steals and 31.4 minutes in 81 games.


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.


Al Horford ranked eighth in the NBA in field goal percentage, 10th in rebounds, tied for ninth in offensive rebounds, and 26th in blocks.


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


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


Al Horford ranked fifth in the NBA in field goal percentage, 28th in blocks and 16th in efficiency.


Al Horford was one of the top all-around rebounders in the league, finishing 11th in rebounds, seventh in defensive rebounds and tied for 24th in offensive rebounds.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


On July 1,2016, Al Horford became an unrestricted free agent.


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


On July 10,2019, Al Horford signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.


An unrestricted free agent, Al Horford signed a four-year, $97 million contract.


The 76ers faced the Celtics during their first-round playoff series, but they were eliminated in a four-game sweep, with Al Horford only averaging 7.0 points per game.


On December 8,2020, Al Horford was traded, alongside a 2025 first-round pick and the draft rights to Theo Maledon and Vasilije Micic, to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Terrance Ferguson, Danny Green and Vincent Poirier.


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


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


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.


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


On December 1,2022, Al Horford signed a two-year, $20 million extension with the Celtics.


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


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


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


Al Horford is a member of the Church of God Ministry of Jesus Christ International.