Al Horford life and biography

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Al Horford biography

Date of birth : 1986-06-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Nationality : Dominican
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-15
Credited as : Professional basketball player NBA, Center-Forward for the Atlanta Hawks, NCAA national championship

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Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso (born June 3, 1986) is a Dominican basketball center for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. He is the son of former NBA player Tito Horford and journalist Arelis Reynoso.

Selected as the third overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft, Horford was an early-entry candidate.

LAST SEASON (2009-10):
Had an outstanding season in his third year in an Atlanta uniform, becoming the first Hawks draft pick to earn an All-Star berth since Kevin Willis (who was drafted in 1984 and named an All-Star in 1992), and recording career-highs in virtually every category

• Contributed 14.2 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.1 bpg and 0.7 spg in 35.1 mpg (.551 FG%, .789 FT%), appearing in 81 games for the second time in his career
• Ranked 8th in the NBA in FG%, 10th in rpg, t9th in off. rpg (2.9) and 26th in bpg
• Had a team-leading 39 double-doubles (tied for 11th in the NBA)
• Recorded 12 20-point games (including 1 30-point outing)
• Led the team in rpg and FG%, was 2nd in bpg and 4th in ppg
• Led the team in scoring (7x), rebounding (47x) and assists (5x)
• Scored in double-figures 33 straight games (2/2 - 4/9), the longest streak of his career
• Finished with 8 pts (4-5 FGs), 4 rebs, 2 assts, 1 stl and 1 blk in 14 mins of his first All-Star appearance on 2/14 in Dallas
• Pulled down 18 rebs (career-high 9 offensive) to go with 22 pts v/SA (3/21)
• Dished out career-high 7 assts @NJ (3/16)
• Scored career-high 31 pts @LAC (2/17) on career-best 12 FGs
• Finished with 22 pts and season-high tying 19 rebs v/NY (1/1)
• Poured in 25 pts, 19 rebs and 5 blks @Ind (12/26), also recording career point number 2,000 • Reached 2,000 career rebounds and 1,000 field goals @NY (3/8)
• His 563 defensive rebounds this season ranks as the ninth-best in Atlanta history, as did his field goal percentage (.551)
• Ranks fifth on the Hawks career list in FG% (.527), t9th in rpg (9.6) and 11th in defensive rebounds (1,579)

COLLEGIATE CAREER:
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
• A solid inside presence for UF, he finished his career as the school's 35th all-time leading scorer with 1,123 points (career averages in 109 games (103 starts) - 10.3 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 1.7 bpg, .586 FG%, .624 FT%)
• Horford also ended his collegiate career among the top ten leaders in blocked shots (189, 2nd) and rebounding (864, 7th) • He recorded 28 career double-doubles
• Horford and teammates Joakim Noah (Chicago) and Corey Brewer (Minnesota) were taken in the first nine picks, which marked the first time three college teammates were selected that high


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