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How Kings' Haliburton is supporting Sacramento small businesses

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Tyrese Haliburton has been everything the Kings could have hoped for with the No. 12 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. He's proving to be just as valuable off the court as well. 

Haliburton is invested in helping his new community, as he wore a "Sacramento Underrated" shirt at the podium after the Kings' 127-122 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night at Golden 1 Center. 

"I tweeted out that I wanted to get with some small businesses and support some small businesses," Haliburton said to reporters. "The Inevitable brand got me this shirt and it has a play on the old Kings logo with 'Sacramento Underrated.' I think that's awesome. 

"It was a pick up for me and shout out to them. I love their stuff, and got some other stuff too. It's cool that they showed loved. Shout out to the people that shouted the brand out and me aware of it." 

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Haliburton only spent two years at Iowa State before entering the draft. In his short span in college, he majored in pre-business and is putting that use in Sacramento. 

On the court, Haliburton is averaging 12.1 points, 5.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game through his first nine contests as a pro. He already plays like a seasoned vet, and the 20-year-old is showing he's well beyond his years on and off the court.