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Get to know Al Horford: Stats, contract and more

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Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso was selected as the No. 3 overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2007 NBA Draft, emerging as a five-time All-Star who has played in a total of 950 career games, including 940 starts.

Get to know more about Horford, who became the first Dominican player to play in the NBA Finals in the 2022 postseason.

Al Horford's bio

  • Height: 6-foot-9
  • Weight: 240 pounds
  • Birthdate: June 3, 1986
  • Birthplace: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • College: Florida
  • NBA experience: 15 seasons
  • Jersey number: 42

Al Horford's career NBA stats

Here are some of Al Horford's career achievements and statistics:

  • Five-time NBA All-Star (2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2011)
  • NBA Cares Community Assist Award (March 2011)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2018)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2008)
  • Three-time Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month
  • Three-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week
  • Eastern Conference Player of the Month (January 2015)
  • Career-high in points: 34 (December 12, 2013)
  • Career-high in rebounds: 22 (February 25, 2013)
  • Career averages (through 2021-2022 season)
    • 13.7 points per game
    • 8.2 rebounds per game
    • 3.3 assists per game
    • 75.9% free throw percentage
    • 51.5% field goal percentage
    • 36.0% 3-point field goal percentage

Here are Al Horford's contract details with the Celtics

Horford signed a four-year, $109 million contract with the Philadelphia 76ers on July 10, 2019 after the Celtics renounced their free-agent exception rights. The deal included $102 million guaranteed with an annual average salary of $27.25 million, per Spotrac.

On Dec. 8, 2020, Horford was traded to Oklahoma City. After the 2020-21 season ended, Horford returned to the Celtics via a trade on June 18, 2021.

During the 2022-23 season with the Celtics, Horford will earn a base salary of $26.5 million with $19.5 million guaranteed. Horford can become an unrestricted free agent at age 37, after his sixteenth NBA season.

Through his 15 NBA seasons, Horford has earned more than $239 million.

Al Horford's college career

The 36th-ranked prospect in Rivals.com's Top 150 for the high school class of 2004, Horford landed at the University of Florida -- alongside future NBAers Corey Brewer and Joakim Noah -- out of Grand Ledge High School in Michigan. 

Horford chose to play for the Gators over Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State. 

Starting at center his freshman year, Horford helped Florida win the 2005 SEC Tournament and the 2006 SEC Tournament. In 2006, the Gators beat UCLA to win the NCAA Championship. Florida won the NCAA Championship again in 2007. Horford was named the SEC Tournament MVP and AP Third-team All-American in 2007.

 

Over three collegiate seasons, Horford averaged 10.3 points per game, 1.7 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per game. He also had a 61.9% free throw percentage and a 58.6% field goal percentage for the Gators.

After completing his junior season with the Gators, Horford declared for the NBA Draft.

A look at Al Horford's shoe deal

Although he has been loyal to the Hyperdunk line from Nike for many years, Horford currently wears the Hyperdunk successor, the Nike Zoom Rize 2.

Meet Al Horford's family

Horford's father, Alfredo "Tito" Horford, became the first Dominican-born player to play in the NBA when he was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks as the 39th pick in the 1988 NBA Draft. Tito Horford played in the NBA for three years for Milwaukee and Washington. He then played abroad in Europe and the Dominican Republic.

Horford has multiple siblings. Jon, his younger brother, played basketball at Florida and Michigan. He is currently running for Michigan House of Representatives. Anna, Horford's younger sister, hosts the "Horford Happy Hour" podcast as a social media celebrity and member of CLNS Media Network. 

Horford married 2003 Miss Universe Amelia Vega on December 24, 2011. The couple have four children together (Ean, Alia, Ava and Nova). Vega announced on June 28, 2022 that the couple is expecting their fifth child together.