Zach LaVine is an American professional basketball player. He plays in the National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls. Prior to this, he played for his drafting team, the Minnesota Timberwolves. In 2021 and 2022, he was named an NBA All-Star. As a rookie, he was named to the 2015 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. He was also the NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion for 2015 and 2016.

Player Profile

Zachary Thomas LaVine was born on March 10, 1995, in Renton, Washington in the United States of America. His father, Paul Renton, played in the National Football League and his mother, CJ, played softball. He was a fan of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls when he was growing up. He was also a fan of Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.

LaVine stands 196 cm and his weight was last listed as 91 kg. He is a right-handed player and he is a shooting guard and small forward.

Team Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls
Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.96 m / 91 kg
Born 10 Mar 1995
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Zach
Team History
Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 2017 - present
Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 2014 - 2017

Career

In high school, he joined the Bothell High School basketball team as a point guard. During his senior year in Bothell, he was named Washington Mr. Basketball, 2013 State Player of the Year by the Associated Press, and a four-star recruit. He was also recognized as a first-team Parade All-American and won the slam dunk contest of the Ballislife All-American Game.

LaVine joined the basketball team of the University of California in 2013. He only played one season for UCLA before declaring himself eligible for the 2014 NBA Draft.

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted LaVine in 2014 and gave him a rookie contract on July 8, 2014. He played with the Timberwolves from that day on until 2017. During his first professional season, he won the 2015 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest and All-NBA Rookie Second Team.

Further, the Sacramento Kings offered LaVine a four-year $80 million contract just two days after the Chicago Bulls matched the King’s offer and exercised their right of first refusal. By February 2019, LaVine obtained a career-high score of 42 points during the Bulls game with the Boston Celtics. In March of the same year, he scored a total of 47 points earning a win for the Bulls over the Atlanta Hawks after quadruple overtime.

He was first named an NBA All-Star in 2021. He played a little over 28 minutes and he scored 13 points. He would be named an All-Star again in 2022.

Career Highlights:

  • 2021, 2022 - NBA All-Star
  • 2015 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 2015, 2016 - NBA Slam Dunk Contestchampion
  • 2014 - Pac-12 All-Freshman Team
  • 2013 - First-team ParadeAll-American
  • 2013 - AP Washington Player of theYear
  • 2013 - Washington Mr. Basketball

Medal Record, Representing the United States

  • Gold medal - 2020 Tokyo Team

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