Josh Giddey

Team Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder
Position Point Guard
Height / weight 2.03 m / 93 kg
Born Oct 10, 2002
Nationality Australia Australia
Team History
Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 2019 - present

Josh Giddey is a professional NBA player who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Giddey was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, and has enrolled himself at St. Kevin’s College. He also joined training at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Australia. In 2019, Giddey made it to the Australian Under-18 Championships with an average contribution of 20 points with 8.3 rebounds per game, leading his school to claim the title. In 2020, he was named Most Valuable Player at the Torneo Junior Ciutat de L’Hospitalet in Barcelona.

National Team Career

Giddey was able to represent his home country, Australia, in numerous international basketball competitions. During the 2019 FIBA Under-17 Oceania Championship, he recorded 16.4 points with 7.4 rebounds and 5 assists, leading Australia to bring home the gold medal. Giddey also represented Australia during the recent 2020 Tokyo Olympics and he was one of the 3 emergency players who was selected to play for the team.

Giddey Made History

Giddey was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2021 NBA Draft. Even as a rookie, Giddey was a place behind LeBron James to record a double-double with 18 points. Even Los Angeles lakers star LeBron James was amazed at the newfound talent of the Thunder. Giddey is now the first-ever Thunder rookie to claim the record of four games with more than 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Team History:

  • 2020–2021 - Adelaide 36ers
  • 2021–present - Oklahoma City Thunder

Achievements:

  • 2021 NBL Rookie of the Year

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