Al Horford is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He plays for the Boston Celtics. He also used to play for the Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Philadelphia 76ers. He was a first-round pick in 2007 and he has been named an NBA All-Star five times in his career. He has represented the Dominican Republic in international events including the FIBA AmeriCup.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso was born on June 3, 1986, in Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. He stands 206 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 109 kg. A right-handed shooter, he plays Center and Power Forward.

He is the son of Tito Horford who also played basketball professionally. He is married to Amelia Vega, Miss Universe 2003. As of July 2022, the pair is expecting their fifth child together.

Team Boston Celtics Boston Celtics
Position Power Forward
Height / weight 2.06 m / 109 kg
Born Jun 3, 1986
Nationality Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Nickname Godfather
Team History
Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 2021 - present
Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 2020 - 2021
Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 2019 - 2020
Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 2016 - 2019
Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 2007 - 2016

High School and College Career

He attended Grand Ledge High School. Growing up, his family moved around to accommodate his father’s career. They later settled in Grand Ledge, Michigan. When he was a senior in high school, he was listed as the No.36 player in the nation in 2004.

He received a number of offers and chose to commit to play for the University of Florida. He played with school from 2004 to 2007. While in college, he helped his team become NCAA Champions twice.

Professional Career

He was declared of the NBA in 2007 and was a first-round pick by the Atlanta Hawks. He was the third overall pick of the draft. He was selected to play for NBA All-Rookie First Team. That year, he was also the runner-up for the Rookie of the Year. He was also named Rookie of the Month four times in his first season.

On 2010 and 2011 he was named an NBA All-Star. Also in 2011, he was named to the All-NBA Third Team. His 2011-2012 season was shortened by injury. He started in all of the Hawk’s games in the 2012-2013 season. In November 2012, he was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

In the 2014-2015 season, he was again named to the All-Star team. He would be named an All-Star again in 2016. After his contract with the Hawks ended in 2016, he signed with Boston Celtics. While with them in 2018, he was named an NBA All-Star for the fifth time in his career.

In 2019, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. Later, they traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder. In June 2021, he joined the Celtics again after the Thunder traded him to the team.

Career Highlights

  • 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018 - NBAAll-Star
  • 2011 - All-NBA Third Team
  • 2018 - NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 2008 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2006, 2007 - NCAA champion
  • 2007 - Second-team All-American –NABC
  • 2007 - Third-team All-American – AP
  • 2007 - SEC Tournament MVP

Medals - Men’s basketball, Representing Dominican Republic

  • 2011 - FIBA AmeriCup Argentina -Bronze
  • 2012 - Centrobasket Pueto Rico - Gold
  • 2008 - Centrobasket Mexico - Bronze

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