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16 Spectacular Truths On Andre Iguodala

1. The swingman was an NBA All-Star in 2012 and has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Team twice.

2. Iguodala won an NBA championship with the Warriors in 2015, when he was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP).

3. He was also a member of the United States national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2012 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal both times.

4. Iguodala went to Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois before attending the University of Arizona.

5. After completing two years, he declared for the 2004 NBA draft where he was drafted with the ninth overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers.

6. Iguodala played in Philadelphia until the summer of 2012, when he was traded to the Denver Nuggets in a four team trade.

7. In 2014 15, he became a reserve for the first time in his career, but captured the Finals MVP after he returned to the starting lineup in the middle of series.

8. His older brother, Frank, played for Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois, and Dayton.

9. Iguodala attended high school at Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois, a school that had produced other athletes, most notably baseball Hall of Famer Robin Roberts and basketball guard Kevin Gamble.

10. At Lanphier, he did well academically and athletically; winning All-Conference academic honors, National Honor Roll, was a State Journal Student-Athlete of the Week several times. He led the team as a senior to a runner-up finish at the Illinois High School Association Class AA state tournament in the 2002 season.

11. He was named Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year as well as a second team Parade All-American and Nike All-American.

12. Iguodala was also a finalist for the Illinois Mr. Basketball award, which was awarded to Dee Brown.

13. During the summer of 2000, he grabbed the attention of coaches around the nation as he was named the AAU national tournament Most Valuable Player after hitting the game-winning shot at the final buzzer to give his team the 17-and-under national title.

14. Iguodala played in the 2002 Jordan Brand Classic in Washington, D.C. In 22 minutes of play, Iguodala put up six points on 3 6 shooting, five rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block.

15. Aside from basketball, Iguodala gained three letters in track. Iguodala played AAU basketball under Larry Butler and the Illinois Warriors, the team that has featured other professional players such as Dwyane Wade, Quentin Richardson, and Jon Scheyer.

16. Considered a four-star recruit by Scout.com, Iguodala was listed as the No. 6 small forward and the No. 26 player in the nation in 2002.

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