Andre Iguodala Biography

If you’ve ever read an Andre Iguodala biography, you already know that he’s a professional basketball player. However, if you want to know more about the man besides that one simple fact, keep reading.

Known by some as the nickname Iggy, Iguodala is a shooting guard in the NBA (National Basketball Association). Not yet thirty, he was born January 28th, 1984. His game may be best characterized as explosive, courteousy of his tremendous vertical leaping ability. Born in Springfield, Illinois, the capital city of the state, Andre Iguodala is partly of Nigerian descent. His father, Leonard Shanklin, is Nigerian. His mother is of African American descent. Iguodala isn’t the only person with great basketball ability in his family. His brother also played hoops on the collegiate level, at the University of Dayton.

Andre is approximately 6 feet, 6 inches and plays the position of swingman. He has a good skill set, including decent ball handling skills. He is also a good rebounder and routinely dishes out 4-5 assists per game. These skills when combined with his outstanding athletic ability make him difficult to guard. At one time, dubbed a “franchise player,” Andre continues to grow as a player hoping to one day live up to those expectations.

Hopefully this brief Andre Iguodala biography helped you become a little more acquainted with the man behind the jersey.


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