Nassir Little Celebrity Life
Born on 11th February 2000 in Pensacola, Florida, Nassir Shamai Little is an NBA athlete representing the Portland Trail Blazers. Nassir Shamai Little is 6-feet 5-inch tall and weighs approximately 100 kg. Nassir went to Oakleaf High School in Orange Park to enroll for high school graduation.
He played as a freshman on his basketball team until 2016. Thereafter, he was transferred to the Orlando Christian Prep high school in Orlando, Florida. After finishing school, Little went to the North Carolina college and attended it between 2018 and 2019.
In the round 1 of 2019 NBA draft, Nassir was the 25the professional player to be overall drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers. To date, he is still representing the same team. Little has many career achievements and highlights. In 2018, he was the McDonald's All-American, McDonald's All-American Game MVP, Jordan Brand Classic and Jordan Brand Classic Co-MVP.
Junior and Senior Years
During his junior and senior year seasons, Little led his team, the Orlando Christian Prep, directly to the Florida state titles. He was awarded the McDonald's All-American MVP (most valuable player) in 2018 because he scored 28 points, made 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.
He led his team directly to win the McDonald's All-American title in 2018. Thereafter, during the Jordan Brand Classic, he scored 24 points in 25 minutes. So, he was honored as the Co-MVP of the 2018 Jordan Brand Classics. He joined the league with LeBron James, a professional NBA Lakers player, as the second athlete to win both honors.
As per the recruiting ratings, Little has received a five-star rating from ESPN, Rivals, and 247Sports. He also has an ESPN grade of 95. Also, as per the Rivals, Nassir is a 2018 second-best high school prospect. Nassir joined North Carolina college on 4th October 2017.
But it was not until 6th November 2018 that he made his first debut for the Tar Heels. During the game, he scored 7 points, made 3 assists and 2 blocks. Eventually, this led North Carolina to win against Wofford Terries basketball team with a score of 78 to 67.
In his next game against the Virginia Tech Hokies, Nassir scored 23 points and made 6 rebounds and 3 assists. The score at the end of the game was 103-82. After completing his freshman year, Little left pursuing further education so that he could get enlisted during the NBA draft.
As mentioned earlier, he was drafted during the 2019 NBA draft. Although Nassir was drafted on 20th June 2019, he actually signed up with the Portland Trail Blazers on 1st July 2019.
As per the 2018-19 college stats of Nassir Little, he has played a total of 36 games to date. The average time spent during each of these games is 18.2 minutes. His average percentage of field goals was 0.478, 3 points were 0.269, and the free throw was 0.770.
Also, during each of these games, he made an average of 4.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.5 blocks, 0.5 steals, and scored 9.8 points. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been the player to start the game during any of these 36 games. He played at the small forward position during these games.
As per the NBC Sports website, in October 2019, Nassir had to forego a game against Maccabi Haifa because he suffered a left ankle injury. However, during the game, he was able to manage two free throws.
Thereafter, his team announced that he is suffering from a left ankle sprain and will not be playing it. His announcement was also mentioned on the social media site Twitter by Dwight Jaynes and Chris Burkhardt.
As per the NBC Sports website update, Mike Richman tweeted on 11th October 2019 that “Nassir Little said his ankle injury isn’t serious. Said he probably won’t play Saturday but that he’s fine. Team doctors told him he didn’t need an x-ray.”
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