Nickeil Alexander-Walker Celebrity Life
Nickeil Alexander-Walker was born on 2nd September 1998. He is 21 years old as of 2019. He is a Canadian citizen, being born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His height is reported to be 6'5"(1.96 meters) and his weight is reported to be 205 pounds (93 kilograms).
Alexander-Walker is a professional basketball player. He plays the position of shooting guard and point guard for the National Basketball Association (NBA) professional basketball team the New Orleans Pelicans. He has been in the Starting Five in all his matches so far.
Alexander-Walker went to high school in Vaughan Secondary School in Ontario, where he was coached by Zach Ferrell alongside his favorite cousin Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and played for the teams of different high schools. He initially played for Vaughan Secondary School, then played for St. Louis Christian Academy in Missouri, and then for Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Tennessee. He was teammates with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in the Hamilton Heights team. When he graduated in 2017, he was ranked Number 74 prospect by his classmates.
He chose Virginia Tech as his college, playing for their team for the years 2017-2019. He had set most of his career records during his sophomore year (that is 2018-19), with the exceptions of his record for 3-point field goal percentage(3P%), which was set in his freshman year (that is 2017-18) to 0.392 as well as his record for blocks per game (BPG), which has been a steady and impressive 0.5 since he set the record in his sophomore year in Virginia Tech (that is, 2017-18).
His record of most games played (GP) was set to 34 in his sophomore year, along with setting the records for most games started (GS) to 34, most minutes per game (MPG) to 34.3, field goal percentage (FG%) to 0.474.
During his sophomore year in Virginia Tech (that is 2017-18), Alexander-Walker also set records for free throw percentage (FT%) to 0.778, rebounds per game to 4.1, assists per game (APG) to 4.0, steals per game (SPG) to 1.9, and points per game (PPG) to a whopping 16.2.
On the 20th of June 2019, Alexander-Walker was selected in the 17th overall picks of the 2019 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft by the Brooklyn Nets. He was then transferred to the Atlanta Hawks in July and subsequently to the New Orleans Pelicans, his current National Basketball Association (NBA) team.
He made his NBA debut in October 2019 in a game against the Toronto Raptors, successfully making three points, getting four rebounds, making two assists, and getting two steals and with the game going into overtime before a loss of 130-122.
He has also competed internationally, playing for his home country Canada at the 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship. The skill he showed on the court helped the Canadian team bag a silver medal in the 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship. He also topped the individual score chart of the tournament with an all-time high of 17.4 points per game (PPG).
Currently, his career stats are as follows:
- Games played (GP) - 67
- Games started (GS) - 67
- Minutes per game (MPG) - 29.9
- Field goal percentage (FG%) - 0.464
- 3-point field goal percentage (3P%) - 0.383
- Free throw percentage (FT%) - 0.730
- Rebounds per game (RPG) - 4.0
- Assists per game (APG) - 2.7
- Steals per game (SPG) - 1.4
- Blocks per game (BPG) - 0.5
- Points per game (PPG) - 13.5
Although new to the game, Nickeil Alexander-Walker shows a lot of promise for fans of the New Orleans Pelicans, with many eyes on the young shooting guard/point guard and his exceptional proclivity for catching successful rebounds as well as his exceptional points per game (PPG) average. One can say that a lot of hope rides on the young blood for the next season.
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