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zach-lavineIf you’ve never heard the name Zach LaVine before, you’ll hear it everywhere now thanks to his performance in the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest.

The 19-year-old NBA rookie was drafted first round to the Minnesota Timberwolves after playing one season at UCLA.

Lavine was born March 10, 1995 in Renton, Washington. He attended Bothell High School in Bothell, Washington playing point guard. As a senior he averaged 28.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

The six foot five guard committed to UCLA for the 2013 season and soon after began topping projection lists for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Due to an ankle injury to starter, Ricky Rubio, LaVine started at point guard for the Timberwolves for a short time before being benched for Mo Williams to take over. During his short playing time, LaVine scored 28 points in a 120-119 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov 28, making him the second teenager in the NBA to have at least 25 points and five assists as a reserve.

Career Highlights:

  • NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2015)
  • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2014)
  • AP Washington Player of the Year (2013)
  • Washington Mr. Basketball (2013)

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