Al Horford, born on June 3, 1986) is a Dominican professional athlete in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. His father is former NBA player Titu Horford.
Location: C-F (No. 42)
Height: 2.06 meters / 6 feet 9
Weight: 109 kg/240 lbs
Team: Boston Celtics
School: University of Florida
Draft: No. 3 pick in the first round of 2007
Salary this season: $27.83 million
In 2004, Al Horford entered the University of Florida. In the 2004-05 season, Al Horford and David Lee formed a frontcourt combination and helped the team win the Southeast Conference championship. In the 2005-06 season, Horford and his teammates made the team win the Southeast Conference championship. In May 2007, Horford declared for the 2007 NBA Draft.
Al Horford is an insider with a comprehensive style of play, accurate mid-range, omnipotent in running control, passing and finishing offense. The mid-range shot is resolute, with a good arc and shooting point. He is good at using his body in the game, and he can rhythmically advance within his shooting range when he is back to the basket. The overall situation on the court and passing ability are commendable. His speed and basketball IQ on the court make his position very flexible. He can play fast breaks, play positional warfare, fight hard inside, pull out to the outside to cover or transfer the ball.
In the 2007 NBA draft, Al Horford was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the third pick in the first round. On the day of the November 2020 draft, the 76ers traded Horford and some draft rights to the Thunder. On June 18, 2021, Horford was traded with Moses Brown and the Thunder’s 2023 second-round pick to Boston for guard Kemba Walker, the 16th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft and a 2025 second-round pick .