Player Profile

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine

Chicago Bulls Shooting guard

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :March 10, 1995
Height :6 feet 5 inches
Weight :91 kg

Zachary Thomas LaVine (/ləˈvn/ lə-VEEN; born March 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft with the 13th overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves. A two-time Slam Dunk Contest champion, he was named an NBA All-Star in 2021 and 2022. He also won a gold medal on the 2020 U.S. Olympic team in Tokyo.

LaVine grew up in the Seattle area, where he was honored as the state’s top high school player. He played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins. After one season at UCLA, he entered the NBA after being named one of the top freshmen in the Pac-12 Conference. As a rookie with Minnesota, LaVine won the league’s Slam Dunk Contest, and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In 2016, he became the fourth NBA player to ever win consecutive dunk contests. He was traded to Chicago in 2017.

QUICK FACTS

BornMarch 10, 1995 (age 28)
Renton, Washington, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolBothell
(Bothell, Washington)
CollegeUCLA (2013–2014)

Zach LaVine Biography, EarlyLife

LaVine was born in the Seattle, Washington suburb of Renton to athletic parents. His father, Paul, played American football professionally in the United States Football League (USFL) and National Football League (NFL), and his mother, CJ, was a softball player. Around the age of five, LaVine developed an interest in basketball after watching Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan in the film Space Jam. Later, he also became a fan of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, and modeled his game after his childhood idols.

Zach LaVine’s Height, And Weight

Zach LaVine, like other basketball players, is tall and has strong legs. Zach LaVine is a tall basketball player, standing at 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) and weighing roughly 91 kg (200.6 lbs).

Zach LaVine also enjoys wearing jewelry such as bracelets and diamond lockets. He has black hair and black eyes. Zach wears his hair short with fading sides.

LaVine is a sneakerhead who is often seen sporting uncommon models. He is frequently seen sporting hoodies.

Because of the game, he has to practice every day, which has given him a muscular body. To improve his gaming performance, he must maintain a protein-rich diet.

Zach LaVine: Net Worth

Zach LaVine was a UCLA basketball player in college. He received numerous honors and was named MVP several times. Following that, he was drafted by the “Minnesota Timberwolves” in 2014.

On July 8, 2014, he signed a contract with the team. He had a really good season in 2014-2015, but an ankle injury forced him to leave the game. He played 12 minutes in his first five Minnesota Timberwolves games. Zach was a Minnesota Vikings player until 2017.

He was moved to the “Chicago Bulls” in 2017, and he is still playing with them in 2020. On January 13, 2018, he made his debut with the Bulls. His 14 points in the game against the “Detroit Pistons” helped his team win.

The next year, he received an offer of USD 80 million. In 2019, he set a career-high with 49 points against the “Charlotte Hornets” on November 23. After Kobe Bryant, LaVine is the youngest champion.

He is quickly becoming a star in his field. He has had his fair share of celebrity. In his hometown, he lives in opulence. Zach LaVine’s net worth is expected to be around $46 million US dollars in 2020.

Career

During his senior years in high school, LaVine displayed extraordinary capabilities in basketball. In 2013, he was named the ‘Associated Press Washington State Player of the Year.’ He won the ‘Washington Mr. Basketball’ title, too. He was also recognized as a member of the ‘Parade All-American Boys Basketball Team,’ an honor reserved for the best basketball players in high schools across the US.
In 2013, LaVine participated in the ‘Ballislife All-American Game,’ which is an annual all-star game for high-school basketball players. He won the ‘Slam Dunk Contest’ in this game. ‘Rivals.com,’ the website that recruits college basketball players in the US, tagged LaVine as a four-star recruit. In 2013, he was ranked twelfth as a ‘shooting guard’ and forty-fourth in the entire nation.
Zach LaVine attended the ‘University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) and was part of the ‘UCLA Bruins.’
 
In 2013, he played for the ‘UCLA’ team, under coach Ben Howland’s guidance. During the 2013–2014 season, LaVine made an impressive start to his college basketball career. Experts believed he had high chances of being included in the ‘NBA Draft,’ the annual event where teams from the ‘NBA’ could select new players who were eligible to join the leagues. ‘NBADraft.net’ ranked LaVine as the fifth overall pick. However, during the latter half of the season, LaVine suffered from a shooting slump, and his game slowed down. Despite these struggles, he was selected for the ‘Pac-12 All-Freshman Team.’
 
In April, 2014, Zach LaVine declared himself eligible for the ‘NBA Draft.’ He gave up three years of his college, to be featured in the draft. In June, 2014, LaVine was selected by the ‘NBA’ team ‘Minnesota Timberwolves,’ as the thirteenth overall pick. He won the ‘Slam Dunk Contest’ at the ‘Seattle Basketball Pro-Am League.’ In the first few games of the 2014–2015 season, LaVine did not play considerably, as he was a rookie. When Ricky Rubio was sidelined due to an injury, LaVine was elevated to the position of starting point guard. Later, when Rubio returned to play, LaVine’s playtime reduced. When veteran player Mo Williams was traded with another team, LaVine was promoted again.
 
Zach LaVine won the ‘Slam Dunk Contest’ at the ‘2015 NBA All-Star Weekend,’ when he was just 20 years old. He became the second-youngest player to have won the title. Before him, Kobe Bryant had won the contest at the age of 18. LaVine delivered outstanding performances in the season. He played in 77 games, starting in 40, and averaged 10.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists.
In October, 2015, the ‘Minnesota Timberwolves’ extended the rookie contract with LaVine, for another season. In November, he scored a season-high 26 points in a loss to the ‘Indiana Pacers.’ In January 2016, he scored 35 points against the ‘Oklahoma City Thunder.’ During the ‘2016 All-Star Weekend,’ LaVine scored 30 points for the ‘Team USA’ in the ‘Rising Stars Challenge.’ He won the ‘Slam Dunk Contest’ in 2016, too, thus becoming the fourth player ever to have won the title in consecutive years.
 
In June 2017, the ‘Minnesota Timberwolves’ traded Zach LaVine to the ‘Chicago Bulls’ in exchange for Jimmy Butler. In January, 2018, in his first game in eleven months, LaVine scored 14 points for the ‘Chicago Bulls,’ in a win over the ‘Detroit Pistons.’ In February, he scored a season-high 35 points in a win over the ‘Minnesota Timberwolves.’ In April 2018, LaVine was shut down for the rest of the season, by the ‘Chicago Bulls,’ citing injuries. He is undaunted and aims to become an elite player in the league.

Personal Life

Zach LaVine is not married. He is currently dating former athlete Hunter Mar. She played soccer in her college days. The couple often posts their photos on social media. In 2015, LaVine made an appearance in the TV series ‘Fans’ Journey to the Star: Basketball Edition.’ In March, 2016, he played himself in an episode of the TV series ‘Kirby Buckets,’ aired on ‘Disney XD.’
 

FAQ

How many times Zach LaVine’s got injured?

Zach LaVine has suffered a lot of injuries during the course of his career. He suffered a hip injury in an ‘AAU’ summer game. In February 2017, LaVine suffered a ligament tear in his left knee. However, after his recovery from the ligament injury, LaVine averaged 16.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.0 assists.

Does Zach LaVine have a gf?

NBA Star Zach Lavine Has Been Together with Longtime Girlfriend Hunter Mar since High School.

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