Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso, also known as Al Horford, is a Dominican professional basketball player known for playing for the Boston Celtics.
Popularly known as Al, the basketball player who signed a four-year contract with the Boston Celtics has become famous throughout the city of Atlanta and beyond for his exceptional skills on the basketball court. This four-time All-Star remains one of the Celtics’ best players, setting the top record at the Eastern Conference.
Biography and Age
Al was born on June 3, 1986, in the town of San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, as one of the five children of Tito Horford and his wife, Arelis Reynoso. He grew up in a sports-mad family with his father, who was a retired professional basketball player and was known for playing for three years in the NBA and two years for the Bucks. You can’t be far from the truth when you say that Horford developed his passion for basketball primarily by watching his father play. Among the other players who apparently inspired him in this game were Shaquille O’Neal, Grant Hill, and Tim Duncan. Interestingly, Al’s Uncle Kelly also played for Florida Atlantic University.
At the age of 14, Horford moved with his family to Lansing, Michigan, United States, where he enrolled at Grand Ledge High School in Grand Ledge, Michigan, where he also began to demonstrate his basketball skills. As the basketball star of his school, he held seven amazing school records, including the highest career points with 1,239. In his senior year, he was named Player of the Year in Class A after achieving an average of 21 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks per game. He also played for the Michigan Mustangs in AAU basketball, and in 2007, after his team had won the league for several years, he was declared an NBA draft.
After graduating high school, Horford received a sports scholarship at the University of Florida based on his outstanding athletic performance. There he played for the Gator, and through his efforts on the team’s frontcourt, he was able to win the 2005 Southern Conference Tournament Championship. His team was the first to win the championship in a row and the first to do so with the same starting line-up. However, the young, promising basketball player retired in 2007 to play for the Atalanta Hawks, and his first nine years on the team brought him massive success as they marked the beginning of his professional career.
Salary And Net Worth – How Much does Al Earn Annually
With net assets of $28.1 million, Al Horford is one of the highest-paid basketball players of our time, according to Forbes Magazine 2017. He is expected to earn up to $26.6 million in annual salary and about $1.5 million in sponsorship money. After having been All-Star of the NBA three times, Al Horford was named NBA Shooting Stars Champion in 2011. He also represented his country and won a gold medal in the 2012 Centrobasket international competition.
Al Horford ranks 44th on the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes and is currently the second-best player in the NBA. It is said that he is currently up to 4.5 percent higher than 2016-17 and will be one of the highest-paid players in the Boston Celtics next year. His outstanding performances have opened further doors for him to many opportunities. Even his team seems to rely on him for their wins.
His car collection includes a Lamborghini Aventador, a Porsche 911, a GMC, a Ford, and an Audi R8. He also owns several properties, including the one in Smyrna, Atlanta, where he currently resides. One of the properties he bought in 2014 was worth about $4 million.
Horford’s Family – Sister and Brother
Al Horford has two younger sisters – Anna Horford and Maria Horford- and two younger brothers, Josh and Jonathon Kelly Horford. Jon followed in the footsteps of his father and older brother and pursued a career as a basketball player. He plays for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA G League. He started in March 2010, when he first played for the University of Michigan, where he played in 29 games for the Michigan Wolverines 2010-11 men’s basketball team.
After graduating in Florida, Jon joined the Indios de San Francisco de Macorís in 2015 in the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto. The following year he signed a contract with Stella Artois Leuven Bears from the Belgian League. However, he was unable to play a single match with them before returning to Canton for the 2016-17 season.
Anna, on the other hand, is a social media star and a good fan of her two brothers. In mid-January 2018, she announced that she would join the CLNS media network and start her podcast with the online provider.
Anna, who is also a regular guest on Josue Pavon’s Causeway Street Podcast, which is also broadcast on CLNS Media, said her newly launched podcast will provide greater access and dialogue for her passionate and dedicated following. The topics to be discussed range from sports to social issues to pop culture.
Al Horford Wife and Kids
Al Horford is married to the former Miss Universe Amelia Vega. The couple exchanged vows in December 2011 and will have a son Ean in 2015 and a daughter Alia in 2016. In January 2018 they also announced that they expect their third child later in the year. Horford loves to spend much of his free time with his family.
Height, Weight and Body Measurement
Al Horford is 6 ft 10 inches or 208 cm tall and has a bodyweight of about 245lbs. He is led by Bill Duffy since October 2015.