Feb. 10, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. - Former University of Arizona men's basketball player Andre Iguodala was rewarded for a stellar start to the 2011-12 National Basketball Association season by earning his first career All-Star appearance Thursday.
Iguodala, a 6-foot-6, 207-pound forward is averaging 13.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game, while shooting 45.2 percent from the field for the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers currently have an 18-8 record and are in first place in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division.
It is the first career All-Star appearance for the eight-year NBA veteran. Iguodala joins Sean Elliott (1996, 1996) and Gilbert Arenas (2005, 2006, 2007) as the only former Arizona players to make an NBA All-Star appearance.
The 2012 NBA All-Star game will take place Feb. 26 in Orlando, Fla.
An Arizona letterwinner for two seasons (2002-04), Iguodala averaged 9.6 points and 6.6 rebounds in 62 collegiate appearances (34 starts). As a sophomore in 2003-04, he averaged 12.9 points per game and led the team in rebounding (8.4 rpg) and assists (4.9 apg). Iguodala was a first-team all-Pac-10 selection in 2004 and the ninth pick of the first round of the NBA Draft that season by Philadelphia.
The all-star selection comes on the heels of the announcement in January that Iguodala was one of 20 finalists for the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.