Josh Giddey – Biography
Josh Giddey – Joshua James Giddey is a professional basketball player from Australia who is now employed by the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Giddey was born on October 10, 2002. In the 2021 NBA draft, the Thunder selected him with the sixth overall choice, making him their new player.
Giddey, who was 19 years and 84 days old at the time, holds the distinction for being the youngest player in NBA history to ever post a triple-double. He also became the first player to record three straight triple-doubles as a rookie since Oscar Robertson, who did it in 1961 and is now in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Josh Giddey – Biography & Personal Details
|Joshua James Giddey
|Date Of Birth
|10 October 2002
|21 years old (As 2023)
|Local High School in Australia
|UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra
St Kevin’s College
|Playin Video Games, Travelling, Golf
|2021 (Oklahoma City Thunder)
|#3 (Oklahoma City Thunder)
|Oklahoma City Thunder,
Australia men’s national basketball team
Josh Giddey – Family, Relationship and Afair
Giddey’s father, Warrick, was a professional basketball player who spent many years playing for the Melbourne Tigers in Australia. Warrick played for the Melbourne Tigers. His mother, Kim, is a former professional basketball player who competed in the Women’s National Basketball League for the Tigers.
Hannah, Giddey’s sister, was a forward for the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles for two years before transferring to Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma, for the 2022–23 season.
Family & Marital Status
|In Centimeters –203 cm
In Meters-2.03 m
In Feet and Inches –6’8″
|In Kg –98 kg
In Pounds –216 lbs
Josh Giddey Career
- Giddey became the first Australian athlete to participate in the Next Stars program that is run by the National Basketball League (NBL). This program is designed to help players improve their chances of being selected in the NBA draft.
- Giddey signed a contract with the Adelaide 36ers of the NBL on March 12, 2020. Giddey rejected invitations to play college football from a number of Division I schools in the NCAA, including Arizona.
- In a game that the New Zealand Breakers won 93–77 on April 26, 2021, he became the youngest Australian player in NBL history to accomplish a triple double by scoring 12 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out 10 assists.
- The game was played in Australia. In the following game, which took place on May 1, against the Brisbane Bullets, he became the first ever Australian player to record a triple-double in consecutive games. He finished the game with 15 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds in the 36ers’ 101–79 victory against the Bullets.
- On April 27, 2021, Giddey announced that he will be entering the 2021 NBA draft, where it was anticipated that he would be selected in the lottery.
- Giddey was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 29 with the sixth overall pick, and on August 8 he signed a contract with the Thunder. Giddey was selected by the Thunder.
- On the same day, he made his debut in the NBA Summer League, but only played for five minutes before suffering an ankle injury. As a result, he was pulled from the rest of the competition as a preventative measure.
- Giddey was sidelined for the rest of the season on March 27 due to hip soreness, and he finished the year with a scoring average of 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game while shooting.a field goal percentage of 419, a three-point field goal percentage of 263, and a free throw percentage of 709, in addition to four triple-doubles
- Furthermore, he was the only first-year player to record at least 500 points, 400 rebounds, and 300 assists in his rookie season.
- Giddey joined the ranks of Luka Doncic, Ben Simmons, and Grant Hill on the 10th of January, 2023, when he achieved the feat of recording at least 1,000 points, 700 rebounds, and 500 assists in their first 100 career games.
- This feat was accomplished while Giddey was competing against the Miami Heat. Giddey set a new high for points scored in a season with 28, pulled down a season-high 9 rebounds, and dished out a season-best 9 assists as Oklahoma City defeated the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 112–102 on January 15.
- Giddey led the Thunder to victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA play-in tournament on April 12, scoring 31 points, dishing out 10 assists, and grabbing nine rebounds in the Thunder’s 123–118 victory. This victory moved the Thunder on to the eighth seed game.
National Team Career
- At the 2019 FIBA Under-17 Oceania Championship, which took place in New Caledonia, Giddey was selected to represent Australia.
- After guiding his team to victory and earning a gold medal, he was nominated to the All-Star Five and finished with 16.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, and five assists per game on average. He led his team to victory over New Zealand with 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and five steals in the championship game, which they won 85–56.
- During the qualifying tournament for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup, Giddey made his first appearance for the Australia national basketball team on February 23, 2020. In just 11 minutes of action, he contributed to Australia’s victory over Hong Kong by scoring 11 points, dishing out six assists, and grabbing three rebounds. Since Ben Simmons in 2013, Giddey became the youngest player to play for the senior team when he made his debut.
- Giddey was one of the final players to be cut from the roster of the Australian basketball squad that would compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Instead, Giddey was chosen as one of three emergency players for the team.
- Giddey played for Australia in the FIBA World Cup in 2023 and finished with an average of 19.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game. He was honored with the title of FIBA Basketball World Cup Rising Star for his performance.
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Josh Giddey Net Worth:
|Net Worth (Approx.)
|$2 million in 2023
|Monthly Income and Salary
|Yearly Income and Salary
Josh Giddey Cars Collection:
- BMW M8 Competition
- Chevrolet Corvette C8
- Porsche Cayenne