Zachary LaVine is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. He was selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft with a 13th overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves. A two-time Slam Dunk Competition champion, he was named the 2021 NBA Star. LaVine grew up in Washington, where he was named the state's top high school player. He plays college basketball for UCLA Bruins. After a season at UCLA, he joined the NBA after being named one of the top freshmen of the Pac-12 Conference. A rookie from Minnesota, LaVine won the tournament's Slam Dunk competition and was named to the NBA Rookie Team's Second Team. In 2016, he became the fourth NBA player to win head-to-head jumper competitions. He was traded to Chicago in 2017 .
|Born||March 10, 1995, Renton, Washington|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in|
|Listed weight||200 lb|
|High school||Bothell (Bothell, Washington)|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|NBA draft||2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13, Minnesota Timberwolves|
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Multi-talented guard who was a 2014 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honoree as a member of the UCLA Bruins. He helped lead the Bruins to the sweet 16 in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, then was selected 13th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. In 2017, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls.
He was named Washington state's Mr. Basketball in 2013 as well as the AP Washington Player of the Year.
He won the 2015 and 2016 NBA Dunk Contests with a repertoire of behind-the-back and under-the-legs dunks.
He was born in Renton, Washington to Cheryl Johnson-LaVine and Paul LaVine.
Upon entering the NBA, he received many comparisons to fellow UCLA alum Russell Westbrook.
- Draft selection of the Minnesota Timberwolves
- Men's basketball players from UCLA Bruins
- Washington (state) basketball players
- Minnesota Timberwolves players
- Chicago Bulls players
- National Basketball Association Stars
Latest information about Zach LaVine updated on June 14 2021.