Juan Hernangómez

Juan Alberto "Juancho" Hernangómez Geuer (born September 28, 1995) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played for Estudiantes of the Liga ACB, and has represented the senior Spain national team.[1]

Juan Hernangómez
Juan Hernangomez.jpg
Hernangómez in 2013
No. 41 – Minnesota Timberwolves
PositionForward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1995-09-28) September 28, 1995 (age 24)
Madrid, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014–2016Estudiantes
20162020Denver Nuggets
2020–presentMinnesota Timberwolves
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Early careerEdit

Hernangómez began playing competitive basketball in 2007, with the youth teams of CB Las Rozas. He joined a youth squad of Real Madrid and played with the team until moving to Club Baloncesto Majadahonda for the following years.[2]

Professional careerEdit

CB Estudiantes (2012–2016)Edit

In 2012, Hernangómez signed his first professional contract with CB Estudiantes and competed with their second team until 2014, when he was promoted to the main team.[3] In 2015–16, Hernangómez averaged 9.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 34 games. He was subsequently named the recipient of the ACB Best Young Player Award.[4]

Denver Nuggets (2016–2020)Edit

On April 26, 2016, Hernangómez was named in the international early entry candidates list for the 2016 NBA draft.[5] He went on to be selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 15th overall pick.[6] On August 9, 2016, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Nuggets.[7] On January 4, 2017, he was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.[8] He was recalled by the Nuggets on three days later after appearing in one game for the Skyforce.[9] On February 13, 2017, he scored a season-high 27 points to go with a season-best 10 rebounds in a 132–110 win over the Golden State Warriors. He hit six three-pointers against the Warriors to help the Nuggets tie an NBA record with 24 three-pointers.[10] Early in the 2017–18 season, Hernangomez was diagnosed with mononucleosis,[11] and as a result, he only played in 25 games during his sophomore campaign.

Minnesota Timberwolves (2020–present)Edit

On February 5, 2020, Hernangómez was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[12]

National team careerEdit

In 2013, Hernangómez competed with the Spain national under-18 basketball team at the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in Latvia. He joined the under-20 team for the following two years, playing at the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. Hernangómez also helped the senior Spain national team practice for the EuroBasket 2015.[3][13]

His senior Spain national team major tournament debut was at the EuroBasket 2017. Hernangomez averaged 8.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.7 blocked shots in 19.7 minutes per game.[14] Spain finished in third place, winning the bronze medal.[15]

In June 2018, Hernangomez was again named to the Spain national team's roster in advance of the first stage of qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Denver 62 9 13.6 .453 .411 .750 3.0 .5 .5 .2 4.9
2017–18 Denver 25 3 11.1 .387 .280 .833 2.2 .5 .2 .1 3.3
2018–19 Denver 70 25 19.4 .439 .365 .767 3.8 .8 .4 .3 5.8
2019–20 Denver 34 0 12.4 .345 .250 .640 2.8 .6 .1 .1 3.1
Career 191 37 15.2 .423 .349 .749 3.1 .6 .4 .2 4.7

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 Denver 5 0 2.9 .333 .500 .000 .6 .0 .0 .0 .6
Career 5 0 2.9 .333 .500 .000 .6 .0 .0 .0 .6

Player profileEdit

Hernangómez's style of play has drawn comparisons to NBA players Víctor Claver and Jonas Jerebko.[17] He has been praised for his speed, athleticism, and approximately 7 ft (2.13 m) wingspan.[18] The duo of him and his brother, Willy, have also been compared to Spanish NBA stars Marc and Pau Gasol.[19]

Personal lifeEdit

Hernangómez's immediate family is made up of former or current basketball players. His older brother, Willy, currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets, having previously played for Real Madrid.[20] His mother, Margarita Geuer Draeger was an international basketball player, winning a European championship with Spain in 1993. His father also played for Real Madrid and Estudiantes, and his younger sister currently plays for Estudiantes' youth team.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Juancho Hernangomez Player Profile". RealGM.com. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Juancho Hernangómez". ClubEstudiantes.com. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "JUANCHO HERNANGOMEZ basketball profile". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "Juancho Hernangomez named best young player of ACB season". Sportando.com. May 18, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "NBA Announced Early Entry Candidates for 2016 NBA Draft". DraftExpress.com. April 6, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Denver Nuggets Select Murray, Hernangomez and Beasley in First Round of 2016 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 24, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "Nuggets Sign Murray, Hernangomez and Beasley". NBA.com. August 9, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "Denver Nuggets Assign Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez to Sioux Falls Skyforce". NBA.com. January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "Denver Nuggets Recall Juancho Hernangomez". NBA.com. January 7, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "Nuggets tie NBA mark with 24 3s in 132-110 win over Warriors". ESPN.com. February 13, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  11. ^ "Denver Nuggets' Juancho Hernangomez out with ==mononucleosis== | NBA.com". NBA.com. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  12. ^ "Minnesota Timberwolves Acquire Brooklyn Nets' 2020 First Round Pick from Atlanta Hawks, Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez and Jarred Vanderbilt from Denver Nuggets in 12-Player, Four-Team Trade". NBA.com. February 5, 2020. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  13. ^ "Juancho Hernangomez and Alberto Abalde to help Spanish NT at practices". Sportando. August 26, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "Juan HERNANGOMEZ at the FIBA EuroBasket 2017 - FIBA.basketball". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  15. ^ "Spain win Bronze to send Navarro off in style". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  16. ^ "Denver Nuggets' Juancho Hernangomez named to Spain national team roster". The Denver Post. 2018-06-20. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  17. ^ "Juan Hernangomez". NBADraft.net. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  18. ^ "Juan Hernangomez". DraftExpress. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  19. ^ Taylor, Jeff (July 26, 2015). "The Hernangomez brothers - watch this space!". FIBA.com. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  20. ^ Martínez, José Luis; Sáenz de Tejada, José; Talavera, Miguel Martín (June 18, 2015). "El presente y futuro de los Hernangómez: Willy y Juancho apuntan alto... ¿NBA?". Marca.com (in Spanish). Retrieved March 9, 2016.

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