Jose Alvarado Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Jose Alvarado :

NameJose Alvarado
NickNameGrand Theft Alvarado
Date of BirthApril 12, 1998
Age (2024)26 Years
NationalityUnited States
HomeTownBrooklyn, New York
Height6ft 0in
Professionprofessional basketball player
EducationGeorgia Tech (2017–2021)
Christ the King; (Middle Village, New York
Current TeamNew Orleans Pelicans (#15 / Point guard)
Net Worth3-4 Million USD

Who is Jose Alvarado ?

Jose Alvarado, born on April 12, 1998, is a dynamic Puerto Rican professional basketball player renowned for his defensive prowess and electrifying play style. Currently donning the jersey of the New Orleans Pelicans in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Alvarado has earned the moniker “Grand Theft Alvarado” for his remarkable ability to create steals, leaving opponents in awe and fans on the edge of their seats.

Jose Alvarado
Jose Alvarado

Alvarado’s journey to basketball stardom began in his high school days, where he showcased his skills at Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village, Queens, New York City. His remarkable talent earned him accolades, including being named the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) Player of the Year. Notably, he etched his name in the annals of school history by delivering the first quadruple-double, displaying his multifaceted abilities on the court.

His stellar high school career paved the way for a fruitful collegiate journey with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Despite facing challenges such as injuries and NCAA bans on postseason play for his team, Alvarado consistently excelled, leaving an indelible mark with his contributions on both ends of the floor. His leadership and defensive acumen were instrumental in leading Georgia Tech to notable achievements, including their first ACC title in nearly three decades.

Following his impressive collegiate career, Alvarado transitioned to the professional realm, where he continues to dazzle audiences with his tenacity and skill. Despite going undrafted, he seized the opportunity with the New Orleans Pelicans, proving his worth and earning a standard contract after initially signing a two-way deal. His journey in the NBA has been marked by standout performances, including a career-high 38-point game and winning the Rising Stars Challenge MVP award.

Facts about Jose Alvarado :

  • Born on April 12, 1998, in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Played football in his childhood but switched to basketball after a neck injury.
  • Played for Christ the King Regional High School in Queens, New York City.
  • Won CHSAA Player of the Year as a junior, averaging 17 points and 6.5 assists.
  • Recorded the first quadruple-double in school history (18 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals) as a senior.
  • Earned TimesLedger Player of the Year honors in his senior season.
  • Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals, and a three-star by 247Sports.
Jose Alvarado
Jose Alvarado
  • Started all 25 games as a freshman, averaging 12.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists.
  • Season cut short due to a left elbow fracture in his freshman year.
  • Led the team in scoring, assists, and steals as a sophomore (12.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists).
  • Missed games due to an ankle injury in his junior season.
  • Averaged 14.4 points, 4.0 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.2 steals as a junior, earning All-ACC Third Team honors.
  • Led Georgia Tech to its first ACC title since 1993 in his senior year.
  • Named ACC Defensive Player of the Year in his senior season.
  • Went undrafted in the 2021 NBA draft.
  • Signed a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans in August 2021.
  • Earned praise from Joel Embiid after a verbal altercation during a game.
  • Two-way contract converted to a standard 4-year contract in March 2022.
  • Scored a career-high 38 points against the Denver Nuggets in December 2022.
  • Won the Rising Stars Challenge MVP award in February 2023.

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