Austin Reaves Biography

Austin Reaves is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association for the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA). He was a member of the Wichita State Shockers and the Oklahoma Sooners in collegiate basketball.

Early Life

Austin Reaves was born in Newark, Arkansas on May 29, 1998. Nicole Wilkett and Brian Reaves are his parents who were basketball players at Arkansas State University. His mother was an all-conference performer as a senior, averaging 21.3 points per game, while his father is tied for third in program history with 384 career assists. Spencer Reaves, Reaves’ brother, played collegiate basketball for North Greenville and Central Missouri before going pro. Reaves attributes his interest in basketball to his brother. Reaves went to Newark, Arkansas’ Cedar Ridge High School. On January 20, 2016, he chose Wichita State over offers from South Dakota State and Arkansas State to play college basketball.

Austin Reaves Career

In a reserve position as a freshman, he averaged 4.1 points per game. Reaves had surgery after the season to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, which had dislocated three times during his college career and forced him to miss games. In a 90–71 win over Tulsa on January 28, 2018, he set a sophomore season-high with 23 points and four assists. In the first half, Reaves hit seven three-pointers, the most in a half in program history. He averaged 8.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore while shooting 42.5 percent from three-point range. Reaves transferred to Oklahoma after his second season and sat out the following season due to NCAA transfer restrictions. He weight trained and gained 20 pounds during his redshirt year. Reaves set a career-high with 41 points in a win over TCU on March 7, 2020.

Reaves was chosen to the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team as a redshirt junior, averaging 14.7 points per game. He set a senior season-high with 32 points in a win over TCU on December 6. Reaves scored 27 points in an 87–71 loss against top-seeded Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament’s second round. He averaged 18.4 points per game as a senior, earning him First Team All-Big 12 accolades. Reaves declared for the NBA draught in 2021 on March 31, foregoing his remaining college eligibility. Reaves signed a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 3, 2021, after going undrafted in the NBA draught in 2021. He was signed to a regular NBA contract on September 27. Reaves debuted in the NBA on October 22, scoring eight points off the bench in a 115-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Austin Reaves Biography

Real Name Austin Tyler Reaves
Birth Date 29 May 1998
Age (as of 2021) 23 Years
Birth Place Newark, Arkansas, United States
Nationality American
Profession Basketball Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Gemini

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 5” – in Centimeters – 196 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 89 kg  –  in Pounds –  197 lbs
Shoe Size 14 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Athletic

Family

Father Brian Reaves
Mother Nicole Wilkett
Sister None
Brother One

Qualification/Education

School Cedar Ridge High School
College The University of Oklahoma

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Girlfriend None

Personal life

According to the information available, Austin Reaves does not have a girlfriend. In addition, he prefers not to discuss his personal life on the internet. As a result, there are few facts about his romantic life, and it appears that he is solely focused on his game. There’s still time for Austin to get romantically involved.

Austin Reaves Net Worth

Reaves’ net worth is believed to be $1 million. His basketball career provided him with substantial income. Austin recently signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the value of his contract has yet to surface on the internet.

Trivia

  • All-Big 12 first-team selection (2021)
  • All-Newcomer Team of the Big 12 (2020)
  • He is the Los Angeles Lakers’ 16th highest-paid player this season.

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