Kyle Alexander Kuzma is a 25-year-old American professional basketball player who plays as a Power Forward for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is one of the key players for the Lakers along with Anthony Davis and LeBron James.
Kyle Kuzma was born on July 24th 1995 in Flint, Michigan and raised by his single mother, Karri Kuzma, a shot-put champion who played at high school level. Kyle has met his biological father only once, in fact the father of his younger brother and sister, Larry Smith,is more of a father figure to him. At a very early age of two, a basketball rimwas set in the living room for Kyle which made attract to the game.
Kuzma studied in Swartz Creek Community Schools and transferred to Bentley High School in Michigan. As a junior he averaged 17.9 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.4 blocks per game. Kuzma had impressive talent at a young age and was selected by the head coach at Rise Academy, Vin Sparacia. He saw potential in the young kid and brought him to Philadelphia. In 2017 he majored in sociology from University of Utah.
From a very early age of two, Kuzma has been attracted to Basketball. In his high school days in Michigan he averaged 17.9 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.4 blocks per game. He was seen as an outstanding player in the game. While at Rise Academy, as a high school senior he averaged 22 points and seven rebounds per game. He was offered to play Division I from many schools but soon he decided to attend for University of Utah in 2013. In 2017, Kuzma enrolled himself for the 2017 NBA draft in his final year and was selected by the Brooklyn Nets. But in an exchange in draft-day trade he signed his rookie scale contract with Los Angeles Lakers.
In 2017, Kuzma signed a contract with Los Angeles Lakers and is into his third season with the team. Ever since he has made a successful career and is playing the third season with Lakers. In December 2017 he scored a career high of 38 points and in the following game against Golden State Warriors he had a team high 27 points which resulted him to become the first Lanker rookie to have scored 25 or more points in three straight games after Jerry West. In 2018-2019 season, on October 2018, he scored a season-high score of 37 points and on January 2019 he scored a career-high of 41 points against Detroit Pistons.
Kyle Kuzma Biography
|Real Name||Kyle Alexander Kuzma|
|Birth Date||24 July 1995|
|Birth Place||Flint, Michigan, U.S.|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 6” – in Centimetres – 203 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 100 kg – in Pounds – 221 lbs|
|Chest Size||42 inches|
|Waist Size||34 inches|
|Biceps Size||15.5 inches|
|Shoe Size||12 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|School||Bentley High School|
|College||The University of Utah|
Kyle Kuzma Relationship Status
|Marital Status||in Relation|
|Is he a Gay?||No|
Kuzma was dating Instagram fitness model, Katya Elise Henry for several months. He has also been in buzz for being more than just friends with Kendall Jenner and Venessa Hudgens, later both rumours were declared fake. While his time in Australia with team USA, It was reported by the media that Kuzma was dating Nicole Shiraz, an Australian model. In 2019, Kuzma met former Americas Next Top Model star, Winnie Harlow in Harpers Bazaar party in New York City. The two have been spotted spending time together in the pandemic and has been confirmed to be dating.
Kyle Kuzma Net Worth
In 2017 Kuzma singed a contract worth $8,650,178 over four years with Lakers at rookie level. Apart from being a remarkable and professional basketball player, he endorses the Greatest of All time (GOAT) app and is also on a five-year sneaker contract with Puma. His estimated net worth is considered to be around $3 million.
- Kyle Kuzma is an American professional basketball player.
- Kuzma grew up in a violent neighbourhood in Flint.
- He met his biological father only once as an infant.
- He earned the All-Pac-12 honour as he averaged 16.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game as a junior at university.
- Kyle has been honoured as NBA All-Rookie First Team (2018)
- He has been awarded NBA Rising Stars Challenge MVP (2019) and Rising Stars Challenge (2018, 2019)