His average of four years of study were: 42.6 points, 18 rebounds and seven steals per game. After high school, Al received a sports scholarship to study at the University of Arkansas, but abandoned it because it was selected in the NBA Draft NBA representatives ‘Boston Celtics’.
Author: Denis Pravdyuk
Al Jefferson – American professional basketball player, was born on January 4, 1985 in the town of Monticello, Mississippi. E began his career at the club NBA ‘Boston Celtics’ in 2004, three years later, in 2007, he moved to the ‘Minnesota Timberwolves’. With the growth of 208 cm and weight of 120 kg, Al keeps centering position in the team.
Al Jefferson graduated from the Prentiss High School, Mississippi, in 2004. While studying in high school, he played basketball for the school team. His average of four years of study were: 42.6 points, 18 rebounds and seven steals per game. After high school, Al received a sports scholarship to study at the University of Arkansas, but abandoned it because it was selected in the NBA Draft NBA representatives ‘Boston Celtics’.
In his first season in the ‘Boston Celtics’ E-71 took part in the game, but only one game left in the starting lineup. His average results for the 2004-2005 season were low: 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in 14.8 minutes.
Next Season – 2005-2006 – was for Al disappointment, despite the fact that he went into the starting lineup in seven games. In the middle of the season he injured his ankle and tore the meniscus in his right knee. As a result, Jefferson could only appear in the 59 games of the season, but his average results still improved: 7.9 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18 minutes.
In the offseason, before the start of the 2006-2007 season, El hired a personal chef to restore the original shape after the treatment of the injuries. As a result, it lost about 14 kg. Jefferson started the season in great shape and full of energy. He went into the starting lineup in 60 games, but in the early summer of 2006, a survey showed that Al needed surgery to remove growths on the bones of the foot. The operation was successful, it was held August 2, 2006. But in November the same year, Al was back on the operating table, this time he was in the hospital because of appendicitis. After surgery El missed seven games and returned to the team on Nov. 23, 2006.
surgeries have not prevented the development of Jefferson’s career, his average started to soar. 2006-2007 season, he finished with an average of 16 points and 11 rebounds in 33.6 minutes.
December 9, 2006, when the “Boston Celtics”played against”New Jersey Nets’ E showed the best result of his career: 29 points and 14 rebounds. It was the second time he scored more than 20 points in a game. The first time E scored 21 points December 10, 2005 in a game against ‘Dallas Mavericks’. A week later, on December 15, 2006, in a game against ‘Denver Nuggets’ E scored 28 points, and the next day, in a game against ‘Charlotte Bobcats’ – 22 points.
In July 2007, Jefferson and Gerald Green, Ryan Gomes, Theo Retliff and Sebastian Telkeyr officially moved into the NBA ‘Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Garnett under management. El club signed a contract for 5 years, the contract amount was $ 65 million.
In his first season at the new club Jefferson immediately became the team leader. He took part in the starting lineup in all 82 games, each with a ‘hammered’ 20 points (an average of 21 points per game). El proved that he – one of the leading players in the NBA, being one of four players with an average of 20 points and 10 rebounds (among others – Dwight Howard. Carlos Boozer and Antawn Jamison).
According to the results of the season Al Jefferson finished fifth in the NBA, scored an average result of 11.1 rebounds (4th place in the list of selections) and second in rebounds in the attack, with a score of 3.8, just behind Tyson Chandler (4.1).
In January 2008, Al was awarded the title ‘Player of the Week’ on the Western Conference after reaching the average value of 33.3 points and 15.3 rebounds, and ‘Timberwolves’ index ended the week with 3 wins in 4 games in the period from 21 to 27 January.
However, these figures do not become the highest in Jefferson’s career. January 27, 2008, in a game against The New Jersey Nets’ E was able to improve its own results, and scored 40 points per game. 2008-2009 season was the best season in the career of Al, he came in 50 games, gaining an average of 23.1 points, 11 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game
y. But the February 8, 2009, in a game against the ‘New Orleans’, he again injured.
E suffered a knee injury, landed badly on one leg after trying to cover the cast centering ‘New Orleans’ Sean Markas. After examination, doctors diagnosed – a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Al had to miss the second half of the season and undergo surgery. The operation took place in late February. According to doctors, the operation was successful, but the recovery took about 8 months. Only in late September 2009, Al was able to start full training. In late October, the new coach ‘Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kurt Rambis Jefferson released the first game of the season. Rambis carefully monitor El and promises not to expose it to excessive loads, while the effects of the injury is not fully pass.
At the moment, the average Al Jefferson for the season are 15.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.