Alexander-Walker in December 2017
|No. 0 – New Orleans Pelicans|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
|Born||September 2, 1998|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|College||Virginia Tech (2017–2019)|
|NBA draft||2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall|
|Selected by the Brooklyn Nets|
|2019–present||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (born September 2, 1998) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Virginia Tech Hokies. A shooting guard and a point guard, he was drafted 17th overall by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2019 NBA draft.
High school career
A native of Toronto, Alexander-Walker played for Vaughan Secondary School, St. Louis Christian Academy, and Hamilton Heights Christian Academy. At Hamilton Heights, he was a teammate of his cousin Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The two have a close relationship and shared a room at coach Zach Ferrell's house. Alexander-Walker committed to Virginia Tech in May 2016, choosing the Hokies over offers from USC and Maryland. He was ranked the No. 74 prospect in the class of 2017 according to Scout.com.
As a freshman, Alexander-Walker averaged 10.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. In his second game in college, he scored a season-high 29 points in a 132–93 win over The Citadel. He helped lead Virginia Tech to a 21-12 record and NCAA Tournament appearance. In the first round loss to Alabama, Alexander-Walker scored 15 points.
As a sophomore, Alexander-Walker averaged 16.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game during the regular season. He helped lead Virginia Tech to a 24–8 season with a 12–6 record in the ACC and a 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
National team career
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