Willy Hernangómez

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Willy Hernangómez
Willy Hernangómez 2018 (cropped).jpg
Hernangómez with the Hornets in 2018
No. 41 – Charlotte Hornets
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1994-05-27) May 27, 1994 (age 24)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2016 Real Madrid
2011–2013Real Madrid B
2013–2015Sevilla
20162018 New York Knicks
2018–present Charlotte Hornets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Guillermo Gustavo "Willy" Hernangómez Geuer[1] (born May 27, 1994) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), he plays at the center position.

Professional career[edit]

Real Madrid (2011–2016)[edit]

Considered one of the best prospects of Real Madrid, Hernangómez played his first two seasons on its reserve team. In the summer of 2013, Hernangómez was loaned by Real Madrid to Cajasol Sevilla, extending his agreement for one more season in the next summer. On July 17, 2015, he returned to Real Madrid[2] and played for the senior team in 2015–16. In his lone full season for the senior team, he averaged 5.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 34 games in the Spanish ACB League.[3]

New York Knicks (2016–2018)[edit]

Hernangomez with the Knicks in 2017

Hernangómez declared for the 2015 NBA draft, and was selected with the 35th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. His rights were later traded to the New York Knicks on draft night, in exchange for two future second round draft choices and cash considerations.[4]

On July 8, 2016, Hernangómez signed with the New York Knicks.[5] On October 25, 2016, he made his debut for the Knicks in their season opener, scoring four points in nine minutes off the bench in a 117–88 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.[6] On November 7, 2016, he was assigned to the Westchester Knicks, New York's D-League affiliate. He was recalled later that day.[7] Two days later, he had a season-best 14 points in a 110–96 win over the Brooklyn Nets.[8] On January 25, 2017, he had a career-high 16 rebounds in a 103–95 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.[9] On February 1, 2017, he had 16 points and 16 rebounds in a 95–90 win over the Brooklyn Nets.[10] On February 15, he was named as a replacement on the World Team for the injured Emmanuel Mudiay in 2017 Rising Stars Challenge.[11] On March 25, 2017, he had a career-high 24 points and 13 rebounds in a 106–98 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[12] On April 9, 2017, he tied his career high with 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 110–97 loss to the Toronto Raptors.[13] Five days later, he was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in April after leading all Eastern Conference rookies in rebounding (8.5 rpg) and ranked second in scoring (12.5 ppg).[14] At the season's end, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.[15]

Charlotte Hornets (2018–present)[edit]

On February 7, 2018, Hernangómez was traded to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Johnny O'Bryant III and two future second round draft picks.[16]

National team career[edit]

As a member of the junior national teams of Spain, Hernangómez played at the 2012 Albert Schweitzer Tournament, where he was named to the All-Tournament Team. He also played at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he won a gold medal, and at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he won a silver medal, and was named to the All-Tournament Team.

He has also been a member of the senior Spanish national basketball team. With Spain's senior national team, he played at the EuroBasket 2015, where he won a gold medal, and at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, where he won a bronze medal. He also played at the EuroBasket 2017.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 New York 72 22 18.4 .530 .267 .728 7.0 1.3 .6 .5 8.2
2017–18 New York 26 0 9.0 .605 .200 .429 2.6 .8 .3 .3 4.3
2017–18 Charlotte 22 1 11.9 .506 .571 .758 5.2 .5 .5 .4 6.1
Career 120 23 15.2 .536 .333 .698 5.7 1.1 .5 .4 6.9

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2012–13 Real Madrid 3 0 4.8 .286 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 1.3 -1.3
2015–16 14 0 11.2 .643 .000 .545 3.4 .3 .2 .6 4.3 5.6
Career 17 0 10.0 .592 .000 .545 2.9 .2 .2 .5 3.8 4.4

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Club honours[edit]

Spanish national team[edit]

Individual[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Hernangómez is a son of Guillermo Hernangómez Heredero and Margarita "Wonny" Geuer Draeger. His mother, Margarita, was born in Seville, and is of German origin.[18][19] His brother, Juan Hernangómez, is also a professional basketball player; he currently plays for the Denver Nuggets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guillermo Hernangómez Geuer". Scoresway.com. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Willy Hernangomez officially returns to Real Madrid". Sportando.com. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "DraftExpressProfile: Guillermo Hernangomez". DraftExpress.com. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Knicks Acquire Guillermo Hernangomez". NBA.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Knicks Sign Guillermo "Willy" Hernangomez". NBA.com. July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Knicks vs. Cavaliers – Box Score". ESPN.com. October 25, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Los Knicks envían a Willy Hernangómez a entrenar a la NBDL". Marca.com (in Spanish). November 7, 2016. Retrieved December 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Carmelo Anthony scores 22 points, Knicks beat Nets 110-96". ESPN.com. November 9, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Barnes scores 23 to lead Mavericks over Knicks, 103-95". ESPN.com. January 25, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Porzingis, subs rally Knicks to 95-90 victory over Nets". ESPN.com. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Knicks' Willy Hernangomez replaces Nuggets' Emmanuel Mudiay in BBVA Rising Stars Challenge". NBA.com. February 15, 2017. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Leonard, Aldridge help Spurs topple Knicks, 106-98". ESPN.com. March 25, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Raptors handle Knicks to clinch top-3 seed in East". ESPN.com. April 9, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 
  14. ^ "New York Knicks' Willy Hernangomez, Phoenix Suns' Tyler Ulis named Kia Rookies of Month". NBA.com. April 14, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  15. ^ Rohrbach, Ben (June 27, 2017). "Draymond Green, Joel Embiid headline NBA's All-Defensive, All-Rookie team announcements". Yahoo.com. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Hornets Acquire Center Willy Hernangomez From Knicks". NBA.com. February 7, 2018. Retrieved February 7, 2018. 
  17. ^ "Willy Hernangomez Player Profile". RealGM.com. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  18. ^ Delmás, Alejandro (September 11, 2015). "Los Hernangómez han pedido el pasaporte de Alemania". Baloncesto.as.com (in Spanish). Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  19. ^ Sáez Bravo, Lucas (December 8, 2014). "Hernangómez, el futuro ya está aquí". El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved August 16, 2015. 

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