Twice NBA Champion, Kevon Looney was born February 6, 1996 and is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association for the Golden State Warriors.
In 2014–15, he was named to the Pac-12 second team all-freshman team while playing collegiate basketball for the UCLA Bruins.
Following the season, he decided to forego his collegiate eligibility and enter the 2015 NBA draft, where he was taken by Golden State with the 30th overall pick in the first round.
With the Warriors, he won two NBA championships in a row in 2017 and 2018.
As a youngster he idolized Kobe Bryant and supported the Lakers.
Kevon Looney’s Player stats
Here below are Kevon Looney’s regular and playoffs NBA stats
At Alexander Hamilton High School in Milwaukee, Looney was the top player on his squad.
As a freshman, he was already being targeted by universities, with offers from Marquette and Wisconsin, both in his home state.
He was voted Milwaukee City Conference Player of the Year in 2012 after averaging 20.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game during his sophomore season.
Looney led a squad of mostly unknown players to a runner-up finish for the conference title as a junior, averaging 26.1 points, 12.4 rebounds, 7.0 blocks, and 3.1 assists per game.
Mixtapes on YouTube heralded him as “the next KD,” referring to future Golden State teammate Kevin Durant, for his ability to handle the ball, create his own shot, and shoot.
Hamilton remained undefeated in conference play to capture the league title for the first time in four years, and Looney was named City Conference Player of the Year for the second time.
Kevon announced his decision to decision to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2013.
Looney liked California, and called UCLA the “most beautiful campus I had ever seen.”
He was impressed with Bruins coach Steve Alford’s vision for the team.
The Bruins did not guarantee Looney a starting role as a freshman, but they did sell him on the idea that he would be able to play both inside and outside and demonstrate his versatility.
UCLA rarely called plays for Looney, and his scoring typically came off putbacks, fast breaks, and open shots.
After one season with UCLA, Looney decided to forgo his remaining college eligibility to declare for the 2015 NBA draft and was chosen 30th overall by Golden State.
Playing mostly at D League affiliate the Santa Cruz Warriors, Looney also battled with hip injuries in his first 2 seasons at the Warriors.
Looney was moulded into a Center by Kerr and became a regular rotation player in 2017–18.
He lost 30 pounds (14 kg) before the season after hiring a personal trainer over the summer, changing his training program, and adopting a modified Paleo diet.
The 30th pick would go on to win consecutive NBA championships with the Warriors in 2017 and 2018.
What is Kevon Looney’s Contract?
According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the veteran center has opted into the final year of his deal, which will pay him $5.1 million for the current season.
Looney shares a romantic relationship with Mariah Simone.
His NBA rings
Kevon Looney has won 2 rings, Kevon Looney has won championships with: 2016-17 Golden State Warriors, 2017-18 Golden State Warriors