Tyrese Haliburton (born February 29, 2000) is an NBA basketball player who was part of a trade that led him to the Indiana Pacers.
He was picked by the Sacramento Kings in the 2020 NBA draft after playing collegiate basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones.
Upon knowing this trade and how far he has come far at the Kings, his teammates saw him cry knowing he had to leave for the Pacers.
Tyrese Haliburton is a point guard who stands 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) tall and weighs 185 pounds (84 kg).
At the FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Heraklion, Greece, in 2019, Haliburton led the United States to a gold medal and was named to the all-tournament team.
His dad is a referee but elsewhere and is the cousin of former NBA player and three time All-star Eddie Jones.
Tyrese Haliburton attended Oshkosh North High School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where he played basketball.
He was named to the second team and defense team of the Fox Valley Association (FVA) as a sophomore.
He committed to playing college basketball for Iowa State on September 18, 2017.
Haliburton made his college debut for Iowa State, scoring 12 points, grabbing four boards, and dishing out four assists.
He was the only NCAA Division I true freshman, other than Zion Williamson, to accumulate at least 50 steals and 30 blocks.
During his sophomore season, Haliburton was named Big 12 Player of the Week on November 11, 2019, after averaging 13.5 points and 13.0 assists in victories over Mississippi Valley State and Oregon State.
In an 83–76 loss to Michigan in the Battle 4 Atlantis on November 27, he set a season best with 25 points, nine rebounds, and five assists.
In an overtime loss to TCU on January 4, 2020, Haliburton had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists, the first triple-double by an Iowa State player since Monté Morris in 2016.
Haliburton was ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his left wrist in a game against Kansas State on February 8.
Haliburton was named to the Big 12’s second team.
He declared after the season that he would join the NBA draft in 2020 and forego his remaining college basketball eligibility.
The Sacramento Kings selected Haliburton with the 12th pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft, later in November the Kings announced they had signed him unto a contract.
Haliburton played in his NBA debut, coming off the bench in a 124–122 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets.
His performances put him in top three finalists for Rookie of the season, coming in third behind Anthony Edwards and winner LaMelo Ball.
He had his career high of 38 points against the 76ers in 2022, a game the Kings lost.
On February 4, for the second consecutive season, Haliburton was selected to the 2022 Rising Stars Challenge on Team Isiah.
The following day, he posted a career-high 17 assists along with 13 points, six rebounds, and two steals in a double-digit win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Trade to the Indiana Pacers
On February 8, 2022, Haliburton, Buddy Hield, and Tristan Thompson were traded to the Pacers in exchange for Justin Holiday, Jeremy Lamb and Domantas Sabonis, and a 2023 second-round pick.
He made a losing debut for the Pacers against the Cavs and also helped them to a record breaking 47 points in the first quarter
Tyrese Haliburton’s Injury
Haliburton sustained an injury to the left knee against the Dallas Mavericks on May 2, 2021.
Despite the fact that an MRI indicated no ligament injury, he was forced to sit out the Kings’ final seven games of the 2020–21 season as a precaution.
Who is Tyrese Haliburton’s Girlfriend?
He has been dating Jade Jones for the past three years.
What shoes does he wear?
The guard wears Nike Kobe 4s.