Meet Al Horford, the newest Celtic
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The Celtics secured a deal with forward/center Al Horford on Saturday, a big win for team president Danny Ainge & Co.
Horford comes to Boston after spending nine seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, who made a push to try to bring back the four-time All-Star but ultimately came up short.
Here's a look at the versatile big man:
Height: 6-10. Weight: 245.
Age: 30. Experience: Entering his 10th season.
Born: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. High school: Grand Ledge (Mich.). College: Florida.
Drafted: First round, third overall, 2007. He was drafted behind Greg Oden and Kevin Durant, respectively.
Accolades: Four-time NBA All-Star (2010, 2011, 2015, 2016), All-NBA Third Team (2011), two-time NCAA champion with the Gators (2006, 2007), Southeastern Conference Tournament MVP (2007).
Injury history: He tore his right pectoral muscle in December 2013, ending his 2013-14 season. He tore his left pectoral muscle during the 2011-12 season, missing about four months and playing in just 11 regular-season games that year.
Runs in the family: Al's father, Tito, was the first player from the Dominican Republic to play in the NBA. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks 39th overall in 1988. He played two seasons with the Bucks and spent the 1993-94 season with the Washington Bullets. Al's younger brother, Jon, also played basketball for Florida after graduating from Michigan and transferring to play for the Gators for the 2014-15 season. Since then Jon has bounced around the NBA D-League. Al also has two sisters, Anna and Maria, and a younger brother, Josh.
Ties to Boston: Horford met his wife, Amelia Vega, who is a former Miss Universe, in Boston nearly 10 years ago during the Latin Pride Awards.