Josh Giddey Wiki – Josh Giddey Biography
Josh Giddey is an Australian professional basketball player for the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League (NBL). Giddey emerged as one of Australia’s top basketball prospects with the NBA Global Academy, a training center at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. At the Australian Under-18 Championships in April 2019, he averaged 20 points, 8.3 rebounds, and six assists per game, leading VIC Metro to the title. In January 2020, he helped the NBA Global Academy win the Torneo Junior Ciutat de L’Hospitalet in Barcelona, where he earned the most valuable player (MVP) honors. In February 2020, at NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago, he took part in Basketball Without Borders and was named an all-star of the camp.
On 12 March 2020, Giddey signed with the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League (NBL) as a part of the league’s Next Stars program to develop NBA draft prospects. He became the first Australian player to be a part of the Next Stars program. He turned down offers from several NCAA Division I programs, including Arizona. On 26 April 2021, he recorded 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 93–77 loss to the New Zealand Breakers, becoming the youngest Australian in NBL history to record a triple-double.
Giddey represented Australia at the 2019 FIBA Under-17 Oceania Championship in New Caledonia. He averaged 16.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, and five assists per game and was named to the All-Star Five after leading his team to a gold medal. In the final against New Zealand, he collected 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and five steals in an 85–56 win. On 23 February 2020, he made his debut for the Australia national basketball team during the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualification. He recorded 11 points, six assists, and three rebounds in 11 minutes, helping Australia defeat Hong Kong, 115–52. He became the youngest player to play for the senior team since Ben Simmons in 2013.
Josh Giddey Age
He was born on October 10, 2002 in Melbourne, Australia.
Josh Giddey Parents
He is the son of Warrick Giddey who played 449 NBL games between 1987 to 2002, making his debut with the Illawarra Hawks and finishing his career with the Melbourne Tigers.
Josh Giddey Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 8 inches (2.02 m) tall.
Josh Giddey Nationality
He is of Australian nationality.
Josh Giddey Instagram
Josh Giddey’s Instagram account is @joshgiddey.