DFW Hardwood Legends Spotlight VOL 2: LaMarcus Aldridge, Dallas Seagoville HS

LaMarcus Aldridge -Dallas Seagoville c/o 2004

#2 Pick In The 2006 NBA Draft

7x NBA All-Star

The Dallas native is a 2004 graduate of Seagoville HS where he earned McDonald's and Parade All-American Honors. Aldridge, widely considered a 5-star recruit, considered making the jump to the NBA out of High School but eventually signed with the University of Texas where he earned 1st team All Big-12 Honors and Big12 Defensive POY. The Portland Trailblazers drafted Aldridge with the second overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft where he would become a perennial All-Star. During his rookie season, Aldridge was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, a rare heart ailment. Aldridge spent 9 years in Portland where he was a 5x All-NBA team performer, a 7x NBA All-Star, and one of the best in franchise history. In 2015 Aldridge signed a 4-year ,$80M contract with the San Antonio Spurs

Aldridge Career Highlights:

• 7× NBA All Star (2012-16, 2018, 2019)

• 2× All-NBA Second Team (2015, 2018)

• 3× All-NBA Third Team (2011, 2014, 2016)

• NBA All-Rookie First Team (2007)

• Third-team All-American – NABC (2006)

• First-team All-Big 12 (2006)

• Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2006)

• Big 12 All-Defensive Team (2006)

• 2nd team Parade All-American (2004)

• McDonald's All-American (2004)



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