|Jose Alvarado Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||April 12, 1998|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Jose Alvarado is an American professional basketball player who played college basketball for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and then played for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Jose Alvarado studied at Christ the King Regional High School, a co-educational, college preparatory, Catholic high school for grades 9–12 located in Middle Village, Queens, New York. During his time there, he played basketball.
Professional Basketball Player
6 ft or 183 cm
81 kg or 178.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Note – Jose Alvarado has a daughter who was born in 2020.
Race / Ethnicity
Jose Alvarado is of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent.
Sports a beard
Jose Alvarado Facts
- Growing up, he used to play football but eventually quit the sport after he injured his neck.
- He averaged 17 points and 6.5 assists per game as a junior at Christ the King Regional High School. Also, he was named Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) Player of the Year.
- As a senior, Jose Alvarado went on to record 18 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals. On December 22, 2016, he scored the first quadruple-double in school history when his side secured a win over Xaverian High School.
- He averaged 17.9 points per game in his senior season and led Christ the King Regional High School to the CHSAA intersectional quarterfinals. Also, he was named TimesLedger Player of the Year.
- Considered a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals and a three-star recruit by 247Sports in the 2017 class, Jose Alvarado received offers from various colleges such as Georgia Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, and Seton Hall University. He eventually committed to play college basketball at Georgia Institute of Technology on September 15, 2016.
- He started in all 25 of his games and averaged 12.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game as a freshman. Also, he became the 4th Georgia Tech freshman to average at least 12 points, 3.5 rebounds, and two assists per game.
- On February 11, 2018, he suffered a left elbow fracture in a game against Duke University and the injury ended his season.
- Jose Alvarado recorded a career-high 29 points on February 20, 2019, to go with six rebounds and five assists in Georgia Tech‘s 73–65 win over Pittsburgh.
- He averaged 12.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game as a sophomore and led his side in scoring, assists, and steals.
- Due to an ankle injury, he missed seven games early in his junior season.
- He went on to score a season-high 26 points and recorded eight rebounds and a school-record nine steals in a 64–58 victory over NC State on January 25, 2020.
- He averaged 14.4 points, four assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game in his junior season and was named to the Third Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
- Along with Moses Wright, Jose Alvarado led Georgia Tech to its first ACC title since 1993 in his senior year by defeating Scottie Barnes and Florida State in the championship game of the ACC tournament.
- He was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year at the end of his senior season.
- After going undrafted in the 2021 NBA draft, he signed a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on August 19, 2021. As per the contract, he split time with the Pelicans and their NBA G League affiliate i.e. the Birmingham Squadron.
- Following an in-game verbal altercation with Philadelphia 76ers‘ center Joel Embiid, he was issued a technical foul on January 25, 2022.
- In a 121–106 New Orleans Pelicans‘ victory over the Denver Nuggets on December 4, 2022, Jose Alvarado scored a career-high 38 points.
- He won the Rising Stars Challenge MVP award after hitting the game-winning shot on February 17, 2023.
- He has also been a member of the Puerto Rico men’s national basketball team.
Featured Image by Jose Alvarado / Instagram