Prior to NBA:
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NBA CAREER NOTES: Signed by Minnesota to a two-year contract on July 7, 2014… Selected by Minnesota in the 1st round (13th overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft.
COLLEGE NOTES: Spent one season at UCLA… 2013-14: Saw action in all 37 games as a freshman, helping UCLA put together a 28-9 record and reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament… Averaged 9.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 1.8 apg in 24.4 mpg, shooting 44.1% from the floor and 37.5% (48-for-128) from three-point range… Named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team… Made his lone start in the Feb. 27 double-OT game vs. Oregon, totaling 18 points, a season-high eight rebounds and five assists in 48 minutes… Tallied a season-high 21 points (on 7-for-9 shooting) Nov. 28 vs. Nevada, and followed up with 18 points (again hitting 7-for-9 from the floor) the next night vs. Northwestern to earn All-Tournament honors at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational… Chipped in 19 points vs. Arizona State on Jan. 12 and dealt a season-high six assists vs. Stanford on Jan. 23… Opened the season 19-for-34 (55.9%) from beyond the arc in his first eight outings.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES: Three-year varsity basketball letter winner at Bothell H.S. (Bothell, Wash.)… Named the 2013 A.P. Washington state player of the year as a senior, after averaging 28.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game… Earned Class 4A all-state honors, in addition to being named the state’s “Mr. Basketball” by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association in March 2013… Helped guide Bothell to a 21-5 overall record and 13-1 league mark in 2012-13… As a junior (2011-12), led Bothell to the Class 4A state playoffs and averaged 23.0 points per game… As a sophomore (2010-11), registered 25.9 points per game… Was ranked No. 27 nationally in his high school class by Scout.com in the fall of 2012… Also was ranked No. 51 overall by ESPN.com… Was listed as the No. 1 shooting guard on the West Coast by Scout.com and the No. 6 point guard nationally by Scout.com… Listed as the No. 1 high school senior in the state of Washington by ESPN.com and the No. 6 player on the West Coast by ESPN.com.
PERSONAL NOTES: Born on Mar. 10, 1995 in Renton, Wash.… Full name is Zachary LaVine… Son of Cheryl Johnson-LaVine and Paul LaVine… Has three sisters: Chandi Leishman, Linda Carter and Camryn LaVine… Twitter handle: @ZachLaVine.
Shoe Size: 12
Why did you choose your current #: Pek took my college number.
Describe any pregame rituals: Take a nap, listen to music.
What are your hobbies: Playing baseball, watching Game of Thrones and Power
Do you have any collections?: I collect shoes.
Name an item you can’t live without: PS4
Do you have any pets?: I have two dogs.
Do you have any unique talents: I play baseball.
Favorite musician: Chief Keef
Who has the most influence on your life?: My dad. He means everything to me.