Andre Tyler Iguodala (born January 28, 1984) is an American professional basketball swingman with the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Iguodala is listed at 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) and 207 lbs. (94 kg). Iguodala played his high school basketball for Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois. He later attended the University of Arizona, playing for two years before declaring for the 2004 NBA Draft, where he was drafted 9th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Iguodala is a swingman, meaning he can play the shooting guard or small forward positions. As an NBA player Iguodala is known for his ability to defend, his great athleticism and his ability to run his team playing the role of a point forward. Iguodala was born in Springfield, Illinois. He is the son of Linda Shanklin. His older brother, Frank, played for Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois and the University of Dayton. His mother is of African American descent while his father is of Nigerian descent. Iguodala rooted for Michael Jordan and Penny Hardaway growing up Iguodala attended high school at Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois, a school that had produced other athletes, most
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