If you are a fan of the NBA, you must have heard the name, Alex Caruso. Alex is one of the top emerging players in the sport. He is a professional basketball player and is an important part of the team; Los Angeles Lakers. In his college days, he used to play for Texas A&M Aggies and also got the second-team all-conference in SEC in the year 2016. He was born on February 28, 1994, and joined the Lakers in the year 2017.
Before he got into the limelight, he was a ball boy for the Aggies. Later he played for the same team and earned SEC All-Defensive Team. He had also played with Lonzo Ball when he was a rookie and player for Lakers.
If we talk about Alex’s career, it started from his high school where he played basketball under Rick German and Rusty Segler. He was quite talented and had an average of 9 rebounds and 18 points while playing as a senior in his high school. He was also the MVP in the district, All-State and TABC All-Star. Alex’s professional career embarked in the year 2016 when he played for Philadelphia 6ers in the NBA Summer League. In September 2016 he joined Oklahoma City Thunder which later released him. Then in November, he was chosen for the Oklahoma City Blue for playing in the NBA development league.
The biggest turning point in his career came in 2017 when he joined Lakers in the 2017 Summer League of NBA. He performed well in all the games and got the victory for his team. He got the two-way contract from the Lakers on July 13, 2017. He was the first player who got shifted from D-league to NBA directly. He played his first NBA match against Los Angeles Clippers on October 19, 2017. However, ho only got 12 minutes of play but in that time span, he scored two assists, one rebound and 2 points.
What are his skills?
Caruso plays as a guard and scores most of his points by attacking the rim. In the 2018-19 season, he took the final shot from the perimeter which showed his skills to score from the outer areas in the court. He is great at passing and defends every well, which makes him an important asset to the team. When Alex left Texas A&M, he was the all-time leader with around 650 assists and 276 steals.
Alex’s father’s name is Mike Caruso, and Mother’s name is Jackie Caruso. He has tow sisters; Megan and Aggies. Alex’s father is a Republican member of the Legislature of Florida. He completed his studies in Texas where is majored in the subject of Sports management. His father also played basketball for four years and is also holds the post of associate athletic director at Texas A&M.
If we talk about the current Net worth of Alex, it is around $2 million. He earned the same amount that of a D-League player when he was not even a part of the NBA.