#17 | PG
|2018-19 SEASON STATS|
|2018-19 SEASON STATS|
Jeremy Lin (full name Jeremy Shu-How Lin) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Santa Cruz Warriors, the NBA G League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors. Lin was born on August 23, 1988 in Torrance, California. Both of Lin's parents emigrated from Taiwan.
At 6-foot-3, Lin functions primarily as a point guard. He is a capable playmaker who has the ability to catch fire and go on scoring outbursts.
Lin started playing basketball at an early age. It was his father, Gie-ming Lin, who taught Jeremy and his two brothers the game. His mother, Shirley Lin, was very supportive as well, as she helped establish the National Junior Basketball program in Palo Alto, California.
Lin went to high school at Palo Alto High School, where he starred as the basketball team's captain. As a senior, Lin led his squad to an unprecedented 32-1 record. They defeated the nationally-ranked Mater Dei in the state finals of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division II tournament. Lin was named Northern California Division II Player of the Year.
Lin was not heavily recruited by big college programs. After not being able to get into his preferred schools of UCLA, Stanford, and Cal Berkeley, Lin ended up going to Harvard, where he eventually graduated with a degree in economics and a 3.1 GPA.
While he did not take Harvard's basketball program by storm as soon as he arrived, Lin was an All-Ivy League First Team member by his junior year and again as a senior, the second time unanimously. He is now considered as one of the greatest players in Harvard basketball history.
Lin went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft. He signed with the Golden State Warriors but only played a minor role as a rookie. The Warriors waived him after one season, and he eventually landed with the New York Knicks a few weeks later. The Big Apple is where Lin made a name for himself in the NBA.
Dubbed as "Linsanity," Lin went on a furious run for an injury-savaged Knicks side during the mid-point of the 2011-12 season. After being called upon by then-Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni to fill in at the point guard spot for New York, Lin went on an all-out scoring spree garnered national recognition. In an unforgettable 10-game run, Lin averaged 24.6 points per game as he broke several NBA scoring records (including most points in a player’s first five starts) along the way. The Knicks went on a seven-game winning streak with Lin leading the charge. This was, without a doubt, the most successful period of Lin's career.
Lin made such an impact that he ended up signing his first big-money deal with the Houston Rockets in the summer of 2012. He was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers two years later, and he ended up signing with the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent after that. The Brooklyn Nets signed Lin in 2016. He got traded to the Atlanta Hawks two years later.
In 2019, Lin signed with the Toronto Raptors, where he played a minor role during the squad's historic title run.