If you are an admirer of professional basketball, then you must be familiar with the name Juan Hernangomez.
Juan Hernangomez is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently playing in the forward position for the Denver Nuggets.
Juan is from Spain. But he currently resides in the United States.
Well, the athlete gene runs in the family of Hernangomez since his mother and brother are both well-known basketball players.
Also, his brother is a basketball player for Charlotte Hornets in the NBA, and his mother was a gold medal Olympic national team player in Spain.
Here are some quick facts in case you did not know about the professional basketball player Juan Hernangomez.
|Juan Alberto Hernangomez Geuer
|Date of birth
|September 28, 1995
|28 Years Old
|Guillermo Hernangomez Geuer
|Margarita Geuer Draeger
|6 feet and 9 inches
|Two; Guillermo Hernangomez and Andrea Hernangomez
|NBA basketball player
|Jersey, Signed Rookie Card
Juan Hernangomez: Early Life
Juan Alberto Juancho Hernangomez Geuer, commonly known as Juan Hernangomez, was born on September 25th in 1995, in Madrid, Spain.
His father’s name is Guillermo Hernangomez Heredero, and his mother’s name is Margarita Geuer Draeger.
Both his parents were professional basketball players. His father was a player for the Real Madrid and Estudiantes.
And his mother was a player for the National Team of Spain. She lastly played for the Dorna Gordella before she retired.
Juan is the middle child. He has an older brother named Guillermo Hernangomez, a basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA.
Juan’s little sister is Andrea Hernangomez, who is a player for the Esduanties’ Youth team.
We do not have much information on where he went to high school. But he has been playing basketball since 2007.
Hernangomez being from an athletic background, always knew he wanted to pursue professional basketball as his career.
Juan Hernangomez: Age, Height, and Physical Appearance
Juan is 25 years old. His zodiac sign is Libra, and people having this zodiac sign are known to be friendly and charming.
He has a height of 6 feet and 9 inches, and his weight is 2124 pounds. He has a strict diet routine to maintain a healthy body.
Similarly, he has brown hair and brown eyes.
Juan Hernangomez: Personal Life
Juan is being born in September, is a Libra in terms of the zodiac sign. He is very friendly, charming, and self-indulgent.
Juan is White in terms of ethnicity and has Spanish citizenship. He is Christian in terms of religion.
It seems like he is very private about his personal life because we are not able to gather who he is dating at the moment.
And no past rumor of any girlfriends has been out. Let us hope if he dates someone, then he publicly comes out with the information to his fans.
Juan Hernangomez: Career
Juan started playing basketball in 2007 with the youth team of CB Las Rozas.
The basketball team was founded in 1987 in Las Rozas, Spain. After a few years, he joined the youth team of Real Madrid.
Then he moved on to a more professional career in basketball with CB Estudiantes in 2012. He played five years of basketball at this point without debuting.
Juan’s professional debut in the basketball world started with CB Estudiantes. The CB Estudiantes had signed Juan in the year 2012.
He played with the second team as soon as he signed with them.
In 2015, the main team called him up after playing two years in the second team.
From 2015 to 2016, Juan had a scoring average of 9.7 per game and 5.7 rebounds per game in the total of 34 games.
In 2016 Juan won the ACB young player award.
Between the year he was signed by the CB Estudiantes, Juan also qualified for the Spain National team at the FIBA Europe under-18 Championship at Latvia.
After that, when he was 19 years old, he got selected for the under-20 basketball team in Spain. He helped the Spain National Team to prepare for the Europe Basketball Games in 2015.
Two years into practice, he was qualified enough to join the National Team of Spain in 2017 for the Euro Basket League.
In that league, he averaged 8.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 0.7 Blocks, and 0.7 assists in 19.4 minutes of each game.
The Spain National team got third place in the Euro Basket. Bronze medals were awarded to the team players. This was an achievement for Juan.
Then again, in the 2018 season, Juan was drafted into the Spain National Team. He was selected before the qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup because of his outstanding play in the previous years back to back.
In 2016, the International candidates for the NBA Draft drafted Juan early. He was drafted on April 26th of 2016, to be exact. The Denver Nuggets drafted Juan in a 15th overall pickup.
He signed the contract with the Denver Nuggets on August 9th of 2016. He did not immediately get to play in the NBA League.
Instead, he was handed over to Sioux Falls Skyforce on the 4th of January in the year 2017, which is the development team under the NBA G League.
Soon after he played just one game with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, he was called up to the big games by the Denver Nuggets three days later.
He debuted with Denver Nuggets on January 13th of 2017, where he led the team with a season-best of 27 points and 10 rebounds.
They defeated the Golden State Warriors with a 132-110. He hit about six of three-pointers in the game, helping the Nuggets tie in the NBA League.
Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with Mononucleosis or mono in the year 2017. He has to take a break from the games.
Juan only played about 25 games in his sophomore. He did not participate in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
The Denver Nuggets on the 5th of February in 2020 traded Juan to Minnesota Timberwolves.
Since then, the global pandemic has struck; he has not played with them.
We can only hope that he is getting along with his teammates and see his return to the court in the NBA League.
The talk of the Hollywood town is that Juan Hernangomez is shooting a movie with Adam Sandler.
They are shooting a movie called ‘Hustle’ which is about a scout searching for talents overseas and find one in China, which serves as his ultimate return to the NBA court.
It is a movie produced by Netflix. The screening platform recently uploaded a behind-the-scenes picture of Juan Hernangomez and Adam Sandler.
It is said that Juan missed out on two weeks of voluntary workouts with Minnesota Timberwolves because of his shooting schedules.
Juan Hernangomez: Net Worth
Juan Hernangomez has made quite the fortune for himself at a young age. He is just twenty years and is already a millionaire.
He reportedly earns $2.1 million from Denver Nuggets each year as a salary.
Presently, He has a net worth of $4 million.
Juan has signed a contract of 9 million dollars with the Denver Nuggets. He is the 9th best player of the Denver Nuggets. And for that reason, Juan is paid handsomely.
Juan is under a four-year contract with the Denver Nuggets, who have paid him about six million dollars to date.
He was paid three million dollars in 2019 alone and cashed out the four million dollars in 2020.
Juan also earns from the various sponsorships and brand endorsement deals. He is also earning from his acting role in the movie ‘Hustle.’
Juan lives a comfortable life in his home in Spain. And his prospects are even brighter as he now plays with Minnesota Timberwolves.
Juan Hernangomez: Athletic Gene
Juan gets his athletic gene from his mother.
His mother, Margarita Geuer Drager, was a professional basketball player. She represented Spain in the National team from 1985 to 1993. She started playing at the age of 19 professionally.
In her last year on the National team, she won the Gold medal in the European Championship. She is the title holder for 1993 for FIBA European Championship Cup and four Liga Femenina Titles.
Margarita has also participated in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and many European Championships.
She retired at the age of 27 when she was playing with Dorna Godella, a Spanish basketball team for women at Godella of Spain.
Not only his mother but his brother Guillermo Geuer is also a known Spanish Basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA. He plays in the center position.
His brother Guillermo has also won a Gold medal with the under 18 teams in the FIBA European Championship in Poland.
Juan Hernangomez: Social Media
Juan is very active on social media platforms. He has over 105 thousand followers on his Instagram. He posts photos of his game and stories about his family.
Juan’s Twitter account has more than 41 thousand followers.
Is Juan Hernangomez married?
No, Juan is not married yet and still is one of the most eligible bachelors in the NBA.
How old is Juan Hernangomez?
Hernangomez is 25 years old as of September 28th of 2020.