Austin Reaves, the 25-year-old shooting guard, has had an exceptional summer that most aspiring basketball players could only dream of.
With a lucrative four-year, $53.8 million contract signing with the Lakers and a signature sneaker deal with Rigorer, Reaves’ achievements have been nothing short of remarkable. Currently, he is representing Team USA at the FIBA World Cup, marking another milestone in his burgeoning career.
When asked about his incredible year and the whirlwind of success he’s experienced, Reaves responded with humility and determination.
“To say the least, it’s been a very amazing year for myself, my family,” Reaves acknowledged. “A lot of good things have happened. But I feel like it’s kind of well deserved. I feel like my whole life I’ve worked for this. I’ve never taken shortcuts; it’s always been the hard path. And I feel like I finally got rewarded for everything that I put into it so far,” he added.
Reaves’ journey from an undrafted player to securing a significant contract with a storied franchise like the Lakers is a testament to his dedication and relentless work ethic. He believes that his success is the culmination of a lifetime of effort, and he is determined to continue striving for excellence on and off the court.