State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) recently filed House Resolution 603 honoring Springfield, Illinois native Andre Tyler Iguodala for winning the NBA Finals MVP Award.
Andre Iguodala played an important role in the Golden State Warriors’ victory in the NBA Finals over the Cleveland Cavaliers, averaging 16.3 points, 4 assists, and 5.8 rebounds. In Game 6, Iguodala scored 25 points and added 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
“I am very proud of our Springfield native Andre Iguodala for receiving the NBA Finals MVP Award,” said Rep. Butler. “Andre’s growing list of professional accomplishments, sportsmanship, and service to others is remarkable. I wish him many more seasons of great basketball playing.”
Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors was born on January 28, 1984 in Springfield. During his senior year at Lanphier High School, Andre lead the Lanphier Lions to a second place finish at the Illinois High School Association Class AA State tournament in the 2002 season. Andre Iguodala was named Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year as well as a second team Parade All-American, Nike All-American, and a finalist for the Illinois Mr. Basketball award.