Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Is Youngest Player To Have 20-Rebound Triple-Double
By Bill Galluccio
January 14, 2020
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the youngest player ever to record a 20-rebound triple-double, breaking a 26-year-old record held by Shaquille O'Neal by 74 days. Gilgeous-Alexander dominated the boards against the Minnesota Timberwolves, pulling in a career-high 20 rebounds, while adding 20 points and ten assists, in a 117-104 victory.
Gilgeous-Alexander pulled off the impressive feat at the age of 21 years, 185 days while Shaq was 21 years, 259 days -old when he put up 24 points, 28 rebounds, and 15 blocks on November 20, 1993.
After the game, Gilgeous-Alexander told reporters that Thunder coach Billy Donovan has been challenging him to do more than just score.
"Coach had challenged me before the game to fill up the stat sheet more and do more things," Gilgeous-Alexander said. "Because he thought, as well as myself thought, that I was more capable of what I was doing."
The Thunder acquired Gilgeous-Alexander in a trade with the Lakers during the offseason, and he has played well, averaging 19.9 points per game.
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