Kristaps Porziņģis is a Latvian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.
The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
The New York Knickerbockers, commonly referred to as the Knicks, are an American professional basketball team based in New York City.
Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states.
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He was selected by the Knicks with the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft.
The 2015 NBA draft was held on June 25, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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Standing 7 ft 3 in, he plays the power forward and center positions.
While being brought up in Liepāja, Latvia, Porziņģis started out his career with youth teams in his hometown before trying out and making the Baloncesto Sevilla youth squads.
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E.
Following multiple years with the junior teams of Sevilla and representing them in Nike International Junior Tournaments, he was promoted to the senior squad.
Porziņģis competed with the Latvia youth national team at the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.