November 26, 2020Signed a two-year, $7.86 million contract with the Kings.
Haliburton was born on Feb. 29, 2000 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He is the son of John and Brenda Haliburton. His cousin Eddie Jones was a three-time NBA All-Star who played 14 years in the NBA. Haliburton's father, John, is a basketball referee. Haliburton played high school basketball at Oshkosh North High School. In his senior season, he averaged 22.9 points, 6.2 assists, 5.1 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 1.7 blocks per game. Those stats led to Haliburton to being named USA Today All-USA Wisconsin Boys Basketball First-Team selection and as Wisconsin 2018 Gatorade Player of the Year. While at Iowa State for college, Haliburton majored in pre-business. On the court, he was named to the Second Team All-Big 12 as a sophomore. He announced on March 24, 2020, after the COVID-19 early end of the NCAA Basketball season, that he was foregoing his final two seasons of college eligibility and entering the 2020 NBA Draft.College/International Summary
Haliburton earned a starting role by the second game of his freshman season and never looked back from there. He had a season-best 16 points Nov. 26 against Omaha, and posted his first career double-double with 15 points and 17 assists Dec. 9 against Southern. When it was all said and done, he finished seventh in the Big 12 conference with 33.2 MPG. Haliburton took on a more active role in the scoring department in his second and final season with the Cyclones, starting with a career-high 25 points Nov. 27 against Michigan. Later in conference play against TCU, he posted a triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Haliburton's season was cut short by a fractured wrist in early-February, but the 6-5 point guard had done enough to impress NBA scouts and declared for the draft later in March. Despite the injury, Haliburton still earned second-team all-Big 12 honors.