Alex Caruso Trademarks
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September 21, 2023
Alex Caruso currently plays professional basketball for the Chicago Bulls, however, he was a part of the Los Angeles Lakers 2020 NBA Championship team. He is nicknamed “Carushow” and “Bald Mamba.”
Alex Caruso was born in College Station, Texas on February 28, 1994, to Mike and Jackie Caruso. Mike Caruso played college basketball and went on to become a coach, eventually working as an associate athletic director at Texas A&M, where Caruso’s two sisters both attended college. Alex spent many of his younger years as a ball boy for the Aggies.
Caruso attended A&M Consolidated High School, where he played basketball and ran track. He was a regional qualifier for track and a two-time all-district selection in basketball. He was honored for having the highest grade point average on the team. Caruso averaged 18 points and nine rebounds per game, received both All-Regional and All-State honors, and was named the district’s most valuable player. Scout.com rated him as the ninth-best shooting guard in the United States and he was generally seen as a four-star recruit. He received offers from Georgetown, Creighton, Nebraska, Arizona State, Colorado, and Oregon, though he would choose to stay home and attend Texas A&M University.
As a freshman at Texas A&M, he played in all 33 games, starting in 17 of them. He had the most steals put up by a freshman in Texas A&M history, a total of 61. He led the Aggies in assists, a total of 112. For the season, Caruso averaged more than five points and over three rebounds per game. As a sophomore, he played in all 34 Aggie games and started in 33 of them. He led the SEC in steals, a total of 69, and led the Aggies in blocks with a total of 28. Caruso was a national leader in assists as well, with a total of 170 and an average of five per game. He was honored as the Aggies’ Most Outstanding Player.
Caruso’s scoring average increased for a second consecutive year as a junior. He again led the SEC with 182 assists, but also with steals, recording 69 of them, and additionally had 150 rebounds. During this junior season, he won Co-SEC Player of the Week, and for the season, the Associated Press would name him as Honorable Mention All-SEC. As a senior, Caruso averaged more than eight points and three rebounds per game. He had 14 blocked shots and 185 total assists for the season and again led the SEC with 77 steals. The Associated Press named him third-team All-SEC and CBS Sports named him the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. He was also named to the second-team All-SEC and All-SEC Defensive Team by the league’s coaches. When he graduated from Texas A&M, Caruso held the record as the all-time leader in both steals (276) and assists (649).
Caruso went undrafted in 2016, but he played with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2017 NBA Summer League and helped them to win the 2017 NBA Summer League Championship. As a rookie, he started in seven games and played in 37 total. He averaged almost four points per game, with almost two rebounds and two assists per game. He would also have a very successful run in the 2018 NBA Summer League.
In his second season as a professional, Caruso played in 25 games, starting in four, and averaged more than nine points per game, with three assists and almost three rebounds per game. His best game of the season came against the Denver Nuggets, where he had a total of 15 points, with six rebounds, and three assists. He went on to score a career-high 32 points against the Los Angeles Clippers. Caruso had another standout game towards the end of the season, this time against the Utah Jazz, where he scored 18 points and had 11 assists.
Before the start of the next season, Caruso signed a contract with the Lakers, for two years and was worth more than five million dollars. During the 2019-2020 season, he played in 64 games and scored five and a half points per game. He averaged almost two assists and two rebounds as well as more than one steal per game. That season, Caruso played in his first championship game, helping the team to win the NBA championship in 2020. During the 2020-2021 season, he averaged more than six points with more than two rebounds, two assists, and one steal per game. At the end of the season, he became an unrestricted free agent. Caruso then signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Bulls worth 37 million dollars, before the start of the 2021-2022 season.
In 2021, Alex Caruso obtained a federal trademark registration for “CARUSHOW” (his nickname) for use on athletic apparel and athletic uniforms, including items such as caps, hats, footwear, jackets, shirts, and footwear.
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