Joel Hans Embiid is a professional basketball player born in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He played for the Philadelphia 77ers in the National Basketball Association. The player became part of the two All-Star games. Before the NBA Draft, the athlete played for college basketball for Kansas Jayhawks for one year.
He is one of the highest players in the country. The player debut was late for 76ers because of his foot and knee injuries. In the debut season, Joel nominated for the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He only played 31 games for his team. The nickname of the player is The Process. He was selected in the preliminary squad to play at the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket in the Republic of Congo for Cameroon, but the player did not participate.
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Early Life & Biography
Joel Embiid was born on March 16, 1994, to Thomas Embiid and Christine. The father of the player was a military officer. His father also played sports and handball. The athlete projected to play Volleyball in Europe. At age 15, he starts playing Basketball. Joel was discovered by Luc Mbah a Moute.
He moved to the United States at age 16 so that he can become a professional Basketball player. Moute became his mentor. The athlete studied at Montverde Academy but transferred after some time. He studied at The Rock School, which is a Christian academy located in Gainesville, Florida, United States. In his senior year, Joel helps the team to a 33-4 record. According to Rivals.com, he is a five-star recruit. In 2012, Joel committed to Kansas.
He studied from the University of Kansas for one year. In 2014, the athlete included in list 30 finalists for Naismith College Player of the Year. During 2013-14, Joel played in 28 games with averaging 11.2 points. He honored with Big 13 Defensive Player of year. In March 2014, the player suffered from the fracture in his back. In the same year, he missed the Big 12 Tournament and NCAA Tournament. Without him in NCAA Tournament, Kansas, unfortunately, lost in the third round.
On October 16, 2014, the younger brother of Joel died in a car crash. He also has a small sister named Muriel. Joel can French, Basaa and English. He and Anne De Paula are in a relationship since 2018. Anne is a Brazilian model.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on March 16 1992, Joel Embiid is 28 years old as of today’s date 7th November 2020. His height is 7 ft 0 in tall, and his weight is 127 kg.
In 2014, he declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. On June 20, 2014, the athlete had to rest for six months due to broken navicular bone in his right foot. Philadelphia 76yers picked him. The player missed the full 2015-16 season due to his foot injury. The player started at the center in a match against Boston Celtics. On October 26, 2016, the player debut in NBA season against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The team lost the match 103-97.
Joel suffered from an injury in the left knee. On October 10, 2017, the player signed a five-year deal with 76ers. He played against Miami Heats on April 19, 2018. They defeated Miami Heats with 128-108. The player missed two playoffs because of injury on the left eye. During the 2018-19 seasons, the player scored 19 rebounds and 30 points against Milwaukee Bucks. The team lost the game with 123-108.
Embiid scored 200 blocks, 1,000 rebounds, and 2,000 points in their first 100 games. Only seven players achieved that scored name Shaquille O’Neal, David Robinson, Ralph Sampson, and Joel is one of them. He scored triple season in one season.
Awards & Achievements
The player won several awards in his career. He won several awards like 3x NBA All-Star, 2x All-NBA Second Time, 2x NBA All-Defensive Second Team, NBA All-Rookie First Team, Second-team All-Big 12, Big 12 All-Newcomer Team and Big 12 All-Defensive Team.
Net Worth & Salary of Joel Embiid in 2020
As of November 2020, The net worth of Joel Embiid is $60 million. The player-created his net worth from professional Basketball. He signed a contract with Philadelphia for $148 million. He can also earn $30 million more for incentives.
The athlete dies not to use any alcoholic beverages. The player posts funny posts on socials media. He uses trust in the process several times during his interview and public appearance. The athlete played few games for his country’s national basketball team.
The player came from a small country and created his name in the NBA. Joel is enjoying his life, and he is planning to married soon. He is playing in NBA with his full energy.