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Miami Heat | #13 | Center-Forward











6'9" | 255lb | 25 years

Player Bio


Career Transactions

Selected in the first round (14th overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft by the HEAT…signed by the HEAT on July 1, 2017.

Professional Career

Has appeared in 151 NBA regular season games (47 starts) during his two-year career and has averaged 8.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 21.7 minutes while shooting 55 percent from the floor, 13.6 percent from three-point range and 72.8 percent from the foul line…has missed one game due to injury, 11 games as a DNP-CD and one game due to personal reasons…has led the HEAT in scoring three times, in rebounding 31 times, in assists 11 times, in steals 23 times, in plus/minus on 13 occasions, in blocks on 35 occasions and in minutes four times…has scored in double figures on 52 occasions, including one 20-point performance…his career high for consecutive games scoring in double figures is six (Mar. 6-17, 2019)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 27 occasions, including one game with at least 20 rebounds…his career high for most consecutive games with double-figure rebounds is three (Mar. 23-28, 2019)…has recorded 18 double-doubles…his career high for consecutive games with a double-double is two (Nov. 23-25, 2018 and Apr. 1-3, 2019)…his career high for consecutive games played is 86 (Apr. 4, 2018-present)…is one of only 16 players to play all 82 games in a season with the HEAT (2018-19)…his career high for consecutive starts is 22 (Feb. 27-Apr. 9, 2019)…his career high for field goals made in a game without a miss is eight (Dec. 28, 2018 vs. Cleveland)…has 208 dunks…has five-or-more assists in a game on 20 occasions…has 24 multi-steal games and 32 multi-block games…has come off the bench in all five NBA postseason games in which he has appeared and has averaged 3.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 15.4 minutes while shooting 46.7 percent from the floor and 21.4 percent from the foul line…has yet to miss a postseason game due to injury or DNP-CD.

2018-19 SEASON:

Was the only player to appear in all 82 games (28 starts) for the HEAT and averaged 8.9 points (.576 FG%, .735 FT%), 7.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 23.3 minutes…ranked among NBA leaders in total rebounds (29th), offensive rebounds (tied-31st), defensive rebounds (32nd), rebounds per game (40th) and blocks (40th)…was tied for the team lead in three-point plays (FG & FT) with 20 and finished second on the team in offensive, defensive and total rebounds, free throws made, blocked shots, double-doubles and dunks (career-high 117)…ranked third on the team in free throws attempted, minutes and steals…topped the HEAT in scoring three times, in rebounds 20 times, in blocks on 19 occasions, in steals 13 times, in assists seven times, in plus/minus on five occasions and in minutes twice…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench four times and also led the HEAT reserves in rebounds 35 times…scored in double figures 34 times, including one 20-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 17 occasions, including one game with at least 20 rebounds…posted a career-high 11 double-doubles…had five-or-more assists in a game on 14 occasions…hit all eight of his field goal attempts against Cleveland on Dec. 28, just one shy of tying the franchise single-game record for field goals made without a miss…scored his 1,000th career point on Mar. 8 vs. Cleveland…played in his 100th career game on Dec. 22 vs. Milwaukee…scored a career-high 22 points on Dec. 7 at Phoenix…grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds on Nov. 25 at Toronto…handed out a career-high eight assists on Mar. 23 at Washington…registered a career high in minutes played (37:58) on Jan. 12 vs. Memphis…matched his career high in steals with four at Minnesota on Apr. 5…Season Highs: 22 points (at Phoenix, Dec. 7), 21 rebounds (at Toronto, Nov. 25), eight assists (at Washington, Mar. 23), four steals (at Minnesota, Apr. 5), four blocks (at Washington, Mar. 23) and 37:58 minutes (vs. Memphis, Jan. 12).

2017-18 SEASON:

Appeared in 69 games (19 starts) with the HEAT and averaged 6.9 points (.512 FG%, .721 FT%), 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 19.8 minutes…missed one game due to injury with a sprained right ankle (Mar. 27), 11 games as a DNP-CD and sat out one game (Mar. 3) due to personal reasons…ranked among NBA rookie leaders in field goal percentage (4th), rebounds per game (6th) and blocks per game (9th)….led the HEAT in dunks (91), finished second in offensive rebounds and third in total rebounds…his 41 blocks ranked fourth on the HEAT’s all-time rookie list…scored in double figures on 18 occasions…grabbed double-figure rebounds 10 times and posted seven double-doubles…had five-or-more assists in a game on six occasions…topped the team in blocks on 16 occasions, in rebounds 11 times, in steals 10 times, in plus/minus on eight occasions, in assists four times and in minutes twice…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench eight times and also led the Miami reserves in rebounds 17 times…when he made all seven of his field goal attempts and all five of his free throw attempts at Cleveland on Nov. 28 he became just the second player in franchise history, joining Dorell Wright (Feb. 4, 2008 vs. Toronto), to be perfect from both the floor and the foul line in a single-game with a minimum of five attempts of each…hit a career-high 13 consecutive field goal attempts from Nov. 19-29, the most consecutive makes by a HEAT player in 2017-18…set a HEAT rookie single-game record for offensive rebounds with 10 on Oct. 30 vs. Minnesota…made his NBA debut on Oct. 18 at Orlando…made his first career start on Oct. 25 vs. San Antonio…Season Highs: 19 points (at Cleveland, Nov. 28), 16 rebounds (at Sacramento, Mar. 14), six assists (twice), five blocks (at Toronto, Jan. 9), four steals (vs. Charlotte, Dec. 1) and 37:30 minutes (vs. Dallas, Dec. 22).


2018: Came off the bench in all five games in Miami’s Opening Round series vs. Philadelphia and averaged 3.4 points (.467 FG%, .214 FT%), 4.0 rebounds and 15.4 minutes…ranked among NBA rookie postseason leaders in rebounds per game (4th), blocks per game (tied-6th), scoring average (7th) and minutes per game (7th)…finished second on the team in offensive rebounds…topped the team in blocks once…made his NBA postseason debut in Game 1 at Philadelphia on Apr. 14.


2019-20: Was selected as a member of the USA National Team World Cup team which trained in Las Vegas for the FIBA World Cup Championship in the summer of 2019.


Played one season at Kentucky before becoming an early entry candidate for the 2017 NBA Draft…was the only player to start all 38 games for Kentucky in 2016-17…averaged 13.0 points (.599 FG%, .653 FT%), 8.0 rebounds, 1.50 blocks and 30.1 minutes…named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and the All-SEC Second Team…selected to the SEC All-Tournament Team after leading the Wildcats to the tournament championship…was a two-time SEC Freshman of the Week recipient (Feb. 27 and Mar. 6)…was one of three Kentucky players drafted in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft joining De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk…led the Wildcats in rebounds, blocks, double-doubles, dunks and starts…finished second on the team in free throws made and minutes played and third in points…recorded 101 dunks which ranked second in the NCAA in 2016-17…tallied back-to-back 15-rebound games with a 22-point, 15-rebound double-double at Missouri on Feb. 21 and then a 18-point, 15-rebound double-double against 13th-ranked Florida on Feb. 25, becoming the first Wildcat since Jared Prickett in 1994 to post consecutive 15-rebound games and the first time it was done during SEC games since Sam Bowie in 1984…grabbed 18 rebounds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Northern Kentucky, the third-most ever in school history during March Madness.


Full name is Edrice Femi Adebayo…goes by the nickname “Bam” which was given to him at the age of one after flipping over a table while watching The Flintstones in a manner that resembled one of the characters, Bamm-Bamm the son of Marilyn Blount and John Adebayo…his cousin, Bruce Peartree, played basketball at East Carolina University and his cousin, Avery Oden, played at Shaw University…credits his mother as the person who made a difference in his life and despite their struggles she made him the man he is today…keeps a framed picture of the single-wide trailer he grew up in North Carolina as a reminder of where he came from and to stay humble, near the bottom of the photo engraved on a metal plate are the words: Never forget where you came from, and never lose sight of where you are going…has his own foundation, the Edrice Adebayo Foundation, Inc. (also known as the BAM Foundation) whose mission is to change lives for single parents while also changing future chances, choices and challenges for children…the foundation is built on the principles Bam, Books & Brotherhood…has held his Bam Youth Clinic in Miami in each of the past two summers…his foundation hosted a toy drive with the Good Hearts Foundation in December of both 2017 and 2018 to benefit South Florida youth with the distribution of toys during the holiday season…was named the 2019 Rising Star Honoree of the Champions for Philanthropy at The Most Valuable Philanthropist Basketball Awards on June 19, 2019 in New York…first started playing basketball in 2010…his favorite sport other than basketball is football and he’s a fan of the New York Giants…played football in high school where he was a wide receiver and a defensive end…played basketball his first three years in high school at Northside High School in Pinetown, NC where he averaged 32.2 points and 18 rebounds as a junior before transferring to High Point Christian Academy for his senior year…averaged 18.9 points and 13.0 rebounds in his senior year at High Point Christian Academy and led the Cougars to a NCISAA state championship appearance…was named the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior in 2016…played in both the McDonald’s All-America Game and the Jordan Brand Classic in 2016…was named a Second Team All-American by USA Today and was a finalist for the Morgan Wooten Player of the Year Award…was an honor roll student in high school and was a member of the poetry club…says something most people don’t know about him is that he’s a fan of Katy Perry…threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Atlanta Braves-Miami Marlins game at Marlins Stadium on July 23, 2018…wears size 16 sneakers.