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Philadelphia 76ers | #21 | Center-Forward

Joel

Embiid

PPG

26.4

RPG

11.3

APG

2.8

PIE

20.6

7'0" | 280lb | 26 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Holds career averages of 16.4 points (.554% FG, .583% FT), 8.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 34.0 minutes in 160 games (160 starts) over 2 NBA seasons with Philadelphia.

BEFORE NBA

KANSAS (2013-14) Was an early entry candidate for the 2014 NBA Draft following his freshman season at Kansas…Averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 2.6 blocks and 0.9 steals while shooting 62.6 percent from the floor and 68.5 percent from the line… Set school freshman records for blocks (72), field goal percentage (.626) and rebounding (8.1 rebounds per game) Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year…Missed the final six games, including the Big 12 Championship and NCAA Tournament, with a lower back strain…Recorded at least one block in 26 of his 28 games played, including a season-high 8 blocks against Oklahoma State…Had eight double-doubles, including seven over his final 17 games played.

PERSONAL LIFE

Native of Cameroon…Son of Thomas and Christine Embiid…Has a younger sister, Muriel…Grew up playing mostly volleyball and soccer…According to reports, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute spotted him at a camp in Cameroon in 2011 and influenced his decision to come play high school basketball in the United States… Played his senior year at The Rock School in Gainesville, Florida., averaging 13.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks…Played in both the Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoops Summit.