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In 190 contests (105 starts) with Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and New Orleans, averages 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 0.9 blocks in 21.1 minutes per game...Holds 110 double-digit scoring performances, including 35 games with 20+ points…Has notched 19 career double-doubles…Has 23 games of double-figure rebounding, and 17 games of three or more blocks…
2018-19 HIGHLIGHTS WITH NEW ORLEANS:
• Appeared in 59 contests (24 starts) with New Orleans, averaging 8.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks in 15.8 minutes per game
• Scored in double-figures 21 times including six performances of 20 or more points and shot a career-high .586 from the field and .663 from the foul stripe
• Rebounded in double-figures seven times, resulting in six point/rebound double-doubles
• As a starter, averaged 13.9 points on .613 shooting from the floor, 7.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks
• Scored a season-high 30 points on 15-of-24 from the floor vs. GSW (4/9)
• Tallied 25 points on a season-high 11-of-16 from the floor to go along with 13 board (career-high-tying 11 defensive) vs. IND (2/4)
• Scored a season-high 27 points on 11-of-15 from the field to go along with 12 rebounds and two blocks at HOU (1/29)
• Finished with 24 points and 15 boards vs. SAS (1/26), his third double-double of the season and third career game of 20+ points and 15+ rebounds
• Scored 18 points on 9-of-12 from the field at OKC (1/24)
• Notched his second double-double in as many games with 17 points and 10 rebounds to go along with a career-high six blocks vs. DET (1/23)
• Recorded his first double-double as a Pelican, notching a season-high 20 points on 9-of-11 from the floor to go along with a season-high-tying 10 boards at MEM (1/21).
2017-18 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PHILADELPHIA/BROOKLYN:
• Appeared in 28 contests off the bench with Philadelphia and Brooklyn, averaging 6.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks in 12.6 minutes per game • Scored in double-figures eight times and shot .567 from the field and .724 from the foul stripe • Played in two games for the 76ers, averaging 5.0 points and 4.5 boards in 12.5 minutes per contest before being traded to the Nets on 12/7 • Appeared in 26 games with Brooklyn, averaging 6.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per contest…
2016-17 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PHILADELPHIA:
• Appeared in 50 games (33 starts) and averaged 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.0 block in 22.7 minutes per game • Recorded a season best 28 points at NYK (2/25), one of his two double-doubles on the year • Season high 13 rebounds vs. ORL (12/2) • Played in his 100th career NBA game on at GSW (3/14) and scored 22 points to go along with six rebounds and a season-high four blocks • Notched 26 points and nine rebounds at WAS (1/14) • Season-best eight straight games with double-digit points from 11/25 to 12/16, averaging 14.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.1 blocks per game during that stretch • Scored in double-figures 32 times and rebounded in double-figured three times
2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PHILADELPHIA:
• Appeared in 53 games (48 starts) and averaged 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 blocks in 30 minutes per game • Became first NBA rookie to average 17 points, seven rebounds and one block per game since Pau Gasol did so in 2001-02 with the Memphis Grizzlies • Joined Charles Barkley (.545 in 1984-85) as the only qualified Sixers rookies ever to shoot at least 50 percent from the field • Scored 20 points in 23 of his 53 games, becoming the first NBA rookie to score 20+ in at least 23 of his first 53 career games since Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving scored 20 or more in 27 of his first 53 • The last Sixers rookie to do so was Allen Iverson, who scored 20+ in 31 of his first 53 career games • Scored 22 points and corralled a career-high 17 rebounds vs. BKN (2/6), becoming the first Sixers rookie with at least 22 points and as many as 17 rebounds in a game since Barkley (2/22/85) vs. DET (per Elias Sports Bureau).
COLLEGE (Duke University 2009-2010)
• Was an early entry candidate for the 2015 NBA Draft following his freshman season at Duke…Helped the Blue Devils to 35-4 mark and the National Championship • Averaged 17.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.42 blocks • Ranked second in the nation in field goal percentage (.664) and began his collegiate career by shooting 25-of-30 from the floor over his first three games • Shot .500 or better from the floor in all but five of his 38 games played, including .700 or better 20 times • Was a consensus First Team All-American and runner-up for the John R. Wooden Award recognizing the nation’s most outstanding player • Also named USBWA National Freshman of the Year and ACC Player of the Year, becoming the first freshman in school history to accomplish that feat • Scored 20+ points 14 times, including a career-high 30 at Virginia Tech • Recorded 11 double-doubles • Against Elon, became the third freshman in conference history to post 20+ points and 20+ rebounds in the same game • Averaged a team-high 15.0 points on .635 shooting in the NCAA Tournament.
High School History
• First name is pronounced JAH-lil • Son of the late Decresha Lanett Benton and Chukwudi (Chuck) Obika Okafor • Has two younger brothers, Jamonte and Ashondre, and one older sister, Jalen • Mother passed away when he was nine • His aunt, Chinyere Okafor-Conley, helped raise him along with his father…Father played basketball at Westark Community College, West Texas A&M and Carl Albert State College…Mother also played basketball at Carl Albert • Distant cousin of Emeka Okafor • Is of Nigerian descent through his paternal grandfather • Playing for USA Basketball, earned gold medals at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship and the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship • Helped led the U.S. to a win over the World Select Team in the 17th Annual Nike Hoop Summit. Was a AAU teammate of Jabari Parker and is longtime friends with Tyus Jones • Born in Chicago and attended Whitney Young High School, the same school as First Lady Michelle Obama • As a senior, averaged 24.1 points and 11.3 rebounds, leading Whitney Young to the Illinois Class 4A title while earning national player of the year awards from McDonald’s, USA Today and Parade Magazine • Was co-MVP of both the 2014 McDonald’s All-American game and the Jordan Brand Classic…Plays the saxophone and the tuba • Plays chess.