Joel Embiid Wiki, Bio, Age, Girlfriend, Height, Net Worth, Family
Joel Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He started off with college Basketball and after one year was drafted with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the 76ers. He is also called as “The Process”. He had a delayed debut due to multiple foot injuries.
He was born on 16 March 1994 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He is the son of military officer Thomas Embiid and his wife, Christine. His younger brother, Arthur passed away in a car crash on 16th October 2014. He also has a younger sister named Muriel. He is currently 24 years old and is remarked for his superb height being 7 feet tall. He initially wanted to play volleyball professionally but eventually picked up basketball in his childhood and continued to develop his skills in it. Luc Mbah a Moute, a fellow native of Yaoundé found this lad at a basketball camp and was impressed by his game. Under his guidance, Joel Embiid moved to United States at the age of 16 to become a professional basketball player.
He continued to play and even shifted high schools for a better chance at playing more basketball. He got a chance to play one season of College Basketball at the University of Kansas. He got a five star rating from Rivals.com. He played his best and earned many rewards including Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. He suffered from a fracture in March 2014 and could not give his debut. By April 2014, he was declared for the NBA draft and ignored his final three years of college. He got many awards due to his performance but he was mostly seen playing with foot injuries. He won the NBA All Rookie First Team in 2017 and was named to his first NBA All-Star team in 2018. He has won hearts of millions of basketball fans. His current girlfriend is Anna De Paula and their relationship was spotted at the China Games. He has flourished immensely and is said to be earning about $28 million annually.