Joel Embiid

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Basketball player
Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid 2018c.jpg
Player information
Full name Joel Hans Embiid
Nickname The Process
birthday March 16, 1994 (26 years and 169 days)
place of birth Yaoundé , Cameroon
size 213 cm
position center
college Kansas
NBA draft 2014 , 3rd pick, Philadelphia 76ers
Club information
society Philadelphia 76ers
league NBA
Jersey number 21st
Clubs as active
Philadelphia 76ers since 02014United StatesUnited States

Joel Hans Embiid (born March 16, 1994 in Yaoundé ) is a Cameroonian basketball player who is currently under contract with the Philadelphia 76ers in the North American NBA .

Youth and college

Embiid grew up in Cameroon and played soccer and volleyball in his youth . His father Thomas was a handball player. Joel Embiid began playing basketball at the age of 15 and was promoted in Yaoundé at the Kossengwe performance center. He was discovered in a basketball camp by the Cameroonian NBA professional Luc Mbah a Moute and has been promoted since then. At the age of 16 Embiid moved to the USA .

He attended two high schools in Florida and became one of the best young players in the country. He drew comparisons with Hakeem Olajuwon and Tim Duncan . In 2012, he decided to play at the college level for the University of Kansas .

At college, Embiid developed, alongside teammate Andrew Wiggins , into one of the best players in the NCAA college league . Due to a back injury, however, he could not participate in the championship round, Kansas was eliminated in the third round. He still won several awards, including Best Defender of the Big 12 Conference . After a year of college with the Kansas Jayhawks, Embiid signed up for the NBA draft . In his first and only year in the NCAA, he scored 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.6 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game.

While preparing for the draft, Embiid broke his foot and needed an operation. As a result, he was out for several months. Until his injury, he was considered a candidate for the first draft position.


In the 2014 NBA draft he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers selected third. However, due to his foot injury, he suspended the entire 2014/15 NBA season . In preparation for the 2015/16 season , he suffered another setback when he had to undergo another operation. Due to this intervention, it was not used in the 2015/16 season. Embiid made his NBA debut at the start of the 2016/17 season . In the 103: 97 defeat of the Sixers against the Oklahoma City Thunder Embiid get 20 points and seven rebounds. For his good performance, Embiid was named Rookie of the Month at the Eastern Conference for November and December. In March he suffered another injury, which ended the season for Embiid prematurely. He finished his rookie season with 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Due to only 31 completed season games, he was not a contender for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award . However, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team .

Embiid signed a new $ 148 million five-year deal with the Sixers at the start of the 2017/18 season . In February 2018 Embiid was called up for the first time as a starter in the NBA All-Star Game and was elected to both the All-NBA Second Team and the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in May . Embiid came to 22.9 points, 3.2 assists and 11.0 rebounds on average and completed 63 season games. In addition, the Sixers qualified for the playoffs, where they lost to the Boston Celtics in the Conference semifinals .

National team

In 2018, French media reported that the French federation might be interested in winning Embiid for the country's national team. According to the Cameroonian association, there was a meeting between Embiid and the French association president. Embiid said in January 2018 that he wanted to play for Cameroon if, among other things, the medical framework was right for the national team. France, where parts of his family live, is also a possibility, he also does not exclude the United States.


Main round

  GP Matches played (Games Played)   GS  Games from the beginning (Games started)  MPG  Graduated minutes per game (Minutes per game)
 FG%  Throw rate from the field (field goal percentage)  3P%  Throwing quota three-point throws (3-point field-goal percentage)  FT%  Free throw rate (free-throw percentage)
 RPG  Rebounds per game (rebounds per game)  APG  Assists per game (assists per game)  SPG  Steals per game (steals per game)
 BPG  Blocks per game (blocks per game)  PPG  Points per game (points per game)  FAT  Career record
2016–17 Philadelphia 31 31 25.4 .466 .367 .783 7.8 2.1 0.9 2.5 20.2
2017-18 Philadelphia 63 63 30.3 .483 .308 .769 11.0 3.2 0.6 1.8 22.9
2018–19 Philadelphia 64 64 33.7 .484 .300 .804 13.6 3.7 0.7 1.9 27.5
total 158 158 30.7 .481 .315 .788 11.4 3.2 0.7 2.0 24.3


2017-18 Philadelphia 8th 8th 34.8 .435 .276 .705 12.6 3.0 0.9 1.8 21.4
2018–19 Philadelphia 11 11 30.4 .428 .308 .822 10.5 3.4 0.7 2.3 20.2
total 19th 19th 32.2 .431 .294 .775 11.4 3.2 0.8 2.1 20.7

Achievements and Awards

Individual evidence

  1. ^ NBA: le Camerounais Joël Embiid affole les compteurs. January 3, 2019, accessed October 15, 2019 (French).
  2. ^ Basket: le Cameroun ne veut pas perdre sa pépite Joël Embiid. January 28, 2018, accessed October 15, 2019 (French).
  3. Joel Embiid's pursuit of hoops greatness not just a dream
  4. ^ Embiid
  5. ^ Joel Embiid out indefinitely
  6. No. 1 question: How far does Joel Embiid want to fall?
  7. ^ Sixers draft Joel Embiid at No. 3
  8. ^ Joel Embiid Agrees To Five-Year Contract Extension
  9. ^ Basket: le Cameroun ne veut pas perdre sa pépite Joël Embiid. January 28, 2018, accessed October 15, 2019 (French).
  10. ^ Pour Joel Embiid, ce sera "le Cameroun en premier" mais la France est une "possibilité" - Basket - NBA. Retrieved October 15, 2019 (French).

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