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Bam Adebayo

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Newark, NJ


High Point Christian Academy (High Point, N.C) ‘16 University of Kentucky

Full name is Edrice Femi Adebayo but goes by the nickname “Bam”, which was given to him at the age of one after flipping over a table while watching The Flintstones, resembling the character Bamm-Bamm Rubble...Son of Marilyn Blount and John Adebayo... Attended the University of Kentucky for one season (2016-17)… Selected No. 14 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat…As a senior in high school, he averaged 18.9 points, 13.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, and 1.5 assists, and led the Cougars to a NCISAA State Championship title...Named a McDonald’s All-American and participated in the Jordan Brand Classic game...Named 2016 North Carolina Mr. Basketball, North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, and All-USA Boys Basketball second team...Chose his jersey number as a nod to his younger “brother” Jabari…The most influential person in his life is his mother.
  • Participated in the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Training camp Aug. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Named to the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Training camp roster on Aug. 1, 2019
  • Twice named NBA All-Defensive second team (2020, 2021)
  • Named a 2020 NBA All-Star
  • One-time Olympian (2020); one-time Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold

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