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Bam Adebayo
Bam Adebayo.jpg
Adebayo with the Miami Heat in 2020
No. 13 – Miami Heat
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1997-07-18) July 18, 1997 (age 23)
Newark, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeKentucky (2016–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–presentMiami Heat
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Edrice Femi "Bam" Adebayo (born July 18, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats before being selected by the Heat with the 14th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. He was named an NBA All-Star and voted to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team during the 2019–20 season.

Early life and high school career

Adebayo was born in Newark, New Jersey to a Nigerian father and an African-American mother. As a child, he was given the nickname "Bam Bam" by his mother when, while watching The Flintstones at age one, he flipped over a coffee table in a manner similar to the show's character Bamm-Bamm Rubble.[1] Adebayo is of African American and Yoruba descent.[2]

Adebayo attended Northside High School in Pinetown, North Carolina. As a junior, he averaged 32.2 points and 21 rebounds a game. During the summer, Adebayo joined his Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team, Team Loaded North Carolina, alongside fellow five-star 2016 recruit Dennis Smith Jr. He averaged 15.0 points and 10 rebounds per game on Adidas Uprising Circuit.[3] Later that summer Adebayo competed at the NBPA Top 100 Camp and was named MVP at the 2015 Under Armour Elite 24 game.[4] After his junior season at Northside he transferred to High Point Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina.[5] In his season debut, Adebayo scored 22 points and 17 rebounds in an 81–39 win over New Garden Friends School. On December 29, he posted 26 points and 14 rebounds in a 91–63 victory over De'Aaron Fox and Cypress Lakes High School.[6] As a senior, Adebayo averaged 18.9 points per game, 13.0 rebounds per game, 1.4 blocks per game and 1.5 assist per game, and led the Cougars to a NCISAA state championship appearance.[7] Adebayo was named 2016 North Carolina Mr. Basketball.[8] In January 2016, he played in the 2016 McDonald's All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic.[9]

Recruiting

Adebayo was rated a five-star recruit and considered one of the best high school prospects of the 2016 class. He was ranked the No. 5 overall recruit and No. 2 power forward in the 2016 high school class.[10][11]

On November 17, 2015, Adebayo committed to the University of Kentucky. He joined fellow freshmen Malik Monk, De'Aaron Fox, and Wenyen Gabriel.[12]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Bam Adebayo
PF
Little Washington, NC High Point Christian Academy (NC) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (120 kg) Nov 17, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 96
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 7  247Sports: 12  ESPN: 5
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Kentucky 2016 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  • "2016 Kentucky Wildcats Recruiting Class". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 20, 2015.

College career

Adebayo in Kentucky's 2016 Blue-White scrimmage

On December 7, 2016, Adebayo recorded 16 points and 7 rebounds in an 87–67 win against Valparaiso.[13] On February 21, 2017, Adebayo scored 22 points and 15 rebounds to defeat Missouri in a 72–62 Victory.[14]

As the number one seed entering the SEC Tournament, Kentucky would defeat Georgia in the quarterfinals and beat Alabama in the semifinals. On March 12, 2017, Adebayo grabbed nine rebounds to help the Wildcats defeat Arkansas 82–65 and win the SEC Championship. On March 17, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Adebayo had 18 rebounds in a 79–70 victory against Northern Kentucky. In the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Adebayo recorded 10 rebounds to help Kentucky defeat Wichita State. On March 24, Kentucky defeated UCLA in the Sweet Sixteen, Adebayo had 12 rebounds in the game. On March 26, Adebayo scored 13 points and seven rebounds in a 75–73 loss in the Elite Eight against the North Carolina. After the loss in the Elite Eight, he declared his entry into the 2017 NBA draft on April 5, with him signing an agent 20 days later.[15] In 38 games for Kentucky in the 2016–17 season, Adebayo averaged 13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game and was named First-team All-SEC as well to the SEC All-Freshman team.[16]

Professional career

Miami Heat (2017–present)

Rookie season (2017–18)

On June 22, 2017, Adebayo was selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Miami Heat.[17] On July 1, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Heat,[18] and joined the team for the 2017 NBA Summer League.[19] In his rookie season, Adebayo appeared in 69 games for the Heat and averaged 6.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

2018–19 season

On December 7, 2018, Adebayo recorded 22 points and 10 rebounds in a 115–98 win over the Phoenix Suns.[20] On December 28, he scored 18 points in a 118–94 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers.[21] Adebayo played all 82 games, averaging 8.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

2019–20 season

On December 10, 2019, Adebayo recorded his first career triple-double with a career-high 30 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a 135–121 overtime win against the Atlanta Hawks.[22][23] On December 14, he had his second career triple-double in a 122–118 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds and 10 assists.[24] On December 16, Adebayo was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the games played from December 9 to 15, when he averaged 20.0 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.7 assists per game.[25] On January 27, he recorded 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 113–92 win over the Orlando Magic.[26] On January 30, Adebayo was named to his first NBA All-Star Game.[27] On February 15, he won the NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge competition.[28] At the end of the 2019–20 season, Adebayo finished as runner-up in voting for the Most Improved Player Award.[29] He was also named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team and finished fifth in voting for the Defensive Player of the Year Award.[30]

2020–21 season

On November 28, 2020, Adebayo signed a five-year contract extension with the Heat.[31][32]

On February 18, 2021, Adebayo logged his first triple-double of the season with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 118–110 win over the Sacramento Kings.[33] Teammate Jimmy Butler posted 13 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists, making them the first pair in league history to register triple-doubles in the same game more than once.[34][35]

National team career

Adebayo was cut from the United States national team for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.[36] He was a finalist for the U.S. Olympic team in February 2020;[37] the 2020 Summer Olympics have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Miami 69 19 19.8 .512 .000 .721 5.5 1.5 .5 .6 6.9
2018–19 Miami 82 28 23.3 .576 .200 .735 7.3 2.2 .9 .8 8.9
2019–20 Miami 72 72 33.6 .557 .143 .691 10.2 5.1 1.1 1.3 15.9
2020–21 Miami 64 64 33.5 .570 .250 .799 9.0 5.4 1.2 1.0 18.7
Career 287 183 27.3 .559 .159 .738 8.0 3.5 .9 .9 12.4

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018 Miami 5 0 15.4 .467 .000 .214 4.0 .0 .0 .4 3.4
2020 Miami 19 19 36.2 .564 .000 .783 10.3 4.4 1.0 .8 17.8
2021 Miami 4 4 34.0 .456 .769 9.3 4.3 1.3 .5 15.5
Career 28 23 32.1 .538 .000 .725 9.0 3.6 .9 .7 14.9

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Kentucky 38 38 30.1 .599 .653 8.0 .8 .7 1.5 13.0

References

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