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NBA Philadelphia 76ers Professional Basketball Player

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Joel Hans Embiid (joh-el em-beed; born 16 March 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After one year of college basketball at the University of Kansas, he was drafted with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the 76ers, which made him the third Cameroonian-born NBA player after Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje and Luc Mbah a Moute, as well as being the highest selected player from Cameroon.

Embiid was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, to military officer Thomas Embiid and his wife, Christine. He had originally planned on playing professional volleyball in Europe but started playing basketball at the age of fifteen, modeling his game after NBA Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon. Embiid was discovered at a basketball camp by Luc Mbah a Moute, a fellow native of Yaounde and an NBA player. With Mbah a Moute serving as mentor, Embiid moved to the United States at the age of sixteen to devote himself to becoming a professional basketball player.

Embiid enrolled at Montverde Academy, but transferred after his first year. Embiid then attended The Rock School, a Christian academy, in Gainesville, Florida. As a senior he led the team to a 33-4 record and state championship, by averaging 13.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.

He was a five-star recruit according to Rivals.com and committed to Kansas in November 2012.

Embiid attended the University of Kansas for one year. On 13 February 2014, he was named one of the 30 finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year. In 2013–14, he played 28 games, averaging 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.6 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game.

On 11 March 2014, ESPN announced that Embiid was expected to miss the Big 12 tournament, and was "unlikely to play the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament" due to a stress fracture in his back.[10] Kansas lost in the third round of the tournament, before Embiid could return.

On 9 April 2014, Embiid declared for the 2014 NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. On 20 June 2014, he underwent surgery on a broken navicular bone in his right foot, and was subsequently ruled out for four to six months. Six days later, he was selected with the third overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers.

On 26 August 2014, Embiid signed his rookie scale contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. He was later ruled unlikely to play at all in the 2014–15 season due to the broken navicular bone in his foot. After missing the entire 2014–15 season, it was announced on 13 June 2015 that Embiid had suffered a setback in his recovery after a CT scan revealed less healing than anticipated. It was later determined that Embiid's chances of playing in the 2015–16 season were slim following a second round of surgery on his right foot on August 18, 2015.

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Joel Embiid Biography

Joel Hans Embiid (joh-el em-beed; born 16 March 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After one year of college basketball at the University of Kansas, he was drafted with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the 76ers, which made him the third Cameroonian-born NBA player after Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje and Luc Mbah a Moute, as well as being the highest selected player from Cameroon.

Embiid was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, to military officer Thomas Embiid and his wife, Christine. He had originally planned on playing professional volleyball in Europe but started playing basketball at the age of fifteen, modeling his game after NBA Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon. Embiid was discovered at a basketball camp by Luc Mbah a Moute, a fellow native of Yaounde and an NBA player. With Mbah a Moute serving as mentor, Embiid moved to the United States at the age of sixteen to devote himself to becoming a professional basketball player.

Embiid enrolled at Montverde Academy, but transferred after his first year. Embiid then attended The Rock School, a Christian academy, in Gainesville, Florida. As a senior he led the team to a 33-4 record and state championship, by averaging 13.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.

He was a five-star recruit according to Rivals.com and committed to Kansas in November 2012.

Embiid attended the University of Kansas for one year. On 13 February 2014, he was named one of the 30 finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year. In 2013–14, he played 28 games, averaging 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.6 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game.

On 11 March 2014, ESPN announced that Embiid was expected to miss the Big 12 tournament, and was "unlikely to play the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament" due to a stress fracture in his back.[10] Kansas lost in the third round of the tournament, before Embiid could return.

On 9 April 2014, Embiid declared for the 2014 NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. On 20 June 2014, he underwent surgery on a broken navicular bone in his right foot, and was subsequently ruled out for four to six months. Six days later, he was selected with the third overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers.

On 26 August 2014, Embiid signed his rookie scale contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. He was later ruled unlikely to play at all in the 2014–15 season due to the broken navicular bone in his foot. After missing the entire 2014–15 season, it was announced on 13 June 2015 that Embiid had suffered a setback in his recovery after a CT scan revealed less healing than anticipated. It was later determined that Embiid's chances of playing in the 2015–16 season were slim following a second round of surgery on his right foot on August 18, 2015.

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  • How to book Joel Embiid?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joel Embiid for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joel Embiid, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joel Embiid or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Joel Embiid?

    Booking fees for Joel Embiid, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joel Embiid, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Joel Embiid?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joel Embiid for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joel Embiid for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joel Embiid or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joel Embiid or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Joel Embiid is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Joel Embiid for your event is available upon request. Joel Embiid generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Marquese Chriss, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Love, Steve Kerr and James Harden. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joel Embiid for an upcoming event.

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