Who Is Chuma Okeke Dating? His NBA Contract, Age, Parents, & Facts

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Published Date: 26 Jan, 2021 Updated date: 26 Jan, 2021 By Phil

Chuma Okeke runs his magic in the NBA court with his astonishing abilities as a power forward. Apart from his professional stardom, Chuma earns a handsome net worth thanks to his multi-million dollar NBA contract with Orlando Magic.

Chuma Okeke, the American professional basketball player, entered the NBA field after the Orlando Magic picked him in the 2019 NBA Draft. Since, he wears jersey no. 3 for the Magic and shows his magic on the basketball court.

Chuma Okeke Bio & Family: Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Height

The 22-years-of-age aspiring NBA player was born as Chukwuma Julian Okeke on 18 August 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States. He was born to his Nigerian parents, Chuka Okeke and Renee Okeke. As a result, Chuma holds African-American ethnicity.

About 6 feet and 6 inches (1.98 meters) tall in height, Chuma shares a sibling bond with his brother named Chuka Okeke. He attended Westlake High School in Atlanta where he commenced his amateur basketball career. Eventually, the talented player enrolled at Auburn University and decided to play college basketball for the Auburn Tigers men’s basketball team.

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His NBA Career: Stats, Injury

Following an excellent start in his freshman year, Chuma averaged 12 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 1.2 blocks per game while starting in all 38 games in his sophomore season for the Auburn team. Immediately, he was selected with the 16th overall pick by the Orlando Magic in the 2019 NBA Draft on 20 June 2019.

 

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Unfortunately, Chuma found it hard to start his professional career due to the daunting ACL injury that he caught during the 2019 NCAA tournament. As a result, he signed a one-year G League contract with the Magic’s affiliate, Lakeland Magic with the intent of starting his rookie-scale contract in 2020.

Finally, on 16 November 2020, the Orlando Magic announced that they signed Chuma Okeke. In his preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks, he recorded the stats of 9 points with 2 three-pointers.

Chuma Okeke’s Contract, Salary & Net Worth

On the basis of his rookie-scale contract with the Orlando Magic, Chuma’s salary for the 2020/21 season reads at $3,121,080. Furthermore, he is set to bag around $3,277,080 annual salary as the Magic player in the 2021/22 season.

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Given his exceptional professional salary, Chuma certainly bags a handsome net worth which remains under review as of now.

His Dating Status, Girlfriend

The Orlando Magic’s new recruit is yet to reveal his dating and relationship status among his fans and followers. He is active on Instagram where he mostly shares pictures of his on-field duties and actions.

 

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There is no past or present record of Chuma Okeke’s girlfriend on media sources. We can assume that the young gun is totally focused on caressing his professional career at the moment.

Some Interesting Facts About Chuma Okeke

  • As a junior at his high school, Chuma won the Georgia Class 6A state championship.
  • He got the name Mr. Georgia Basketball following his high school senior season.
  • During his freshman season with Auburn, Chuma grabbed 197 rebounds, which was the most by an Auburn freshman since Jeff Moore in 1984-85.
  • Despite signing a one-year G League contract with the Lakeland Magic, Chuma didn’t even play a single game for them.
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