Bam Adebayo Dating Status, His Age, Family, Salary, Height & Facts

Bam-Adebayo
Published Date: 26 Aug, 2020 Updated date: 26 Aug, 2020 By Daniel Roffer

Bam Adebayo is enjoying his second NBA stint and all credit goes to his mother’s struggle and sacrifice for him. He is making an impressive salary with a multi-million contract so far.

American basketball player Bam Adebayo plays as a power forward, wearing the jersey number #13 for the NBA team, Miami Heat. He played college basketball at the University of Kentucky before his NBA stint.

Bam Adebayo Bio; Age, Family, Ethnicity

Edrice Femi Adebayo was born on 18 July 1997 in Newark, New Jersey, United States that makes him 23 years of age. He is the son of John Adebayo and Marilyn Blount. He is African-American by ethnicity as his father is Nigerian and his mother also hails from Africa. Additionally, he is of Yoruba descent from his family side.

Adebayo was raised by his mother Marilyn as his father did not play a role in his upbringing. He often credits his mother and never forgets her struggle on raising him. He moved to North Carolina with his mother at the age of six. There, his mother had a job as a cashier at the Acre Station Meat Farm.

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College, Height, Weight

Bam attended Northside High School in Pinetown, North Carolina, where he played basketball for three years. Afterward, he was transferred to High Point Christian Academy and led his high school to an appearance in the state title game.

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On 17 November 2015, he committed to the University of Kentucky. There, he played for the Kentucky Wildcats for the 2016-17 season. Adebayo stands at a height of 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 meters) and weighs 255 lbs (116 kg).

His NBA Career; Miami Heat

Bam was selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Miami Heat on 22 June 2017. After signing his rookie scale contract with the Heat, he joined the team for the 2017 NBA Summer League.

 Adebayo was named to his first NBA All-Star Game on 30 January 2020. Moreover, he won the NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge competition on 15 February 2020. During his two-year career, he averaged 8.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 21.7 minutes.

Contract & Salary

The NBA player signed a 3-year contract with the Miami Heat, worth $8,900,280. It includes $8,900,280 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $2,966,760.

Bam will earn a base salary of $3,454,080, while carrying a cap hit of $3,454,080 and a dead cap value of $3,454,080 in the 2019-20 season.

Dating Status; Girlfriend

The 23-year-old has maintained privacy, when it comes to the dating status. Despite being active on social media, he has not revealed his possible girlfriend so far. He is a huge admirer of American singer and television personality Katy Perry.

Adebayo often shares posts related to his career and his love towards his mother on his social sites. It looks like he is focused on his career rather than on his dating side.

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Some Interesting Facts About Bam Adebayo

  • Bam was named 2016 North Carolina Mr. Basketball while at the University of Kentucky.
  • Besides basketball, he is a football fan and a supporter of the NFL team, New York Giants.
  • His mother gave him the nickname “Bam Bam” at age one after flipping over a table while watching The Flintstones in a manner that resembled one of the characters, Bamm-Bamm Rubble.
  • He and his mother runs the BAM Foundation, whose mission is to change lives for single parents while also changing future chances, choices and challenges for children.
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