Last Updated on: August 4, 2020 by: Phil
Pascal Siakam is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who plays for the NBA side, Toronto Raptors. He previously played college basketball for New Mexico State University.
Pascal Siakam Bio & Family: Age, Ethnicity, Height, College
The 26-years-of-age basketball star was born on 2 April 1994 in Doula, Cameroon. He is the youngest among the six children of his parents Tchamo Siakam and Victorie Siakam. His father, Tchamo, previously worked for a local transit company and he was also the mayor of Makenene. He sadly died in a car crash in October 2014.
Pascal has three brothers and two sisters in his family. His brothers, James Siakam, Christian Siakam, and Boris Siakam all play basketball. Likewise, his two sisters are named Vanessa Siakam and Raissa Siakam. The power forward holds black ethnicity.
About 6 feet and 9 inches (2.06 meters) tall in height, Pascal attended God’s Academy, the high school in Lewisville, Texas. Later on, he joined New Mexico State University and played college basketball three seasons.
His NBA Career, Net Worth
Pascal Siakam was selected by the Toronto Raptors as the 27th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. Later on 2nd October the same year, he became the first rookie to start for the Raptors’ season-opener. Pascal scored a season-high 14 points to give his side a 128-84 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on 3 December 2016.
The young power forward went on to shine on the 2017-18 season and 2018-19 season with several awards and records to his name. In the season opener of the 2019-20 season, he recorded 34 points, 18 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1 block to give his side a 130-122 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
From his professional basketball career, Pascal bags a commanding net worth of $30 million.
Pascal’s Contract & Salary
Pascal first penned a rookie-scale contract with the Toronto Raptors on 9 July 2016. For the 2016-18 season, he earned a salary of $1,196,040. In the next 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, Pascal had the salary of $1,312,611 and $1,544,951 respectively.
The player agreed to a four-year, $130 million contract extension with the Raptors on 19 October 2019. From his contract, he is set to receive a salary of $29,000,000 in the 2020-21 season.
What Is Pascal Siakam’s Dating Status?
As per the sources, the 26-year-old basketball player is currently leading a single and career-focused life. Besides, no previous dating history of the Raptors’ power forward has surfaced on the internet.
In his free time, Pascal enjoys practicing basketball and hanging out with his friends and teammates. He has a knack for fun and often makes himself available among the children for charity deeds.
Some Interesting Facts About Pascal Siakam
- While playing college basketball, Pascal was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2016.
- He is also known by his nickname, Spicy P.
- He helped the Raptors to claim an NBA championship in 2019 and also won the league’s Most Improved Player Award in the same season.
- Pascal got named an NBA All-Star for the first time in the 2019-20 season.