Jahlil Okafor is an American competitive basketball player. He was born on December 15, 1995, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Currently, he plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Previously he played for the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA for two years.

Quick Info
Full NameJahlil Okafor
Birth DateDecember 15, 1995
Birth PlaceFort Smith, Arkansas
FatherChukwudi Okafor
MotherDacresha Lanett Benton
Height6 feet 10 inches
Weight122 kg
Net Worth$2 million

Jahlil Okafor

Where was Jahlil Okafor born?

Jahlil was born to his parents Chukwudi Okafor and Dacresha Lanett Benton. His full name is Jahlil Obika Okafor. His birth sign is Sagittarius. Currently, Jahil is 25 years old as of June 2021.

What is Jahlil’s nationality?

Jahlil Okafor holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, belongs to White. His religious views and religious background are unknown.

What is Okafor’s physical stats?

With a height of 6 feet 10 inches and a weight of about 122 kg, Jahili has maintained his body fit. Likewise, he has a pair of black-colored eyes and black hair color. Besides, he possesses an athletic body type.

Jahlil Okafor

Who is Jahlil Okafor dating?

Jahlil is in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Oglensky. Lauren is a super hot bikini model. The couple is often seen together in public places holding hands with each other. However, they are trying their best to keep their personal life low. Even they have not posted their pictures of each other.

How did Jahlil begin his college career?

Jahlil started his basketball career from his high school days. While he was in the Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, he won the high school national player award from the McDonald’s USA Today and Parade. Besides, he led the team to win the Chicago Public High School League city Championship in 2013.

After completing high school, he played for Duke University, where he was also enrolled in education. During his college days, he achieved the honor of the National Freshman of the Year and the ACC player of the Year.

Jahlil Okafor

How did Jahlil Okafor start his professional career?

Jahlil started his professional career after the Philadelphia 76ers selected him in the 2015 NBA draft on June 25, 2015. He signed a two-year contract on July 7. He started his first game to record 26 points and 7 rebounds, 2 block effort on October 28 against the Boston Celtics. In 2016, he became the NBA Rookie of the Year.

Eventually, during All-Star weekend, he competed in the Rising Stars Challenge event. Later, on December 7, 2017, the Philadelphia 76ers traded him to the Brooklyn Nets. He began the game with the Brooklyn Nets on December 15, 2017, recording 10 points and 4 rebounds in a loss to the Toronto Raptors. Meanwhile, on January 27, he made team-high with 21 points in a loss to the Timberwolves.

Subsequently, on August 9, 2019, he signed a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Some of the New Orleans Pelicans players are Derrick FavorsBrandon Ingram, and Lonzo Ball. On January 21, he made the record of the season-high in a win against the Memphis Grizzlies. Likewise, he scored 24 points and 15 rebounds on January 26. Then, he scored 27 points in a win over the Houston Rockets on January 29. Furthermore, on 1 December  2020, he signed a contract with Detroit Pistons.

What is the net worth of Jahlil Okafor?

Jahlil Okafor has gained popularity from his professional career. But, likewise, he also accumulates a good amount of money. He had a net worth of about $2 million as of 2019. Additionally, in 2021, his estimated net worth reached $10 million by 2021.

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