Who is Jahlil Okafor?
Jahlil Okafor is an American competitive basketball player. He was born on December 15, 1995, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Currently, he plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA (National Basketball Association).
|Full Name||Jahlil Okafor|
|Birth Date||December 15, 1995|
|Birth Place||Fort Smith, Arkansas|
|Mother||Dacresha Lanett Benton|
|Height||6 feet 10 inches|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Jahlil was born to Chukwudi Okafor and Dacresha Lanett Benton, as Jahlil Obika Okafor, with the birth sign of Sagittarius. Besides, he holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, belongs to White. With the height of 6 feet 10 inches and weight about 122 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit.
Jahlil Okafor has gained popularity from his professional career. Likewise, he also has been able to accumulate a good amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $2 million, as of 2019. It is estimated to reach over $10 million by 2020.
Personal Life of Jahlil Okafor
Jahlil is in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend Lauren Oglensky. Lauren is a super hot bikini model. The couple is often seeing together in the public places holding hands of each other. However, they are trying their best to keep their personal life low. Even they have not posted their pictures of each other.
High School and 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 award of the high school national player of the year 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 an honour of the National Freshman of the Year and the ACC player of the Year.
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 making the record of 26 points along with 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, Philadelphia 76ers traded him to the Brooklyn Nets. He began the game with the Brooklyn Nets on December 15, 2017, recording 10 points along with 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 players of New Orleans Pelicans are Derrick Favors, Brandon 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.