Jahlil Okafor

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Full Name Jahlil Okafor
Age 24 Years Old
Nick Name Okafor
Gender Male
Famous As Basketball Player
Birth Date December 15th, 1995
Birth Place Fort Smith, Arkansas

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The charming and talented American professional basketball player who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA) is named as Jahlil Okafor. He was selected with the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. At Duke, he earned the USBWA National Freshman of the Year and ACC Player of the Year, and a unanimous 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American first-team selection. In the year 2013, Okafor led Whitney Young to the 2013 Chicago Public High School League (CPL) city championship. He is a very talented player.

Jahlil Okafor shines again in Anthony Davis' absence with 27 vs. Rockets

The New Orleans Pelicans are currently dealing with life without Anthony Davis. Their All-NBA center, who has demanded a trade out of New Orleans, also just missed his fifth straight game with a sprained index finger on his left hand. Okafor is next man up if Davis is traded. The injury is giving the Pelicans a glimpse of what life will look like for the rest of the season if they do deal Davis before the Feb. 7 trade deadline.  It involves a lot of Jahlil Okafor. While that thought is reason enough for Pelicans fans to groan, Okafor is showing signs of life not seen much since he left Duke as the No. 3 pick in the 2015 NBA draft. He’s played well with Davis’ minutes in the last five games, including Tuesday’s 27-point effort in a 116-107 win over the Houston Rockets. Tuesday was the third time in those five games that Okafor has eclipsed 20 points and the fourth time he’s logged a double-double.

Early Life, Family, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Wikipedia, Bio of Jahlil Okafor

On 15th December 1995, Jahlil  Okafor was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas. His father name is Chukwudi, known as Chuck who is of Nigerian Igbo and African-American descent. His mother Dacresha Lanett Benton is of African-American White. When he was 9 years old, his mother contracted bronchitis and died two weeks later from a collapsed lung. His father played basketball at his junior college. His mother also played college basketball.  He has an older sister, Jalen and two younger brothers named Jamonte and Ashondre. His uncle works in a police department. His nationality is American. His ethnicity is unknown at this time. His birth sign is Sagittarius. As of 2019, his age will be 24 on his next birthday in December. At present, his age is 23. His other early life background will be updated soon. 

Regarding his edication, he attended Rosemont Elementary and later he attended Whitney Young High School. After that, he attended Duke University.

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

Jahlil Okafor is a very handsome basketball player. His body build is Athletic. He has maintained a great physique. He has a standing height of 6 ft 11 inch, which is around 2.11 m. He has a weight of 125 kg. With his charming smile, he attracts a lot of people towards him. His other body measurement such as dress size, shoe size and more will be updated soon.

How Jahlil Began His Career?

  • Jahlil Okafor began his basketball career with the Whitney M. Young Magnet High School while playing at Whitney, he bagged high school national player of the year awards from McDonald’s USA Today and Parade. 
  • In the year 2013, he led his high school team to the 2013 Chicago Public High School League city championship. 
  • Following senior season, he bagged broad All-American recognition and was honored as national player of the year by Parade, USA Today and McDonald’s.
  • He also played basketball for the Duke University. 
  • While playing for Duke, he was honored by USBWA National Freshman of the Year and ACC player of the Year.
  • Jahlil entered into his professional career when he was selected with the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers on 25th June 2015 and made his contract for two-year on 7th July.
  • He debuted for the 76ers with a 26-point, 7-rebound, 2-block effort (that also included 8 turnovers) against the Boston Celtics on October 28.
  • He finished fifth in the 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year Award voting and earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors.
  • In the first week of the 2016-2017 NBA season, the 76ers exercised the third-year team option on Okafor's rookie scale contract where he began the season on a 16-minute cap to be played over "smaller segments" and restriction from back-to-back game participation following the re-aggravation of his meniscus injury.
  • He was also selected to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge event during All-Star weekend.
  • He revealed that he would welcome a trade or buyout from the 76ers, after the team decided to not pick up the fourth-year, $6.3 million option on Okafor's rookie deal on 1st November 2017. 
  • Later, the 76ers were unable to reach a satisfactory trade.
  • He was traded on 7th December 2017 along with Nik Stauskas and a 2019 second-round draft pick, to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker.
  • He made his debut on 15th December 2017 where he had 10 points and four rebounds in 23 minutes in a 120-87 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
  • He scored a team-high 21 points in a 111-97 loss to the Timberwolves on 27th January.
  • He signed with the New Orleans Pelicans on 9th August 2018. 
  • He set sequential season-high totals in a January 21 with 105-85 win over the Memphis Grizzlies (season-high 20 points and season-high-tying 10 rebounds). 
  • Later, on January 26 with 126-114 loss to the San Antonio Spurs (24 points and 15 rebounds). 
  • Then, on January 29 with 121-116 win over the Houston Rockets (27 points) with 12 rebounds.

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's, Sexual Orientation

Jahlil Okafor is not married yet and he is still to get married. But he has a girlfriend named Lauren Oglensky. They are happy in their relationship. There is no sign of separation between them. They are enjoying their life a lot. They are often seen in the public places holding each other's hand. They are planning to get married soon. His sexual orientation is Straight. 

Who is Lauren Oglensky?

Lauren Oglensky is a super hot bikini model. She is a 2014 graduate of the University of Arizona. 

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

The net worth of this famous basketball player is estimated to have $2 million as of 2019 and hoped to be $10 Million as of 2020. He is a very hardworking and dedicated basketball player. As of 2017, his salary is 4.789 million USD but his current salary has not been revealed yet. His main source of income is from his basketball career. 

Social Network Platform

Jahlil Okafor is very active and popular on social networking sites. His fans are largely following him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. He is gaining a lot of people's attention through social media.