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Position
C
 
Jersey
Name  Joel Embiid
Born  3/16/1994
Height  7-0
Weight  250
College  Kansas
Home Town  Yaounde, Cameroon
High School  The Rock School
 
Notes:
Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2014, and also landed on the All-Big 12 Second Team, All-Defensive Team and All-Newcomer Team in his first and only season with the Kansas Jayhawks ... Averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.6 blocked shots and 1.4 assists per contest as a freshman under heavy pressure ... Shot 62.6 percent from the field, but just 68.5 percent at the free-throw line through 28 games ... Has a background in volleyball, which aids in his shot-blocking efforts, and showed steady progress in the development of his other skills at both ends of the floor in his only college season ... Has huge potential as he continues to learn the game, displaying great athleticism and effort every time he takes the floor ... Missed several games at the end of the season as he dealt with a stress fracture in his back.