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Bam Adebayo


  • Named on Feb. 10, 2020, a finalist for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. 
  • Participated in the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Training camp August 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Played on the victorious USA Blue Team (National) in the 2019 USA Blue-USA White exhibition game on Aug. 9 in Las Vegas, recorded 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals in 10:45 of action.
  • Named to the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Training camp roster on August 1, 2019.
  • Selected for the 2016 Junior National Select Team that competed against a World Select Team in the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit, however, he withdrew and did not participate.
  • Attended the 2012 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team minicamp that was held Oct. 5-7 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.


  • Ranked 4th among all NBA rookies in 2017-18 in field goal percentage, 6th in rebounds per game and 9th in block shots per game.
  • Recorded 41 block shots as a rookie, the fourth most all-time by a Miami Heat rookie.


  • Named a 2019 NBA All-Star and played for Team Giannis Antetokounmpo.


  • Completed in 2018-19 his 2nd NBA season with the Miami Heat.
  • In 2018-19, appeared in all 82 games, started 28 games, averaged 23.3 minutes, 8.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.8 blocked shots a game.  Shot 57.6 percent from the field and 73.5 percent from the foul line.
  • Was the only Heat player to appear in all 82 games in 2018-19.  

  • Ranked among NBA leaders in total rebounds (29th), offensive rebounds (tied-31st), defensive rebounds (32nd), rebounds per game (40th) and block shots (40th).

  • In 2017-18, appeared in 69 games, started 19 games, averaged 19.8 minutes, 6.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.6 blocked shots a game.  Shot 51.2 percent from the field and 72.1 percent from the foul line.
  • Ranked among NBA rookie leaders in field goal percentage (4th), rebounds per game (6th) and block shots per game (9th).

  • Drafted in the first round (14th overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft by Miami Heat. Became an early entry candidate after one collegiate season at the University of Kentucky.


  • Attended the University of Kentucky for one season (2016-17).
  • Was the only Kentucky player to start all 38 games in 206-17.  Averaged 13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots a game. Shot a team-best 59.9 percent from the field. 
  • Ranked 2nd in the SEC in offensive rebounds per game, 3rd in rebounds per game and 7th in blocked shots per game.
  • Ranked 8th among all NCAA Division I freshmen  in rebounds per game … 
  • Named 2016-17 All-Southeastern Conference first team and SEC All-Freshman Team. Twice selected SEC Freshman of the Week (Feb. 27 and March 6).
  • Named to the 2017 SEC All-Tournament Team after helping lead the Wildcats to the SEC Tournament championship.
  • Dunked a remarkable 101 shots this season, surpassing Anthony Davis’ John Calipari era record of 92.
  • Was one of three Kentucky players drafted in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft joining De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk.


  • Full name is Edrice Femi Adebayo but goes by the nickname “Bam” which was given to him at the age of one after flipping over a table while watching The Flintstones in a manner that resembled one of the characters, BammBamm Rubble.
  • Son of Mariyln Blount and John Adebayo.
  • Attended Northside High School in Pinetown, N.C. As a junior, he averaged 32.2 points and 21 rebounds a game. 
  • Transferred after his junior season to High Point Christian Academy in High Point, N.C.  As a senior, averaged 18.9 points per game, 13.0 rebounds per game, 1.4 blocks per game and 1.5 assist per game, and led the Cougars to a NCISAA state championship game.
  • Named a McDonald’s All-American and participated in the Jordan Brand Classic game.
  • Named 2016 North Carolina Mr. Basketball, North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year and All-USA Boys Basketball second team. 

USA Basketball Statistics

2019 MNTX 1/0 11/11.0 1-  1 1.000 0-  0 .--- 1-  2 .500 2/  2.0 3/  3.0 1 0 2

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