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Bam Adebayo Biography

Birth Name:
Edrice Femi "Bam" Adebayo
Birth Place:
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Basketball player

Fast Facts

  • Adebayo is of African American and Yoruba descent
  • Adebayo was rated as a five-star recruit and considered one of the best high school prospects of the 2016 class
  • Adebayo was ranked as the No
  • 5 overall recruit and No
  • 2 power forward in the 2016 high school class
  • On June 22, 2017, Adebayo was selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Miami Heat
  • On December 10, 2019, Adebayo recorded his first career triple-double with a career-high 30 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a 135–121 overtime win against the Atlanta Hawks
  • Adebayo was cut from the United States national team for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup
  • He was subsequently named a finalist for the U
  • S
  • Olympic team in February 2020


  • John Adebayo -- Father
  • Marilyn Blount -- Mother