Chuma Okeke Bio: Stats, Parents, Injury & Net Worth

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American Basketball Player Chuma Okeke plays for Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and has been doing more magic than one might think. 

Now a Power Forward, he was drafted in the 16th overall draft by Orlando. 

Chuma is a future superstar of the basketball world, even though he just landed his steps in the NBA world. There is a lot more to talk about this rising NBA star. 

Chuma Okeke
Chuma Okeke

Before revealing his career, personal life, awards, salaries, and net worth, we must quickly jump into his quick facts. Don’t go anywhere.

Quick Facts

Full name Chukwuma Julian “Chuma” Okeke
Known as  Chuma Okeke
Birthdate August 18, 1998
Birthplace Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Not Known
Horoscope Leo
Age 25 Years Old
Father’s name Chuka Okeke
Mother’s name Renee Okeke
Sibling Chuka Okeke (Brother)
Residence Atlanta, Georgia
High School  Westlake High School
College Auburn University
Marital status Unmarried
Relationship status  Single
Height 2.03 m (6 feet 8 inches)
Weight 104 kg/230 lb
Body type Athletic
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Profession Basketball Player
Position Power Forward/ Small Forward
Former Team Westlake High School, Auburn Tigers Men’s Basketball Team
Current Team Orlando Magic
NBA Draft 2019
Jersey Number Orlando Magic (3)
Affiliations NBA
Tattoo On the right shoulder
Salary $3 million 
Net Worth Not Known
Social Media Presence Instagram, Twitter
Merch NBA Basketball Trading Card, White Slabbed Rookie Cards, Auburn Tigers Basketball Trading Card

Power Forward Chuma Okeke Early Life & Struggle

Chuma Okeke’s journey to NBA is not as smooth as silk. Like any other player, he gave his utmost best on the field. 

Okeke was born in a low-income family in Atlanta, Georgia. The date of his birth was August 18, 1998. 

Likewise, Chuma is of American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnic group. Born in mid-August, his zodiac sign is Leo.

Okeke was born to Nigerian parents Chuka Okeke and Renee Okeke. He has a brother named Chuka, who is younger than him. 

His Father put his name, Okeke, which translates to “God Knows.”

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High School Career

When Okeke was a child, he dreamt of being a basketball player. Not to mention, Chuma sacrificed his time and efforts to fulfill his dreams.

Furthermore, his parents also supported him in achieving his goal.

Growing up with a passion for basketball, he played basketball, and his friends behind his House’s backyard attended Westlake High School in Georgia. He bagged the Georgia Class 6A state championship at his high school, scoring 13 points in a 68–58 win against Pebblebrrok High School.

In his senior season at Westland, he was named Mr. Georgia Basketball. Furthermore, he was also ranked among the top 50 players.

Okeke College Highlights 

After his high school career, Chuma was confused about which college would be better for him. After taking suggestions from his parents, he joined Auburn University.

At Auburn, he played for the Auburn Tigers Men’s Basketball team.

In his freshman season at Auburn, he had 7.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Furthermore, he holds 197 rebounds in the season.

He had averaged 12 points in his sophomore year, 6.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 1.2 blocks per game while starting in all 38 games. 

His game improved day by day. In 2019 at the NCAA tournament, he led his team to an impressive win. 

Okeke Journey’s to the Professional Basketball World

After Westlake and Auburn Tigers, Okeke’s journey took him to the professional basketball world. Orlando Magic selected Chuma as the 16th overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft.

Okeke was also considered to be playing for Orlando. However, due to his severe anterior cruciate ligament injury in 2019, he could not play and was sent for rest.

He agreed on a G-League contract with Lakeland Magic during rehab, where he played from 2019 to 20.

While a member of Lakeland Magic, Okeke was just seen in the practice session. He never played any game for the Magic.

Okeke’s career with Orlando Magic

The year 2020 was outstanding. This was the year when Okeke’s dream was fulfilled. His dream became true when Orlando signed him.

On November 16, 2020, Okeke agreed to contact Orlando Magic.

Chuma Okeke Orlando Magic
Chuma Okeke Orlando Magic

In his pre-season game, Chuma recorded 9 points with three-pointers against the Atlanta Hawks. 

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Potential & Skills of Chuma Okeke

Chuma is a new face in the world of the NBA. However, he has already mastered it. Because of his excellent passing, shooting, and dribbling skills, no one can even bat an eye at him. 

Likewise, Okeke had great footwork movement when he was on the court. 

His excellent footwork movement helped him to shoot, defend, rebound, or move down the court.

Furthermore, Okeke has a remarkable height of 6 feet 8 inches (2.03m) which helped him post up, jump shot, and shoot-blocking.

NBA Power Forward’s Age, Height, and Body Measurements 

Okeke is an NBA player who started his career with Westlake and later played for Auburn Tigers.

As he played at Power Forward’s position, it is obvious he has a good height.

Okeke has a perfect height of 2.03 m, around 6 feet 8 inches. His billed weight is 230 LB, about 104 Kg.

His hair color is black, and his eye color is black too. He is also popular for his tattoos which he has inked on the right shoulder of his body. 

His Jersey number is 3 for the Orlando Magic.

Okeke Career Injury

Basketball is a game where agility and jumping matter. With so much jumping, training, and sprinting, basketball suffered from injuries like ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, knee tendonitis, and others.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that an American sports columnist, Okeke, missed several weeks with a left knee bone bruise.

Besides this, he also underwent an ACL injury in the 2019 NCAA tournament.

Okeke Injury
Okeke Injury

Okeke underwent the injury during the fourth quarter on Thursday while playing against the Philadelphia 76ers.

He appeared to twist his knee on a spin play and later hobbled back to the locker room from the court. 

Okeke Awards and Accomplishments

Chuma Okeke led the Tigers with 19.5 points and 9.5 rebounds and won numerous awards and rewards.

He was honored with Mr. Georgia Basketball (2017). Furthermore, he was also awarded BCBS Athletes of the week. 

Is Chuma Okeke currently single or dating someone? 

Chuma Okeke is a 22 years old basketball player who has just completed his teenage life. He is not married yet but could be in a relationship with his girlfriend.

However, there is no information anywhere about his relationship status.

Similarly, he focuses on his professional career, which might be why he hasn’t shared any info about his affair, relationship status, or girlfriend.

Besides his professional achievements, he hasn’t even given a single hint either on media or on his official social sites from which his probable girlfriend can be guessed.

Comparing the professional life of Okeke with his personal life, there is not much info available in the media about his concerns. 

Hobbies, Favorite Things, and Other Endeavors

Besides basketball, he is a fun-loving person. He enjoys traveling. He often posts his traveling pictures to match highlights on his Instagram account.

Chuma is a great music lover. He is a fan of hip-hop music. He loves to listen to hip-hop music when he is off the court.

Furthermore, his fab songs are Young Gunner and YoungBoy Never Broke Again. He is also a food lover. His favorite food is Philly Cheesesteak.

Perhaps, you don’t know, but he is a great fan of basketball legend Lebron James

How much does Okeke make from his basketball career?

Okeke is considered to be one of the prominent members of the Orlando Magic. He gets paid a decent amount of money by his team.

As per the reports of HoopsHype, his projected salary is around $3,121,080 for the 2020/21 season. 

Furthermore, he will get paid $3,277,080 for the season 2021/22.

If the team continues, he will earn $3,433,320 for the 2022/23 season and $5,266,712 for the 2023/24 season.

His total earnings boosted his net worth. His net worth is still under review despite knowing all about his payments.

Chuma Okeke Social Networking Involvements

The future of the basketball world is popular on social networking sites. He has a huge fan following on social media.

One can easily know about him from his Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Chuma has 32.8k followers, 811 following, and 71 posts on his Instagram account. Furthermore, he has 459 following and 13.8 k followers on his Twitter account.

His fan followers and admirers on social media are increasing day by day.

Furthermore, he also runs a website to find out about his struggle, career, love for music, and other concerns. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is Chuma Okeke? How big is his wingspan?

Chuma Okeke is a new face in the world of basketball. He currently plays for Orlando Magic.

Well, Chuma has a wingspan of seven-foot. 

What happened to Chuma Okeke?

Chuma Okeke is reportedly expected to miss several weeks due to a severe injury to the left knee.

What is the net worth of Chuma Okeke?

Okeke’s net worth is still under review. Hence, there is no info about his net worth.

Is he available on social media?

Yes, one can easily see his posts on Instagram and Twitter accounts. 

Aaditya Bhatta
Aaditya Bhatta

Aaditya Bhatta

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