Name: Bam Adebayo
Position: Forward/Center
Sport: Basketball
Event(s): Men's 5x5
Height: 6-9
DOB: 7/18/1997
Birthplace: Newark, N.J.
Hometown: Newark, N.J.
High School: High Point Christian Academy (High Point, N.C) ‘16
College: University of Kentucky
Team/Club: Miami Heat
Coach(es): Erik Spoelstra
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020); one-time Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
Other Career Highlights
  • Participated in the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Training camp Aug. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Named to the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Training camp roster on Aug. 1, 2019
  • Twice named NBA All-Defensive second team (2020, 2021)
  • Named a 2020 NBA All-Star
Personal: 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, resembling the character Bamm-Bamm Rubble...Son of Marilyn Blount and John Adebayo... Attended the University of Kentucky for one season (2016-17)… Selected No. 14 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat…As a senior in high school, he averaged 18.9 points, 13.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, and 1.5 assists, and led the Cougars to a NCISAA State Championship title...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...Chose his jersey number as a nod to his younger “brother” Jabari…The most influential person in his life is his mother.