A Cameroon born professional basketball player Pascal Siakam has been the subject of rising NBA star after having a splendid season with the Toronto Raptor in 2018/19 season. The young and energetic athlete Pascal Siakam was selected as the 27th overall pickup in the 2016 NBA Draft by Toronto Raptors.
Pascal currently plays in a position of power forward in National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Toronto Raptors. Pascal Siakam’s net worth is evaluated at around $2 million as of 2019. The rising youngster player has signed a four-year contract with the Toronto Raptor that is worth $6.4 million resulting in an annual average salary of $1.6 million.
Let’s take a detailed look at Pascal Siakam’s early life, career, net worth, and relationship.
Pascal Siakam took birth in Douala, Cameroon on April 2, 1994. His father’s name is Tchamo Siakam who worked at a local transit company and his mother’s name is Victoria Siamkam. He belongs to Cameroonian nationality and has an African ethnic group. Pascal was the youngest among his brothers Boris, Christian, and James. He was raised alongside his brothers.
Pascal got admitted to St. Andrew’s Seminary which was a Catholic institution by his father to become a Catholic priest. During his childhood age, he planned to become a Catholic priest, but by the age of 15 he gave up on becoming a priest.
Siakam’s career in basketball started when one of the former professional basketball, Luc Mbah a Moute identified the playing capability of Pascal during the campaign of Basketball without Border.
Later, he moved to the United State at the young age of 16 with Luc Mbah a Moute as an instructor. Pascal played for a year at God’s Academy in Lewisville before he was recruited by New Mexico State University.
In 2013, Siakam attended New Mexico State University. He could not play for the 2013/14 season after picking up injuries. After recovering from the injury, Siakam started to play in the 2014/15 season during his freshman year. Upon playing for New Mexico State he made impressive stats with 20.3 average points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 34 game appearance. After having impressive season, he was named Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year.
He got his professional breakthrough year when he was picked by the Toronto Raptors in the 2016 NBA Draft. He was the 27th overall pick up of the 2016 NBA Draft and signed a rookie contract with Raptor on June 23, 2016. Following his rookie season, he was frequently involved in D-League affiliate of Raptor 905.
With his brilliant performance, he led his team to win NBA Development League Championship in April 2017. He was named as MVP of the NBA D-League Finals after defeating Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Siakam made his professional NBA debut against Detroit Pistons.
He also helped Toronto Raptor by scoring 18 points against the Bucks to reach NBA Final of 2019. He scored his career-high point of 32 points against Golden Warrior. He went on to help the Raptors to defeat Golden State Warrior to win his first-ever NBA Championship in 2019.
Siakam was awarded NBA’s Most Improved Player of the Year for the season 2018/19.
Net Worth and Earnings
Aforementioned, Pascal Siakam’s net worth is estimated at $2 million. The major source of income comes from his basketball career. He recently signed a four-year contract with the Raptor that is worth $6.4 million. Furthermore, he has earned $4.05 million in total from his NBA career.
Besides, he has also signed endorsement deals with several brands which increases his total net worth.
Personal Life and Relationship
Talking about personal life, Siakam is currently single. The young energetic player is fully focusing on his basketball career. He has not disclosed his relationship status to the media. He might be dating someone but has not revealed it to the public yet.
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