Cameroonian Embiid says he became a citizen in Philadelphia two weeks ago. NBA scoring champion and Philadelphia 76ers All-Star centre Joel Embiid stated his family had a key influence in his choice.
Embiid told the AP he's been at The Citadel for a while. "My son's American." I felt blessed to live in America. Why not? ”
Embiid played college basketball at Kansas and is French. He claimed it's too early to consider which country he may play for internationally.
Embiid averaged 30.6% in 68 games last season. The 7-footer averaged 11.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists in helping Philadelphia reach the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Embiid averaged 23.6 points and 10.7 rebounds in the playoffs.
Embiid was introduced from Kansas at 76ers home games before switching to Cameroon halfway last year
This season, he may go for broke.
"Cameroon, American, French," he laughed.