Emeka Okafor - Updated Jun 2023

Emeka Okafor is a very famous former American basketball player from the United States. Emeka Okafor has played with different teams like; New Orleans Hornets, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, etc.

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Houston, Texas, USA
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Houston, Texas, USA

Emeka Okafor

Early life

Emeka Okafor was born on 28th September 1982, in Houston, Texas, United States of America. This makes him 39 years old as of now. His real name is Chukwuemeka Ndubuisi Emeka Okafor. His father’s name is Pius Okafor, and his mother is Celestina Okafor. And, he also has a sister named Nneka Okafor.

While he holds an American nationality and practices Christianity. Further, he belongs to the African-American ethnicity. According to astrology, he has Libra as his zodiac sign.

Talking about his formal educational status, he completed his schooling at Bellaire High school in his hometown. And, he also accomplished his higher studies at the University of Connecticut.

Emeka Okafor – Professional life

Emeka Okafor has established himself as one of the most skillful and beautiful basketball players in the history of sports. He showed unparalleled interest along with amazing determination to have a great career in it over the years from a very early age. Following his passion, he played basketball in high school, and also at university too. That is he played college football for 4 years with the team of the University of Connecticut. During that time, he got awarded as the most outstanding player in the NCAA tournament.

Emeka Okafor

Caption: Emeka Okafor during the match (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Moreover, the amazing player also became a member of the U.S. National Basketball Team in 2004. He has competed and participated in many different national and international events like Summer Olympics 2004. He has played professional football with different clubs. Initially, he started playing with New Orleans Hornets, and he played his first-ever series of NBA seasons in 2011. Following his career, he later joined Washington Lizards. Then he also joined teams like Philadelphia 76ers, and Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus.

Emeka Okafor – Net worth 2023

Emeka Okafor is living a comfortable life with his family. Thanks to the fame and fortune he has earned from his work as of today. Moreover, his total net worth is about $30 million US dollars as of 2022.

Personal life

Moving on toward the romantic and private life of Emeka Okafor, he is married. He has tied the knot with Ilana Nunn Okafor in 2012. They are leading a comfortable life with two children. Apart from it, he has no affairs with any other person. While he is straight regarding gender choices. And, he does not have any kind of controversial events till today.

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Caption: Emeka Okafor and his wife Ilana Nunn (Source: Zimbio)

Body measurement

He is very good-looking and has an amazing personality. The basketball player stands about 6 feet and 10 inches tall. While he weighs 114kg. Moreover, talking about the overall body measurement, the number has not been revealed yet. The color of his eyes is black, and he has black-colored hair.

Social media

He is also present on social media. He has a Facebook account under his own name with around 42k followers. While he also has Twitter account @BigMek50 with around 19.6k followers.