Yogi Ferrell is a professional basketball player from the United States. Moreover, Yogi Ferrell currently plays for Cedevita Olimpija in the ABA League. He attended Indiana University and played basketball there.
Table of Biography
Kevin Duane Ferrell Jr best known as Yogi Ferrell was born on 9th May 1993, in Stinesville, Indiana, the United States of America. As of now, he is 28 years old and he is a citizen of the United States. He belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity and he has a zodiac sign of Taurus.
Talking about his parents, he is the son of Kevin Ferrell Sr.S (father) and Lydia Ferrell (mother). Moreover, he has three siblings named Khloe, Kelsey, and Kaleb Farrell.
High School career
Talking about his academic career, he went to Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he opted to play for his high school basketball team. Rivals.com listed him as the No. 19 player and No. 3 point guard in 2012; after all, his high school career was over.
Similarly, Scout.com ranked him as the No. 32 player, and ESPNU ranked him as the No. 24 player and No. 3 point guard. Furthermore, Rivals ranked him as Indiana’s top passer, fastest player, and best point guard. In November 2011, Rick Bolus’ High Potential rankings ranked him as the best player in Indiana.
Yogi also played in the nationally broadcast summer game at Adidas Nations in California in 2011, when he scored 12 assists. On Guard Play, he also accompanied Kenny “The Jet” Smith. He won a second 2A IHSAA State Championship as a senior, collecting 12 assists, 17 points, and nine rebounds. During his final year, he averaged 18.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game.
He was chosen to the McDonald’s All-American Game in 2012 when he played 22 minutes and had eight assists and zero turnovers. He was the team’s lone player with more than four assists. Moreover, he finished second in Indiana Mr. Basketball to Gary Harris.
After high school, Yogi chose Indiana University over Butler, Florida, Virginia, and Wake Forest for college basketball. His team was defeated by the Big Ten champions. In 28.1 minutes per game, he averaged 7.6 points, 4.1 assists, and 2.8 rebounds. In his second year, he averaged 17.3 points and 3.9 assists. Coaches and members of the media were named to the All-Big Nine Second Team. When he came to Indiana, he was one of five Hoosiers with 1,000 career points, 400 career assists, and 300 career rebounds.
When he won his 546th career assist while competing against Illinois’ Fighting Illini, he set the record high, breaking the all-time assists record at Indiana University. He was one of ten contenders for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award and was named to the Naismith Trophy midseason shortlist of 35 players.
Brooklyn Nets and Long Island Nets (2016–2017)
On January 28, 2017, Yogi signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks. Later, he led his club to career-high point totals in wins over the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Portland Trail Blazers. He was the third undrafted rookie in NBA history to score 30 points in his first 15 games, after only Connie Hawkins and Anthony Morrow. After that, he signed a multi-year contract with Dallas. For games played in February, he was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month. In addition, Yogi was also named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
Sacramento Kings (2018-2020)
He signed a two-year, $3,000,000 contract with the Sacramento Kings for the 2018-19 season, which was then extended to $3,150,000 for the 2019-20 season. The Network put him in the top 16 for accomplishments between 2010 and 2019, and he was surprised by the honor. He signed a 10-day deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 11, 2021, followed by another with the Los Angeles Clippers on April 19. He also played guard for the Salt Lake City Stars that year.
Cleveland Cavaliers (2021)
He signed a contract with the Utah Jazz on December 18, 2020, but was later waived the next day. He signed a 10-day deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 11, 2021, but was released three days later after playing two games on consecutive nights. In addition, he scored 9 points on 4–9 shooting against Memphis and 10 points on 4–12 shooting against Utah.
Salt Lake City Stars, Los Ageles Clippers, and Panathinaikos (2021)
He signed a deal with the Salt Lake City Stars and appeared in 14 games. On 19th April 2021, he signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers and ten days later, he signed a multi-year contract. Moreover, he signed with European powerhouse Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague until the end of the 2021-22 season.
He signed with Slovenian club Cedevita Olimpija of the ABA League on 1st December 2021.
Awards and Net Worth
As of now, this basketball player has not won any major awards or honors. Looking at his hard work and success, we can assume that, he will win some of them in upcoming years.
Talking about his net worth, his net worth estimates at around $6 million as of 2022. He made an annual salary of $3,075,000 while playing for Sacramento Kings.
As of now, he is unmarried. Moreover, he likes to keep his life secret from the public eyes. But according to some online sources, he is rumored to be in a romantic relationship with Darian Barnett.
Body Measurement and Social Media
This athlete is 6 feet tall and weighs 83 kg. Moreover, he has black hair and eyes in color and there is no more information regarding his other body measurements.
On his Instagram, there are more than 99k followers. Likewise, there are more e than 34.7k followers on Twitter and he is not active on Facebook.