Who is Jakob Pöltl?
Jakob Poltl is a professional Austrian basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA (National Basketball Association). While at college, he played college basketball for the Utah Utes. In his sophomore year for the Utes, he was a consensus second-team All-American and won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award and Pete Newell Big Man Award as the top collegiate center and low-post player, respectively. After the season, he went on and declared for the 2016 NBA draft where the Toronto Raptors selected him in the first round with the 9th overall pick. In July 2018, he was traded to the Spurs.
How Old Id Jakob Poltl?
He is 27 years old as of January 2023, having been born on October 15, 1995, in Vienna, Austria. Jakob Poltl shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Malu Trevejo, Daniel Gizmo, Bailee Madison, AllAroundAudrey, Sophia Birlem, and many more.
Jakob Poltl Family
Who are Jakob Poltl Parents?
He was born to Rainer Omer (Father) and Martina Poeltl (Mother). Both of his parents were members of the Austrian national volleyball teams.
Does Jakob Poltl have Siblings?
He has a sister by the name of Miriam Poeltl.
Jakob Poltl Education
He received his education at The University of Utah.
Jakob Poltl Marital Status
On his love life matters, he is seen as a person who hates drama and loves his privacy. He has managed to keep his marriage/dating low-key thus leaving many with a lot of unanswered questions. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Jakob Poltl Kids
He does not have any kids as of January 2023. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Jacob Poltl Career
A College Career
He committed to Utah to play college basketball in 2014, in large part due to the relationship he had developed with their coaching staff. In his first year, he became a starter and in his first game, he scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds. During his second season in 2015-16, he was named to the 35-man midseason watchlist for the Naismith Trophy on February 11. He was then named the Pac-12 Player of the Year on March 7, 2016, and All-Pac-12 First Team. Subsequently, he was named the winner of both the Pete Newell Big Man Award and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award. He then declared for the NBA draft on April 16, 2016, thus forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.
A Professional Career
A Career with the Toronto Raptors (2016-2018)
He was selected by the Toronto Raptors on June 23, 2016, as the ninth overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. This made him become the first Austrian to be drafted into the NBA. He then signed his rookie scale contract with the Raptors on July 9, 2016. On October 26, 2016, he made his debut for the Raptors in their season opener, thus becoming the first Austrian to play in the NBA. He finished with two points in 12:47 of court time on a 109-91 win over the Detroit Pistons.
During his rookie season, he received multiple assignments to Raptors 905, Toronto’s D-League affiliate. On October 21, 2017, he scored a then career-high 14 points in a 128-94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. He then made all eight of his field goal attempts and had a career-high 18 points in a 120-115 win over the Indiana Pacers on December 1. Overall, he ended the 2017-18 regular season having made 34 of his last 39 shots in the final eight games. Moreover, he was the only Raptors player to appear in all 82 regular-season contests.
A Career with the San Antonio Spurs (2018 to Present)
He was traded to the San Antonio Spurs on July 18, 2018, along with DeMar DeRozan and a protected 2019 first-round draft pick. This was in exchange for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. On October 17, 2018, in his debut for the Spurs in their season opener, he recorded four points, four rebounds, and two assists in eight minutes in a 112-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. With Toronto, he made just his fifth career start and first since February 14, 2017. On February 25, 2022, he posted a career-high 28 points along with 11 rebounds, 8 assists, and 2 blocks in a 157-153 win against the Washington Wizards. The San Antonio Spurs announced on November 24, 2020, that they had re-signed Jakob. On March 17, 2021, he logged his second consecutive double-double with 20 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in a 106-99 win over the Chicago Bulls.
Jakob Poltl Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 7ft 1 inch (2.16m) and a weight of 104kg (229 lbs).
Jakob Poltl Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual average salary of $8,750,000 and an estimated net worth of between $1 and $5 million.