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- What does Ochai do for a living?
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- Is Ochai married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Ochai have any children?
- Where is Ochai now?
- How tall is Ochai?
- How much money does Ochai earn?
- What is Ochai’s net worth?
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Who is Ochai Agbaji?
Ochai Young Agbaji is a professional American basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the NBA (National Basketball Association). At the University of Kansas as a senior, he was named a consensus first-team All-American and voted the Big 12 Player of the Year in 2022.
He then led the Jayhawks to a national championship and was named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player (MOP). He was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the 14th overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft. But in September he was traded to the Jazz before playing a game in Cleveland.
How Old Is Ochai Agbaji?
He is 22 years old as of January 2023, having been born on April 20, 2000, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. Ochai shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Kay Flock, Felix Mallard, Veshremy, Shaun Dixon, Logan Sharpe, and many more.
Ochai Agbaji Family
Who are Ochai Agbaji Parents?
He was born to Olofu Agbaji (Father) and Erica Agbaji (Mother). His father played basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Does Ochai Agbaji have Siblings?
He has an elder sister by the name of Ochai Agbaji who played volleyball for Texas.
Ochai Agbaji Education
He received his high school education at Oak Park Hill School. After high school, he attended The University of Kansas.
Ochai Agbaji 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 life 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.
Ochai Agbaji 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.
Ochai Agbaji Career
A High School Career
He grew up playing soccer, and upon his father’s encouragement played club soccer as well as Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball from a young age. As a sophomore at Oak Park High School, he stopped playing soccer to focus on basketball. Between his freshman and junior years, he grew nine inches. And in his basketball career at Oak Park, he did not receive offers from any Power Five college programs until his senior season. As a senior, he averaged 27.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for Oak Park and was named Kansas City Star All-Metro player of the year. 247Sports and Rivals considered him a three-star recruit. He then committed to play college basketball for Kansas on February 8, 2018, over offers from Texas A&M and Wisconsin.
A College Career
He started his freshman season as a redshirt at the University of Kansas and was a member of the scout team. After Udoka Azubuike suffered a season-ending injury and Silvio De Sousa faced eligibility issues, his redshirt was lifted because Kansas needed depth in early January 2019. On January 29, he made his first career start, scoring 24 points, bringing in seven rebounds, and stealing the ball twice in a loss to Texas.
In his next game, he recorded his first double-double in a win over Texas Tech. For the two performances, he was named Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Week. In 22 games, he averaged 8.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game including 16 starts as a freshman. He made his sophomore season debut on November 15, scoring 15 points in a loss to fourth-ranked Duke at the Champions Classic. As a sophomore, he averaged 10 points and 4.2 rebounds per game and finished second on the team with 46 three-pointers. As a junior, he averaged 14.1 points per game shooting 42 percent from the field. He then declared for the 2021 NBA draft on April 8, 2021, while maintaining his college eligibility.
On November 9, 2021, he made his senior season debut recording 29 points in an 87-74 win against Michigan State at the Champions Classic. He went on to score a career-high 37 points on January 24, 2022, in a 94-91 double-overtime win over Texas Tech. At the close of the season, he has voted the Big 12 Player of the Year and was named a consensus first-team All-American. Kansas went on and won the 2022 NCAA tournament and he scored 12 points in the championship game and was named the tournament MOP. On April 24, he declared for the 2022 NBA draft.
A Professional Career
A Career with the Utah Jazz (2022 to Present)
He was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 14th overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft. On September 1, 2022, he was traded to the Utah Jazz along with Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, three first-round picks, and two pick swaps in exchange for Donovan Mitchell.
Ochai Agbaji Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 5 inches (1.96m) and a weight of 98kg (216 lbs).
Ochai Agbaji Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual average salary of $4,681,591 and a net worth of $6 million.