Joel Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

After one year of college basketball with the Kansas Jayhawks, he was drafted third overall by the 76ers in the 2014 NBA draft.

Embiid was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, to military officer Thomas Embiid and his wife, Christine.

He then attended The Rock School, a Christian academy, in Gainesville, Florida.

Embiid was a five-star recruit according to and committed to Kansas in November 2012.

Embiid suffered a stress fracture in his back in March 2014.

On 9 April 2014, Embiid declared for the 2014 NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.

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