Joel Hans Embiid (d. March 16, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who played for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Prior to the 2014 NBA Draft, he was one of the 3 players nominated for the first line selection, along with Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. He was selected third by the Philadelphia 76ers at the June 26 audition. It was announced on 20 June 2014 that he would be away from the parquets for four to six weeks after his injury.
He also missed the 2015-16 season due to injury.
He signed with the Philadelphia 76ers on August 26, 2014.
Embiid attended the University of Kansas for one year. On 13 February 2014, he was named one of the 30 finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year. In 2013–14, he played 28 games, averaging 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.6 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game. He had over 15 points in seven games and over 5 blocks in six games. He subsequently earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors and was named second-team All-Big 12.
On 25 November 2019, Embiid grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds but went scoreless in an NBA game for the first time in his career in the 76ers' 101–96 loss to the Toronto Raptors. On 20 February 2020, Embiid scored a then season-high 39 points, along with 16 rebounds, to lead Philadelphia to a 112–104 overtime win against the Brooklyn Nets. Four days later, Embiid scored a career-high 49 points and recorded 14 rebounds in a 129–112 win against the Atlanta Hawks.
Height : In Feet and Inches – 7′ 0″ 2.13 cm
Weight : In Pounds – 280 lbs 127 Kg