Usman Garuba - Updated Jun 2024

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Usman Garuba

Usman Garuba is a Spanish professional basketball player. Usman Garuba plays for the NBA’s Houston Rockets team. Moreover, he played in the power forward and center positions.

Early life

Destiny Usman Garuba Alari best known as Usman Garuba was born on 9th March 2002, in Madrid, Spain. As of now, he is 21 years old and he is a citizen of Spain.

Moreover, he has a zodiac sign of Pisces and he belongs to the African ethnicity. Talking about his parents, he is the son of Mustapha Garuba (mother) and Betty Mustapha (mother). Besides that, he has two siblings one younger brother, Sediq, and a younger sister, Uki.

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Caption: Usman Garuba posing for a photo (Source: Sporting News)

Regarding his academic background, he has not disclosed his academic qualifications in public. Moreover, we can assume that he has completed his high school graduation.

Usman Garuba – Net Worth 2024

As of 2022, he has an estimated net worth of $1 million-$5 million which he earned through his basketball career. Apart from them, there is no more information regarding Usman’s salary and income.

Body Measurements

Usman Garuba is 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 104 kg. The basketball player has black eyes and black color hair. Aside from this, Usman has not disclosed his other body measurements in public.

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Caption: Usman Garuba body measurement (Source: Peachtree Hoops)

Professional career

Usman joined Real Madrid in 2017 and was assigned to the Real Madrid B team. In 2017-18, he played in 11 games for the reserve team, averaging 11.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game.

Moreover, in 22 Liga EBA games the following season, he averaged 14.6 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game for the reserve team.

He made his Real Madrid debut against Miraflores in the Liga ACB, Spain’s first-tier league, on October 28, 2018, becoming the league’s youngest center.

In addition, he made his EuroLeague debut on October 30, 2019, against Bayern Munich, recording 12 points, four rebounds, three steals, and a Performance Index Rating (PIR) of 20. He averaged 4.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks per game during the season.

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Caption: Usman playing basketball for basketball team Vipers (Source: NBA)

During a run in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he was drafted with the 23rd overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. He made his 2021 NBA Summer League debut against the Toronto Raptors, going scoreless with six rebounds and one steal in a 92–76 loss.

Furthermore, he officially signed his rookie contract on August 16th. In a 125–119 loss against the Washington Wizards on October 5, he made his preseason debut off the bench with five points and a rebound in six minutes of action.

The Houston Rockets announced on January 26, 2022, that Usman had undergone successful surgery to repair his fractured left wrist andwouldl be out for six to eight weeks.

National team career

At the 2016 FIBA U16 European Championship, he made his junior national team debut. After guiding his team to the gold medal and averaging 16.3 points, 12.4 rebounds, and a tournament-leading 2.9 blocks per game, he was named MVP.

He was a member of Spain’s men’s national basketball team in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2021, which were postponed by a year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Awards

The basketball player has not received any major award or recognition for his work. Looking at his hard work, we can assume that, Usman will receive some of them inthe neary future.

Relationship Status

Usman Garuba likes to maintain his personal and love life secret. So, there is no news regarding his relationship or marriage. Usman is not a part of controversy nor gotrumorsr to this day and focuses on his career.

Usman Garuba – Social Media

Talking about his social media appearances, he is active on Instagram and Twitter. On his Instagram, there are more than 47k followers, and on Twitter, there are more than 19k followers.