Amile Jefferson is a professional basketball player who made his NBA debut in 2017. Since joining 'Orlando Magic' in 2018 for a forward position, he has been listed as a power forward taking advantage of his long and lanky combo-forward moves.
Amile is also a former member of Duke Blue Devils. To play college basketball, he decided to join Duke for their major need of an athletic defender and an offensive option to slash through the lane in the team.
Not to forget, he had led his high school team to two league championships with a 22-5 record in the season of 2012.
Career and Salary
Amile played five seasons with 'Duke Blue Devils' from 2012 to 2017, averaging at 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks. He ranked second on Duke’s all-time list in field goal percentage, third in offensive rebounds with 361 rebounds and seventh in blocked shots with 138 blocking and eleventh in rebounds with 944 rebounds.
Later, he signed a two-way contract with the 'Orlando Magic' in 2018. President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced the news in July 2019. But, the details of the contract were not revealed as per team policy.
As per the two-way contract, Amile would provide services to the team’s G league affiliates- the Lakeland Magic and deal, allowing him to spend up to 14 days with Orlando Magic during the G League season. According to Spotrac’s 2019-2020 salary cap of Orlando magic, Amile would receive a base salary of $1,519,851 with 1.14 cap%.
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Born to Malcolm Musgrove and Quetta Jefferson, Amile has a brother, namely Malcolm and four sisters Amesa, Amoni, Milan, and Amelia, in the family.
Amile Jefferson with his sister(May 2013)(Source: Amile’s Instagram)
His father, Malcolm, played basketball in Delaware from 1992 to 1994. He was also a terrific basketball player at West Philadelphia High. Following the father's legacy as well as his zest for basketball, Amile started playing basketball while in school.
Amile was born on 7 May 1993 in Philadelphia. He graduated from Friends Central High School. For further education, he chose Duke University.
On his physical features, Amile stands at the height of 2.05m (6 feet 9 inches) and weighs approximately 100kg.
Suffered A Foot Injury
During the game of 2017 season, Amile injured his foot in the first half of the game of 'Duke Blue Devils' VS Boston College.' Eventually, Duke took control of the over the game finishing with 93-82 points.
He had missed most of the games in the previous season due to his right foot injury, which was occurred in December 2015.
Some Interesting Facts About Amile:
- Amile was named the McDonald’s High School All-American team during his school years.
- He made his name to the ‘Top 50 Incoming Freshmen’ list by Bleacher Report in 2012 and was the last ‘Top 25 Men's Basketball Recruit’ in 2012.
- The NBA star joined Duke to be able to build his character as the school values education & academics and playing for a great team, a special combination.
- The combo-forward was speculated to be too skinny to bang a low at the next level but, he can easily play small forward.