Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah

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Joakim Simon Noah) (born February 25, 1985) is a professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in New York City, he played college basketball for the University of Florida from 2004 to 2007, and was a key member of the Florida Gators' starting five that won two consecutive NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournaments in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, the Chicago Bulls selected Noah in the first round (ninth pick overall) in the 2007 NBA Draft. He is the son of Yannick Noah, a French former professional tennis player.

Early life

Noah was born in New York City in 1985 to French singer and former professional tennis player Yannick Noah, and Cécilia Rodhe, Miss Sweden 1978. His paternal grandfather Zacharie Noah was a Cameroonian professional soccer player, winner of the Coupe de France in 1961.

He competed on basketball teams at several high schools: the United Nations International School, Poly Prep, and The Lawrenceville School.

College career

During his freshman year at Florida (2004–2005), he played sparingly, clocking in just 10.3 minutes per game, and...
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