|Date of Birth
|October 22, 2002
|October 30, 2021
|The Kum Bucket
The Congnese professional basketball player Jonathan Kuminga came to the USA to play college level Basketball. the five star rated young forward was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 2021, and won NBA Championship in his very first season in the league.
|October 6, 2002
|6 ft 7 in
|October 30, 2021
Jonathan Kuminga’s Early life
Jonathan Malangu Kuminga was born in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The youngster had basketball following family, and that certainly helped him to incline towards the game. Kuminga began playing basketball in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at age two. Later in 2016, Kuminga moved to the U.S. to play high school basketball.
The five-star rated recruit played for Huntington Prep School in Huntington, West Virginia as a freshman and then moved to Our Savior New American School in Centereach, New York, in his sophomore season. Making a massive contribution to the team's success, Kuminga averaged 25 points, five rebounds, and five assists per game in his sophomore year.
After the season, Kuminga went on to play older and bigger opponents in Nike Elite Youth Basketball League. Playing for NY Rens, Jonathan Kuminga averaged 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.
Jonathan Kuminga’s NBA Journey
Before making it to the NBA Draft, Jonathan Kuminga chose to sign for an NBA G League team. He played one season with Ignite and averaged 15.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for them.
Later in the 2021 NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors selected Kuminga as the 7th overall pick. With impressive performances throughout his game-time, Kuminga also made it to the Rising Stars Challenge game for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game weekend. Nicknamed "the Kum Bucket", Kuminga played in various positions for the team. Kuminga lifted NBA Championship in his rookie season only as the Warriors defeated the Celtics in six-game series.
Jonathan Kuminga’s Awards and achievements
|1* NBA Champion
|Golden State Warriors
|1*All-Star MVP (Rising Stars)
|MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year
|Our Savior New American high school in New York.
Jonathan Kuminga’s Records
Jonathan Kuminga played just 1 complete season in the league and made a huge impact. Here are some distinguishing records held by Kuminga,
Delivering a title in his first season in the league, 19 years and 253 days, Jonathan Kuminga became the second youngest NBA champion. Darko Miličić of the Detroit Pistons holds the record as he lifted the championship in 2004 at the age of 18 years and 361 days.
Kuminga won the MVP trophy in the Slam Dunk to the Beach showcase. He scored a single-game record at the event - 40 points.
Jonathan Kuminga’s Net worth
Jonathan Kuminga was considered one of the top prospects during his early playing days. Living up to his status, the youngster delivered on the hardwood for his team. Jonathan Kuminga's net worth is valued at around $1 Million, and he is yet to sign any official endorsement deal.
Jonathan Kuminga’s Contract
Drafted just a season ago, Jonathan Kuminga is on a Rookie contract with the Warriors. Jonathan Kuminga signed a 4-year / $24,855,347, with an annual average salary of $6,213,837. The complete salary is guaranteed, and no add-ons are mentioned in the contract. Kuminga will enter restricted free agency at the end of the 2025 season.
Jonathan Kuminga’s Family and wife
Jonathan Kuminga was born into hardcore basketball following family. Kuminga's parents are unknown, but his older brother, Joel Ntambwe, played for UNLV at college. He was transferred to Texas Tech in 2019 and continued his ball game. Later he was part of the Warriors summer league team.
Two of Kuminga's cousins also play professional basketball. Emmanuel Mudiay played for the Knicks, the Nuggets, The Kings, and Utah Jazz. The 27-years old star is currently playing in G-league with Iowa Wolves.
Kuminga's 2nd cousin Omari Gudul went undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft and now plays in Polish League. Jonathan Kuminga's relationship status is single, as the teenager focuses on his career.