Although records of his school career are not really known, Cedi Osman has been a delight to basketball lovers since he was drafted. The Turkish-Macedonian basketball player went professional in 2015 when he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2015 NBA Draft. The NBA player has played for different teams in his professional career and most of them have had something positive to say about him. Apart from his career points, there is so much more to know about Cedi Osman. To find out more about his life, we would be starting with the frequently asked question:
Who Is Cedi Osman?
Cedi Osman was born on April 8, 1995, in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. Cedi, of White-Turkish ethnicity, was born to a Turkish father and a Bosniak mother. He got his Turkish citizenship, owing to his father’s background. Osman started from a young age to show an inclination towards the game of basketball. He started out in 2001 on a low scale level with KK Bosna youth team where he left a great impact.
After a few years, he joined Anadolu Efes’ youth team in 2007 and signed a contract with them.
His Career Stats
He recorded great achievements while at the junior team and also played for the star team of Efes. Osman played for the junior team until 2012 when he signed a contract with Anadolu Efes’ senior team. In the senior team, the skillful player also recorded great points and was the delight of many fans of the game.
After a successful stint with Anadolu Efes, he also played for the Turkish national team. Osman played at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, and at the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. He won a bronze medal at the 2012 Albert Schweitzer Tournament where he also earned the Most Talented Player title. The small forward won gold medals at the Under-18 Championship in 2013 and equally at the Under-20 Championship in 2014.
The NBA player also had his presence felt at the Turkish senior national team.
Osman was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 31st overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Subsequently, his rights were traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers along with that of Rakeem Christmas; in an exchange for Tyus Jones. He officially signed a contract with the Cavaliers in July 2017. Cedi was part of the Cavaliers team that reached the 2018 NBA finals. They, however, lost to the Golden State Warriors.
Net Worth, Salary
Cedi Osman has garnered quite enough wealth over the course of his professional career. The NBA player has watched his financial status gradually grow to an enviable height among his counterparts. Osman’s salary for 2018 was approximately $3 million and is predicted to go above that in the years to come.
His salary made him one of the highest-paid players at Cleaveland Cavailers in 2018. With regards to his net worth, there is no ascertained figure as the NBA player is very private about his personal life. But what we do know is that Osman is living very comfortably with his well-deserved income.
Personal Life – Wife, Girlfriend
As mentioned earlier, the talented NBA player is very private when it comes to his personal life. However, this doesn not discourage the inquisitive media and fans alike from digging for information about his life.
Though it is a known fact that he is yet to be married, Osman is said to be in a serious relationship with his girlfriend whose name is not known. News of his relationship went rife when the couple defied privacy to post their loved up photos online. Cedi Osman and his beautiful girlfriend share photos of themselves together on their Instagram accounts and on other social media platforms.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Osman, a remarkable rebounder and excellent passer, has got a prefect body that suits his daunting career. Even though he is not the best in terms of muscular structure, he makes the best of what he has in the court.
He stands at a height of 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) which is quite proportional to his weight of 215 lbs (98 kg). Cedi successfully stops offenders with his remarkable wingspan. The NBA player is known for his tenacity and excellent spot up shooting with his feet on the ground.