Jakob Poeltl is an Austrian professional basketball player. He is famous for playing with the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His baskteball playing position is center. The Toronto Raptors selected him in the first round with the ninth overall pick. He was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in July 2018. On February 9, 2023, he was traded back to the Toronto Raptors. His jersey number is 42.
Jakob played college basketball for the Utah Utes. In his sophomore year for the Utes, he was a consensus second-team All-American and won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award and Pete Newell Big Man Award as the top collegiate center and low-post player. Jake Puddle is his nickname.
What is Jakob Poeltl’s birthplace?
Jakob Poeltl was born on 15th October 1995 making him the present age of 27 as of 2023. His birthplace is Vienna, Austria. He is Austrian when it comes to his nationality and his ethnic background is Austrian-White. Rainer Omer is his father’s name and Martina Poeltl is his mother’s name. He grew up with his younger siblings. His sister’s name is Miriam Poeltl. He attended a local gymnasium as a kid. As his parents were from a volleyball background, they used to take him along to their practice sessions. He is very close to his father. His family frequently used to go for outings and picnics. While his family would play volleyball, he would join them and enjoy themselves together.
Both of his parents were members of the Austrian national volleyball teams. Because of this, his parents opted for basketball for their son because there was a youth basketball program near their Vienna home during his childhood. He then played seven years in the youth program of Vienna DC Timberwolves. He also played one year for the Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions of the Austrian Bundesliga in 2013–14. He was unknown in the United States until the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. In 2014, he committed to Utah to play college basketball. In his first game, he scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds. During his second season in 2015–16, he was named to the 35-man midseason watchlist for the Naismith Trophy on February 11. On March 7, 2016, he was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year and All-Pac-12 First Team. On 13th April 2016, he declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.
How was Jakob Poeltl’s professional basketball career?
- Toronto Raptors selected Jakob Poeltl on June 23, 2016, with the ninth overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. He became the first Austrian to be drafted to the NBA.
- He signed his rookie scale contract with the Raptors on 9th July 2016. He made his debut for his team, the Raptors in their season opener on 26th October 2016, becoming the first Austrian to play in the NBA. He finished with two points in 12:47 of court time in a 109–91 win over the Detroit Pistons.
- Jakob scored a then career-high 14 points in a 128–94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on 21st October 2017. He made all eight of his field goal attempts on 1st December and had a career-high 18 points in a 120–115 win over the Indiana Pacers.
- Jakob ended the 2017–18 regular season having made 34 of his last 39 shots in the final eight games. He was also the only Raptors player to appear in all 82 regular-season contests.
San Antonio Spurs
- On 18th July 2018, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs. In his debut for the Spurs in their season opener on October 17, 2018, he recorded four points, four rebounds and two assists in eight minutes in a 112–108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
- On 25th February 2022, he posted a career-high 28 points along with 11 rebounds, 8 assists, and 2 blocks in a 157-153 win against the Washington Wizards. On 24th November 2020, the San Antonio Spurs announced that they had re-signed Pöltl.
- On 17th March 2021, he logged his second consecutive double-double with 20 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in a 106–99 win over the Chicago Bulls. On 22nd November 2022, he scored a career-high 31 points during a 117–110 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Return to Toronto
- Pöltl was traded back to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Khem Birch, a 2024 first-round pick, a 2023 second-round pick, and a 2025 second-round pick on 9th February 2023. On 14th February, he scored 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and blocked six shots during a 133–123 win over the Orlando Magic.
Jakob Poeltl Awards and Achievements
- Consensus second-team All-American (2016)
- Pete Newell Big Man Award (2016)
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (2016)
- Pac-12 Player of the Year (2016)
- First-team All-Pac-12 (2016)
- Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2015)
How much is Jakob Poeltl’s net worth?
Jakob Poeltl is a professional basketball player who is playing for Toronto Raptors. He is making a good amount from league games through merch sales and brand endorsements. His main source of wealth comes from his basketball career.
Jakob Poeltl has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $5 million as of 2023. In 2022-23, Poeltl will earn a base salary of $9,398,148, while carrying a cap hit of $9,398,148 and a dead cap value of $9,398,148. The Toronto Raptors paid him around $2.7 million when he began his NBA career in 2016. During his rookie season, he received around $2.8 million from his second season for the Raptors. He received around $14 million for playing three NBA seasons for the San Antonio Spurs. He has already accumulated around $20 million throughout his NBA career. He is living a lavish lifestyle right now.
Is Jakob Poeltl dating someone?
Jakob Poeltl is unmarried and he is not dating anyone at a moment. The athlete is not in a relationship with anyone. He is a shy and reserved person when it comes to his private life. He has never talked about his private life with anyone and he has not stated any details regarding his personal life to the media. There are no previous records regarding his love affairs and he has no girlfriend to date.
Basketball is his first love and he is very focused on his career rather than being in a relationship. It seems he wanted to enjoy playing basketball for some years more. He is enjoying his single life happily without any disturbances.
What is Jakob Poeltl height?
Jakob Poeltl is a handsome athlete who has brown hair color while his eye color is blue. His body type is athletic. He has got a healthy body with a glowing face. He maintains his body a lot by doing frequent exercise.
Jakob Poeltl stands at the perfect height of 2.16 m (7 feet 1 inch). He says he gained such a lofty height from his parents, just like he inherited athleticism from them. His bodyweight consists of 245 lb (111 kg).