Frank Bryan Ntilikina is a Rwandan-French basketball player, born in Ixelles, Belgium and belongs to the African ethnicity. He is a point guard for an NBA team, the New York Knicks.
He made his nation proud by winning a Gold medal in Europe U-18 Championship held in Turkey. In Europe U-16 Championship, he again won gold medal held in Latvia.
In FIBA World Cup 2019 held in China, he won a Bronze medal for France. His other achievements include two-times wins of Pro-A Best Young Player of the year award, MVP of FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship honors.
Frank Ntilikina Family
Frank is the son of Jacqueline Mukarugema while his father died when Frank was a kid. He has two brothers; Yves and Brice.
The three-boys lived with their mother in the Rwandan when the fight between the Tutsi and Hutu started which are two major groups of different ethnicity of the state. In the five months in 1994, around 800,000 people were killed with the majority who belonged to Tutsis. So, she moved to Ixelles to save her life and her sons’.
Frank Ntilikina Education
Frank got his early education from Ixelles and he joined different clubs to play basketball. He moved his path towards sports and didn’t get any further higher education.
Frank Ntilikina Career
He started his club career when he was just 5 years old; he played for an academy named St-Joseph Strasbourg before he joined the Strasbourg IG’s youth academy. He gave his best and got his team SIG to win the French Youth League Championship.
It was back in 2015 when he joined the SIG Strasbourg. He had made his debut in a French LNB Pro-A contest against Boulogne-sur-Mer. He entered the NBA draft in 2017, where he was one of ten overseas players to be picked in that particular year.
The Dallas Mavericks were going to pick Frank but the franchise preferred picking the point guard named Dennis Smith Jr. He was immediately picked by the New York Knicks in the NBA draft 2017.
Frank was signed by the Knicks and he became the second-youngest player in the NBA that year. Frank made his NBA debut against loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder where he scored 9 points with 2 rebounds and 5 assists in that game.
In 2018, Frank scored his first career double-double with exactly 10 points and 10 assists with a win against the Brooklyn Nets.
In his National team career, while playing in FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship he averaged 7.4 points with 2.0 assists and 1.6 rebounds each game.
In the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, he scored 31 points against the Lithuanian team where he averaged 15.2 points, 4.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds with 50 percent of his field-goal attempts throughout the Tournament.
Frank Ntilikina Net Worth
Frank signed a 4-year contract with the Knicks in 2017 worth $27 million. He signed the Panini Instant NY Chinese New Year Lucky Endorsement card sold in $221, whose sales profit is also shared with Frank. His net worth is estimated above $60 million.
Frank Ntilikina Basketball Shoes
- Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro
- Nike Kobe AD Mid
- Nike Kobe AD Exodus
- Nike Zoom KD 11