Although records of his school career are not really known, Cedi Osman has been a delight to basketball fans since he was drafted. The Turkish-Macedonian basketball player turned pro in 2015 when he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2015 NBA Draft. The NBA player has played for various teams in his professional career and most of them had something positive to say about him. Apart from his career points, there is so much more to know about Cedi Osman. To learn more about his life, we would start 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 descent, was born as the son of a Turkish father and a Bosniak mother. Because of his father’s background, he was granted Turkish citizenship. Osman began to show an inclination for basketball at a young age. He started in 2001 at a low level with the youth team of KK Bosna, where he made a big impression.
After a few years, he joined the youth team of Anadolu Efes in 2007 and signed a contract with them.
His Career Stats
During his time in the junior team, he had great success and also played for the star team of Efes. Osman played for the junior team until 2012 when he signed a contract with the senior national team of Anadolu Efes. In the senior national team, the skillful player also collected great points and inspired many fans of the game.
After a successful stint with Anadolu Efes, he also played for the Turkish national team. Osman played at the FIBA European Under-16 Championship in 2011 and at the FIBA European Under-18 Championship in 2012. He won a bronze medal at the 2012 Albert Schweitzer Tournament, where he also won the title of a most talented player. The little striker won gold medals at the U-18 Championship in 2013 and also at the U-20 Championship in 2014.
The NBA player was also present in the Turkish senior national team.
Osman was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 31st overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft. Subsequently, his rights to the Cleveland Cavaliers were sold to the Cleveland Cavaliers along with those of Rakeem Christmas in exchange for Tyus Jones. In July 2017 he officially signed a contract with the Cavaliers. Cedi was part of the Cavaliers’ team that reached the NBA finals in 2018. However, they lost against the Golden State Warriors.
Net Worth, Salary
Cedi Osman has accumulated enough wealth during his professional career. The NBA player has witnessed his financial status gradually reach an enviable level among his colleagues. Osman’s salary for 2018 was about $3 million and is expected to exceed that in the coming years.
His salary made him one of the highest-paid players in the Cleaveland Cavaliers in 2018, and there is no guaranteed figure for his net worth, as the NBA player keeps his private life very private. But what we do know is that Osman lives very comfortably with his well-earned income.
Personal Life – Wife, Girlfriend
As already mentioned, the talented NBA player is very private when it comes to his personal life. However, this does not stop the inquisitive media and fans from digging for information about his life.
Although it is known that he is not yet married, Osman is said to have a serious relationship with his girlfriend, whose name is not known. News of his relationship became increasingly loud as the couple violated his privacy to put his beloved photos online. Cedi Osman and his beautiful girlfriend exchange photos of themselves together on their Instagram accounts and other social media platforms.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Osman, a remarkable ricochet and excellent passer-by, has a magnificent body to match his formidable career. Even though he is not the best in terms of muscle structure, he makes the most of what he has on the court.
He stands at a height of 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), which is in good proportion 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 foot-to-ground shooting.