Sam Dekker is a famous professional American basketball player who played for the London Lions team of the British Basketball League (BBL) and also for the EuroCup. Sam has played in many matches, and recently he has been playing for the Los Angeles Clippers team in the National Basketball Association NBA. Sam first played for his college team, and in 2015, he got selected in the NBA draft as the 18th overall pick up.
The early life of Sam Dekker
Sam Dekker was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the United States. His father’s name is Todd Dekker, and he is a professional basketball player and coach. His mother’s name is Caral Dekker, and she is a housewife. Sam has two older siblings, and their names are John Dekker and Hannah Dekker. Since childhood, he has been interested in basketball because of his father, as he is a basketball coach. His father helped him a lot, and also, he went to classes to learn basketball. Sam spent his early life in his birthplace Sheboygan with his parents and siblings.
Sam Dekker education
Sam Dekker attended Sheboygan Lutheran high school, in his birthplace; while studying in high school, he participated in many matches. He has played at the junior level, won many games, and was named the Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year in 2012. He led his school team for the first time in the WIAA state title.
After graduating from high school, Sam joined Wisconsin Madison university and graduated with a degree, but the name of the degree he studied is unknown. While studying, he was a member of his college basketball team and participated in many matches there
Personal details of Sam Dekker
|Real Name||Samuel Thomas Dekker|
|Celebrity Name||Sam Dekker|
|Profession||Professional basketball player|
|Age||28 Years old|
|Date of Birth||May 6, 1994|
|Birth Place||Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the United States|
Body Measurements of Sam Dekker
|Height in Centimetres||200 Cm|
|Height in Inches||6 Feet 6 Inch|
|Weight in Kilograms||99 Kg|
|Weight in Pounds||218 lbs|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Spouse Name||Olivia Harlan Dekker|
Sam Dekker’s personal life
Sam Dekker was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the United States, on May 6, 1994, to the couples Todd Dekker and Caral Dekker. His birth name is Samuel Thomas Dekker, and he is 28 years old as of 2022. Sam did not disclose more information about his personal life to the media, and he is a close person who will use to keep his personal life away from his private life. Sam did not reveal any information about his previous relationship.
Sam Dekker’s net worth
Sam Dekker is a professional basketball player who played in many matches and is estimated to have a net worth of $ 4 million as of 2022. In 2016, he got a salary of USD 1.646 million; his actual salary and annual income as of 2022 are unknown because he did not share anything about that with the media. The above amount is based on the estimate, which may be lower or higher than the actual net worth Sam Dekker has earned so far.
Sam Dekker relationship
Sam Dekker was in a relationship with Olivia Harlan, and she is an SEC and ESPN network reporter and also; she is best known as the daughter of the famous NBA announcer Kevin Harlan. They first met while she was working in Atlanta, and Olivia got Sam’s number from his friends. Then they both started as friends, but later their friendship turned into a love relationship. They both were in a relationship for many years; in May 2017, they both got engaged, and on July 14, 2018, they both got married in the ceremony along with both families and friends.
Sam and Olivia are passionate about charity, so at the time of the marriage, they asked the guest to donate some money to the Children’s Centre Family Foundations. Olivia is the director of the charity organisation, and she has asked their guest to donate to the children instead of buying gifts for them, and they both have raised more than $ 65 000, but they excepted only $ 15 000. After the marriage, they lived happily, and the couple had no children.
Sam Dekker’s social media
Sam Dekker is active on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On Facebook, he has more than 36K followers, and he will use to post more pictures and videos in it. Sam tweets regularly and has more than 287 K followers on Twitter. On Instagram, he has more than 359K followers, and he will use to post more pictures, stories, and videos in it. Sam’s wife Olivia is active on social media platforms, especially on Instagram platforms she will use to post more pictures with Sam and post more of their travelling pictures in it.
Sam Dekker career
Sam Dekker started his career as a basketball player while studying in high school, and after high school, he joined the University of Wisconsin, located in Madison. He played for the Wisconsin Badgers team and played in many matches.
After graduating from college, Sam was selected in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets; while in the selection, he had a high rank and was selected as the 18th overall pick. In 2015, Sam signed a contract with the team, but he couldn’t play in the season because of his back injury, and he underwent surgery.
Sam Dekker’s successful career
Sam signed a deal with Rio Grande Valley Vipers in 2016 for the rehab assignment. He has earned 19 points in the season against Sacramento Kings, the highest point in his career. At the end of the season, he left the team and joined the Los Angeles Clippers along with the players Darrun Hilliard and Patrick Beverly, and he played in many matches with his team. Then in 2018, Sam was traded to Cleveland Cavaliers and played in many matches. In August 2019, he signed a contract with a Russian club named PBC Lokomotiv Cuban, and he played in the VTB United League and EuroCup.