A French professional basketball player, Frank Bryan Ntilikina is famous as Frank Ntilikina who currently plays for the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association. He was picked 8th overall at the 2017 NBA Draft by Knicks.
A native of Ixelles, Belgium, Frank Ntilikina was born on 28th July 1998, to Rwandan parents. His birth sign is Leo. Talking about his nationality, the player holds French nationality and belongs to African ethnicity.
At an early age of three, Ntilikina relocated to Strasbourg, France. After two years, he started off his youth club career, playing for St.Joseph Strasbourg. Then at the age of fifteen, he switched to Strasbourg IG’s youth academy.
In April of 2014, he competed in the Jordan Brand Classic International Game where he tallied 6 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 assists in twenty-three minutes off the bench and helped SIG to a French Youth League Championship title in the 2014-2015 season.
In February of 2016, Ntilikina appeared in the “Basketball Without Borders Global Camp” in Toronto, Canada, during the NBA All-Star Weekend.
The six feet five inches tall weighing 86 kg, Frank Ntilikina has earned his wealth widely through his professional basketball career. As of 2018, his based salary is recorded $4.1 million. Summing up, his 2019-2020 base salary is estimated to be $4.8 million.
Ntilikina was paid $3,5 million as annual salary for the 2017-18 season. He is reported to make the massive amount of $8.3 million earnings in the 2021-22 season.
Ntilikina’s current net worth is estimated to be around $5 million and his present market value is $8 million.
In December of 2015, Ntilikina signed his first professional contract with SIG Strasbourg which would last until 30th June 2019. On 4th April 2015, he made his professional debut against KK Crvena Zvezda in a French LNB Pro A 2014-15 season contest against Boulogne-sur-Mer.
On 25th October of the same year, he played against KK Crvena Zvezda where he scored 1 points in 12 minutes.
During the 2015-16 Pro A season, he amassed 1.3 points per game as well as announced the league’s “Best Young Player”.
On 22nd June 2017, Ntilikina was picked 8th pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the New York Knicks. On 5th July 2017, he signed with the Knicks and became the 2nd youngest active player in the NBA during his rookie year after Ike Anigbogu.
On 19th October, he made his Knicks debut against the Brooklyn Nets in a 107-86 blowout victory. He has a good bond with his teammate Joakim Noah.
In the “2014 FIBA Europe U16 Championship”, he recorded 7.4 points with 2,0 assist, 1.6 rebounds, and one steal per game. Further, he led the France u-18 team win in the “2016 FIBA Europe U18 Championship” where he scored 31 points.
In September 2015, he averaged 13 points and 4 rebounds, at the “FIBA European U18 All-Star Game”.
Currently nineteen, Ntilikina is possibly single and unmarried as he has not disclosed any information related to his love life, not even his relationship status. As of now, he seems more concentrate on his professional career rather than anything.