Keita Bates-Diop Biography

( 1996 - )
November 25, 2018
First published on:November 25, 2018
by Jorge

Facts of Keita Bates-Diop

Date of Birth: 1996, January 23
Age: 24 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Keita Bates-Diop
Birth Place Sacramento, California
Famous Name Keita Bates-Diop
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Richard Bates
Mother Wilma Bates
Salary $838,464
Siblings Kai Bates-Diop
School Location Normal, Illinois
Points 18.4
Rebounds 6.7
University Team Ohio State men's basketball team
Career Earnings $838,464
Weight 101 kg
Position in Team Small forward
Current team Iowa Wolves
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Profession Basketball Player
Currently Working For Iowa Wolves
University attended Ohio State University
School attended University High School (U-High)
Squad No 33

Keita Bates-Diop is an American professional Basketball Player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2018, Keita currently plays for the Iowa Wolves on assignment from the Minnesota Timberwolves as their Small forward.


As a Small forward, Keita reportedly earns around $838,464 as his yearly salary from Minnesota Timberwolves.

Keita Bates-Diop Early Life

Keita was born on January 23, 1996, in Sacramento, California to parents Richard Bates and Wilma Bates. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to Black ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Aquarius. He grew up along with his sibling, Kai Bates-Diop.

Keita attended University High School (U-High) in Normal, Illinois where he played for his high school basketball team.

Keita, in his high school career, held an average of 18.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. After completing high school, Keita enrolled at Ohio State University and played for the Ohio State men's basketball team.

Bates-Diop was a freshman bench player at OSU in the 2014-15 season. He expanded his role in the team as a sophomore and averaged 11.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per match.

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CAPTION: Keita Bates-Diop SOURCE: digindenver

On 9 January 2018, after strong performances against Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball and Michigan State, Bates-Diop was recognized as the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week by the United States Basketball Writers Association.

Keita Bates-Diop Professional Career

On 21 June 2018, the Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Bates-Diop with the 48th selection in the NBA draft for 2018. Bates-Diop signed with the Timberwolves on 7 July 2018. Currently, he playing along with his teammates Gorgui Dieng, Taj Gibson, Jerryd Bayless and many more. 

His awards and achievements

Year Awards
2018 Consensus second-team All-American
2018 Big Ten Player of the Year 
2018 First-team All-Big Ten 

Keita Bates-Diop Net Worth And Salary

As of 2018, He reportedly signed a 3-year/ $4 million contract with Minnesota Timberwolves in 2018. Further, the NBA player will get paid $838,464 as yearly salary in 2018 and has the average salary of about $1.3 million.

His current contract and salary per year:

Year Salary
2018-2019 $838,464
2019-2020 $1,416,852
2020-2021 $1,663,861

Bates-Diop will earn $1,416,852 in 2019 and $1,663,861 for the 2020 season.

Moreover, he is a 16th best-paid player of the Minnesota Timberwolves this year while Andrew Wiggins is the highest earner with the salary of $25,467,250. He also has a car provided by GMC after he signed a rookie contract.

Keita Bates-Diop Personal Life

The Famous NBA star is 6 feet 9 inch in height and weighs around 101 kg.

Moreover, Minnesota Timberwolves Small forward has just started his playing career and seems to be enjoying his early playing days. So, there are no any rumors about his likely girlfriend or wife. 


CAPTION: Keita Bates-Diop with his family SOURCE:

Other than being a famous NBA Small forward, Keita is well known in social media with 27.8k followers on Instagram and 9,977 followers on Twitter.

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