Joakim Noah facts for kids
Noah with the Bulls in 2014
|No. 13 – New York Knicks|
|Born||February 25, 1985
New York City, New York
|High school||United Nations International
(New York City, New York)
(Brooklyn, New York)
(Lawrenceville, New Jersey)
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|2016–present||New York Knicks|
Joakim Simon Noah born February 25, 1985) is a professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in New York City to a Swedish mother and a French father, he holds American, Swedish and French citizenship. He played college basketball for the Florida Gators, winning back-to-back NCAA championships in 2006 and 2007.
The Chicago Bulls selected Noah with the ninth overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft. Noah is a two-time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-NBA First Team in 2014 when he also was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Noah was born in New York City, to French singer and former world No. 3 tennis player Yannick Noah, winner of the French Open in 1983, and Cécilia Rodhe, Miss Sweden and fourth runner-up at Miss Universe 1978. His grandfather Zacharie Noah was a Cameroonian professional football player, winner of the Coupe de France in 1961. Noah lived in Paris, France from 1988 to 1998 and returned to New York City at age 13.
Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Noah was listed as the No. 19 power forward and the No. 75 player in the nation in 2004.
Noah holds citizenship with the United States, France, and Sweden. Since 2008 Noah has lived in Bannockburn, Illinois.
In 2010, with his mother, an artist, Noah founded the Noah's Arc Foundation to help engage children with positive self-expression through arts and sports. The foundation has a special focus on at-risk youth in Chicago.
- 2006 Associated Press (AP) All-SEC First Team
- Named an Honorable Mention All-American by AP.
- Most Outstanding Player in the 2006 Final Four
- NCAA Men's Division I basketball champion – 2006, 2007
- 2015 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award
- 2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year
- 2014 All-NBA First Team
- 2014 NBA All-Defensive First Team
- 2014 NBA All-Star
- 2013 NBA All-Star
- 2013 NBA All-Defensive First Team
- 2011 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
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