Gabe Vincent (born 14 June 1996) is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League. He also plays for the Nigerian national basketball team. He played college basketball for the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos.
Early Life and Career
His real name is Gabriel Nnamdi Vincent. Vincent was born in Modesto, California, to Franklyn and Cynthia Vincent. His father is Nigerian and his mother is from Connecticut. They both earned doctorates in psychology. The youngest of three brothers, Vincent attended St. Mary’s High School in Stockton.
Vincent played college basketball for UC Santa Barbara from 2014 to 2018, averaging 12.8 points in 113 games for the team. After his senior season, he was named to the 2018 Second Team All-Big West.
After graduating, Vincent had a pre-draft workout with the Sacramento Kings. Although he went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, he signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Sacramento Kings on October 2.
On January 8, 2020, the Miami Heat announced that they had signed Vincent to a two-way contract. He made his NBA debut against the Orlando Magic on January 29. In the G League, Vincent tallied 27 points, three assists and one rebound a win over the Salt Lake City Stars on February 3. He averaged 20.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in 31 G League games. On June 22, 2020, the NBA G League announced that Vincent won the Most Improved Player award. The Heat reached the 2020 NBA Finals, but lost in 6 games to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Vincent represents the Nigerian national team, D’Tigers. On August 24, 2019, he scored 23 points against Poland, including the game winning three pointer with 0.3 seconds left in the game. He represented the Nigerian Team at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China. He was also among the Nigerian team that represents the country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Franklyn Vincent and Cynthia Vincent are the proud parents of the professional basketball athlete Gabe Vincent.
Wife and Children
Gabe Vincent is currently married to Jackie Vincent, his lovely wife.
His wife’s name is Jackie Vincent and she is a teacher by profession. Together the pair share two children.
Till now, the athlete has not uttered a single word or given any statement about his matrimonial life. It could be the reticent personality, his wife poses to whom Gabe is likely to have the highest regard.
Gabe Vincent’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at $1.7 million – $10 million.