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Usman Garuba is a Spanish basketball power forward who now plays for Real Madrid in the Liga ACB and EuroLeague. He is a Real Madrid academic product who has played in all of the club’s junior systems as well as the reserve squad. He has competed for Spain at the FIBA U16 European Championship in 2016 and the FIBA U18 European Championship in 2019.

Quick Info
Full NameDestiny Usman Garuba Alari
Date Of BirthMarch 9, 2002
Birth PlaceMadrid, Spain
Parent(s)Mustapha and Betty
OccupationBasketball Player
Body MeasurementN/A
Height6 feet 8 inches or 2.03 m
Weight104 kg or 229 lb
Hair ColorDark
Eye ColorBlack
Zodiac SignPisces
Martial StatusSingle
Net Worth$0.5 million


Usman Garuba was born on March 9, 2002, in Madrid, Spain, under the sign of Pisces. His full name is Destiny Usman Garuba Alari. Mustapha and Betty are the names of their parents. They are Nigerians who migrated to Brussels to escape the war in their homeland of Benin City. They eventually settled in Madrid, despite the fact that they did not have work permits.

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His father works for the Guadalajara-based manufacturing business Bimbo, while his mother works for the Azuqueca job program. He also has two younger brothers, Sediq and Uki. Furthermore, Usman’s nationality is Spain and his ethnicity is African. Garuba is 19 years old at the moment.


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Physical Features

Usman Garuba is a very tall guy with a physically fit body. Usman stands at the height of 6 feet 8 inches or 2.03 m and weighs 104 kg or 229 lb. Likewise, Garuba has dark hair and the color of his eyes is black.


Relationship Status

The public has been concerned about Usman Garuba’s love life since he rose to prominence. The basketball star, on the other hand, has kept his personal life as quiet as possible. There is no information regarding Usman’s previous or current relationships. It appears that the hunk wants to keep his personal life private. He may be single.

Usman Garuba
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Usman Garuba joined Real Madrid in 2017 and was assigned to Real Madrid’s B team. He appeared in 11 games for the reserve squad in 2017-18, averaging 11.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game. In 22 Liga EBA games the following season, he averaged 14.6 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game for the reserve squad.

Garuba was not in the state to return to national team duty in the summer of 2017 due to a knee injury he sustained earlier that year. He led Spain to a silver medal in the 2018 FIBA U16 European Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia, averaging 16.3 points and 12.3 rebounds per game, earning him a position on the All-Star Five.


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Usman Garuba joined his colleague and MVP Santi Aldama in the All-Star Five after averaging 15.6 points, 12.9 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game at the 2019 FIBA U18 European Championship in Volos, Greece.

Garuba made his Real Madrid debut against Miraflores in the Liga ACB, Spain’s first-tier league, on October 28, 2018, becoming the league’s youngest center (16 years and seven months of age).

He became a full-time member of Real Madrid’s senior team in the 2019–20 season. He has earned two ACB All-Young Players Teams (2020, 2021), ACB Best Young Player (2021), and EuroLeague Rising Star awards with the club (2021).

Usman Garuba
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Social Media

Usman Garuba can be found on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter. He has 31.8K followers on his Instagram account (@destusman) and 13.3K followers on his Twitter account (@destusman1).


Net Worth

Usman Garuba, who became professional in 2017, has made a good living playing for Real Madrid in the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. Euro League salaries range from $65,000 to $100,000, whereas Liga ACB salaries range from $130,000 to $5 million per year.

Though there are no specific figures on how much Usman earns from Madrid every year, based on the league’s pay report, he is expected to earn at least six figures. Usman Garuba’s net worth is estimated to be $0.5 million in 2021.

Usman is said to be one of the best foreign talents in the NBA Draft in 2021. He’s expected to go around the middle of the first round, around the 15-20 area. An NBA player’s average annual pay is $7 million.


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