Wenyen Gabriel (born March 26, 1997) is a South Sudanese-American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) and here is everything you need to know about Wenyen Gabriel, including his net worth, personal life, and more.

Wenyen Gabriel Facts

PositionPower forward
BornMarch 26, 1997 (age 25), Khartoum, Sudan
NationalitySouth Sudanese / American
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
High schoolTrinity (Manchester, New Hampshire), Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Wilbraham, Massachusetts)
CollegeKentucky (2016–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
2018–2020Sacramento Kings
2018–2019→Stockton Kings
2020Portland Trail Blazers
2020–2021New Orleans Pelicans
2021–2022Wisconsin Herd
2021Brooklyn Nets
2021–2022Los Angeles Clippers
2022–presentLos Angeles Lakers
Social MediaInstagram
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Wenyen Gabriel

Gabriel entered the 2018 NBA Draft, but he was not chosen. He signed an NBA Summer League contract with the Sacramento Kings. On July 31, 2018, he signed a two-way contract with the Kings. He did not, however, appear in any games that season.

Wenyen Gabriel Salary and Net Worth

Wenyen Gabriel, a basketball player from South Sudan, has a net worth of about $1.5 million.

Gabriel signed a two-year, $1,908,534 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, with $1,908,534 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $954,267. Gabriel will earn a base salary of $1,878,720 in 2022-23, with a $1,878,720 cap hit.

Wenyen Gabriel College Career

Since 2014, Gabriel had been a student at Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Before that, he spent three years playing for Trinity High School in Manchester, New Hampshire. He averaged 22.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 7.0 blocks, and 6.3 assists per game as a senior. Also, he announced his intention to attend the University of Kentucky in October 2015. He also considered Maryland, Duke, UConn, and Providence.

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Wenyen during his early days at college

On October 31, 2016, he made his debut for the Kentucky Wildcats against Clarion University.

Gabriel became a more important part of Kentucky’s success as a sophomore, averaging 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in 37 games. He led Kentucky in blocked shots with 40.

Wenyen Gabriel Professional Career

The Kings converted Gabriel’s contract to a standard deal just before the start of the 2019-20 season. On December 20, 2019, he had a double-double of 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Stockton Kings in a win over the Delaware Blue Coats.

Gabriel was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers on January 20, 2020, along with Trevor Ariza and Caleb Swanigan, for Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver, and two future second-round picks. On January 31, he made his Trail Blazers debut, going 0-for-3 from the field with one rebound, one assist, and one block in 13 minutes as Portland defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 127-119.

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Wenyen at Portland

Gabriel reached a contract agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans on November 30, 2020. Prior to the start of the 2021–22 season, he was released.

In October 2021, Gabriel became an affiliate player for the Wisconsin Herd. In 25.8 minutes per game, he averaged 13.8 points on 47.5 percent field goal shooting and 38.7 percent 3-point shooting, along with 8.6 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.1 steals, and 2.0 blocks. Gabriel agreed to a 10-day deal with the Brooklyn Nets on December 21, 2021.

Wenyen at Wisconsin

Gabriel and the Los Angeles Clippers agreed on a 10-day contract that will end on December 31, 2021. On January 11, 2022, he agreed to a second 10-day contract with the Clippers.

On January 21, the Wisconsin Herd gained Gabriel once more.

The South Sudanese signed a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on March 1, 2022. On April 8, 2022, the Lakers converted Gabriel’s two-way contract into a standard contract for the rest of the season.

Wenyen Gabriel Achievements and Records

  • Jordan Brand Classic (2016)
  • Nike Hoop Summit (2016)

Wenyen Gabriel Personal Life

Gabriel was born on March 26, 1997, in Khartoum, Sudan. Because his sister died in infancy a year earlier, Gabriel was given the name “Wenyen,” which means “wipe your tears” in his native Dinka language.

Gabriel’s mother, Rebecca Gak, moved him and his three siblings to Cairo, Egypt, two weeks after he was born, to escape the violence of the Second Sudanese Civil War. While Gabriel’s mother worked to earn enough money to relocate his father, Makuac, to Cairo, Gabriel’s seven-year-old brother, Komot, took over as primary caregiver. 

Gabriel in South Sudan for UNHCR Programme

The United Nations granted an appeal to relocate the refugee family to Manchester, New Hampshire, an American city with a large South Sudanese population, two years after they arrived in Egypt.

FAQs about Wenyen Gabriel

Q. How much does Wenyen Gabriel get paid?
A. He’s the 403rd best-paid NBA player this year.His salary is $1,878,720.
Q. Who does Wenyen Gabriel play for?
A. Los Angeles Lakers
Q. How tall is Gabriel for the Lakers?
A. 2.06 m


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