Frank Ntilikina

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Frank Ntilikina

Frank Ntilikina

Frank Ntilikina is a French professional basketball player. Frank Ntilikina is a point guard for the NBA League’s Dallas Mavericks. When Ntilikina started playing professionally as a teenager back in France, he attained a great international reputation.

As a result, he was given the opportunity to play in the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic International Game.

In addition, he went on to win the French League’s best young player title two years in a row.

Childhood and Family

Frank Ntilikina was born on July 28, 1998, in Ixelles, Belgium.

He is Faustin and Jacqueline Ntilikina’s youngest child.

Additionally, Yves and Brice, his two older brothers, live with the family.

Frank’s ancestry can be traced back to the African country of Rwanda, despite the fact that he was born in Belgium and has French citizenship.

When Rwanda was raging in the Civil War in the 1990s, his mother, Jacqueline, fled to Europe.

His entire family later moved to Strasbourg, France, when he was just three years old.

He was raised in that new city and started playing basketball at a very young age.

His passion for the sport, though, was acquired from his brothers.

When they were in Belgium, they first played the game with their younger brother in the neighborhood park.

Basketball was their favorite sport, and his brothers excelled academically.

Frank, on the other hand, only enjoyed basketball and started competing in competitions when he was five.

Additionally, he has always been quite interested in music and singing.

Jacqueline worked for a number of businesses in the meantime to provide for her kids.

She had trouble getting food, though, because her earnings were frequently insufficient to cover all of her expenses.

She still recalls the difficult moments when she had to wait in a lengthy line in front of food bands.

All of her sons are now successful professionals in their various industries.

Yves, the oldest brother of Frank, is a surgeon, and Brice, the other brother, is a physical therapist.

Like Frank, who persisted in his basketball career and is now an NBA player.

Salary, Contracts, and Net Worth

Frank Ntilikina’s net worth is estimated between $1 and $5 million.

He had begun earning a living in France by playing professional basketball.

However, it is unknown how much he was paid there.

He currently makes a sizable sum of money, primarily from NBA league games.

When Frank first entered the NBA, he had a four-year deal with the New York Knicks worth about $18 million.

He received roughly 3.5 million from the Knicks alone for his rookie campaign.

It was widely believed that his pay would skyrocket in the years to come, but sadly, his performance dropped.

The foreign player was unable to make the anticipated money as a result.

Ntilikina joined the Dallas Mavericks in 2021 and is currently a member of the team after agreeing to a $3.8 million, two-year deal.

In the current 2021–22 season, Frank is the Mavericks team’s 15th highest-paid athlete. His yearly pay is almost $1.78 million.

He has already earned over $18.6 million overall in his NBA career.

Facts of Frank Ntilikina

Full Name Frank Bryan Ntilikina
Known As Frank Ntilikina
Date of Birth July 28, 1998
Birth Place Ixelles, Belgium
Nick Name Frankie Smokes
Religion Christianity
Nationality French
Zodiac Sign  Leo
Age 23 years old
Height 1.93 m (6 feet 4 inches)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark brown
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Faustin Ntilikina
Mother’s Name Jacqueline Ntilikina
Siblings Yves Ntilikina, Brice Ntilikina
Food Habit Non-vegetarian
Education Not available
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Girlfriend  None
Kids None
Salary $1.78 million
Profession Professional basketball player
NBA Draft 2017 / Round: 1 / 8th pick overall
Position Point guard
League  National Basketball Association (NBA)
Active Years (2015–Present)
Net Worth $1-$5 million
Currently Plays For Dallas Mavericks
Jersey Number (recent) 21
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter
Merch Dunk (Kindle), Notebook, Jersey
Last Update June 2022

Early Basketball Career

Since he was five years old, Frank has been playing basketball with St. Joseph Strasbourg School and has developed the requisite skills.

He eventually joined the French basketball team’s youth academy in 2013. During his two years at the academy, he advanced quickly.

He was invited to the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic International match as a result of his impressive performance, and he had a terrific experience there. In roughly 23 minutes of action, he scored six points and grabbed three rebounds.

Before making his professional league debut, he also coached Strasbourg’s junior squad to win in the 2015 French Youth League Championship.

He had a standout performance throughout his two seasons with the SIG Strasbourg team in the LNB Pro A. In 2016 and 2017, he won consecutively for Pro A’s Best Young Player.


Frank was selected by the New York Knicks with the eighth pick in the first round of the draft, despite rumors that the Dallas Mavericks would choose him.

On July 5, 2017, he penned a contract with the Knicks. With that signing, he rose to the second-youngest player to play in the NBA that season.

On October 19, the Knicks forced him to play as a mystery player against the Oklahoma City Thunders, but they were defeated 105-84.

He played 78 games in his rookie NBA season because they believed in his ability.

But regrettably, he gave a mediocre performance. He could only manage 5.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. His assists per game were the only aspect of his play that merited praise.

In comparison to his rookie season, when he averaged 5.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per game, his second season with the team was worse. Even worse, he sustained numerous injuries and missed lots of games.

Frank was repeatedly criticized for being a draft bust due to his poor performances, but the Knicks persisted and gave him one more season to prove himself.

Frank didn’t show much improvement, though, and the team eventually dealt him to the Dallas Mavericks in 2021 after he had a dismal fourth season.

Although he is playing for the Mavericks throughout the current 2021–22 season, his performance is still dismal, averaging 4.3 points per game in more than 50 games.

Worldwide Career

Frank has competed for his club team as well as the French national team in a variety of international competitions.

When they won the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship in Latvia, he received his first international trophy.

In addition, he helped France win the 2016 FIBA Europe U-18 Championship by averaging 15.2 points and 4.5 assists, earning him the title of Most Valuable Player.

Frank Ntilikina
Frank Ntilikina in a baskeball match. Source: heavy

Additionally, he has made a number of spectacular plays for his country’s squad. In actuality, his worldwide career is significantly more fulfilling than his professional job.

Leagues, Career, and Injuries

He also frequently appears on the covers of well-known magazines. The basketball star and model Gigi Hadid shared the Vogue cover in 2017.

Frank recently hurt his right ankle during practice as the 2021–22 NBA season is drawing to a conclusion.

He missed a vital game on March 30 against the Cleveland Cavaliers as a result of his injury.

As he has not yet fully healed from his injury, the team has also declared that he won’t play in the next game against the LA Lakers.

He’s been hurt before, though, so it’s not brand new. Due to a groin injury, he had missed nearly half of the games in the 2018–19 campaign.

Personal Life

Frank Ntilikina is not dating anyone right now because he is single.

On the internet, there are also no rumors regarding his prior relationships. Therefore, it is quite likely that he has never been in a relationship.

Throughout his NBA career, the young French talent hasn’t had any memorable performances. He still needs to put in a lot of effort if he wants to stay in the NBA given the standards of the league.

He is therefore developing his game and attempting to keep his distance from romantic relationships for the time being. But everyone knows what a darling he is, and plenty of ladies want him.

The book, according to the athlete, is geared toward young children and is based on his own experiences as a child. He continued by saying that it will encourage kids to have high dreams and to never give up until they succeed.

Additionally, it has wonderful short stories that describe the athlete’s childhood experiences in Strasbourg, France, as well as a ton of information about basketball.

However, it appears that the English-language edition of the book has not yet been released.

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Height, Weight, and Age

Frank Ntilikina is 23 years old as of 2022.

Regarding his physical characteristics, he is tall at 1.93 meters (6 feet 4 inches) and weighs about 200 lb (91 kg).

Presence on social media

His Instagram handle is @frankntilikina and his Twitter handle is @FrankLikina.