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Yogi Ferrell

American Professional Basketball Player

Yogi Ferrell
Yogi Ferrell, American basketball player source: Instagram

Yogi Ferrell has devoted his life to the love of basketball and is well-recognized for his intense gameplay. Similarly, he is considered a professional basketball player.

Likewise, Yogi works as the point guard for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Furthermore, he led his journey in the NBA league and became the two-time First-team All-Big Ten Champion.

Moreover, Ferrell also won the Big Ten All-defensive team in 2016 and Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2013. On the other hand, Yogi has grabbed many more awards and recognition in his name.

Yogi Ferrell | Early Life, Family & Education

Yogi Ferrell opened his eyes on May 9, 1993, in Greenfield, Indiana. Similarly, he has taken birth to his parents Kevin Sr., and Lydia Ferrel.

However, his real name is Kevin Duane Ferrell Jr., named after his father but later changed his name to Yogi.
Moreover, Ferrell holds American citizenship but has an Afro-American tribe. In addition, Yogi has three siblings named Khloe, Kelsey, and Kaleb Farrell.

Furthermore, Yogi joined Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he opted to play for his high school basketball team. In addition, he scored an average of 18.5 points and 3.1 rebounds in his senior year.

Yogi Ferrell| Age, Height, and Horoscope

Yogi is currently 29 years old as his birthday falls in the year 1993. Similarly, his zodiac sign happens to be Taurus.

Likewise, Ferrell has accumulated a height of 6 feet and a weight of 83kg. Moreover, Yogi’s lucky number is 9.

However, other body measurements of Ferrell have not been public yet.

Yogi Ferrell | High School Career

Yogi was ranked the No. 19 player and No. 3 point guard in the year 2012 by Rivals.com.

Furthermore, Ferrell was rated the No. 32 player by Scout.com and the No. 24 player and No. 3 point guard on ESPNU.

Moreover, he was considered the best passer, best speed, and best point guard in Indiana by Rivals.

Similarly, he scored an average of 18.5 points, 6.6 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game, leading his team to the 2A IHSAA State Championship.

Likewise, Yogi also shows his participation in the game where he gave Bishop Null Institute a challenging competition of 43-42.

In addition, Ferrel scores more than four assists. On the other hand, he was a runner-up in Indiana Mr. Basketball, left second by Gary Harris.

Yogi Ferrell | College Career

After his graduation from high school, Yogi went for college basketball at Indiana University, rejecting Butler, Florida, Virginia, and Wake Forest.

Similarly, Ferrell completed the season with 7.6 points, 4.1 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in 28.1 minutes per game.

Moreover, he scored 17.3 points and 3.9 assists in his sophomore year. And the coaches and media were titled to the All-Big Nine Second Team.

In addition, he made an active streak of at least one three-pointer in a game extended to 65 straight games. However, this is considered the nation’s longest active streak.

In addition, Yogi was among the five Hoosiers to have 1,000 career points, 400 career assists, and 300 career rebounds.

Yogi Ferrell | Professional Career

Brooklyn Nets and Long Island Nets (2016–2017)

Yogi joined the Brooklyn Nets for the 2016 NBA Summer League as a free agent.

Similarly, he shows his appearance in four games for the team and scored 8.8 points, 1.8 assists, and 1.5 rebounds.

In the year 2016, Ferrell joined the Long Island Nets of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player in Brooklyn.

Moreover, he got the chance to play as an official NBA player.

In addition, Yogi debuted his play on November 9, scoring five points, three assists, one rebound, and one steal in 14 minutes.

Dallas Mavericks (2017–2018)

Yogi Ferrell worked with Dallas Mavericks on a 10-day contract on January 28, 2017.

Similarly, Farrell was the third undrafted rookie in NBA history to score a 30-point game in his first 15 games.

 

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Furthermore, after winning, his doors for Dallas got opened and he signed a multi-year deal with Dallas. In addition, Farrell was also titled to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

Sacramento Kings (2018–present)

Yogi inked a two-year contract worth $3,000,000 with Sacramento Kings for the 2018-19 season.

Likewise, on January 11, 2021, he signed a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In addition, Farrell signed a contract with the Clippers on April 19. On the other hand, he also played as a guard for the Salt Lake City Stars.

 

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Yogi Ferrell| Injury

Similarly, there is no way an athlete can escape from injury. Especially when you are a star athlete like Yogi. In addition, he once sprained his right thumb and missed two games.

Yogi Ferrell | Personal Life

Yogi is in a relationship with Darian Barnett. Similarly, Barnett is from Portland, Indiana, and graduated from Indiana University, just like Yogi did.

Yogi Ferrell
Yogi with his girlfriend, Darian Barnett source: Instagram

Likewise, she played the role of a cheerleader for the Indianas, whereas Ferell was an athlete.

However, currently, no information about Yogi and Barnett has been found in the media. Therefore, we don’t know what is cooking in his personal life.

 

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How did he turn into Yogi Ferrell?

Yogi Ferrell got his first name Yogi from Yogi Bear which is the cartoon character. Similarly, Yogi Bear in the show steals picnic baskets from park campers.

Likewise, he had a lot of affection for picnic baskets, which reminded his mother of Yogi Bear. Therefore, he named Yogi after him.

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The rap shoutout

Again, Yogi  received a shoutout from a rapper, Wale, when his name was dropped out in his latest song, “Folarin Like.” Similarly, he also tweeted on that note, taking the lyrics as a wholesome complement.

Yogi Ferrell | Net Worth & Salary

Yogi Ferrel has had an agreement with the Sacramento Kings for two years as per online sources. Moreover, this contract provides him with a salary of $3,075,000.

In addition, Yogi makes $4,095,000 while carrying a cap hit.

Furthermore, he has an estimated net worth of $6 million as of now.

Yogi Ferrell | Social Media Profile

Ferrell is quite active on social media like Instagram and Twitter. Similarly, his Instagram has 98.8k followers. Likewise, his Twitter has 34.7k followers.

Some FAQs| Yogi Ferrell

What is Ferrell’s career statistic like?

Currently, Ferrell maintains a career statistic of 42.0 free throw percentage, 36.5 three-pointers, and 0.8 turnovers.

Why was Yogi arrested back in the days?

Yogi Ferrell was arrested back in the days for allegedly attempting to enter Kilroy’s Sports Bar located at 319 North Walnut using false identifications.

Who is he currently dating?

As per the sources, no information is seen about his personal life. However, Yogi has been in a relationship with Darian Barnett.

How much is the salary Yogi receives?

Yogi has an average salary of  $3,075,000.

Quick Facts

Full Name Kevin Duane Ferrell Jr.
Birth Date May 9, 1993
Birth Place Greenfield, Indiana
Nick Name Yogi
Religion Not Known
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Education Park Tudor, Indiana University Bloomington (2012-2016)
Horoscope Taurus
Father’sName Kevin Ferrell Sr.S
Mother’sName Lydia Ferrell
Siblings Khloe, Kelsey, and Kaleb Farrell
Age 28 Years Old
Height 1.83m (6 feet)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg)
Jersey No.  3 (Kings), 11 (Indiana)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Awards Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2016), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2013)
Build Athlete
Marital Status Single
Girlfriend Darian Barnett
Position Shooting guard/ Power guard
Profession NBA player
Net Worth $6 million
Salary $4,095,000 carrying a cap hit
Currently Plays for Sacramento Kings
League NBA
Active Since 2016-present
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Merch Basketball card
Last Update May 2022

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