Miami Heat #2
Position: Point Guard
2021-2022 Season Stats
Salary: $1,669,178

Gabriel Nnamdi Vincent was born Jun. 14, 1996 is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Miami of the National Basketball Association. Vincent also plays for the Nigerian national basketball team. He played basketball in college for the UC Santa Barbara Gaucho.

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Gabe Vincent Early Life

Vincent was born in Modesto, California, to Franklin and Cynthia Vincent. His mother is from Connecticut and his father is Nigerian. They both received doctorate degrees in psychology. Vincent, the youngest of three brothers, attended St. Mary’s High School in Stockton.

College Career

He played basketball in college for UC Santa Barbara from 2014 to 2018, with an average of 12.8 points in 113 games for their team. After his senior, he was named to the 2018 All-Big West Second Team.

Stockton Kings (2018–2020)

After graduation, Vincent had a pre-draft workout with the Sacramento Kings. Despite being undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, he signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Sacramento Kings on Oct. 2. He was fired a few days later. In the 2018-19 season, he averaged 8.8 points in 18.6 minutes per game. He scored 35 points in one game twice for the Kings in December 2019. Vincent played 20 games (three starts) in his second season with Stockton, averaging 23.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.30 steals while shooting 46.9 percent from the field 41.2 percent and 89.7 percent from the free throw line.

Professional career

Miami Heat (2020–present)

The Miami Heat announced the signing of Vincent to a two-way contract on January 8, 2020. He made his NBA debut on Jan. 29 against the Orlando Magic. In the G League, Vincent had 27 points, 3 assists and 1 rebound in a Feb. 3 win over the Salt Lake City Stars. He averaged 20.9 points, 2.3 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game in 31 G League games. The NBA G League announced that Vincent was awarded the Most Improved Player Award on June 22, 2020. The Heat reached the NBA Finals 2020 but lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.

On Aug. 1, 2021, Vincent joined the Heat to compete in the NBA Summer League. 5 days later, Vicent signed a standard contract with the Miami Heat.

National team career

Vincent represents the Nigerian national team D’Tigers. On Aug. 24, 2019, he scored 23 points against Poland, including winning a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left. He represented Nigeria at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.