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Khem Birch is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Pittsburgh Panthers and the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels.
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Khem Xavier Birch was born on September 28, 1992 (age 29 years) in Montreal, Canada. His parents are Wendy Sparks Birch and Dervinent Birch and have three brothers. He later attended high school at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School in Russell, Ontario. Birch grew up a fan of the Toronto Raptors, watching their games on television and even driving five hours with his father to Toronto to watch a live game at the Air Canada Centre.
He played varsity basketball for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School in Russell, Ontario before playing out the remainder of his high school career at The Winchendon School in Winchendon, Massachusetts & Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
In 2011–12, Khem Birch played college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh, with the Pittsburgh Panthers. He then, in 2012, transferred to UNLV, where he played with the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. As a junior, in the 2013–14 season, he averaged 10.2 rebounds per game, which was the third-highest in the Mountain West Conference, while also averaging 3.8 blocks per game, which was the second-highest in the Mountain West Conference. During his college career, he averaged 8.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists in 25.4 minutes per game in 69 games.
In April 2014, he entered the NBA draft, forgoing his final year of college eligibility.
After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Khem Birch joined the Washington Wizards for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On September 14, 2014, he signed with his first NBA team, the Miami Heat. However, he was later waived by the Heat on October 25, 2014. On November 3, 2014, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce, as an affiliate player.
Khem Birch was named to the Futures All-Star team for the 2015 NBA D-League All-Star Game on February 4, 2015. In the 2014–15 NBD-D League season, he averaged 11.1 points per game, 9.5 rebounds per game, 1.2 assists per game, 1.8 blocks per game, and 0.7 steals per game, in 52 games played.
Uşak Sportif: On June 30, 2015, Birch signed to play in Turkey, with Uşak Sportif of the Turkish Super League (BSL). The following month, he joined the Brooklyn Nets for the 2015 Orlando Summer League and the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League. He went on to play with Uşak during the 2015–16 season, and he averaged 27.0 minutes, 10.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 0.5 steals per game, in 32 games played in the Turkish Super League 2015–16 season.
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Olympiacos: On June 14, 2016, Khem Birch signed to play in Greece, on a 2-year €1.1 million net income contract, with the defending Greek Basket League champion, Olympiacos. With Olympiacos, he averaged 15.7 minutes, 5.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 0.6 steals per game, in 33 games played in the Greek Basket League 2016–17 season. He also averaged 18.1 minutes, 7.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 1.0 blocks, and 0.5 steals per game, in 37 games played in the EuroLeague 2016–17 season. On July 10, 2017, Birch opted out of his contract with Olympiacos, in order to sign in the NBA.
Orlando Magic: On July 27, 2017, Birch signed with the Orlando Magic. Khem Birch recorded a double-double on March 14, 2019, tying his career-high with 13 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, and two steals in a 120–91 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers. On July 10, 2019, Birch re-signed with Magic on a 2-year contract.
On March 26, 2021, Birch had the best game of his career when he netted new career-highs with 14 points, 15 rebounds and four steals with four assists and two blocks in a 112–105 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. On April 8, 2021, Birch was waived by the Magic.
On April 10, 2021, Khem Birch signed with the Toronto Raptors for 3-years and just over $20 million, keeping him with the team through the 2023–24 season. On April 11, 2021, Birch made his debut with the Raptors, getting four points and five rebounds in 18 minutes of action during a 102–96 loss to the New York Knicks. On April 14, 2021, Birch tied his career-high with 14 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in a 117–112 win against the San Antonio Spurs.
Khem Birch ties his career-high again with 14 points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in a 112–96 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 26, 2021. The next day, Birch had his first double-double with the Raptors, getting 13 points and 14 rebounds, nine of which were offensive rebounds, in a 116–103 loss against the Brooklyn Nets. On April 29, 2021, Birch scored a career-high 20 points, making a career-high two three-pointers while adding nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in a 121–111 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
Canadian national team
Birch was a member of the junior national teams of Canada. With Canada’s Under-18 junior national team, he played at the 2010 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, where he won a bronze medal. He is also a member of the senior men’s Canadian national team. With Canada’s senior national team, he played at the 2016 Manila FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Khem Birch is married to his longtime girlfriend Elina Zoi, they had their wedding in the 2000s. His wife Elina is a lawyer by profession. Khem and his wife Elina Birch have a daughter Ariadne Sophia Birch. The couple resides partly in the US and Canada.
Khem Birch net worth
How much is Khem Birch worth? Khem Birch net worth is estimated at around $10 million. His salary is around $3 million and his main source of income is from his career as a basketball player. Birch successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. Khem Birch is one of the richest and influential basketball players in Canada.