Norvel Pelle Celebrity Life
Norvel Pelle Jr. is a professional player in basketball. He currently plays for the team of Philadelphia 76ers of NBA. He also plays for Delaware Blue Coats with a two-way contract of G League of NBA. He plays in the position of center and power forward.
In his high school, he played for 3 different schools in LA and was also ranked as one of the best recruits in his whole class. He was no allowed to play in college basketball for not meeting the academic requirements after which he chose of going professional in the year 2013.
He spent his year of a rookie with the team of Delaware 76ers of NBA Development League. Right after that, he moved to Dacin Tigers from Taiwan where Pelle was named All-Star.
He returned to 76ers at the season end. In the year 2015, he joined Homenetmen Beirut where he led the league. He holds the citizenship of America, Antigua, and Lebanon. He also played for the national basketball team of Lebanon.
Pelle was born on 3rd February 1993 in Antigua. His father’s name is Norvel Sr. and his mother’s name is Darlene Pelle. When he was only 3 years old, his family moved to Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. When he was 7 years old, they moved to the U.S. for better opportunities for work. His father worked as a welder and his mother worked as a manager at the garden center in a store of Home Depot.
High School Career
During his freshman year, he played for Lakewood High School located in California. He was named as the top recruits in his entire class. In his sophomore years, he was transferred to Manuel Dominguez School in Compton. There he played basketball under the guidance of coach Duane Cooper. After that, he shifted to K.C. Price High School in LA.
In his entire high school career, he was ranked as the number one center in the class. ESPN rated Pelle as a 4-star recruit and also by 247Sports. But, in spite of all his efforts and success on the basketball court, he really struggled with his studies and scored only a 2.3 GPA and failed to enter college.
After deciding to skip his college life, Pelle entered the NBA draft of 2013 and he was the first draftee who did not enter college or have any international game experience since the year 2005. He was selected as the 6th pick by the team of Delaware 76ers at the end of the year. In the season of 2013-2014, he scored 5.5 points, 1.4 blocks and 3.1 rebounds in 13 minutes of each game.
On 11th December 2013, he recorded season-high with 18 points against the team of Idaho Stampede. On 29th July 2014, he signed a contract with Dacin Tigers of SBL. In a total of 30 games with the Tigers, he had an average of 15.3 points along with 14.2 rebounds.
On 10th March 2015, Pelle returned to the 76ers of NBA Development League. He played only 4 games in total in the season of 2014-2015. On 20th March against the team of BayHawks, he recorded ten points, four blocks, and five rebounds. On 28th July 2016, he signed a contract of 2 years with the team of Pallacanestro Varese of LBA. On 30th March 2019, he signed with Homenetmen Beirut and on 2nd July, he signed with Philadelphia 76ers a 2-way contract.
Pelle played for the Lebanon national team with his debut match on FIBA Asia Cup of 2017 with an average of 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds.
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