Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila was born on 18 September, 1989. He is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ibaka was born in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo and is the third-youngest of 18 children. Both his mother and his father were basketball players. His father played at the Republic of Congo and with the Congolese national team, and his mother played for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ibaka was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder’s former incarnation, the Seattle SuperSonics with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft. Although born in the Republic of the Congo he plays for the Republic of Congo youth team), Ibaka officially represents Spain in international competition, as he moved there as a teenager before joining the NBA (making him one of only two active NBA players, the other being Roy Hibbert, to have played for more than one national team).
Jonas has played for several clubs both locally and internationally among which are; Oklahoma City Thinder, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors.