Kareem Maddox Age, Wiki, Family, Parents and Siblings

US men’s national 3×3 basketball team member Kareem Maddox was born on December 9, 1989, and played professionally as a basketball player. Well-known player Kareem is now qualified for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Kareem Maddox along with three other players get selected to represent USA Basketball in men’s 3×3 at the Paris Olympics

Princeton University graduate Kareem Maddox, along with three other players, Jimmer Fredette, Canyon Barry, and Dylan Travis, were selected to represent the United States men’s national 3×3 basketball team at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The team secured its spot at the Olympics after ranking second in the world at the end of the qualification period. The year before, Maddox and his colleagues had amassed enough victories to guarantee the American squad a spot in the 3×3 tournament at the Paris Games.

The USA Basketball 3×3 Men’s National Team Committee selected Maddox and the other three players based on their results and performances in various tournaments. This included winning the gold medal at the 2022 FIBA 3×3 Men’s AmeriCup and the 2023 Pan American Games, as well as securing a silver medal at the 2023 FIBA 3×3 World Cup.

Maddox, who was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 while at Princeton, commented on the team’s unique good luck charm a collection of rocks collected from their travels.

“It was very random,” “The gem dealer told us that rock was good for teamwork and leadership.”

he said.

Kareem Maddox Age, Parents, Brother

Kareem Maddox was born on December 9, 1989, in Los Angeles, California, United States, he is 34 years old. He was born to parents Iman Zaki and Alan Maddox and has one brother named Jay. Maddox stands at 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 meters) tall and weighs 220 pounds (100 kilograms).

Kareem Maddox Early Years
Image: Kareem Maddox in his early years with his friend in 2013 (Source: Kareem’s Instagram)

Maddox attended Oak Park High School in Oak Park, California, for his high school education. After that, he went to Princeton University, where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in English literature.

After his professional basketball career in Europe, Maddox volunteered at his local public radio station, KCRW, in Santa Monica, California. He then transitioned to become a producer for the radio programs “To the Point” and “All Things Considered”. 

How and when Kareem Maddox’s start his Career?

During his four years at Princeton University from 2007 to 2011, Kareem Maddox’s team, the Tigers, had a record of 66 wins and 53 losses. They won the 2011 Ivy League championship and made it to the semifinals of the 2010 College Basketball Invitational and the second round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Maddox was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year and was a cooperative selection to the All-Ivy League first team in 2011. He finished his college career with 822 points, 456 rebounds, and 108 blocks in 104 games.

In 2012, Maddox signed with the Newcastle Eagles of the British Basketball League (BBL) for the 2012-13 season. He was named the Molten BBL Player of the Month for November 2012, averaging a double-double of 16 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. He also ranked in the top ten in the BBL for steals and second for blocked shots.

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In 2013, Maddox was named the Molten BBL Player of the Month for February 2013, averaging a double-double of 21.6 points and 13 rebounds per game. He was also named to the Molten Team of the Year and Molten Defensive Team of the Year.

Maddox took a break from basketball from 2013 to 2016, but then joined the Polish Basketball League team Miasto Szkła Krosno in the 2016-17 season.

In 2017, Maddox became a podcast producer at Gimlet Media, but in 2020 he quit that job to focus on making the U.S. Olympic 3×3 basketball team.

In 2018, Maddox helped the Ariel Slow & Steady team win the 2018 USA Basketball 3×3 Nationals title, and he was named MVP after scoring six points in the gold medal game.

Kareem Maddox Pan American Games and Olympics

In 2019, Maddox was a member of the U.S. Men’s 3×3 Pan American Games team that won the gold medal, and he also played for the U.S. 3×3 World Cup team that won the gold medal and went undefeated.

Maddox also played for the Ariel Slow & Steady team in 2019. They captured the gold medal at the 2019 Red Bull USA Basketball 3×3 Nationals, finishing the tournament with a 7-1 record.

In 2020, Maddox participated in the USA Men’s 3×3 Olympic Qualifying training camp in Orlando from March 12-18. He was also named to the 2020 USA Basketball 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Team on February 17, 2020.

Kareem Professional Career

In 2021, Maddox took part in a training camp for the USA 3×3 team at the Red Bull 3X House in Los Angeles. He also played as a member of the USA 3×3 Men’s National Team, where they finished with a 3-2 record at the 2021 FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Graz, Austria. The USA team did not qualify for the first 3×3 Olympic competition. Maddox averaged 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. He was also named to the 2021 USA Basketball 3×3 Men’s AmeriCup Team on October 21, 2021.

In 2022, Maddox played as a member of the 2022 USA 3×3 Men’s AmeriCup team, where he averaged 5.6 points and 5.2 rebounds in five games.

In 2023, Maddox played for Team Miami at the 3X Nationals. They went undefeated until the finals, where they lost to Showtime 15-21. Maddox also played for the 2023 USA 3×3 Men’s World Cup team, averaging 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. He also played for Team Miami in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Jeddah Final, where the team finished fifth.

Maddox led Team Miami to first-place finishes at the Abu Dhabi Masters in the United Arab Emirates and the Cebu Masters in the Philippines. Miami became the first U.S. FIBA World Tour team to win two master events in a season, and their win at the Cebu Masters was the USA’s first FIBA World Tour Masters win since Princeton’s victory in 2019.

Maddox helped the 2023 USA 3×3 Men’s Pan American Games Team win gold in Santiago, Chile with a 5-0 record. He was also named to Team Miami, one of two USA Basketball FIBA 3×3 World Tour Teams in 2023. Maddox represented Miami at the Orleans Challenger in France and the Macau Masters in China.