Khem Birch, born on September 28, 1992) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), a Canadian professional basketball player who serves as a center.
Location: C (No. 24)
Height: 2.06 meters / 6 feet 9
Weight: 106 kg/233 lbs
Team: Toronto Raptors
School: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Salary this season: $6.35 million
Ken Birch attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. During his collegiate career, he averaged 8.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 25.4 minutes per game in 69 games. He entered the NBA draft in April 2014, forgoing his final year of collegiate eligibility.
Ken Birch is a very good defensive center, and his ability to protect the frame is also very good. Has excellent athletic ability, but also has a three-point shooting ability with a good one-handed shooting rate. The technical characteristics of being able to go inside and outside are very popular in the small ball era. Especially on the defensive end, Ken Birch has both awareness and ability, and has a good sense of aggression and presence regardless of single defense, assist defense, or inside frame protection.
After being undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, Ken Birch joined the Washington Wizards for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On September 14, 2014, signed with the Miami Heat. On April 10, 2021, Birch signed a three-year contract with the Toronto Raptors for more than $20 million.