Udonis Haslem, is a Power Forward for the Miami Heat. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Udonis graduated from Miami Senior High School and played college basketball for the University of Florida, where he played for Coach Billy Donovan from 1998 to 2002. He went on to win three championships with the Miami Heat in the 2006, 2012, 2013 seasons. A trusted veteran and team captain, after 14 seasons, Udonis makes his mark on the team, night in and night out.
Off the court, Haslem is a businessman. He is a franchisee of four Subways and two Auntie Anne’s Pretzels in South Florida. He is a partner of JFC Miami, a food and beverage company which operates licensed stores, including a Starbucks and Einstein Bros Bagel on Jackson Memorial Hospital’s campus. Always willing to give opportunities to those in need, Haslem partners with CareerSource Florida and the Employ Miami-Dade Project to hire and train those who are unemployed to work at his Starbucks and Einstein Bros Bagels stores. In celebrating their opening on the JMH campus, Haslem also donated the initial profits from his stores to the Jackson Health Foundation.
In 2016, Udonis Haslem was inducted into the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Sports Hall of Champions for his athletic accomplishments as the longest-tenured member in the Miami Heat franchise. He is a proud husband to his wife Faith, and father to three sons, Kedonis, Elijah and Josiah.