Kyle Kuzma

Kuzma in 2018, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Flint, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 24, 1995

*father – African-American
*mother – Ukrainian, English, German

Kyle Kuzma is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and was previously with the Los Angeles Lakers. He is 6′9″.

He was raised by his mother. His mother, Karri Kuzma, is white, and has Ukrainian, English, and German ancestry. Little is publicly known about his father, but it is assumed that he is African-American. His mother was a high school shot put champion.

Kyle’s maternal grandfather is named Kenneth Gene Kuzma.

Kyle’s maternal grandmother is Cheryl Lynn Pickelman (the daughter of Albert Junior Pickelman and Martha Virginia Redding). Albert was the son of Albert George Pickelman and Amalia “Molly” Zeitler, who was born in the Volga village of Krasenyahr, Russia, to ethnic German parents. Martha was the daughter of James Lynn Redding and Myrtle Irene Crow.

Source: Obituary of Kyle’s maternal great-grandmother, Martha Virginia (Redding) Pickelman –


Curious about ethnicity

3 Responses

  1. Andreus27 says:

    Interesting. I’ve never seen a person who looks as stereotypically Arab as this guy. He looks extremely Iraqi to me (I’m part Iraqi myself so I see the facial features easily). Perhaps his father has Somali or Eritrean descent?

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