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Shumpert buys RF home for parents

February 20th, 2018 2:09 PM

1501 Park Ave.

By Nona Tepper

Iman Shumpert, an Oak Park native turned NBA star, recently purchased a home in River Forest for his parents. 

Shumpert, 27, current Sacramento Kings guard, paid $880,000 for a two-story home on the 1500 block of Park Avenue in River Forest in November 2017. Built in 1941, the French Normandy-style home contains five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms and stretches more than 4,400 square feet, according to a listing on Zillow. The home was originally listed in August 2017 for $949,000, nearly 10 percent more than Shumpert paid. 

Shumpert's basketball career started at Oak Park and River Forest High School. From 2011 to 2015, he played for the New York Knicks, and was later traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was traded to the Sacramento Kings on Feb. 8. 

For the past six years, he has returned to Oak Park every summer to host his youth basketball camp at, of course, OPRF. All proceeds from the camp benefit Shumpert's The Brudas Inc., a nonprofit committed to empowering young boys and girls on and off the court.

Nona Tepper