De’Anthony Melton is an American professional basketball player born in Encino, California. He has played for Phoenix Suns in 2018 and is currently playing for the Memphis Grizzlies of NBA.
Melton belongs to the Black Ethnic Group, but the 21-year-old star has a good fan following. The versatile player who plays on the floor like a flash and he is a perfect example to enhance the potential of young youth.
Melton was highly recommended by several experts and he proved his NBA potential in Summer League with his performance but he remained unpicked in the first round and was a second-round pick and nearly all second-rounder picks have signed at least three-year contracts He is best known for his shooting guard position.
He makes his own game on the all-around the floor. He is truly Kleiman’s monster but it would be unfair to compare his game with other players as he looks like a combination of different player’s strategies and skills.
Monique Young and Anthony Melton are the parents of De’Anthony Melton. De’Anthony Melton siblings include elder sisters, Dasjanae Melton and Destiny Antionette and four-year-old twin brothers. Talking about his girlfriend, it seems like he has no interest and right-away busy in shaping his career.
Melton studied at Crespi Carmelite High School and is graduated from the University of South California.
Melton played high school basketball and he was a 3-star recruit to USC Trojans but he did not play in 2017-18 season because of the NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball corruption scandal and FBI charged ten coaches for corruption and fraud. Melton announced withdraw from USC and thereafter declared drafting for the NBA.
He also played at university, with an average of 8.3 points, 3.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds. His professional career started when he was 46th pick in the second round of NBA drafting 2018 by Houston Rockets but was soon traded to Phoenix Suns before the rookie season.
In Summer League, he was the only one with such great scores, where he scored 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists over the Los Angeles Clippers. Melton signed with Northern Arizona Suns in the G league of NBA in 2018 where he proved himself as a good athlete.
Melton stood 2nd in NBA rookie steals in 2018-19. Melton has played 89 regular-season games so far in his career scoring average 6.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists. Melton has continued to be the best defender in the NBA.
He is one of those three players who have played at least 400 minutes and maintaining the steal percentile at least 3.5 percent and block rate 1.5 percent.
Melton has good earnings from his NBA career. He has estimated net-worth around $64 million at the age of 21. He is the 18th best-paid player of Memphis Grizzlies earning $1,416,852 in 2019. While playing for Phoenix Suns in past, Melton earned $949,000.
Phoenix Suns have signed Melton in a guaranteed two-year contract, $2.3 million rookie deal. While playing for Phoenix Suns, there were 2018-19 Panini Status #135 De’Anthony Melton RC rookie Phoenix suns NBA Basketball trading cards sold in $2.49.
Favorite Basketball Shoes
- Nike Kobe AD NXT
- Adidas Dame 6
- Air Jordan 34