Derrick is an American professional basketball player, born in Pennsylvania, USA. He belongs to the African-American ethnic group. He is playing for Miami Heat in NBA. He plays at power forward position. He is famous for his dunking skills.
He has played for teams including Phoenix Suns, Northern Arizona Suns, Miami Heat and Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Derrick Jones Jr. Family
Derrick Sr. and Otiesse Jones are the parents of Derrick. He has grown up with three- siblings. Dej’sha Jones and On’Jesha Jones are the two sisters of Derrick, and Lakeem Johnson the brother.
Talking about his personal life, he has not disclosed any information about his love life and he has not confessed about his relationships. White wants to keep the media away from his personal life and doesn’t want them to gossip and spread false news about his life by giving them a clue about his girlfriend.
He is just aiming at his career to shaping it better. Being a known-face, his fans want to know more about him but he is shy in terms of talking about his relationships with anyone.
Derrick Jones Jr. Education
He took his primary education from Archbishop John Carroll High School. Then he got enrolled in the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball team under National Athletic Association. He graduated from Nevada University in Los Vegas.
Derrick Jones Jr. Career
From his high school to University life, Derrick was an average student in studies so he made playing basketball his priority. In the state championship, he led his team to semi-finals scoring 30 points and 18 rebounds.
His average was pretty good ranging to 19.2 points and 10.1 rebounds in his junior season. He remained the highest scorer of school until he was recruited.
During his college career, his shooting percentile was 58.9 which made him win the title of Mr. Pennsylvania Basketball. He scored double-doubles multiple times in his college career. Having such a decent scoring career, he remained undrafted in NBA 2016 but was signed by Kings for Summer League. But because of some bad luck, he got injured mean-while in the league, so he couldn’t play the tournament.
Later, he joined the training camp of Phoenix Suns and got back in shape for the Summer League. Derrick made his debut opposite Philadelphia 76ers. Derrick played more than 35 games for the Phoenix and averaged 4.7 points with 2.2 rebounds. In his rookie season, he was signed multiple times by Northern Arizona Suns for the G League of NBA.
At the end of 2017, Derrick was traded to the Heat and is playing for the franchise up until now. Derrick signed a contract to simultaneously play for the Heat and Sioux Falls Skyforce in NBA G League.
Derrick Jones Jr. Net Worth
Derrick signed a two-year contract with the Miami Heat in $3 million. He has played for multiple franchises; his net worth is above $71 million with the primary source of income being NBA and a secondary source includes contracts for brand endorsements.
Derrick Jones Jr. Basketball Shoes
- Nike Zoom Protro
- Nike Kobe A.D Mid
- Nike Air More Uptempo