- Horoscope: Cancer
- Net worth: $4 000 000
- Salary: $900 000
- Ethnicity: African
- Nationality: American
- Fathers name: Corey Crowder
- Mothers name: Helen Thompson
- Education: South Georgia Technical College
- Hair color: Black
- Eye color: dark brown
- Match marriage: not married
Jae Crowder: biography
Jae Crowder is a basketball player from the United States who is has been playing for the Memphis Grizzlies since 2019. He is a son of the NBA shooting guard Corey Crowder.
Childhood and youth
The would-be athlete was born on July 6, 1990, in Georgia. There were eight kids in the family. His Jae’s dad, Corey Crowder, coached his son personally.
Young Jae went to Villa Rica High School; he was fond of football in that period and performed for the school football and basketball teams.
College basketball career
After graduation, Crowder was not among the most wanted players; he chose South Georgia Technical College to continue his education. Further on, the young man transferred to Howard College and Marquette.
Overall, Crowder showed impressive progress; his college career stats were improving every year. By his third year, some experts called Jae the best all-around player; his averages were 17.5 points in 2011-2012.
Professional basketball career
The sportsman participated in the 2012 draft and was going to be selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the Dallas Mavericks got him eventually due to a draft night-trade. Crowder showed his excellent abilities at once; he was especially good at steals. Some experts expected him to make a new All-Star member in the future. The match against the Los Angeles Lakers was one of the most spectacular ones: Jae could boast 18 points.
2014 brought the contract with the Boston Celtics. Once again, the man’s performance was stable and advantageous for the team; he scored his career-high 24 points in his first year. A sprained left ankle stopped the success for a while.
In the 2017-2018 season, Jae joined the Cleveland Cavaliers; LeBron James was his teammate. The next year, Crowder’s agent, Glenn Schwartzman, announced that his employer signed an agreement with the Utah Jazz. The debuting game was triumphant: the team defeated the Portland Trail Blazers.
Summer 2019 was marked with another transfer news: the small forward joined the Memphis Grizzlies.
The athlete’s personal life has been full of scandals. He is dating Dana Lambert, the founder of the Backboard Baby website for mothers; she is not his official wife. The couple has a daughter, Jade.
Dana has accused Crowder of cheating with many women; the lovers split up and made amends several times. They seem to have found a compromise for their daughter: one can see the lovers’ happy pictures in Jae’s Instagram.
Some fans believe Jae is related to the football player Jamison Crowder. It is not true: the athletes are only namesakes.
Today, Crowder continues to play for the Grizzlies. He has recovered from his minor right hip injury, and new matches are coming soon. There are some speculations the club might trade the sportsman, and many teams are ready for a buyout; nevertheless, no details are given.
Jae Crowder’s net worth is $4 million in 2020; his salary in the current team is more than $900,000 annually.
Awards and achievements
- 2010 - NJCAA Division I champion
- 2010 - NABC Junior College Player of the Year
- 2012 - Big East Player of the Year
- 2012 - Second-team All-American – AP, SN
- 2012 - Third-team All-American – NABC