Who are the parents of Jalen Brunson and more about his dad, mom, family and nationality

Who are the parents of Jalen Brunson and more about his dad, mom, family and nationality

Jalen Marquis Brunson is an American basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks in the NBA, find out who his parents are and more details about his dad and mom

Brunson has previously played for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA and has also represented the United States U18 and U19 teams.

Who are the parents of Mavericks’ Jalen Brunson and more about his dad, mom, family and nationality

Brunson is also set to play for the US National Basketball team in the upcoming 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Jalen Brunson bio

Jalen Brunson is an American professional basketball player who was born on August 31, 1996, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. Before becoming a professional, he played basketball in both his high school and college years. Brunson made his NBA debut for the Dallas Mavericks on October 17, 2018 and he has since never looked back.


Throughout his NBA career, Brunson has so far averaged 24.0 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 6.2 APG, and 13.8 PIE. Brunson first represented the United States in the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. He then played in the 2015 FIBA World U19 Cup in Greece as well, and named the FIBA U19 World Cup MVP that same year. Notably, Jalen Brunson owes a lot of his success to his parents, who are his biggest supporters, Get to know more about them below.

Jalen Brunson parents

Jalen Brunson was born to parents, Rick Brunson (Eric Daniel Brunson) and Sandra Brunson, who are both former athletes. The 27-year-old has a sister named Erica Brunson.


Jalen Brunson mother

Jalen Brunson’s mother, Sandra Brunson, is a former athlete who played volleyball at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Sandra has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Temple University and currently works as a Litigation Paralegal at Camping World and Good Sam Club.

Jalen Brunson father

Jalen Brunson’s father is Rick Brunson, real name Eric Daniel Brunson, and hails from Syracuse, New York, USA. Rick was a former basketball player during his younger days, and spent nine years in the NBA. During his time in the NBA, he played for various teams like the Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Clippers, and the Seattle SuperSonics.

After his retirement from playing professional basketball, Rick worked as a director of basketball operations for the Virginia Cavaliers (University of Virginia). Following this, he has also worked as a coach at Camden High School in New Jersey and as an assistant coach for the Hartford Hawks (University of Hartford). Notably, Rick has also worked in the NBA for teams like the Chicago Bulls, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the New York Knicks.


Jalen Brunson parents nationality

Both of Jalen’s parents were born in the United States, and therefore hold American nationality. However, in terms of ethnicity, Jalen’s father is white, while his mother is of African-American ethnicity. As such, Jalen Brunson is of mixed ethnicity.

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