Here is all you need to know about Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, know why is the former NBA player is in the headlines, have a look at his wife, net worth, salary and contract
In the final minutes of Jordan’s game against New Zealand in the 2023 FIBA World Cup, former NBA player Rondae Hollis-Jefferson said that Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers was by his side.
Who is Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, net worth, salary, contract, current team, wife, bio, age and height
In the team’s overtime loss to New Zealand, Hollis-Jefferson had a great game, scoring 39 points. He made a ridiculous four-point play to force OT. Hollis-Jefferson heard “Kobe” shouts from the fans throughout the game because he was sporting No. 24 for Jordan. The former first-round selection in 2015 made a comment on what the chants meant to him. He said:
It means a lot, it’s an honor. There definitely was only one Kobe, but to feel that love and that energy coming down the stretch, hitting those big shots – God was with me, and Kobe was with me, for sure.”
It’s admirable that Hollis-Jefferson is paying tribute to Bryant, who unfortunately perished in a helicopter accident in January 2020. Hollis-Jefferson’s clutch play was sometimes likened to that of Bryant because the Hall of Fame guard is remembered for his numerous clutch outings.
In reality, Hollis-Jefferson made a number of moves during the game that were strikingly similar to those of the Lakers hero.
Nah the first move is pure Kobe 🤯 pic.twitter.com/5VnrEKYX7z
— Lakers Daily (@LakersDailyCom) August 26, 2023
A look at Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s career so far
In the 2023 FIBA World Cup, Hollis-Jefferson is reestablishing himself on the international stage with his performance against New Zealand, which could lead to another opportunity in the NBA. The 2020–21 NBA season marked the last time the No. 23 overall pick from the 2015 NBA Draft appeared on the court. Hollis-Jefferson spent his first four seasons of his career playing with the Brooklyn Nets.
He later played for a short period of time with the Toronto Raptors in the 2019–20 season before spending the 2020–21 season with the Portland Trail Blazers, the team that originally selected him in 2015. Hollis-Jefferson averaged 9.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game over the course of his six-year NBA career while shooting 44.9 percent from the field and 21.2 percent from outside the arc.
How old is Rondae Hollis-Jefferson?
On January 3, 1995, Rondae Jaquan Hollis-Jefferson was born in Jordan and is a professional basketball player for the Atléticos de San Germán in the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN). He is currently 28 years old and measures 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m).
Hollis-Jefferson is under contract to play for TNT Tropang Giga in the Philippines next season, however, he confirmed that his contract does include an NBA opt-out clause, and as their season ends in February, he will be available in the middle of the NBA season regardless.
As of now, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is single and does not have a wife.
Average Salary in 2020: $1,882,867
Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,882,867
Rondae Jaquan Hollis-Jefferson (born January 3, 1995) is an American-Jordanian professional basketball player and his net worth is estimated to be $5 million dollars.
Born: 3 January 1995 (age 28 years), Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 1.98 m
Current team: Jordan men’s national basketball team (#24 / Forward)
NBA draft: 2015 (Round: 1 / Pick: 23)
Education: The University of Arizona (2013–2015), Chester High School
Parents: Ross Jefferson, Rylanda Hollis