Nick Young Net Worth
Nick Young is an American professional basketball player, who is making his name playing for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA. He is known in the sports industry as a player of the shooting guard and small forward position. The estimated net worth of Nick Young is $8 million.
Nicholas Aaron Young was born on June 1, 1985, in Los Angeles, California. Young grew up with his older brother, Charles who was killed, due to gang violence, when young was only five years old. The death of his brother affected him so much, that he was admitted into a mental institution later in his life. He attended Cleveland High School, in Reseda California, where he averaged 27.2 points and 10.8 rebounds as a senior in high school in 2004. With this average, he earned the 2004 CIF L.A. City Section, Los Angeles Times All-City and San Fernando Valley first time honors. While attending Cleveland Valley High, he shot 57.3 percent with a 46.8 percent three-point range. He also had 48 steals and 41 blocks. He was named the seventh best basketball player in the country by HoopScoop and was listed by Frank Burlison, the prep basketball guru, that Young would be among the Top 50 recruits in 2004. His talents also earned him the CIF L.A. City Section first team honors in 2003 and he was included in the list of Top Seniors by Athlon, going into 2004. After he graduated from high school, he attended the University of Southern California and played for them from 2004 – 2007. He was also All-Pac-10 First Team in the 2005-06 season and the 2006-07 season. In the 2007 NCAA Tournament, he led the Trojans to the Sweet Sixteen against the one-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels with a loss of 74-64. During his junior year, he announced to the Los Angeles Times that he would forgo his senior year to turn professional and enter the 2007 NBA Draft. After entering the draft he selected 16th overall pick by the Washington Wizards.
Although Nick Young’s love of basketball started in high school, his career really took off during his senior year of college in 2007. He was selected 16th overall by the Washington Wizards and had his first match the same year he was selected, against the Sacramento Kings. He played for the Wizards from 2007-2012, scoring his career highest score of 43 points, in 2011, against the Sacramento Kings. Young was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2012, and brought the team victories against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies. In July of 2012, he signed a one year deal with the 76ers, but by the next year he had joined the Los Angeles Lakers. He created a record for the team, by increasing the average points per game, and averaging his career high points at 17.9 points. In 2014, he renewed his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for four years.
Net Worth of Nick Young
Nick Young has come into the sports world being a top basketball player in the NBA. His skills has grown over the years, with every team he has played for. Nick Young’s net worth is $8 million, and he owes his success to his basketball career.
Nick Young was recently romantically linked in 2013, to rapper, Iggy Azalea. The two announced their engagement in 2015, but after she discovered he had cheated on her, she broke the engagement off. He was also in a relationship previous to Azalea, with entrepreneur Keonna Green, and has two children, a son, named, Nick Jr., and a daughter, named, Navi.
Nick Young has not only been a great influence in the sports world, but also in the community. He recently started the Nick Young Foundation, which is a foundation that work towards ending gang violence and provides psychiatric help for those who has been affected by gang violence. He is also in the process of starting free basketball camps for less fortunate children. Nick Young’s talent in basketball continues to thrive to be one of the best basketball players today.