Is Jess Settles Married? His Height, Age, Family, Facts, Iowa, Basketball, Salary

Published Date: 09 Feb, 2021 Updated date: 09 Feb, 2021 By Lucifer

After a stellar basketball career, Jess Settles now works in the farm field alongside his family members. He is previously known as a crowd favorite for his hustle and intensity.

Former American basketball player Jess Settles got the fortune to actively be a part of the University of Iowa’s playing roster. However, continual medical injuries became a setback for the giant of a player to consider the NBA leagues. 

Jess Settles Bio & Family: Height, Age, Hometown

The former player is 46 years of age, born on 7 July 1974 in his hometown, Winfield, Iowa. Very little is known about his family background, unlike his father Steve and uncle, Gary Settles work on a row-crop operation. In the 2019 season, the family worked hard and until mid-November of that year, they had harvest left in front of them.

Jess’ brother Jake and his uncle’s kids Allison and Lincoln were also the star athletes in the Winfield area. For a fact, his mother is one of ten daughters in the Krieger’s family. The determination and mindset of farming instilled in the family are apparent to make them successful even when the competition is soaring high and to a new level. Jess went to Winfield-Mount Union High School, near his hometown. He is 6 feet 7 inches (201 cm) tall in height and weighs around 100 kg. 

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Professional Career Bio: NBA & Salary

Talking about his professional career, he is the recipient of the 1993 Mr. Iowa Basketball including the Parade All-American Fourth Team. Jess chose Iowa over multiple big schools offers such as Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa State, Florida State, and Notre Dame.

Some of his other big achievements include recognitions like 1994 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, and both All-Big Ten First Team and Honorable Mention All-American in 1996. Sadly, the continual back injuries made him struggle to stay healthy where he also received medical waivers to extend his eligibility. 

Jess tested the NBA waters as an early entrant in 1996 but chose to withdraw to come back to school. Unfortunately, he went undrafted in the 1999 NBA Draft that made him an Unrestricted FA, also not getting the fortune to land on NBA rosters. Upon an unsuccessful NBA career, he became Iowa Wesleyan’s coach and now earns a decent salary as the Big Ten Network’s announcer.

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Is Jess Settles Married?

The 46-year-old and his wife, Joanna Settles rejoicing married life for quite some years. They are a proud parent of three kids: Jema, Josie, and Julia and have incorporated enough time to look after their studies and well-being.

Jess’ wife is also 46 years of age, born on 31 October 1974. She is from a sports background playing for Columbus Community in Columbus Junction. Joanna later chose St. Ambrose University to play forward position under Robin Becker-Pingeton. 

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Some Interesting Facts About Jess Settles

  • Jess has over 7309 Twitter followers.
  • His favorite toys during childhood were farm toys.
  • The former athlete star sign is Cancer.
  • He belongs to the Christianity religion.


Category: Biography