RJ Barrett Dating Status; His Age, Bio, Family, Contract & Facts

Published Date: 16 Aug, 2020 Updated date: 16 Aug, 2020 By Daniel Roffer

With the guidance of his father, RJ Barrett made a remarkable journey to NBA. He was already a star in his college days and now is on the remarkable first stint on NBA.

RJ Barrett is an American basketball player, who plays as a small forward/shooting guard for the NBA team, New York Knicks. He was named MVP at the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup with the Canadian national under-19 team and was also the leading scorer of the tournament.

RJ Barrett Bio; Age, Family, Height

Rowan Alexander Barrett Jr. was born on 14 June 2000 in Toronto, Canada that makes him 20 years of age. He is the son of a retired Canadian professional basketball player Rowan Barrett and Kesha Duhaney. His father now serves as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canada Basketball. Meanwhile, his mother was a nationally ranked sprinter and long jumper for St. John’s University. He has a brother named Nathan Barrett, who is four years younger than him.

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Barrett spent his early age in a number of countries due to his father’s career. Earlier, he lived in France and later his family settled in Mississauga, Ontario after his father’s retirement from basketball in 2008. He attended Horizon Jeunesse in Clarkson, Mississauga, and later went to École Secondaire Jeunes Sans Frontières, a French-language school in Brampton. He stands at a height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 meters) and has a bodyweight of 214 lbs (97 kg).

High School, College

RJ began his high school at St. Marcellinus Secondary School in Mississauga, where he rose to prominence from basketball. In 2015, he left St. Marcellinus to join Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida.

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Barrett received scholarship offers from numerous universities such as Arizona, Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, UCLA, and USC. He chose Duke University to began his collegiate football for the 2018-2019 season. At the end of the regular season, he was named a member of both the Sporting News’ All-American First Team, ACC All-Freshman team, and the All-ACC First Team alongside his teammate Zion Williamson.

His NBA Career; New York Knicks

RJ was drafted by the New York Knicks with the third pick in the 2019 NBA draft on 20 June 2019. Playing as both a shooting guard and small forward, he wears the jersey number #9.

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Barrett made his NBA debut with the Knicks in a 111–120 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on 23 October 2019. There, he made 21 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

On the international level, he represents the Canada men’s national basketball team. He made his senior debut on 22 June 2018, scoring 16 points in a 97-62 win over China. He was the youngest player on Canada’s under-16 national team that won silver at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Argentina.

His Contract & Salary

The NBA player signed a four-year contract with the Knicks, worth $35.6 million on 3 July 2019. The contract includes his annual average salary of $8,035,860.

Well, only the first two years of his deal are guaranteed with an earning of $16,071,720. The Knicks have team options for the third and fourth years.

Dating Status; Meet His Girlfriend

The 20-year-old is now dating a girl named Hailey Brown. Though there is no clue about their relationship, it looks like they have been together since their college days.

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Hailey, aged 21 is also a basketball player just like him. The 6-foot-1-inch plays college basketball for the Michigan Wolverines women’s basketball at the University of Michigan. Moreover, she represents Canada, being the top-10 rebounder at the 2017 U19 FIBA World Cup and 2016 U18 FIBA Americas.

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Some Interesting Facts About RJ Barrett

  • RJ earned Naismith Prep Player of the Year and Gatorade National Player of the Year accolades in his final high school year in 2018.
  • He signed a multi-year shoe deal with PUMA in August 2019.
  • He is Jamaican-American by ethnicity as both of his parents are of Jamaican descent.
  • His father Rowan played at the 1998 FIBA World Championship, the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, and the 2002 FIBA World Championship with the Canadian national basketball team.
  • His maternal aunt Dahliah Duhaney is a gold-medal winner in the 4×100-meter relay team at the 1991 world championships in Tokyo.
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