Last Updated on: August 12, 2020 by: Daniel Roffer
Gary Trent Jr. is an American professional basketball player, who plays as a Shooting guard for the NBA side Portland Trail Blazers, wearing jersey number #2. He played college basketball at Duke University for a season before his NBA stint.
Gary Trent Jr. Bio; Family, Parents, Brothers
Gary Dajaun Trent Jr. was born on 18 January 1999 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. He is the son of a retired professional basketball player Gary Trent and his then-girlfriend Roxanne Holt. His father played for the NBA teams the Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, and Minnesota Timberwolves and also competed in Greece and Italy. Moreover, he won the gold medal on the 1993 U.S. Olympic Festival North Team.
Gary was raised by his father Gary and his wife Natalia Trent after they gained custody of him. At the age of nine, he moved to Apple Valley, Minnesota, with his parents. He spent most of his childhood with his father and sometimes met with his biological mother. He has three brothers; Garyson, Grayson, and Graydon Trent.
Education, Height, Weight
Trent attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota. As a top rated basketball player, he was honored with Gatorade Minnesota Player of the Year and first-team Minneapolis All Metro honors. Later, he was transferred to Prolific Prep Academy in Napa, California. Following his senior high school year, he was selected to play in both 2017 Jordan Brand Classic and 2017 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game.
After high school, he committed to Duke University to play college football in 2016. There, he played for the Duke Blue Devils for a season. Meanwhile, he was named Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Player and Rookie of the week in his college year. He stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 meters) and has a body weight of 209 lbs (95 kg).
His NBA Career; Portland Trail Blazers
Gary was drafted by the Sacramento Kings on 21 June 2018 with the 37th overall selection in the 2018 NBA draft. Afterward, he was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers on 6 July 2018. On the same day, he made his Summer League debut against the Utah Jazz.
Meanwhile, on 21 January 2019, the Blazers assigned Trent to the Texas Legends for an NBA G League. He now holds impressive stats in his name after the NBA regular season restart in Orlando following the Covid-19 outbreak.
Contract & Salary
The NBA player now enjoys the lavish lifestyle with the remarkable net worth form the multi-million contract in his hand.
On 6 July 2018, he signed a 3-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, worth $3,919,177. It includes $3,919,177 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $1,306,392.
Dating Status; Who Is His Girlfriend?
When it comes to dating status, the 21-year-old has not revealed his girlfriend in public. Despite being active in social media, he is yet to disclose his relationship status.
Gary regularly share posts on his Instagram and Twitter account. His social media posts evinces that he is single and now focused towards his career so far.
Some Interesting Facts About Gary Trent Jr.
- Gary was one of 10 finalists for the 2017-18 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award.
- In 1997, his father was accused of assaulting his mother Roxanne and charged with domestic violence.
- His paternal grandparents Dexter Trent and Cheryl Gunnell never married and were involved in drug addiction.
- His aunt Tia Trent was a two-time All-American sprinter at Indiana University.