In the famed house of the NBA, only a few professionals were able to enter with their glowing basketball careers. Al Jefferson was one of them. He is a retired American professional basketball player. He is regarded as one of the most successful players in American basketball. Running in the field of basketball, this professional was able to take his place in the hearts of the basketball-loving people. He is a wealthy, honored, and famous player as a result of his glorious career fortunes. So this article will fill his fans’ demand by narrating the biography of this man, including his family, childhood, schooling, college career, and net assets. So let’s read the article.
Al Jefferson Net Worth and Annual Salary
The net worth of this famous basketball player is $50 million. His yearly salary earnings are $14 million. During the 2016–2018 season, he was paid $30 million. From 2013 to 2015, his total salary was around $40 million. His dazzling basketball career in the field basketball made him a wealthy man. Most of the remaining portions of his wealth are from the earnings of his career. The rest of the wealth is from the earnings of his post-retirement life.
Team-wise Salary Earnings
|Total Salary Earned From NBA Career:||$134 Million|
|Average Annual Salary:||$8.9 million|
|Highest Paid Season 2012-13:||$15 million|
|Debut Season Salary (2004-05):||$1.4 million|
|Total Salary Earned From Boston Celtics:||$4.5 million|
|Salary Earned From Minnesota Timberwolves:||$25.4 million|
|Net Earned From Utah Jazz:||$39.2 million|
|Salary Earned From Charlotte Bobcats Alternate:||$13.5 million|
|Total Salary Earned From Charlotte Hornets:||$27 million|
|Net Earned From Indiana Pacers:||$24 million|
Which country is Al Jefferson from?
Al Jefferson emerged to the world on January 4, 1985, in Monticello, Mississippi. The full name of Al Jefferson is Al Ricardo Jefferson.
|Full Name:||Al Ricardo Jefferson|
|Date of Birth:||January 4, 1985|
|Birth Place:||Monticello, Mississippi, USA|
|Teams:||Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, and Xinjiang Flying Tigers|
|Position:||Center and Power forward|
|Height:||6 ft. 10 inches|
|Current age:||37 years|
|Jersey Number:||7, 8, 25|
What college did Al Jefferson go to?
He didn’t complete his college education. Before being admitted to college, he was drafted by the NBA. As an elite player in the state, he spent four years of his school life at Prentiss High School in Prentiss, Mississippi, from 2000 to 2004. In his senior year, he scored 42.6 points, had 18 rebounds, and blocked seven shots per game.
What team does Al Jefferson play for?
Al Jefferson began his professional life in 2004 and ended his career in the professional arena in 2018. In his 14 years career, he represented-
- Boston Celtics
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Utah Jazz
- Charlotte Bobcats /Hornets
- Indiana Pacers
- Xinjiang Flying Tigers
NBA Contract Details
In the 2004 NBA draft, the Boston Celtics took him 15th overall in the 1st round. He served on this team until 2007. Kendrick Perkins and Delonte West were his teammates. From 2007 to 2010, Jefferson was with the Minnesota Timberwolves. From 2010 to 2013, he spent time with the Utah Jazz. He represented the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets from 2013 to 2016. He ran after the ball in the field of basketball for the Indiana Pacers from 2016 to 2018. In the last stage of his career, he played in Chinese basketball with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.
In the sphere of the NBA, he participated in 915 games and scored 14,343 points on average (15.7 ppg), 7,690 rebounds on average at 8.4 RPG, and 1,093 blocks on average at 1.2 BPG. His other career statistics are FG% 49.9, FG3% 12.1, FT% 71.1, eFG% 49.9, PER 20.6, WS 71.0.
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Gaining the Basketball Career
Al Jefferson beautified his career with the light of awards, titles, recognition, and records. He was named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2014. In 2005, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In 2004, he became the first McDonald’s All-American. He made his way to the first-team Parade All-American in 2004. He won the title of Mississippi Mr. Basketball in 2004.
Is Al Jefferson Married?
Al Jefferson entered the conjugal life with Teresa Lourenco. He has a relationship with Shirley Lewis, who was arrested for ‘biting the 6ft 10in man’s back during fight’.
Body Measurements: How tall is Al Jefferson?
Al Jefferson is tall, up to 6 ft. 10 inches, and his weight is 289 lbs. His playing positions in the field of basketball were center and power forward. He was accustomed to both positions. Depending on the situation, he chose his position. Being in these positions, he gained lots of personal success and helped his contracted team win lots of matches.
How old is Al Jefferson?
In his basketball career, he wore several jerseys. He wore jersey numbers 8, 7, and 25. All of the numbers are connected to his whole career memory. In the history of American basketball, all these numbers will tell about him. His fans miss those jerseys. He is still alive in the world, and his age is 37 years now.
Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.