Isaiah Canaan Net Worth, Early Life, and Career History 2023

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  • Isaiah Canaan’s Net worth: $5 million
  • Profession: Former basketball player
  • Positions: shooting guard and point guard
  • Height: 6 feet
  • Weight: 201 lbs
  • Shooting style: Right
  • Jerseys numbers: 0, 1, 7, and 2
  • Current age: 31 years

Isaiah Canaan is an American basketball player known by his alternative name, “Lil’ Sip.” Isaiah Canaan’s affluent career in basketball made him a rich and wealthy man.

The early life of Isaiah Canaan

Isaiah Canaan was born on May 21, 1991, in Biloxi, Mississippi, US.

He is the son of his father, Sardie Canaan, and his mother, Nicole Martin.

He was a student at Biloxi High School in Mississippi. During his school career, he led his school team to the 5A Mississippi State championship.

During his college life, he was a student at Murray State University (MSU) in Kentucky. Here he played basketball with the Murray State Racers men’s basketball program from 2009 to 2013.

He won the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Freshman of the Year title and tournament MVP.

In his sophomore year, he scored an average of 11.7 points and made his name on the first team All-OVC team. In the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout tournament championship, he became the MVP of the tournament, securing a 36 in the final.

For his glorious performance representing the college team, the college team retired jerseys number 3 to show him honor.

Isaiah Canaan’s Professional NBA Career

Isaiah Canaan played for the NBA, NBA H League, Greek Basket League, EuroLeague, VTB United League of Russia, Basketball Super League of Turkey, and Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

He was taken in 34th overall for the 2 Round in the 2013 NBA draft. The Houston Rockets chose him to appear in the NBA. In the mid of his tenure with this team, he also played for the NBA G League team- Rio Grande Valley Vipers, from 2013–2015. With a trade deal, he became a player for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2015. Then he made a contract with the Chicago Bulls in the 2016–2017 seasons. In 2017 he again played for his old team, the Houston Rockets, and his NBA G League team Northern Arizona Suns. He played the 2017–2018 seasons with the Phoenix Suns.

International career

He played for the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) team Stockton Kings in the 2019–2020 season.

In the VTB United League of Russia, he played with UNICS Kazan from 2020 to 2022.

In the Basketball Super League of Turkey, he played with the Galatasaray Nef in 2022.

He is now playing with the Greek Basket League team- Olympiacos.

Career Stats

As a player in the NBA, he played in 235 games. The career statistics of this man are given below.

  • PTS:8.1
  • TRB: 1.9
  • AST: 1.9
  • FG%: 37.1
  • FG3%: 35.1
  • FT%: 83.6
  • eFG%: 48.1
  • PER:10.7
  • WS: 4.3

Achievements of Isaiah Canaan

Isaiah Canaan became an NBA D-League All-Star in 2014. He was the consensus second-team All-American in 2012. This man was nominated for the OVC Player of the Year two times (in 2012 and 2013). He became the First-team All-OVC from 2011 to 2013 consecutively. Isaiah was the OVC Freshman of the Year in 2010. He was the Greek Super Cup winner in 2022.


  • Is Isaiah Canaan still in the NBA?

According to the information we received, he is still in the NBA, as he re-signed in 2021. 

  • How tall is Isaiah Canaan?

He is tall, up to 1.82m.

  • Where did Isaiah Canaan study?

At his school, he was a student at the Biloxi High School in Biloxi, Mississippi, and at his college, he was a student at Murray State University (MSU) in Murray, Kentucky.

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.


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