Retired American NBA Player James Ray Net Worth Right Now

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One of the well-familiar faces of the basketball arena is James ray. He is a retired American basketball player. During his basketball career, he gained lots of records, fame, and success. His successful basketball career made him rich and famous. However, his entire life was not so glorious as the first phase of his life. This article is about James Ray’s net worth, career, and personal life.

James Ray Net Worth 2024

We don’t have the exact data but the estimated net worth of James Ray is from $1.5 million to $5 million.

Total Net Worth in 2024:$1.5-$5 Million
Source of Income:NBA, Media, Business
Wife/GirlfriendP.J. Ray
Jersey Number:43
Age:64 years
Height:2.03 m
Weight:98 kg

James Ray’s Height, Jersey Number & Weight

The height of James Ray is 2.03 m. His weight is 98 kg.  He is still alive, and his age is 64 years old. In the field of basketball, he played in the power position. He proved him as best fitted in this position. Wearing jersey number 43, he played in the NBA.

School and college basketball career

James Ray net worthThis prominent player emerged to the world on July 27, 1957, in New Orleans, LA. His college career began at Jacksonville University. Here he played for his college for a certain period of time in a flourishing condition.

In his college life tenure of 2 years, he became All-American 2 times. In his college tenure, he scored on average 20 points and 20 rebounds per game. His team qualified for the NCAA tournament. In his college life, he won several awards.

Name: James Ray
Full Name: James Earl Ray
Born: July 27, 1995
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height: 6 ft 7 inch (2.01 m)
Weight: 210 lbs (95 kg)
Position: Small Forward
High School: Cass Technical High School (Detroit, MI)
College: University of Kentucky
Draft: 2017 NBA Draft, 1st Round, 12th Overall
Selected by: Charlotte Hornets
NBA Debut: October 18, 2017
Current Team: Phoenix Suns (as of April 2023)
Jersey Number: 23
Achievements and Awards:
  • 1x NBA All-Star (2022)
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2018)
  • NCAA Champion (2015)
  • First Team All-SEC (2017)

Professional Career

He took his first step in his NBA career in 1980. In the 1980 NBA draft, he was picked by the Denver Nuggets as fifth overall. Dale Ellis also played for this team in his NBA career. James played with fame and spread his talent for basketball. With his attractive performance, he helped his team to win in several matches. He played in his NBA career with the Denver Nuggets from 1980 to 1983 totaling 103 games. In his career, he scored on an average of 3.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. After finishing his NBA career, he moved to Europe. In his European basketball career, he played in Italy, Spain, and Turkey.

In his Europe career, he played for Berloni Torino from 1983 to 1984. He played for the Peñas Huesca from 1985 to 1986. At last, he played for Fenerbahçe. The career of the ray was not up to the exceptions.

Post-basketball life

James Ray total worthAt the last phase of his life, he fell into a serious condition. He was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. This disease emerges in his life as career-ending.

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Gaining from the Career

In his whole and Basketball career, he achieved Sun Belt Player of the Year in 1980. Earlier, he was named to the First-team All-Sun Belt 3 times from 1978 to 1980.

James Ray’s Wife and Children

In his personal life, his wife is P.J. Ray, who is still struggling to save his husband’s life.

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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