Jason Kapono is a reputed former American basketball player. As the first player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, he led the league in a three-point field goal percentage in two consecutive seasons. This man also won the Three-Point Contest twice in 2007 and 2008. He won an NBA championship with the Miami Heat in 2006. He spent his college life with the UCLA Bruins. In his high school career, he earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors for four years and was also the first UCLA player to lead the team in scoring for four straight years. Let’s know the details about this successful player in the NBA.
- Height: 6 feet 8
- Weight: 215 pounds
- Jerseys Numbers: 24, 72, 28, and 9
- Shooting style: right
- Age: 41 years
Jason Kapono Net Worth- $7 Million
Jason Kapono has gained lots of honors in his professional NBA career. Aside from the NBA, he represented the USA national basketball team in various international events, bringing honors to the country. He appeared in the FIBA Under-21 World Championship as a part of the USA national basketball team and won the gold medal. Jason began his professional life in 2003 and ended it in 2013. He was a part of the NBA champion’s 2006 victory. The net worth of Jason Kapono is $7 million. His average yearly salary was 1.223 million USD.
Early Phase of Life
Jason Kapono was born in Long Beach, California, on February 4, 1981. Kapono is of Hawaiian and Portuguese descent. He is the son of his father, Joe Kapono, and his mother. He is the brother of his sister, Jillian Kaponoa.
In his school life, he went to Artesia High School in Lakewood, California.
During his university life, he was a student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California. Here he played for the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball program. The duration of his college life was from 1999 to 2003.
Jason Kapono- Professional Basketball Career
In the 2003 NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers took Jason Kapono, 31st overall in the 2nd round. The NBA debut of this man was on October 30, 2003.
He played with the first team of his career, the Cleveland Cavaliers, in the 2003–2004 seasons. In the 2004–2005 seasons, he played for the Charlotte Bobcats. He served the Miami Heat from 2005 to 2007. Jason played with the Toronto Raptors in the 2007–2009 seasons. He was a player for the Philadelphia 76ers from 2009 to 2011. He was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2011–2012 seasons. In the last phase of his career, he got the taste of Greek professional basketball. He played with the Greek professional basketball team Panathinaikos in the 2012–2013 seasons.
In his 9-year-long career, he appeared in a total of 509 NBA games. This NBA career statistics of him are as follows: 3398 points on average (6.7 ppg), 844 rebounds on average (1.7 RPG), 417 assists on average (0.8 APG), 44.2 FG%, 43.4 FG3%, 83.5 FT%, 51.7 eFG%, 10.5 PER, 10.3 WS.
Gaining from the NBA Career
- He was a part of the NBA Three-Point Contest championship teams in 2007 and 2008.
- This man also won the Greek Cup championship in 2013.
- From 2000 to 2003, he was named to the first team All-Pac-10 four times.
- He was the Pac-10 co-Freshman of the Year in 2000.
Jason Kapono Wife
Jason Kapono is a married person in his personal life. He is the husband of his wife, Ashley Kapono. He sat for marriage with her on August 28, 2004. The conjugal life of Jason Kapono and Ashley Kapono is blessed with four children. Among them, two daughters are Isla Kapono and Campbell Kapono.