Brandon Roy is a former American basketball player who has represented Portland Trail Blazers and the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA. He joined Trail Blazers in 2006 and immediately showcased his impact on the team winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2007. He played for the Trail Blazers until 2011 and announced his retirement due to a knee injury. Let us have a look at the life, career, and net worth of Brandon Roy in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Brandon Dwayne Roy was born on July 23, 1984, in Seattle, Washington, the United States. He attended the African-American Academy Elementary School and took basketball seriously while playing for the Amateur Athletic Union. While he was at the Garfield High School, he was considered one of the best players in Washington and got an opportunity to feature in the 2002 NBA Draft which he rejected. In 2002, he was ranked the No.6 Shooting Guard and No.36 player in the US by Scout.com.
Brandon Roy was in a relationship for a long time with his girlfriend, Tiana Bardwell. The couple welcomed their first child, a son on March 27, 2007, who was named Brandon Jr. Roy took Tiana to a shop two months later and asked her which type of ring does she prefer, and after a month he texted Tiana to go and take a look at their drawer. Tiana found the ring she preferred a month ago in the drawer, and suddenly Roy entered the room asking her whether she would marry him. The couple had their second child in 2009 and finally got married in September 2010.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After representing the University of Washington for four years since 2002, Roy was drafted to the Portland Trail Blazers in 2006 and made his debut against Seattle Supersonics. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year and his performance in the following season earned him a spot as a reserve in the 2008 NBA All-Star Game.
He went on to perform brilliantly and managed to join the All-Star team for the next two consecutive seasons, and in January 2011 he went through an arthroscopic surgery on his knees. He announced his retirement later that year and came back in 2012 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. His injury relapsed within a few months and he was forced to leave the game in 2013. Roy has so far won 3 NBA All-stars, NBA Rookie of the Year, and Pac-12 Hall of Honor.
Net Worth & Earnings
His 4-year contract with Trail Blazers was worth $12.5 million with an annual base salary of $2.6 million in 2006. His salary was increased to $3.9 million in 2009, and the same year he purchased a $1.7 million worth house in Portland. His salary reached $15 million in 2011, and in 2012 he earned $5 million with the Timberwolves. His net worth is $40 million.
Brandon Roy is considered one of the most naturally talented players and devoid of his injury the fans of basketball would have witnessed even more of his prowess.