Nicholas Aaron Young, Nick Young is an American former professional basketball player. He is best known for playing basketball professionally in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nick was selected by the Washington Wizards in the 2007 NBA Draft. As of 2021, Nick Young's net worth is estimated to be approximately $25 million.
|Full Name||Nicholas Aaron Young|
|Birth Date||June 1, 1985|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, U. S.|
|Profession||Retired basketball player|
|Ex-girlfriends||Keonna Green, Iggy Azalea|
|Net Worth||$25 million|
Nick Young (real name Nicholas Aaron Young) was born on June 1, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was born to parents Charles Young Sr. and May Young. Nick is fully American by nationality. He grew up with his older brother Charles Young Jr. and his younger brother John Young.
Nick lost his older brother to gang violence. For his studies, he entered the Cleveland High School. He then enrolled at the University of Southern California and actively played basketball while attending Cleveland High School. During his high school career, he averaged 27.2 points and 10.8 rebounds.
Young was named one of the top 50 rookies in 2004 by basketball prep guru Frank Burlison. In one game he scored 56 points and 23 rebounds. In 2003 he received the CIF LA City Section First Team Award. Young went on to play basketball after attending the University of Southern California. He played for the varsity team from 2004 to 2007.
Nick led his varsity team to an easy 7,760 first-round win over Arkansas. The team then led with 22 points against the Texas Longhorns. As he was finishing his junior season on April 15, 2007, he announced to the Los Angeles Times that he would be leaving senior year to begin his professional career.
Nick Young’s Net Worth and Career
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Young was selected by the Washington Wizards with the 16th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft. He played his first professional NBA game against the Sacramento Kings on December 15, 2007. Young scored a career-high 43 points against the Sacramento Kings on January 11, 2011. .
Nick was traded to the new Los Angeles Clippers on March 15, 2012. He showed incredible form with the Clippers, helping the team make the playoffs for the first time in six years against Oklahoma Thunder City. Young signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers on July 12, 2012. After playing one year with the 76ers, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 11, 2013.
Young averaged 17.9 points per game in 2013-14 and left the Lakers on July 21, 2014. On November 18, 2014, he entered the basketball court and had 17 points and 5 rebounds against the Atlanta Hawks.
Nick scored 32 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016-17. However, he was unable to help his team defeat the Cavaliers. Young opted not to pursue the 201718 contract extension option, which led to his decision to remain an unlimited free agent.
Young signed with the Golden State Warriors on July 7, 2017. He came off the bench and played his first game for the Warriors on October 17, 2017. In a game against the Houston Rockets, he scored 23 points, including six 3-pointers. Although the Warriors couldn’t win this game, he managed to lead the Warriors to the 2018 NBA Finals. Young defeated the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals to win his first NBA championship.
Nick signed with the Denver Nuggets on December 29, 2018. However, the team dropped him after just 20 days. During his short tenure with the Nuggets, he only played four games.
Personal life of Nick Young
Nick Young dated Puerto Rican athlete Carol Rodriguez around 2006. He even got engaged to her in August 2012. However, 3 months after the engagement, the couple broke up. He later dated Keonna Green. He has three children with an ex-girlfriend, his son Nick and his daughter Navi. His second child was born in 2019.
After breaking up with Green, he dated Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. He got engaged to her on June 1, 2015. Their relationship lasted a year and they broke up in 2016. Nick then dated R&B singer Paloma Ford for a year from 2016 to 2017. His current relationship status is supposed to be single.
Nick Young’s Luck
As of 2021, Nick Young’s personal fortune is estimated to be around $25 million. He made a lot of money from his professional basketball career. Young signed a four-year, $21.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 21, 2014.