Brandon Bass Bio: Wife & Net Worth

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Brandon Bass is a former professional basketball player who played for 12 seasons in the NBA. 

He last played for the Liaoning Flying Leopards (2017–2020) in the Chinese Basketball Association. 

The player is best described as a “pro’s pro” because rather than being great in any one facet of the game, Brandon is well-rounded.

He is so good that it is difficult to point out a single aspect of his game that stands out while he is on the court. Moreover, Brandon is also a terrific jump shooter. 

Brandon Bass In Lakers
Brandon Bass In Lakers (Source: Bleachers Report)

In this article, we’ve compiled all you need to know about Brandon Bass, including his professional and personal life.

So, if you want to discover more about the player, go all the way to the end of the article.

But first, here are some quick facts about Brandon Bass.

Quick Facts

Full Name Brandon Samuel Bass
Birth Date April 30, 1985 
Birth Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Nick Name B Bass 
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American 
High School Capitol High School
College Louisiana State University
Zodiac Taurus
Chinese Zodiac Ox
Father Name Charles Joseph 
Mother Name Aretha Bass
Siblings Chris Bass and Dashia Bass
Age 38 Years Old
Height 6 feet 8 inches/2.03 m/203 cm
Weight 250 lbs/113 kg
Shoe Size 8 (UK)
Food Habits Non-Veg
NBA Draft  2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall (Selected by the New Orleans Hornets)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown 
Awards
  • Second-team Parade All-American (2003)
  • SEC Rookie of the Year – Coaches (2004)
  • SEC Player of the Year (2005)
  • CBA Slam Dunk leader (2018)
Build Athletic
Marital Status Yes
Wife Melissa Prejean
Children Bella Bass and Brandon Bass Jr.
Position Power forward
Profession Former Basketball player
Net Worth $30 Million
League NBA
Playing Career 2005-2020
Social Media
Merch  Signed Card
Last Update February 2024

Early Life & Family

Brandon Bass was born on April 30, 1985, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to his parents, Charles Joseph, and Aretha Bass. 

He is the oldest of three siblings as the player has one brother, Chris Bass, and one sister, Dashia Bass.

Basketball was instilled in Brandon by his parents. According to him, his father, Joseph, was a basketball fanatic, naming two of his kids, Julius and Jordan, after basketball legends.

While his mother chose to call him Bass after his grandpa, his mother’s zeal for the game was contagious.

Brandon Bass with the Celtics
Brandon Bass with the Celtics (Source: Twitter)

His mother, Aretha, a Chicago Bulls enthusiast, soon discovered her boys had picked up on her enthusiasm for the game.

She bought an indoor hoop so they could play inside the house. Brandon, who was tall for his age, tore it down swiftly.

When she put one together for his younger sibling, he destroyed it as well. She had no choice except to relocate the game outside.

The player was raised by his mother until her death from a heart attack when he was ten.

Bass and his siblings afterward moved in with their father. However, they did not feel at ease at their father’s home, so they moved in with aunt Estelle.

As a result, Brandon was living at his aunt’s house with his siblings and five of his aunt’s children. The player didn’t start playing competitive basketball until he was 13.

Age & Body Measurements

The NBA player, Brandon Bass, was born in 1985, making him 38 years old. According to the Chinese calendar, Brandon was born in the year of the Ox.

When it comes to Bass’ physical appearance, he has an athletic physique and a strong body. 

The American athlete is particularly concerned about his physical well-being. He goes to the gym daily to exercise and maintain his athletic lifestyle.

Based on his appearance, we can deduce that the athlete is in good shape. 

The basketball player measures 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) tall and weighs roughly 250 lbs (113 kg)

Moreover, Brandon’s zodiac is Taurus, and he also has several tattoos carved on his body.

Education

Brandon attended Capitol High School in Baton Rouge. Immediately, he gained attention for his excellence at playing basketball.

The player got a 2.7 GPA and an ACT score of 17 in high school and was a member of the class of 2003 when he graduated.

Connecticut, LSU, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Miami (FL), and USC expressed interest in Brandon joining their basketball teams.

However, Brandon ultimately decided to attend Louisiana State University. He got enrolled in 2003 and graduated in 2005. 

High School Career

By Brandon’s senior year at Capitol in 2002–03, he was recognized as the nation’s seventh-best power forward, 11th-best overall player, and third-best player in the Southeast.

While in high school, the player was named to the Parade All-American squad, the McDonald’s All-America Game, and the EA Sports Roundball Classic Roster. 

Similarly, Bass finished with 14 points and three McDonald’s All-America Game assists.

As a McDonald’s All-American Team member, he played with future NBA players such as LeBron James and Chris Paul.

College Career

Brandon was a Louisiana State Fighting Tigers basketball team member from 2003 to 2005.

He played 29 games and started in all of them in his first year at LSU. As a rookie, the player averaged 12.8 points, 1.9 blocks, and 7.4 rebounds in 34.9 minutes per game.

While at LSU, Bass garnered various distinctions. In 2004, he was chosen to the SEC All-Freshman Team and was voted SEC Freshman of the Year. 

Likewise, he was selected to the SEC All-Tournament Team, First Team All-SEC (Coaches), and SEC Player of the Year (Associated Press).

Furthermore, Bass was also named the SEC Player of the Year (Associated Press) in 2005. 

Professional Career

The New Orleans Hornets selected Bass with the 33rd overall choice in the 2005 NBA Draft.

With that, Brandon signed a multi-year contract with the Hornets on August 24, 2005.

He was sent to the Hornets’ NBA Development League team, the Tulsa 66ers, twice during his rookie season.

He appeared in 50 games for the New Orleans Hornets, starting four of them.

The player signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on July 26, 2007. Bass hit a turnaround jumper on March 1, 2009, to give Jason Kidd his 10,000th career assist.

He averaged 8.4 points and 4.5 rebounds in two seasons with the Mavericks.

Following that, Brandon signed a four-year contract with the Orlando Magic on July 10, 2009.

In 126 games for the Magic over two seasons, the player averaged 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds.

Brandon Bass Celtics
Brandon Bass On The Court (Source: Twitter)

Brandon was traded to the Boston Celtics on December 12, 2011, for Glen Davis and Von Wafer.

After that, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 9, 2015. He had a season-high 18 points in a defeat against the Sacramento Kings on January 20, 2016. 

Brandon joined the Los Angeles Clippers on July 19, 2016, and signed with the Liaoning Flying Leopards in 2017.

However, due to international travel limitations, Bass and his teammate Lance Stephenson could not return to China in June 2020 to continue the 2019–20 season with the squad. 

Awards

  • 2018 CBA Slam Dunk leader 
  • 2005 SEC Player of the Year 
  • 2004 SEC Rookie of the Year – Coaches 
  • 2003 Second-team Parade All-American 

Wife And Kids

The NBA player is married to Melissa Prejean. The exact date of marriage is unknown; however, we can say that the couple has been married for a long time. 

The couple has one son, Brandon Jr. Bass, and a daughter, Bella Bass. 

Brandon grew up missing his father and carrying the pain of that person’s absence throughout his life.

He does not want his children to go through the same pain. As a result, the player tries his best to be the best father to his children. 

Brandon Bass With His Wife And Kids
Brandon Bass With His Wife And Kids (Source: Zimbio)

He says that he never enjoyed his life as a kid as he had to go through a lot in his childhood.

The death of his mother and the absence of a father in his life made him mature and added responsibility at a young age. 

The player is glad his children do not have to go through the same.

According to the player, god’s greatest gift to people is to be able to have a child. Brandon is grateful that he has two of them. 

Net Worth

The former NBA player Brandon Bass’ net worth is estimated at around $30 million as of February 2024. The player had a very successful NBA journey, so his net worth is not a matter of surprise. 

Most of Brandon’s net worth comprises the money he made by playing basketball. He has earned approximately $37.7 million in the 12 seasons he played in the NBA. 

We can say that the basketball player has made enough money to live a life of comfort and luxury. 

Apart from that, the player also made money through various endorsements and sponsorship deals. 

Trivia

  • Bass spent his last three seasons (2017-18 to 2019-20) with the Liaoning Flying Leopards in China.
  • He is an enthusiastic hip-hop aficionado who has been creating and recording rap songs since he was 11. His background and entire life are the key topics he likes to cover in his songs.
  • Basketball functioned as a release valve for Brandon as he transitioned into a new era of his life. He made many friends via the sport as the new kid in town. It also helped him cope with the death of his mother.
  • Chris Bass, his younger brother, also played collegiate basketball for Louisiana State.

Social Media Presence

Brandon is active on Instagram but has made his account private. So, only lucky ones can witness his posts. 

Nonetheless, you can follow him on Twitter, but he hasn’t posted there since December 2021. 

Twitter: 19.5K Followers 

Instagram: 80.9K Followers 

Popularity Graph 

The former NBA player is still famous among basketball fans. 

Brandon Bass Search Graph 2023
Brandon Bass Search Graph 2023 (Source: Google Trend)

The above graph illustrates his 12-month search. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Did Brandon Bass play for the national team?

Brandon was named to the 14-player team for the last round of 2022 FIBA AmeriCup qualifying in February 2021. Likewise, on February 19, he scored 12 points in a 93–77 win over the Bahamas.

Is Brandon Bass still in the NBA?

No, the last time he played in the NBA was in the 2016–2017 season with Los Angeles Clippers. After that, he went on to China for an international career but hasn't been active since the 2019–20 season.

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