Bryce McGowens Bio: Family, Net Worth & Salary

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Bryce McGowens, a shooting guard, made his NBA debut in 2022 with the Charlotte Hornets & plays for them ever since. The Timberwolves picked him in the 2022 NBA draft before his subsequent trade to the Hornets.

Having started his NBA journey with a two-way contract, he signed a four-year Rest-of-Season contract with the Hornets on February 26, 2023.

McGowens made his NBA debut against the San Antonio Spurs on October 19, 2022.

Although he hasn’t made a significant number of starts despite playing numerous games, it’s undeniable that he’ll get more opportunities in the main rotation.

Bryce McGowens For The Charlotte Hornets
Bryce McGowens For The Charlotte Hornets (Source: Instagram)

Bryce’s father, Bobby McGowens, was a two-sport athlete who played college basketball and football. As for his mother, she was also a basketball player at Western Carolina.

There is no denying McGowens’ basketball passion came with the genes. And it comes as no surprise that he was already a touted name even before being drafted into the NBA.

This article will cover various aspects of Bryce McGowens’ life, including his family, career, net worth, contracts, and many more.

Quick Facts

Full Name Bryce Alexander McGowens
Known As Bryce McGowens
Date of Birth November 8, 2002
Age 21 Years Old
Birth Place Pendleton, South Carolina
Nationality American
Father’s Name Bobby McGowens
Mother’s Name Pamela McGowens
Siblings Two
Siblings’ Name Trey and Raina
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Relationship Status Single
Height 6 feet 7 inches/ 201 cm/ 2.01 m
Weight 179 lbs/ 81 kg
  • High School: Wren, Legacy Early College
  • College: Nebraska (2021-2022)
NBA Draft 2022/ Round:2 / Pick: 40th Overall
Playing Career 2022-Present
Current Team
  • Charlotte Hornets (2022- Present)
Awards & Achievements
  • Third-team All-Big Ten (2022)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2022)
  • South Carolina Mr. Basketball (2021)
  • Jordan Brand Classic (2021)
Position Shooting Guard
Jersey Number 7
Average Annual Salary $1.7 Million
Net Worth $100k-$200k
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May 2024

McGowens’ Family & The Basketball Legacy

Bryce McGowens, born in Pendleton, South Carolina, is the middle of three children to Pamela and Bobby McGowens.

His father, Bobby McGowens, attended McDuffie High School in Anderson and led the school to a state championship in 1993.

He later became a two-sport athlete in basketball and football at South Carolina State University after previously playing football at Clemson.

During his college career, Bobby became the school’s all-time receiving leader and helped the team reach two NCAA Tournaments.

Bobby graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from South Carolina State University and a Master’s degree in Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix.

Bobby McGowens During McDuffie High School and Pamela Owens During Wren High School
Bryce’s Parents, Bobby McGowens and Pamela Owens, During Their High School Days (Source: Greenville Online)

He also worked as an assistant football coach and head basketball coach at both Pendleton High School and Laurens High School.

Currently, he serves as the assistant principal of Wren Middle School.

Bryce’s mother, Pamela McGowens, attended Wren High School from 1989 to 1993 and graduated from Western California University with Bachelor in Business Administration and Management in 1997.

After earning All-State honors at Wren High, Pam continued her basketball career at Western Carolina, where she was a four-year starter and ranked third in Catamount history in both games started (105) and steals (239).

She is currently a teacher and coach at Wren High School.

Brother Plays In The NBA G League

Bryce McGowens has an elder brother named Trey and a younger sister named Raina.

Robert “Trey” McGowens was born on May 15, 2000, and began attending the University of Pittsburgh on April 24, 2018.

However, he transferred to the Nebraska Cornhuskers after two years.

Bryce McGowens With His Family In New Year
Bryce McGowens With His Family In New Year (Source: Instagram)

In the 2022 NBA Draft, Trey went undrafted and is currently playing for the Long Island Nets in the NBA G League.

Bryce’s sister, Raina, is also a varsity basketball player at Wren High School.

Age, Height & Body Measurements

Bryce McGowens, born on November 8, 2002, has a height of 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) and weighs 179 lbs (81 kg).

As of 2024, he is 21 years old.

He has dark brown eyes, black hair, and a wingspan of 6 feet 8.75 inches (2.04 m) with a standing reach of 8 feet 7.5 inches (2.62 m).

High School & Collegiate Basketball

Bryce McGowens spent three years at Wren High School, where he set a school record by scoring 65 points in a second-round win during his junior season.

In his senior year, he transferred to Legacy Early College, where he maintained an impressive average of 21.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game.

The 2021 South Carolina Mr. Basketball committed to playing college basketball for Florida State on February 10, 2020.

However, he later changed his decision and joined Nebraska on November 13, 2020.

In his freshman year with Nebraska, he achieved an average of 16.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game and was named to the All-Freshman Team.

On March 21, 2022, McGowens declared to enter the 2022 NBA draft.

Bryce McGowens’ Professional Career

The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Bryce McGowens in the 2022 NBA draft as the second-round, 40th overall pick.

Shortly after, they traded him to the Charlotte Hornets, where he joined Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier, and Kelly Oubre Jr.

On October 19, 2022, he made his NBA debut playing for five minutes against the San Antonio Spurs.

Bryce McGowens For The Hornets
Bryce McGowens For The Hornets (Source: Instagram)

Along with the NBA, McGowens has played ten games for the Greensboro Swarm, the G League affiliate team of the Charlotte Hornets.

On December 31, 2022, he achieved his G-League high of 37 points against Capital City Go-Go.

Net Worth & Contracts

Bryce McGowens holds an estimated net worth between $100K- $200K as of 2024.

This figure is likely to increase in the coming years, as he signed a multi-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets.

On February 26, 2023, the Hornets signed McGowens to a four-year contract worth $7 million.

This agreement includes an annual average salary of $1.75 million and a guaranteed amount of $2.79 million.

Earlier, he was on a two-way contract signed on July 2, 2022, splitting his time in the Hornets & their G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm.

While he hasn’t yet landed any major endorsement deals, it’s only a matter of time before he signs sponsorship deals.

Relationship Status & Social Media Presence

Fans have shown curiosity about the romantic life of the Charlotte Hornets shooting guard, but he has not disclosed much information about his dating history.

Some sources suggest that he is in a relationship but prefers to keep it confidential, while other sources claim that he is currently single.

McGowens is quite active on social media and has garnered a considerable following on popular platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.

As of this writing, he has 39.5K followers on Instagram and 12.2K followers on Twitter.

His social media posts primarily feature pictures and videos related to his basketball games and training sessions.

Popularity Graph

During his high school career, Bryce McGowens was a consensus five-star recruit by both Rivals and 247Sports.

He was honored as the South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior in high school.

Popularity Graph Of Bryce McGowens
Popularity Graph Of Bryce McGowens (Source: Google Trends)

The graph above illustrates that the number of searches for Bryce McGowens over the past twelve months. It peaked in June 2022 during the NBA draft.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is Bryce McGowens contract?

Bryce McGowens inked a four-year deal valued at $7 million, that offers him a base salary of $1 million in the 2022-23 campaign.

Is Trey McGowens related to Bryce McGowens?

Bryce McGowens' elder brother is Trey McGowens, who plays for the Long Island Nets in the NBA G League.

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