Carlik Jones: Family, Net Worth & Brain Condition

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Born with a brain condition called craniosynostosis, American NBA player Carlik Jones never let it become a hurdle to strive for basketball success.

As of 2023, Jones plays for the NBA team Chicago Bulls & its G-league affiliate Windy City Bulls on a two-way contract.

Despite a standout basketball career in college, he was undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft.

So, it would see him through NBA Summer Leagues, and a bunch of signings & waivers, before the Bulls took him in.

Carlik Jones Inside The Basketball Court
Carlik Jones Inside The Basketball Court (Source: Instagram)

In his rookie season (2021-22), while playing for NBA G-league’s Texas Legends, Carlik Jones scored his career-high 42 points on January 15, 2022.  

The Radford alumni worked really hard to reach where he is today. There is no doubt that his parents and family members support him and his love for basketball.

And throughout his highs and lows, his parents stood by him and forever will.

Get further details on Carlik Jones’s personal life, family, contract & net worth.

Quick Facts

Full Name Carlik Anthony Jones
Known As Carlik Jones
Date of Birth December 23, 1997
Age 26 Years Old
Birth Place Cincinnati, Ohio
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Religion Christianity
Father’s Name Carl Jones
Mother’s Name Felicia Rosemond
Siblings One Older Brother (Shaun Jones)
Zodiac Sign  Capricorn
Chinese zodiac Fire Ox
Height 6 feet/1.83 m/183 cm
Weight 79 kg/ 174 lb
Education
  • Aiken High School
  • Radford University (2017-2020)
  • University Of Louisville(2020-2021)
Relationship Status Single
Profession Basketball Player
League   NBA
Position Point Guard
Team
  • Texas Legends (2021-2022)
  • Dallaas Mavericks (2021)
  • Denver Nuggets (2022)
  • Windy City Bulls (2022-Present)
  • Chicago Bulls (2022-Present)
  • Windy City Bulls (2022-Present)
Jersey Number 22
NBA draft 2021/Undrafted
Playing Career 2021-present
Net Worth   $500k
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Merch Not Available
Last Update  February 2024

Parents & More On Family!

Carlik Jones, the youngest son of Carl Jones and Felicia Rosemond, was born on December 23, 1998, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

The basketball player’s mother, Felicia is a deputy chief probation officer at Hamilton County Juvenile Court for more than 22 years (March 2018- now).

She is a graduate of Wright State University, with BA in Political Science (in 1995) and MA in Criminal Justice & Social Problems (in 1997).

Jones’ father is self-employed, according to his Facebook profile, but further about his profession is not out.

Carlik Jones With His Parents
Carlik Jones With His Parents (Source: Facebook)

He has an older brother, Shaun Jones, who played football.

As reported, when his older brother Shaun would come home & took off his helmet and pads, Carlik would quickly put them on and sprint about the house.

This enthusiasm for sports would later turn him to basketball which became his career path.

Carlik’s parents separated when he was a kid. Later, his father got married to LaShaunda Shearer-Jones on November 7, 2009.

His stepmom is super supportive of him. She owns an online women’s Boutique called “bLUSH Blossomz” & works as its content creator.

Age, Height & Body Measurement

Jones, 26 years old. Capricorn is his horoscope; according to the Chinese zodiac, he was born in the Ox year.

He has brown eyes, black hair, and quite an athletic body.

The NBA player stands at 6 feet (1.83 m) and weighs around 174 lb (79 kg), with a wingspan of 6 feet 5 inches (1.95 m).

Carlik Was Born With Complications

At birth, Jones was diagnosed with a brain condition called craniosynostosis; it was identified when he was two years old.

In the head of a newborn, several bones must fuse over time. For infants’ rapidly expanding brains, those bones stay open.

While it wasn’t something that impacted him in terms of life or death during normal daily activities, he couldn’t play competitive sports because a blow to the head could cause severe long-term damage.

Jones’ condition had early bone joining, which gave him an odd shape and put his brain’s development in peril.

Jones’s parents frequently visited a neurologist, where it was explained that their son would not be able to participate in any contact sports.

Due to his condition, he was smaller than everybody, yet he was driven to be the best player on the floor.

It was until Carlik turned five when doctors agreed to let him play competitive sports.

Education

Jones completed his high school at Aiken High School, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was trained under the supervision of Corey Tucker.

Aiken High School reached the Ohio Final Four under Jones’ leadership as a senior in high school. For Aiken, it was a significant year and performance.

Jones was selected The Cincinnati Enquirer Division IV Player of the Year during his senior year, averaging 22.3 points and six assists.

Collegiate Career

On November 12, 2015, Jones signed up for the Radford Basketball team but delayed his first year. 

He was named the Big South Conference Freshman of the Year and honorable mention All-Big South after averaging 11.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game as a redshirt freshman for the Highlanders.

Jones could transfer to another school for his last season of athletic eligibility without having to sit out a year because he was scheduled to graduate from Radford at the end of the 2019–20 academic year. Rather than returning to Radford, he elected to become a graduate transfer.

He transferred to the University of Louisville for the remainder of his college career and eligibility, playing 19 games overall. 

On April 26, he then issued a different declaration, stating that he would sign with a representative and forego using the extra year of eligibility at Louisville.

Career In NBA

Jones signed up for the NBA Summer League with the Dallas Mavericks after being undrafted in the 2021 NBA draft.

The top-three selectors of the 2021 NBA draft pick were ‎Cade Cunningham, ‎Jalen Green, ‎and Scottie Barnes.

He signed the deal with the Mavericks on August 21, 2021. Nevertheless, he was released on October 15.

Carlik Jones Making A Point Against Detroit Pistons
Carlik Jones Making A Point Against Detroit Pistons (Source: Instagram)

After that, he became an affiliate player with the Texas Legends on October 23.

Jones agreed to a contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 26, 2022.
Jones joined the Windy City Bulls training camp roster on October 23, 2022.

As of 2023, he is playing for the Chicago Bulls.

Awards And Career Highlights

Within the short period of his time in the NBA, the Bulls guard has garnered some awards and career achievements. This is just the beginning, and we hope he gets all the achievements and acclamation in the future. 

Here are the awards and achievements the players have received so far,

  • NBA G League Next Up Game (2023)
  • All-NBA G League Third Team (2022)
  • NBA G League All-Rookie Team (2022)
  • Big South Player of the Year (2020)
  • 2× First-team All-Big South (2019, 2020)
  • First-team All-ACC (2021)
  • Big South Freshman of the Year (2018)

Social Media And Relationship

The Chicago bulls point guard also uses few social media and is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

The NBA player mainly shares his game picture and highlights on social media.

Jones has 16.1k followers on Instagram, 5.3k followers on Twitter, and 2.2k friends on Facebook.

Relationship

Jones uprising basketball success attracts speculations and rumors beyond his career, especially about his love life.

Many fans and well-wishers wonder if the Bulls player is in a relationship.

As of 2023, Carlik is neither dating anyone nor seeing someone specific. So far, there is no rumor or record of his relationship or any girlfriend in the past.

The player is currently single at the moment and his priority at the moment is basketball.

Net Worth And Salary

After being undrafted in the 2021 NBA season, he joined the Dallas Maverick for the Summer League.

Jones signed an exhibit-10 contract with the Mavericks on August 22, 2021, with a potential salary of $925K.

However, he was waived on October 15, 2021, before the start of the season. And later, in December of 2021, he signed a 10-day contract with Dallas (DAL) for $53.1k.

Then on January 1, 2022, Jones signed a 10-day contract with Denver.

On August 16, 2022, he signed a new exhibit-10 contract worth $1.6 million, which was waived once again.

Then, on December 16, 2022, Carlik Jones signed a two-way contract with the Chicago Bulls.

According to the new two-way contract rules, every player with a two-way contract can only participate in 50 NBA games and get half of the league’s minimum wage.

He will be a restricted free agent after the 2022-23 season, with a qualifying offer of $1.98 million.

Popularity Graph

Ever since Carlik Jones stepped into NBA, he is often trending with his skillful gameplay and tactics.

 

Carlik Jones Popularity Graph
Carlik Jones Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trend)

The above chart represents the Carlik Jones search for the past twelve months in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What team does Carlik Jones play for?

He plays for the Chicago Bulls and Windy City Bulls in the NBA-G League.

What is Carlik Jones' jersey number?

Carlik Jones's jersey number is 22 in the Chicago Bulls.

What happened to Carlik Jones?

He was undrafted in the 2021 NBA, but later he joined the Mavericks for the NBA summer league.

Nobika Poudel
Nobika Poudel
Hello!!! I am Nobika Poudel and currently working at Hansikar Technologies as a content writer.

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