The second overall pick of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2022 NBA Draft, Chet Holmgren, plays as the center/power forward for the team.
However, he sustained a Lisfranc injury past summer and has yet to play in a regular NBA game.
Holmgren scored 23 points and seven rebounds in his first NBA exhibition in a 98–77 win against the Utah Jazz in 2022.
After Summer League play showed how Chet’s game might translate to the big stage, the Thunder and its fan base are collectively awaiting the return of the seven-footer power forward into the action.
Let’s go into more detail for more information about this rising start. Before anything, let’s start with the quick facts.
|Full Name||Chet Thomas Holmgren|
|Known As||Chet Holmgren|
|Birthdate||May 1, 2002|
|Age||21 Years Old|
|Birthplace||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Current Residence||Oklahoma, United States|
|Father’s Name||David Holmgren|
|Mother’s Name||Sarah Harris|
|Height||7 ft. 1 in./2.16 m/216 cm|
|Weight||195 lbs./88 kg|
|Profession||Professional Basketball Player|
|Education||Minnehaha Academy, Gonzaga University|
|NBA Draft||Oklahoma City Thunder: 2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd Overall|
|Awards & Achievements||
|Association||Oklahoma City Thunder (2022-Present)|
|Roster Status||Active (Injured)|
|Net Worth||Between $500 K-$1 Million|
|Social Media||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch||Signed Basketball, Trading Card|
|Last Update||December 2023|
Early Life & Education
Chet Holmgren was born Chet Thomas Holmgren on May 1, 2002, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, to former college basketball player David Holmgren and Sarah Harris.
His father played basketball for the University of Minnesota. Chet began playing basketball under the guidance of his father. Besides his parents, Chet has one older sister and one younger sister.
His oldest sister is 23 and pursued medical studies at her father’s Alma Mater, University of Minnesota.
She was a swimmer but, unfortunately, had some medical issues that kind of derailed her career.
Similarly, his younger sister is 19 and used to play Volleyball in her high school.
Chet attended a Christian private school in Minneapolis, Minnehaha Academy, in sixth grade.
And surprisingly, he was already 1.88 meters tall at the time. And in the ninth grade, he had grown to 2.06 meters.
This height came in handy while playing basketball as a high schooler. He played exceptionally well in high school and, entered his junior season with more than 30 scholarships from different college programs.
According to ESPN, he was the number one player in the 2021 class after the reclassification of Jonathan Kuminga.
In 2021, Chet announced that he would sign a National Letter of Intent to play collegiate basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Gonzaga University.
Chet Holmgren was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder second overall in the 2022 NBA draft, after the top-pick Paolo Banchero.
Holmgren became the highest draft pick ever from Gonzaga University. Similarly, he was the highest pick from the state of Minnesota.
He joined the Thunder’s 2022 NBA Summer League roster. In his debut game, he scored 23 points, four assists, and seven rebounds in a 98-77 win against the Jazz.
Chet signed a rookie-scale contract with the team on July 5, 2022.
Nevertheless, because of a Lisfranc injury in his foot that occurred during a Pro-am game at the end of August 2022, he missed the entire 2022-23 season.
A healthy return from him is expected in the next season. His ability to protect the rim is something the team hasn’t had since Serge Ibaka’s days.
Awards & Achievements
The 2.16 meters giant is yet to play in a regular NBA game, but his achievement list is pretty impressive.
Here are some of the honors and awards Chet has received over the years.
- WCC Defensive Player of the Year (2022)
- Consensus second-team All-American (2022)
- First-team All-WCC (2022)
- WCC Newcomer of the Year (2022)
- WCC All-Freshman Team (2022)
- McDonald’s All-American (2021)
- National high school player of the year (2021)
- Jordan Brand Classic (2021)
- Minnesota Mr. Basketball (2021)
- FIBA Under-19 World Cup MVP (2021)
- Nike Hoop Summit (2021)
Net Worth & Contracts
Since Chet has yet to make his regular NBA season debut, he has yet to make a big buck.
But with his athleticism, hard work, and dedication, he will make money hand over fist once he consistently begins his NBA endeavor.
However, several sources on the internet have claimed his net worth to be around $500k-$1 million, quite a money for a 21 year old on a hiatus.
Aside from his basketball income, Chet has booked a few brands for endorsements. He reportedly has signed sponsorship deals with the brands such as Bose, LinkTree, Yahoo, and Topps.
Holmgren has worn Nike shoes and will continue to wear the Swoosh.
Talking about his contracts, he signed a rookie deal with the Thunder on July 5, 2022, worth $20 million, including two club options that could take it to a $44.2 million four years deal.
Dating & Social Media
The City Thunder player does not seem to be in a relationship as of now.
He might be focusing entirely on basketball, but we will update you if anything comes up.
Holmgren has not shared any hints regarding his relationship on his social media handle. Chet has more than 654K Instagram followers whom he entertains, sharing pictures from his personal and professional life.
Aside from Instagram, he is active on Twitter, with over 653k followers.
According to his Instagram bio, he also has a dog named Yung Darko, with a separate handle and 1.3k followers.
- Chet represented the US at the 2021 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup in Latvia, where he averaged 11.9 points leading his team to a gold medal. He also earned MVP honors.
- His father, David, stands 2.13 meters tall and played 57 games for Minnesota from 1984 to 1988.
- Chet was named West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the year at Gonzaga’s conclusion of the regular season.
The 2022 no. 2 overall pick is an inactive player on track for the ongoing 2022-23 season due to his Lisfranc injury.
The graph illustrates the search rate of Chet for the past 12 months
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
How long is Chet out for?
He won’t play in the 2022-23 season but will return for the following season.
Is Lisfranc's injury career-ending?
The injury recovery time depends on several factors, but athletes often return by the next season. The injury was once viewed as career-ending, but advancements in medical treatment have allowed players to return successfully.
How much is Chet Holmgren’s wingspan?
Chet Holmgren has 2.29 meters wingspan, contributing to his blocking and rebounding abilities.