De’Andre Hunter Bio: Father’s Death, NBA Contracts & Net Worth

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De’Andre Hunter, an American basketball player, has been a small forward for Atlanta Hawks since his NBA debut in 2019.

Hunter was the first-round (4th overall) pick in the 2019 NBA draft by the L.A. Lakers before a series of trades landed him in the Hawks ahead of the regular season.

On a rookie scale contract with the Atlanta Hawks, he signed an extension worth $90 million in 2022 for the next four years.

That deal will keep him with the team until the 2026-27 season unless they trade him away beforehand.

The Philadelphia-born played basketball at Virginia Cavaliers before forgoing his college eligibility for the NBA draft after two seasons in college.

NBA Player De'Andre Hunter
NBA Player De’Andre Hunter (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Growing up without a father figure, he always had his family’s back throughout his journey to prominence. His commitment & success in basketball is all thanks to his mother & siblings, especially his older brother.

His early encounters in life helped him become the selfless and dedicated athlete he is today.

No wonder, aside from his excellence in hoops, his compassion & modest demeanor off the field makes him one of the favorites of the Hawks.

Quick Facts

Full Name De’Andre James Hunter
Known As De’Andre Hunter
Birth Date December 2, 1997
Birth Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age 26 Years Old
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Education
  • Friends’ Central School
  • University of Virginia (2017-19)
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father’s Name Aaron Hunter Sr.
Mother’s Name Priscilla Hunter
Siblings Three
Relationship Status Dating (allegedly)
Girlfriend N/A
Height 6 ft. 8 in. /2.03 m/ 203 cm
Weight 225 lbs/ 102 Kg
Build Athletic
Shoe Size N/A
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Profession Basketball Player
League NBA
NBA Draft 2019: First Round, 4th Overall (by Los Angeles Lakers)  
Current Team Atlanta Hawks (2019- present)
Position Small Forward
Jersey Number 7
Achievements
  • NCAA Champion (2019)
  • NABC Defensive Player of the Year (2019)
  • ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2019)
Net Worth $5 Million
Salary (2022-23 Season) $9.83 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Signed Rookie Card
Last Update May 2024

Lost Father At Seven, More On Family!

De’Andre Hunter was born December 2, 1997, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Aaron Hunter Sr. and Priscilla Hunter.

When he was seven years old, his father passed away in 2005. As reported, Hunter’s dad played basketball at Simon Gratz High School.

Then, the future NBA player was raised in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, along with his siblings by his mother single-handedly.

De'Andre Hunter With His Mother Priscilla
De’Andre Hunter With His Mother Priscilla (Source: Twitter)

His elder brother Aaron Jr., who is 11 years his senior, also took the pseudo-father responsibility. Hunter also has two sisters named Candice and Cheyanne.

De’Andre’s brother Aaron is a graduate of Peirce College (2014-18) and now works for Hunter Sports Management.

What Is The Age & Height Of De’Andre Hunter?

As of 2024, De’Andre Hunter is 26 years old.

The NBA player with an athletic frame & broad shoulders can move swiftly & jump high, thanks to his powerful legs. He stands 2.03 m tall & weighs 225 lbs.

He has a wingspan of 7 feet 2 inches (2.18 m) and a standing reach of 8 feet 5 inches (2.56 m). 

Hunter follows a strict training schedule & diet to keep up his physical fitness.

From Early Interest In Basketball To Collegiate Career

At an early age, De’Andre fell in love with basketball & played with his sibling and other kids from the neighborhood.

Hunter’s interest in the hoops became a passion, so his family became his biggest supporters.

He attended Friends Central School in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, where he played on the varsity basketball team. He was named Pennsylvania Class AA Player of the Year in his junior year.

De’Andre averaged 23.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.5 blocks per game as a high school senior.

Hunter Playing College Basketball For Virginia
Hunter Playing College Basketball For Virginia (Source: SB Nation)

Over offers from NC State, Miami, and Notre Dame, he chose the University of Virginia, where he redshirted his first year (2016-17).

Hunter played for two seasons (2017-18 & 2018-19) with the Virginia Cavaliers, followed by his NBA draft declaration.

As a redshirt sophomore, he led the Virginia Cavaliers to the 2019 NCAA Championship title and finished the season with 15.2 points & 5.1 rebounds per game.

NBA Career

De’Andre Hunter was the 4th overall (round one) pick of the LA Lakers in the 2019 NBA draft, behind the three elites: Zion Williamson, Ja Morant & RJ Barrett.

Later ahead of the regular season, he was traded to the Pelicans as a part of a three-team trade, who sent him to the Atlanta Hawks.

He immediately became a crucial member of the Hawks’ roster in his rookie season. Hunter averaged 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds & 1.8 assists, appearing in 63 games (started in 62).

Hunter demonstrated his excellent all-around promise during the 2020-21 season, with 15.8 points per game.

That season, he scored his career-high 33 points in a loss to the Bucks on January 24, 2021.

The Hawks' Small Forward De'Andre Hunter
The Hawks’ Small Forward De’Andre Hunter (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Moreover, he played in the 2021 NBA playoffs, scoring 51 points in five games for the Hawks; the team later lost to the Bucks in the conference finals.

Then, in the 2021-22 regular season, De’Andre Hunter averaged 13.4 points, 3.3 rebounds & 1.3 assists.

His second visit to the post-season came after the Hawks clinched the 2022 NBA playoffs, where they lost to the Miami Heat in the first round.

One of the best young players in the league, he showed the ability to score from various spots on the court and played strong defense.

How Much Is De’Andre Hunter’s Net Worth?

A professional after being a draft pick in the 2019 NBA draft, Hunter’s life has changed drastically- from fame to money showers & all.

De’Andre Hunter has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2024.

From his NBA contracts, the basketball star made a total of $31.65 million from his four NBA seasons.

On July 7, 2019, De’Andre signed a four-year rookie contract worth $32.1 million that included club options in the last two years of the deal. It averaged an annual salary of $8 million.

In the 2022-23 season, Hunter, with a base salary was $9.83 million, ranked #6 highest-paid player of the Hawks.

The top-three most-paid players of the team in the 2022-23 season are Trae Young ($37 million), John Collins ($23.5 million), and Clint Capela ($18.7 million).

On October 17, 2022, De’Andre Hunter inked a four-year extension worth $90 million with up to $5 million in unlikely incentives, totaling $95 million.

From that deal, his earnings until the end of the extension contract will be:

Seasons Salary
First year (2023-24) $20.08 million
2024-25 $21.69 million
2025-26 $23.3 million
Final Year (2026-27) $24.91 million

Aside from his contract, he summed up a great deal of money from endorsements.

In August 2019, Hunter signed a multi-year deal with Nike but kept the financial details of it under wraps.

Relationship & Social Media

There is no denying that basketball fans are always eager to see De’Andre in action on the court. But also they are curious to know about the NBA star’s dating life.

“Is De’Andre in a relationship or married?” is a question many would like to hear answered. However, Hunter is yet to confirm that.

In his Facebook profile, a post from February 16, 2020, features the basketball player with a lady (name undisclosed) that many assumed to be his girlfriend.

He wrote “1” followed by a heart emoji in the caption, which means ‘one love.’

Hunter With His Alleged Girlfriend
Hunter With His Alleged Girlfriend (Source: Facebook)

Since then, he has not shared pictures with or spoken about her; it’s unclear if they are still together.

De’Andre Hunter has over 95.9K followers on his Instagram (@drehunter) and 14.8K on Twitter (@DreHunter).

But there are no updates or hints about his romantic life on social media. Instead, he shares pictures & videos of his basketball journey on the platform.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the jersey number of De'Andre Hunter?

Hunter wears jersey number #12 with Atlanta Hawks. He wore the same shirt number during his college days in Virginia.

Did Hunter sign a contract with the Hawks?

Nearing the end of his 4-year rookie contract, he signed a four-year extension worth $90 million with the Hawks in October 2022. The deal is effective from the 2023-24 season to the 2026-27 season.

When was Hunter drafted into NBA?

The Los Angeles Lakers selected De'Andre Hunter as the fourth overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft and traded him to the Atlanta Hawks shortly after.

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