Jabari Brown: Playing The NBA, Chinese League, & Net Worth

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The American-born elite point guard, Jabari Brown, is a professional basketball player who has played in the NBA G League, Overseas, and National Basketball Association (NBA).

Brown started his professional basketball career with the Los Angeles D-Fenders and was named to the All-NBA D-League Third Team, NBA D-League All-Rookie Second Team, and NBA D-League All-Star in 2015.

During his collegiate career, he earned First-team All-SEC in 2014 after an impressive season with his college team.

He’s a decent scorer who retains adequate scoring efficiency and is a promising hoopster from all three levels.

Brown With His First NBA Team, Los Angeles Lakers
Brown With His First NBA Team, Los Angeles Lakers (Source: alchetron.com)

Similarly, he generally puts up with brilliant shots and has improved his ball-handling potential to label himself as a respectable shooter.

Discover further engaging information about the American-born professional basketball player Jabari Brown in the article. But first, let’s take a quick look at the quick facts;

Quick Facts

Full Name Javari Akil Brown
Birth Date December 18, 1992
Birth Place Berkeley, California 
Nick Name Jabari Brown
Religion Christianity
Nationality American 
Ethnicity Unknown 
  • Findlay Prep High School
  • Oakland High School
  • Oregon University 
Horoscope Sagittarius 
Father’s Name David Brown
Mother’s Name Fannie Brown
Siblings One (Jamil Brown)
Age 31 Years Old
Height 6’5″/1.96 m/196 cm
Weight 97 Kg/214 lb.
Jersey no.
  • 15 – Los Angeles Lakers
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Profession Basketball player 
NBA Draft 2014 / Undrafted
League NBA, NBA G League & Overseas 
Active Years 2014–present
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unknown 
Girlfriend Not Available 
Kids Not Available 
Net Worth $1-$5 million
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
NBA Teams
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Santa Cruz Warriors 
Social Media Twitter
Last Update May 2024

Early Life & Family

An athletic hoopster, Jabari Brown, was born Jabari Akil Brown in Berkeley, California, on December 18, 1992.

In addition, he follows Christianity and holds American nationality.

Regarding his family, he is one of the two children of his parents, David Brown and Fannie Brown.

Jabari Brown With His Father & Brother
Jabari Brown With His Father & Brother (Source: bleachrtreport.com)

Both parents were college basketball players, and his mother also played professional basketball overseas.

As the basketball bloodline runs through the family, Jabari started playing basketball when he was only five. 

David and Fannie helped their son to improve his skills by providing him with training, techniques, and books related to assorted basketball players.

His parents made sure Jabari and his brother, Jamil, always had a gym to play in instead of a playground or driveway.

Furthermore, his father had always been more than a supporter in Jabari’s life, and it was arduous for him to experience the loss of his biggest strength. His father passed away in February 2016 after a prolonged fight with cancer.

His love for basketball started from a very early age, and he grew up with a brother, Jamil Brown, playing at the local YMCA.

Basketball Career

High School Career

Brown enrolled at Findlay Prep High School in Henderson, Nevada, where he played basketball for the high school team and averaged 16 points per game.

He transferred to Oakland High School in the mid-year. During his junior season, he logged 23.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.

Similarly, in his senior season in 2010-11, he scored 23.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

After his brilliant high school career, he was rated the No.19 national prospect of the 2011 Class. 

Moreover, he was labeled Jordan Brand All-American while he averaged almost one point per minute in the All-America game and recorded 14 points in 15 minutes of action.

College Career

Jabari Brown enrolled at the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team in 2011. After playing two games with Oregon, Brown transferred to the University of Missouri.

During his sophomore, he logged 13.7 points per game and assisted the team to a 23-11 record.

Jabari Brown During His Collegiate Career With Mizzou
Jabari Brown During His Collegiate Career With Mizzou (Source: Bleacher Report)

Moreover, he became the Mizzou team’s leader during his junior season and logged 19.9 points per game.

As a result, he was named All-SEC first team and NABC Division I All-District 21 first team.

In April 2014, he declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his remaining college eligibility.

Professional Career

Brown went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft and joined the Houston Rockets for the 2014 NBA Summer League.

Then, in September 2014, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, and after featuring for four preseason games, he got waived.

Later in November 2014, he was acquired by the affiliate team of the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League.

With the D-Fenders, he logged a D-League season-high 50 points on 16-of-22 shooting in a victory against the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Accordingly, in March 2015, he signed a 10-day deal with the Lakers, followed by another 10-day deal.

Jabari Brown For The Lakers
Jabari Brown For The Lakers (Source: simplybasketball.com)

The former Lakers shooting guard recorded 22 points against the Philadelphia 76ers, which resulted in him signing a multi-year contract the next day.

In April 2015, he recorded 32 points against the Sacramento Kings during the regular-season finale.

However, he was waived by the Lakers before the beginning of the 2015-16 season. Following the waiver, in November 2015, Brown signed with the Foshan Long Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

After appearing in 27 games in the 2015-16 season for Foshan, he recorded 32.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game.

In March 2016, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders for the second stint. He debuted for the team in a victory against the Bakersfield Jam and scored 26 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, and 1 steal in 27 minutes of gameplay.

Consequently, he suffered from a season-ending injury, and in the meantime, the team waived him.

Later, Brown signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in September 2016, but his time with the Bucks ended early after he was waived in October 2016.

Other Teams

Afterward, he signed with the Chinese team, Jilin Northeast Tigers, for the 2016-17 season. With the Tigers, he appeared in 30 games and logged 33.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 32.9 minutes per game.

The Santa Cruz Warriors acquired brown in March 2017, and later, he played with Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Summer League.

Brown returned to the Chinese Basketball Association after signing with the Jiangsu Dragons in January 2018.

In February 2018, he returned for his second stint with the Santa Cruz Warriors. In November 2019, he was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the American professional basketball team.

With the Valley Vipers, he was sidelined until December after an injury. After his return, he was handed a game suspension after leaving the bench during an altercation in a 132-109 loss to the Memphis Hustle on December 17, 2019.

Awards & Achievements

  • All-NBA D-League Third Team (2015)
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2015)
  • NBA D-League All-Rookie Second Team (2015)
  • First-team All-SEC (2014)

Net Worth

The competitive point guard/shooting guard Jabari Brown has a net worth of $1 million- $5 million as of 2024.

Addressing his salary, in the 2014-15  season with Los Angeles Lakers, he earned $104,450.

However, his earnings with other overseas teams are not disclosed yet, but we can assume he might have earned quite a fortune with all the foreign league teams he played.

ACE Society

Ace Society is a multifunctional lifestyle brand for people founded by Jabari Brown in 2016 with superiority creation.

His collection includes both men’s and women’s wear, and his popular apparel are shirts, sweatshirts, pants, and crop tops.

Moreover, his costume brand has thrived to embody collaborations with music artists, influencers, and athletes.

The other purpose of the brand is to continually attempt to push its hand in the fashion industry with a mission to provide a platform to showcase different cross-cultural talents.

Besides basketball, he earned a decent fortune from the clothing brand Ace Society to fortify his income.

Age, Height & Weight

Jabari Brown was born in 1992, which makes him 31 years old.

Addressing his physical stats, he stands at the height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) and weighs around 97 kg (214 pounds).

The shooting guard with a wingspan of 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 meters) exhibits an athletic physique to work on his career.

And he likes keeping medial-length hair and adds the slightest style sometimes.

Who Is Jabari Brown’s Girlfriend?

Jabari Brown is seemingly single and happy with his single life. He might be dating someone, but there has not been anything new about him being involved with a lady.

Moreover, there is no information about his past relationship either.


During Jabari Brown’s stint with Los Angeles Lakers, he underwent a minor laceration to his left eye after he got poked in the eye while practicing for the Summer League.

As a result, he missed the two Summer League games.


During his time with Jiangsu Dragons, Jabari Brown was ejected from the game. He couldn’t stay calm as his opponent player dropped abusive comments toward him during the tournament.

Brown went straight to the opposing Chinese player and choked him. His aggression was inexplicable that came out due to frustration. 

After his ejection, his team ended up losing in overtime to Marshawn Brooks.

Social Media Presence

Jabari Brown is not much of a social media guy. He does not use most social media platforms except for Twitter.

On Twitter, he is available under the handle @Bari_BrownIDF and usually seems to emphasize his brand to the mass audience.

Twitter: 11.5k followers


Jabari Brown's Popularity Graph
Jabari Brown’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph gives brief information about the popularity of Jabari Brown based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Does Jabari Brown have tattoos?

The elite scorer Brown has tattoos inked on his body.

Does Jabari Brown have an NBA ring?

The guard Jabari Brown hasn't won any NBA championship so far.

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