Standing 6ft & 10 inches tall on the basketball court, Jack surely knows how to garner everyone’s attention. Jack Matthew Cooper Salt is a New Zealand Professional basketball player who has already shown his promising performances in the Canterbury Rams of the National Basketball League (NBC).
Jack Salt is the only New Zealand Basketball player ever to win a NCAA Championship in the States.
In his early twenties, Jack has already become the team’s captain and had played thirty-six games. Between 2018 and 19, he was named to the all- ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Academic team and scored his career’s highest points in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal.
Jack currently signed for Canterbury Rams. Previously he was signed for Phoenix Suns in the NBA summer league 2019. Jack’s passion for basketball started back in 2013 when he was in high school. Jack debuted in 2013, playing for New Zealand for National Basketball League for the Super City Rangers.
Despite being young, he has already marked his name as promising and looks forward to basketball’s future. He makes sure to assure you that you won’t be able to keep off your eyes from him. Let’s take a sneak peek at this amazing young handsome man’s early life, personal life, and career.
|Full Name||Jack Matthew Cooper Salt|
|Birth Date||February 11, 1996|
|Birth Place||London, UK|
|Education||University of Virginia|
|Father’s Name||Simon Salt|
|Mother’s Name||Maria Anstis|
|Siblings||One (younger sister)|
|Age||24 years old|
|Height||6ft 10 inches (1.85 m approx.)|
|Shoe Size||Not Available|
|Eye Color||Greyish Green|
|Pervious Team||Phoenix Sun (2019)|
|Current Team||Canterbury Rams (2020)|
|Other Association||New Zealand U17 National Volleyball Team, 2012|
|Salary||$ 45,600 per year|
|Social Media||Facebook, Instagram|
|Merch of Canterbury Rams||12-Pack Cooler Bag, Jersey|
Jack Salt | Early life, Parents, Education, Horoscope
Jack was born on Feb 11, 1996, in London, United Kingdom. Born to the proud parents Simon Salt and Maria Anstis, he is the brother of the younger sister, Sophie.
Jack’s parents moved to Auckland, New Zealand, when he was young. He grew up in New Zealand and beheld the citizenship of New Zealand.
About his educational background, he seems to have balanced his academics and sports career. He attended Virginia University because of its Academic opportunities and coaching staff. In addition to that, he has majored certificate in anthropology. Recently, he has joined Curry School of Education to study educational psychology.
Jack’s horoscope chart shows he belongs under the Aquarius sign. Some of the characteristics traits of Aquarius are realistic, highly creative, and progressive. Jack Salt seems to be very advanced, relying on his career success at such a young age.
He has already played under New Zealand Under seventeen volleyball in his early twenties and the National Basketball League (NBL).
Jack Salt | career
Jack’s Early Career
Jack was never a basketball player during his childhood. He loved to play soccer outdoor, and his dad used to be his coach. Before high school, he played volleyball for the National Team of New Zealand for U17, and high school was a place where his love for basketball began.
Jack is amazed at the transition from playing volleyball for the National team under 17 to playing basketball for National Basketball League (NBL) under 20. His versatility shows he can do better in any field.
His sports career started in his high school at Westlake Boys High School. He played under 17 New Zealand’s National Volleyball Team in 2012. Previously, Jack used to play for the college-level Virginia Men’s Basketball Team.
In 2013, Jack recognized his passion for basketball and debuted in the New Zealand NBL for the Super City Rangers. There he scored an average of 8.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 14 games. In 2014, he played for Waikato Pistons during the 2014 NBL, where he scored an average of 7.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in nine games.
Jack’s College Career
Salt signed a contract with Coach Tony Bennett in 2013 to play college basketball at Virginia. During his first year on campus, he was given a redshirt to gain weight and stamina for his upcoming debut season in 2015.
He spent most of the time with Isaiah Wilkins (a former athlete of the University of Virginia), his roommate. In addition to that, Jack also received the very prestigious Crowley Scholarship awarded by Virginia for outstanding performance, leadership, and sportsmanship.
During his freshman year in college, he played in his redshirt and then gradually became a steady rotational player for the Cavaliers for the rest of his career. In senior season Cavaliers started the season from being the first top seed to lose to a 16 seed in NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The Cavalier bounced back during the regular season of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), where they won and claimed their number one seed. In ACC, Jack played for 34 minutes straight and successfully scored 5 points, eight rebounds. In addition to that, Salt is also the first New Zealand native to win NCCA Division.
Jack’s Professional Career
Unfortunately, Salt was not selected for the 2019 National Basketball Association (NBA), which led him to join the phoenix suns 2019 summer league team. Currently, he is affiliated with Canterbury Rams for the 2020 New Zealand NBL season.
Besides that, Salt has also played under the National team of New Zealand under 20 teams during 2013-14 and was a senior national team member for the 2013 Oceania championships. He left everyone in their amusement when he decided to withdraw from New Zealand’s 2019 FIBA World Cup Team.
Salt is also given the nickname of “Chiropractor” by his teammates & coach due to his defensive position to play a physical in the court. His coach believes that his physical built-up has given him the advantages of playing physical during games.
Jack Salt | Career Stats
Jack Salt | Personal Life, Girlfriend
No doubt this 6 ft. 10 inches standing tall, handsome man has many female fans & followers. He is mostly searched on the internet for his girlfriend and relationship status, but Salt likes to keep it intact. So, he has maintained his low profile and hasn’t talked about personal matters in public.
There is no authentic information about his girlfriend, and he reportedly single. The media believes his relationship status will gradually come into the limelight once he performs at a higher level. Until then, ladies, let’s have a celebrity crush on him.
Jack Salt’s Body Measurement, Health Problem
It’s no surprise that Jack is exceptionally tall because most of the basketball players are usually tall standing figure. Jack is 6 ft. 10 inches tall with 113 kg of body weight. He has greyish green color of eyes, which is even more complemented by his blonde hair.
Jack has a tight muscle body built up; he says basketball keeps him fit despite going gym. He has a broad shoulder and perfect macho body, which probably every guy desire to have.
Salt has been reported to have a liver problem, which made him unable to join Trefl Sopot of the Polish Basketball League (PBL) in 2019, cutting his European career. In 2020, he was plagued by sickness, and then a severe knee injury prevented him from playing for NBL even before it was started.
Jack Salt’s Net Worth; how much does he earn?
Jack is still in his early career as a starter, so there is not much to talk about his net worth. But we can analyze that Jack started as a college-level player, and the college player rarely gets paid as a salary. Therefore, it is hard to calculate his net worth and salary.
Despite not getting a regular salary, Jack managed to get his way for a university scholarship, which is an excellent achievement for the person who loves to maintain academics.
In the 2019 NBA summer league, the players are expected to have earned $ 1500 in per diem in the course of a twelve-day tournament.
Besides sports, Tournaments & leagues, he earns additional money from various sponsorships & endorsements, but his earnings are not made public.
Moreover, there is no information about Jack’s assets, such as houses and cars. But, let us assume being a national player, he might be enjoying his luxurious lifestyle.
Jack Salt’s Social Media Engagement
Despite having a large number of followers on Instagram, Jack seems to be inactive on social media. He has only eight posts on his Instagram with 18 thousand followers. Being a very privacy intact person, Jack has kept his Instagram account in private mode. He doesn’t seem to have a Twitter account as of now.
He, too, has a Facebook with 1300 followers and rarely posts there. In one interview, he said that he rarely watches news or Television. He is a kind of introvert and acquires only a handful of information.
Jack Salt’s unheard facts
- Salt is the only New Zealand Basketball player ever to win an NCAA Championship in the States.
- Jack is a huge Chipotle fan (‘Chipotle’ is a Mexican-inspired food containing tacos & burritos). He says he loves America for chipotle, and sometimes he eats five chipotle in a day.
- Jack adores Jamar Abrams, who is an American former basketball player.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Jack Salt Single?
Yes, by all means, Jack seems to be single as he hasn’t opened up about his relationship in public. Also, there is no rumored girlfriend until now.
What is the height of Jack Salt?
Jack Salt is 6 feet 10 inches tall. He says being tall has its advantages in playing basketball.
What is Jack Salt Current affiliation?
Jack Salt currently plays for Canterbury Rams. He signed Canterbury Rams in February 2020.
Who is Jack Salt?
Jack is a professional basketball player affiliated with different professional basketball teams like New Zealand Breakers, Waikato Pistons, Canterbury Rams.