The athletism of American basketball player Jaden Ivey came from a sporting family bloodline. Ivey, a shooting guard for Detriot Pistons of the NBA, is the son of former WNBA player Niele Ivey & retired NFL player Javin Hunter.
Considered a top prospect while at Purdue University, Jaden became the 5th pick in round one of the 2022 NBA Draft by the Pistons. Subsequently, the NBA player signed a four-year guaranteed contract with the Pistons that is effective through the 2025-26 season.
Along with NBA career success, Ivey is onto a new phase of his life in 2023, i.e. parenthood, with his longtime girlfriend Caitlyn Newton.
Like his girlfriend Catilyn, Jaden’s parents also met at college, but their relationship was short-lived.
In fact, his parents were never married; they split when he was still unborn. So, his mother raised him as a single mother.
Thanks to his mom’s guidance, he carried an unwavering passion for basketball & now stands as one of the promising young NBA figures.
In this article, we’ll look closely at Jaden Ivey’s personal life, NBA achievements, relationship & net worth.
|Full Name||Jaden Edward Dhananjay Ivey|
|Nick Name||Poison Ivey|
|Date of Birth||February 13, 2002|
|Age||21 Years Old|
|Birth Place||South Bend, Indiana, U.S.|
|Height||6 feet 4 inches/ 1.93 m/ 193 cm|
|Weight||88 kg / 195 lbs|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Father’s Name||Javin Hunter|
|Mother’s Name||Niele Ivey|
|University||Purdue College (2020-22)|
|NBA Draft||Round: 1, Pick: 5th overall, 2022|
|Team||Detroit Pistons (2022- now)|
|Career Highlights & Awards||
|Net Worth||$3 Million|
|Merch||Signed Basketball, Trading Card|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Last Update||December 2023|
Jaden Ivey Comes From An Athletic Family
Nicknamed “Poison Ivey”, the American basketball player Jaden Ivey was born on February 13, 2002, in South Bend, Indiana.
Both his parents have recognition as athletes; his father Javin Hunter is a former NFL player, while his mother Niele Ivey is a retired WNBA player-turned-coach of Notre Dame (2020- now).
But the family tree of athletism came much earlier than that.
As reported, Jaden’s late grandfather James Hunter (nicknamed “Hound Dog”) played in the NFL with Detriot Lions (1976-1982), before a neck injury ended his playing career.
From his father’s other relationship, Ivey has a younger half-brother named Jordan Hunter who is also into high school basketball.
Details On Parents!
Ivey’s dad & mom met when they were college students at Notre Dame. However, the two never married but broke up later, while Jaden was still in Niele’s womb.
She would raise the future NBA star as a single mother, so Jaden took her maiden name “Ivey”. Though, he is also on good terms with his father Javin.
Jaden Ivey’s Mother | Niele Ivey
Niele Ivey (the mother of NBA star Jaden) is a former basketball player who works as the head coach of the Notre Dame women’s basketball varsity team Fighting Irish.
The St. Louis, Missouri-born (b. September 24, 1977) attended Cor Jesu Academy before pursuing college basketball at Norte Dame (1997-2001).
Niele was the second-round (19th overall) pick of the Indiana Fever in the 2001 WNBA Draft.
During her rookie season with Fever, she was pregnant with baby Jaden. In the same season, she even led the team to the 2001 NCAA Championship.
After her WNBA career ended in 2005, Niele Ivey turned to a managerial & coaching career:
- Xavier University (2005- 07)- administrative assistant
- Notre Dame (2007-15)- assistant coach
- Notre Dame (2015-19)- assistant head coach
- Memphis Grizzlies (2019-20)- assistant coach
Since 2020, she has been serving as the head coach of women’s basketball at Notre Dame, following the retirement of Muffet McGraw.
Father Javin Hunter Is A Former NFL Player
Jaden Ivey’s father Javin Hunter (b. May 9, 1980) is a former NFL player who played as wide receiver for Baltimore Ravens (2002-2005) & San Francisco 49ers (2006).
Hunter, 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m), played college football at Notre Dame from 1998 to 2001, totaling 867 receiving yards for four touchdowns & rushed 51 yards.
The Detroit, Michigan-born then became the round-six (206th) pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2002 NFL Draft.
He played for the Ravens for five seasons from 2002 to 2005 before a torn Achilles tendon led his performance down.
Then in 2006, he had a stint with the 49ers, concluding his NFL career with 5 receptions for 35 yards.
Jaden Ivey | Age, Height & Body Measurement
Born in 2002, the NBA player is 21 years old. With a physically imposing figure, Jaden, with black hair & brown eyes, stands 1.93 m tall & weighs 195 lbs.
The right-handed basketball star has a wing span of 6 feet 9 inches and a shoe size of 12. As a player, to maintain agility & strength, there is no denying that Ivey takes his fitness seriously & does intense workouts.
Ivey’s Career In NBA & National Team
A top-five prospect for the NBA draft while at the college, Jaden Ivey declared for the NBA draft forgoing his junior & senior years at Purdue University.
He became the first-round, 5th overall pick of the Detroit Pistons in the 2022 NBA Draft.
On October 19, 2022, the Indiana-born made his NBA debut with the Pistons in a 113-109 victory against the Orlando Magic, where he scored 19 points, three rebounds, and four assists.
Ivey made a career-high 30 points in a 126-111 loss against Utah Jazz on December 20, 2022.
Aside from NBA games, the basketball player also played for the national team.
He represented the United States at the 2021 FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Latvia, where he averaged 12.3 points per game & led them to the trophy. It was the States’ 8th FIBA title.
Collegiate Basketball With Purdue Boilermakers
Jaden was fascinated with basketball from an early age- an impression that came from his mother, who played in WNBA for Indiana Fever (2001-05).
An attendant of Marian High School & La Lumiere School, Ivey committed to play college basketball at Purdue University after weighing offers from Butler and Notre Dame.
In his freshman year in 2021, the player appeared in 23 games, averaging 11.1 points per game, 1.9 assists per game & 3.3 rebounds per game with a .399 field goal percentage.
As a sophomore, Ivey, who was named the 2021 First-team All-Big Ten, started in 34 games (out of 36) with 17.3 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game & 3.1 assists per game.
Jaden Ivey | Is He Dating Or Married?
Currently, Ivey is in a committed relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Caitlyn Newton, a 2022 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in psychological science.
The two met at Purdue, where Jaden played college basketball with the Boilermakers while Caitlyn was a standout volleyball player.
Though the detail about when & how they began dating remain under wraps.
Both of them are open about their relationships on their Instagram; they frequently mention & feature each other on their social media posts.
On January 18, 2023, the NBA player and his beau went to Instagram to announce that they were expecting a child together.
In the IG post with a picture of sonography & Caitlyn’s baby bump, Ivey wrote:
“God, we thank you for the greatest gift! Thank you for this blessing..soon to show the world his gifts. As we await your beginning, we promise to give you more than our all as your parents and love you unconditionally. Young King, a star will be born.”
Though they are yet to reveal the gender & name of their baby.
Jaden’s girlfriend, Caitlyn Molly Newton, is the daughter of Donald and Anna Newton Scott. She grew up with her five siblings: two brothers (Gregory & Adam) and three sisters (Ryann, Ava & Caroline).
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Jaden Ivey?
Jaden Ivey’s NBA stardom came after signing with Detriot Pistons as their first-round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. The Pistons offered him a four-year rookie contract worth $32.95 million on July 2, 2022.
Thanks to the lucrative deal, Ivey now stands with a millionaire tag & owns a $3 million net worth as of December 2023.
The rookie deal with the Pistons earns him an average annual salary of $8.23 million & makes him committed through the 2025-26 season.
In the 2022-23 season, the base salary of the shooting guard is $7.25 million.
And since all of the contract money is guaranteed, so, if the team releases or trades Ivey, they still have to pay him the agreed amount.
It’s worth noting that Jaden Ivey’s contract also includes an option for the final year, allowing the Pistons to extend the contract for an additional year. But it also means if he has a struggling season, then they can cut ties with him.
Earnings From Endorsement
In addition to that, the Purdue alumnus makes a huge sum through endorsements too.
On his Instagram, he has paid partnerships with Armani, ZipRecruiter, Bose, Chiptole, Tissot USA (jewelry/watches), and JD Sports US.
As per Influencer Marketing Hub, his earnings for each sponsored post lie between $693 – $1,155.
What is the nickname of Jaden Ivey?
Jaden Ivey goes by the nickname 'Poison Ivey.' The player has used this name for his social media handles.
Did Ivey play in the 2022 NBA Summer League?
Yes, Jaden played for the Pistons in an 81-78 win against the Blazers in the first game of the 2022 NBA Summer League. However, during a game against the Wizards, he suffered an ankle injury that ruled him out from the rest of the games. But he came back to play in the NBA regular season match against Orlando Magic on October 19, 2022.