Jae Crowder Bio: College, Teams, Relationship & Net Worth

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Jae Crowder is a professional American basketball player currently playing as a small forward or power forward for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA. 

Normally, he can be cited as a “late bloomer,” as Jae Crowder did bloom late in his days; however, he turned into a mesmerizing piece when he did.

Jae has developed his actions and gameplay as worthwhile nearly a decade into his career.

To elaborate, Crowder is strangely unique and depicts a veteran presence. But, whatever it is, we can’t ignore how he has established himself as a top-tier defender today.

Also, if you are searching for an eye-candy game with thrilling parts, Crowder portrays an elite level of skills. 

Jae Crowder Playing With Bucks
Jae Crowder Playing With Bucks (Source: Instagram)

He has played for teams like Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, and now Milwaukee Bucks. 

In fact, on February 9, 2023, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks following a four-team trade deadline deal. 

Like every athlete we come across, he also constantly pushes himself with self-awareness. We can just word him as ‘brutally honest,’ the one with nothing to hide. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Corey Jae Crowder
Date of Birth July 6, 1990
Birth Place Villa Rica, Georgia, USA
Nick Name Bossmann
Religion Christianity
Nationality American 
Ethnicity African-American 
Zodiac Sign  Cancer 
Age 32 Years Old
Height 6 feet 6 inches/1.98 m/198 cm 
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Hair Color Black 
Eye Color Black 
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Jonathan Corey Crowder
Mother’s Name Helen Thompson
Siblings Seven 
Education Villa Rica High School 
South Georgia Technical College 
Howard College
Marquette University 
Marital Status Single 
Ex-Girlfriend  Dana Lambert
Kid A daughter, Jada Crowder
Profession Basketball Player
Position Small forward / Power forward
Affiliations
  • Dallas Mavericks (2012-2014)
  • Boston Celtics (2014-2017)
  • Cleveland Cavaliers (2017-2018)
  • Utah Jazz (2018-2019)
  • Memphis Grizzlies (2018-2019)
  • Miami Heat (2020)
  • Phoenix Suns (2020-2023)
  • Milwaukee Bucks (2023-Present)
Active Years 2012-Present
Net Worth $15 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Website
Merch  Signed Card
Last Update March 2023

Body Measurements 

Jae Crowder is an athletic, physically toned guy with a towering height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 meters).

Moreover, he has thick black hair with dread tied in a ponytail. They simply call the hairstyle a hipster hairstyle.

As for his appearance, he weighs around 235 lb (107 kg). Additionally, Jae has his routine workout and diet plans to follow strictly.

 Simply put, Jae keeps himself away from drinks and beverages while cutting out coffee. But, in the meantime, he also takes out bread from his list with grease and sweet beverages. 

“Listen to your body. When you’re tired, it doesn’t mean going harder. It means to take care of your body.”
-Jae Crowder

Tattoos

Jae Crowder has loads of tattoos covered in his arms and various places. Let’s have a look over his tattoos and the meanings behind them. 

  1. Number ’99’: On his right wrist of Jae, he has tattooed the number ’99’, which indicates his jersey number as a defensive lineman at Faulkner University. Apparently, that same number brings him toughness. 
  2. Tiny Basketball: Jae has a little basketball tattooed with a cross on his right forearm, and it is indeed dedicated to his love for the sport. 
  3. BOSS: The word ‘BOSS’ is on his left forearm, which often has a different view of people on it. However, as per Jae, this indicates he is built on self-success. 
  4. CJC: Unusally, the letter ‘CJC’ is tattooed on Jae’s inner side of his left bicep. And it just simply represents his full name, ‘Corey Jae Crowder.’
  5. A Tiny Cross: A closer look at his right forearm has inked a tiny cross, a sign of Christianity. As we all know, he is a big believer in God. 
  6. Cross & Basketball: It is quite a big tattoo on his right biceps, which is simply a giant cross and a basketball in the center. 
  7. Faith: He’s quite a religious guy with the word ‘Faith’ itself inked on the inner side of the left bicep.
  8. Five-Pointed Star: The five-pointed star inked looks more like a shooting star related to wishes for betterment. Well, it is on the center of his left bicep.
  9. Work Hard Play Hard: Indeed, it is, as it says, which often stands as his source of motivation. To illustrate, it’s inked on his right forearm. 
  10. Daughter’s Name And Portrait: On his left forearm, Crowder has inked the portrait and name of his daughter, showcasing his love for his child.

Early Life & Parents 

Corey Jae Crowder, aka Jae Crowder, was born on July 6, 1990, in Villa Rica, Georgia.

Although the details are unknown, Jae has seven siblings. They were all born to his mother, Helen Thompson, and his father, Jonathan Corey Crowder. 

As a matter of fact, Jonathan is a former basketball player for the Utah Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. 

Jae Crowder With His Mother
Jae Crowder With His Mother (Source: Cleveland.com)

Moreover, his father had a 14-year professional career, playing primarily in Europe. His playing career lasted from 1991-2006, with an average of 2.1 points in each game.

Indeed, Jae followed in his father’s footsteps in the industry. 

High School

Jae commenced playing the games in his early days and attended Villa Rica High School. Alongside his academics, he starred as the school’s basketball team’s starting point guard. 

Not to mention, he had also played football as the quarterback on his school’s team.

Although Jae was involved in sports, he wasn’t physically toned; thus, his father helped him be in shape.

By the end of high school, Jae had a toned body in perfect condition.

\Apparently, he was involved in professional training with his father during the summer holidays in Florida. Thus, he gained years of professional experience in the sport.  

College

After high school, Jae had a silent enrollment in college, as he wasn’t highly recruited. As a college student, he transferred to three different institutions. 

Jae first devoted himself to South Georgia Tech, where he trained and played under head coach Steven Wright. He bagged Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Player of the Year during his tenure.  

Additionally, he led his team to their first-ever NJCAA national tournament appearance.

He was transferred to Howard College during his sophomore year, where he played for Howard Hawks.

Indeed, Jae had reigning victory even in Howard as he claimed Junior College Player of the Year.

Besides, he led the team to bag their first-ever NJCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. 

After the transfer to Marquette University, Jae represented the Golden Eagles. Moreover, he also took the East Perfect Player of the Game in Reese’s College All-Star Game.

By the end of his college days, he successfully claimed the Big East Player of the Year and an AP Second-Team All-American again.

Professional Career

Afterward his college graduation, Jae entered the 2012 NBA Draft. Cleveland Cavaliers later selected him as the 34th overall pick in the second round. 

However, they later traded him to the Dallas Mavericks for 17th overall pick Tyler Zeller and Kelenna Azubuike on the same night.

Dallas Mavericks

On July 20, 2012, Jae signed a non-guaranteed two-year contract with the Mavericks and commenced his play with the NBA Summer League and pre-season games.

After his first season, he was already titled Maverick’s future star, averaging 16.6 points, 1.6 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, and 2.0 steals. 

However, his debut was only in the season-opening game against the Los Angeles Lakers, and he had career-high points of 18 in November 2013.

On February 27, 2014, he was also assigned to play for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.

Boston Celtics

After more than a season with Dallas, they traded him to Boston Celtics in 2014 for Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell.

After the end of the year, he re-signed the contract with the Celtics in 2015 for five years worth $35 million.

Boston Celtics
Jae Crowder Playing From Boston Celtics (Source: Instagram)

Jae played with the team for only three years, from 2014 to 2017. 

Cleveland Cavaliers

Jae Crowder spent a season with Cleveland Cavaliers, where he scored 18 points against the Detroit Pistons on November 20, 2017.

Utah Jazz

With Utah Jazz, Jae was involved in a three-team trade, including the Cavaliers and the Sacramento Kings. Apparently, he played his debut match against the Portland Trail Blazers. 

Overall, he ended the short-lived tenure with career-high 30 points over Toronto Raptors. 

Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies acquired Jae on July 6, 2019, as part of a package for Mike Conley Jr

On October 27, 2019, Crowder made the game-winning three-pointer in the 134th second of overtime to win against the Brooklyn Nets 134–133. 

Jae scored then season-high 27 points in a 140–114 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on January 4, 2020. 

Miami Heat 

From February 2020, he played for the Miami Heat until November 2020. 

Phoenix Suns 

Crowder devoted himself to Phoenix Suns on November 28, 2020.

He scored four points, nine rebounds, and four assists in the debut win against the Dallas Mavericks. For the first time since 2010, the Suns made the postseason.

Phoenix advanced to the finals for the first time since 1993 because of Crowder’s 19 points in a resounding 130-103 victory.

Jae for Training
Jae During His Training (Source: Instagram)

He was the sole finals veteran on either team, but they lost against the Milwaukee Bucks in six games.

In 2022, The Suns again made the playoffs, but the Dallas Mavericks beat them in the second round in seven games.

Milwaukee Bucks

Jae was traded to Milwaukee Bucks on February 9, 2023, in a four-team trade involving the Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers.

Achievements

Crowder, as explained before, started early; however, he gained notice much later in his career. As an all-rounder, he has positional flexibility and a robust defensive mechanism. 

Most have gone to the length to title him as the solid rebounder, and with this, we can’t miss out on his excellent work ethic.

Moreover, we can talk about his transition from a kid to an athletic guy with skill sets.

Some of his achievements to date are highlighted below:

  • Second-team All-American – AP, TSN (2012)
  • Third-team All-American – NABC (2012)
  • Big East Player of the Year (2012)
  • All-Big East First Team (2012)
  • NABC Junior College Player of the Year (2010)
  • NJCAA Men’s Division I champion (2010)

Career Stats

Season
Team
GP
Min
Pts
FG%
3P%
REB
AST
STL
BLK
2022-23
 
Milwaukee Bucks
1.0
16.0
9.0
60.0
100.0
3.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
2021-22
 
Suns
67
28.1
9.4
39.9
34.8
5.3
1.9
1.4
0.4
2020-21
 
Suns
60
27.5
10.1
40.4
38.9
4.7
2.1
0.8
0.5
2019-20
 
Heat
20
27.6
11.8
48.2
44.5
5.3
1.8
1.2
0.5
2019-20
 
Grizzlies
45
29.4
9.9
36.8
29.3
6.2
2.8
1.0
0.3
2018-19
 
Jazz
80
27.1
11.9
39.9
33.1
4.8
1.7
0.8
0.4
2017-18
 
Jazz
27
27.6
11.8
38.6
31.6
3.8
1.5
0.9
0.3
2017-18
 
Cavaliers
53
25.4
8.6
41.8
32.8
3.3
1.1
0.8
0.2
2016-17
 
Celtics
72
32.4
13.9
46.3
39.8
5.8
2.2
1.0
0.3
2015-16
 
Celtics
73
31.6
14.2
44.3
33.6
5.1
1.8
1.7
0.5
2014-15
 
Celtics
57
24.2
9.5
41.8
28.2
4.6
1.4
1.0
0.4
2014-15
 
Mavericks
25
10.6
3.6
43.4
34.2
1.2
0.5
0.6
0.2
2013-14
 
Mavericks
78
16.1
4.6
43.9
33.1
2.5
0.8
0.8
0.3
2012-13
 
Mavericks
78
17.3
5.0
38.4
32.8
2.4
1.2
0.8
0.2
Career
 
736
25.2
9.6
41.8
34.7
4.3
1.6
1.0
0.3

Injury & Controversy

A small slip can lead to grave injuries as an athlete, and Jae Crowder is no stranger to it.

On March 14, 2016, Crowder struggled with a right ankle sprain that ultimately made him miss eight straight games. 

Crowder has suffered the most because of his ankle injuries among all the injuries he has faced.

Likewise, he has even faced certain complications regarding concussions and his hip and knees. 

Jae Crowder And Marcus Morris

In January 2020, Crowder and Morris had beef during Crowder’s Memphis tenure. Back then, he faced the New York Knicks and claimed victory over them at Madison Square Garden. 

Crowder stole an inbound pass during the match and had his shot. Foul language was exchanged; however, they didn’t have physical contact.

Morris stated that Jae was “very womanlike.” Indeed, Morris faced backlash for his sexist comments, and he took to Twitter to apologize instantly.

But, all in all, Jae was smooth with his reply instead of portraying hot-headed behavior.

Net Worth

Jae Crowder has an estimated net worth of $15 million as of March 2023.

After playing for 11 seasons, Crowder has earned a total of $65,978,835. 

On November 28, 2020, he signed a three-year deal worth $30 million with the Phoenix Suns.

Hence, in the 2022-23 season, Jae will earn a base salary of $10.18 million while carrying a cap hit of $10.18 million. 

Nonetheless, Crowder’s first contract was back in 2012. In fact, he signed an entry-level two-year contract worth $1.39 million with Dallas Mavericks. 

His massive deal came oon July 27, 2015, when he signed a five-year, $35 million contract with Boston Celtics.

Besides his games, Crowder also earns by endorsing brands such as Lececouture, Eternal Water, and Topik Underwear.

Likewise, he signed partnership deals with Papa John’s in 2017.

Jae has a sneaker deal with Nike. As a result, he rocks Nike shoes and has worn ‘Nike Kobe AD Exodus’ in Kobe’s honor.

Not to mention, he has also flaunted LeBron James’ signature kicks. 

When it comes to the physical properties of the basketball player, he owns a big house worth millions in Wayland. Moreover, he has a variety of car collections in his place.

Personal Life

Crowder is a proud father of his daughter, Jada. However, his relationship with his baby mama is quite complicated. 

He was dating ex-girlfriend Dana Lambert since 2012 and had a daughter the following year. 

Lambert founded Backboard Baby (a platform for mothers to share their stories about motherhood).

They broke up shortly after Jada was born, as he was accused of adultery. 

Jae Crowder With His Ex-Girlfriend And Daughter
Jae Crowder With His Ex-Girlfriend And Daughter (Source: GHGossip)

Their relationship wasn’t smooth sailing; Lambert had accused Jae of cheating with her friend, Marliesia Ortiz.

Following it, he was accused of the same thing as Dre Cabrera. 

After the whole cheating fiasco, he didn’t date for a few years, but in 2019, Crowder was speculated to be in a relationship with a girl named Lece Babi. 

Later on, they accepted their love affair; however, in 2020, Jae split up with his then-girlfriend, Babi.

Mother, Helen Thompson

As sad news, Jae’s mother, Helen Thompson, is no longer by the athlete’s side.

It was back in 2017 when he was just traded to Cleveland Cavaliers. The very same day, Helen died of cancer at 51. 

“The good thing about the whole ordeal was I was able to whisper it to my mom before she passed. I was with her. I just told her, ‘We’re going to Cleveland.’ Five minutes later, she passed.”
-Jae Crowder

Social Media Presence

You can check out his social media platforms to get daily updates on the athlete. Crowder is on Instagram under the username @bo99mann. 

Similarly, he has his Twitter handle under the username @CJC9BOSS. Jae posts about his game, lifestyle, and merch on social media. 

Instagram: 7.7K Followers 

Twitter: 220.8K Followers

Popularity Graph 

The Milwaukee Bucks player is quite popular among basketball fans. Millions of NBA watchers have searched for him. 

Jae Crowder Search Graph 2023
Jae Crowder Search Graph 2023 (Source: Google Trend)

The above diagram illustrates his 12 months search trend. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Which course did Jae Crowder study at college?

Jae Crowder majored in communication studies at Marquette Diederich College of Communication for his academics.

What is the jersey number of Crowder, and why did he choose it?

The basketball player wears jersey number 99. He wore the number 99 in honor of his best friend, who has worn the number while playing basketball at Faulkner University.

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