Jarrett Allen Bio: Contracts, Earnings & Girlfriend

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The 2.06 meters tall center for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA, Jarrett Allen, played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team. His father, Leonard Allen, is a former professional basketball player drafted by the Mavericks in the 1985 NBA Draft.

Jarrett was named to his first NBA All-Star Game in February 2022.

He recently made headlines when he was ruled out of the game.

Cavs Center Jarrett Allen
Cavs Center Jarrett Allen (Source: Twitter)

Cavs center Allen was in the starting lineup for the team’s Tuesday night on January 10, 2023, as they prepared to take on the Utah Jazz.

He was even on the court and performed remarkably for his team, but as the second quarter got underway, Allen was officially ruled as questionable to return with an illness.

He has been performing exceptionally well this season, tied his season high with 24 points, and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds, recording his 16th double-double of the campaign on January 12, 2023, in a game against Portland Trail Blazers.

Please continue further for more details.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jarrett Allen
Known As Jarrett Allen
Nickname Fro
Birthdate April 21, 1998
Age 24 Years Old
Birthplace  San Diego, California, United States
Current Residence San Diego, California, United States
Father’s Name Leonard Allen
Mother’s Name Cheryl Allen
Siblings Leonard Allen Jr. (Brother)
Nationality American
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Jordyn January
Children Not Yet
Built Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Distinctive Features Tall Stature, Great Smile
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height 6 ft. 9 in/2.06 m/206 cm
Weight 243 lb./110 kg
Ethnicity Afro-American
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Education Rock Round School, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, University of Texas
NBA Draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall By Brooklyn Nets
Awards & Achievements NBA All-Star (2022)

McDonald’s All-American (2016)

Third-team All-Big 12 (2017)

Playing Career 2017-Present
Association Brooklyn Nets (2017-2021)

Cleveland Cavaliers (2021-Present)

Position Center
Shirt Number 31- Cavaliers
Net Worth $25 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Rookie Card 
Last Update February, 2023 

Early Life & Education

Early Life

The 24 years old professional basketball player Jarrett Allen was born on April 21, 1998, in San Diego, California, United States.

He is the son of former professional basketball player Leonard Allen and his mother, Cheryl Allen.

Leonard was drafted in the 1985 NBA Draft by the Mavericks and played at San Diego State and Spain.

Childhood Picture of Jarrett Allen
Childhood Picture of Jarrett Allen (Source: Instagram)

The Cavs center Jarrett grew up with his older brother Leonard Allen Sr. who had committed to playing basketball for Baylor University but took a leave of absence in 2017.

It was a dream for the two brothers as a child to make it big in basketball since their father played for eight seasons in the NBA.

And they always had someone to pass the ball around, which helped them to hone their skills further.

However, only Jarrett made it to the biggest basketball league in the world NBA.


Jarrett went to Round Rock High School for his freshman year and transferred to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin for his final three years.

As a high schooler, he won two SPC championships and played in the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game.

Allen High School
Jarrett Allen During His High School (Source: Instagram)

After super impressive high school basketball, Allen committed to the University of Texas.

He was a five-star recruit in the Class of 2016.

After freshman year, Allen declared for the 2017 NBA Draft forgoing his remaining three years of collegiate eligibility.


The Brooklyn Nets picked Jarrett Allen 22nd overall in the 2017 NBA Draft. He stayed with the team for five seasons until he was traded to the Cavaliers in 2021.

Allen inked a rookie deal with the Nets on July 20 and made his NBA debut on October 20. He was 19 years 182 days when he debuted for the team, making him the second-youngest player in the Net’s history to set foot on the court.

NBA Player Jarrett Allen During The Game (Source: Instagram)

After five seasons of amazing play with the Nets, he was traded to the Cavs in a multi-player, four-team deal with the Houston Rockers that sent James Harden to the Nets.

On July 2021, Cavs extended a qualifying offer to Jarrett, making him a restricted free agent.

In August of the same year, he signed a multi-year contract with the team.

He played and started all 56 games in the 2021-22 season averaging 16.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, and 1.6 assists.

Cavs center Allen was in the starting lineup for the team’s game on January 10, 2023, as they prepared to take on the Jazz.

He was even on the court and performed remarkably for his team, but as the second quarter got underway, Allen was officially ruled as questionable to return with an illness.

With the Cavs, he plays along with star players like Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Kevin Love, Evan Mobley, etc. 

Net Worth & Contracts

As of 2023, Jarrett Allen has a net worth of around $25 million.

Even though several sources claim he is worth more than $70 million, there is no verification on this subject matter.

Jarrett has earned around $49.88 million from his NBA career and maybe a couple of million from the brand deals. And claiming his net worth to be above $70 mil makes no sense.


Jarrett Allen signed a four-year $10.03 million rookie contract with the Brooklyn Nets on July 2017.

According to the contract, he received a $2.5 million average annual salary.

After the four-year term with the team concluded, he signed one year $669,504 contract with the team.


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Allen hit the jackpot when he signed a five years $100 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 6, 2021, making him one of the highest-paid players in the NBA.

This deal came with all the bells and whistles, including a full $100 million guaranteed and a $20 million average annual salary.

In the 2022-23 season, Allen will make $20 million in base salary.

The deal will keep him with the team until the 2025-26 season ends.

Girlfriend & Social Media

One of the cornerstones of the Cavs, Jarrett Allen, has been astonishing on the court, and his dating life has been just as great.

Jarrett has been dating Jordyn January since June 2016, before his NBA fame.

It is unknown how the two met, though.

Jarrett and January
Jarrett Allen With His Girlfriend Jordyn January (Source: Instagram)

January was born on October 28, 1997. She attended Concordia University Texas for her college studies and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

While in college, January was part of the Student Nurses Association and was a student volunteer at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.

She graduated from college in December 2020 and earned her registered nurse license.

She then returned to Dell Children’s Medical Center, this time as a registered nurse.

Unlike her significant other, Allen, January does not have a public lifestyle and avoids THE limelight. Her Instagram handle is private.

Jarrett is not afraid to express his love for his girl on social media. Be it Christmas, Valentine’s, or New Year, he has consistently greeted and featured January on his posts.

Besides Jordyn, Jarrett posts about his professional career, fun times, and workout reels on the platform, where he has over 272k followers.

Similarly, Jarrett is active on Twitter with over 75.2k followers.

Popularity Graph 

Below is the popularity graph of Jarrett Allen. The graph is based on the internet searches in his name over the past 12 months in the US. 


Popularity Graph of Jarrett Allen
The Popularity of Jarrett Allen Over The Past 12 Months (Source: Google)

The figure shows that Jarrett is quite a popular personality and that many people are interested to know about him. 

Unknown Facts About Jarrett Allen

  • Jarrett Allen was ranked the number 15 overall player in the Class of 2016.
  • As a freshman at the University of Texas, Jarrett averaged 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
  • On October 20, 2021, he became the first player since the shot clock was introduced to make ten or more field goals without a miss in a season opener.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Who did the Cavs trade for Jarrett Allen?

Cleveland traded a 2022 first-round pick, a 2024 second-round pick and Dante Exum for Taurean Prince and Jarrett Allen.

Why did the Brooklyn Nets trade Jarrett Allen?

Mets head coach Steve Nash spoke about the trade, admitting that the team was willing to deal Jarrett partly because they understood his price tag past off-season would likely be very high. The team had other priorities at the time.

Which finger did Jarrett Allen break?

Jarrett Allen fractured left middle finger in September 2022. He initially exited the game in the 2nd quarter with a quad contusion. He was later diagnosed with the finger injury.

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