Everything About NBA Player Jason Preston: Contracts, Family & Girlfriend

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Jason Preston, an American point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers, has an aspiring story of struggle & dedication that led him to success.

Preston’s high school basketball days were far-fetched from prominence. Also, then-high school student Jason lost his mother to cancer & was living with his mother’s best friend.

Now, looking at Preston, considered one of the most promising NBA players, there is no denying that sheer passion & hard work pays off!

The Orlando-born was the draft pick of the Orlando Magic before they traded him to the Los Angeles Clippers. With the Clippers, he signed a three-year contract in 2021 that runs through the 2023-24 season.

Jason Preston For The Los Angeles Clippers
Jason Preston For The Los Angeles Clippers (Source: Instagram)

In his rookie year with the Magic, Jason suffered a foot injury that led him to miss the entire season.

On October 23, 2022, he returned to the court and made his NBA debut after recovering from his injury.

Alongside his basketball career, he has a blissful relationship; the NBA star & his college sweetheart Micaylah Nash got engaged after graduation.

This article will cover Jason Preston’s early life, family, relationship & net worth. Let’s get started!

Quick Facts

Full Name Jason Preston
Date of Birth August 10, 1999
Age 24 Years Old
Birth Place Orlando, Florida
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Father’s Name N/A
Mother’s Name Judith Sewell
Zodiac Sign Leo
Relationship Status Engaged
Girlfriend/Fiancee Micaylah Nash
Height 6 feet 4 inches/ 193 cm/ 1.93 m
Weight 187 lbs/ 84 kg
  • High School: Boone, Believe Prep Academy
  • College: Ohio University (2018- 2021)
NBA Draft 2021/ Round:2/ Pick: 33rd Overall (Selected by Orlando Magic)
Playing Career 2021- Present
Current Team
  • Los Angeles Clippers (2021- Present)
  • Ontario Clippers (G-league affiliate team of the LA Clippers)
Awards & Achievements
  • First-team All-MAC (2021)
  • Second-team All-MAC (2020)
  • MAC All-Freshman Team (2019)
  • MAC Tournament MVP (2021)
Position Point Guard
Jersey Number 0
Average Annual Salary $1.48 Million
Net Worth $1 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Not Available
Last Update April 2024

Lost Mother To Cancer | Family & Early Life

Jason Preston, born on August 10, 1999, in Orlando, Florida, faced a tragic loss when his mother, Judith Sewell, passed away from lung cancer during his junior year in high school.

His father was absent from his life, leaving Preston to cope with his loss on his own.

Preston’s love for basketball was inspired by his mother, who would watch Detroit Pistons games and have her son sit with her.

Childhood Pic Of Jason Preston With His Mother
Childhood Pic Of Jason Preston With His Mother (Source: Instagram)

Following his mother’s passing, Preston’s legal guardians became his aunt and uncle, Justin and Denise Morgan, who resided in Jamaica.

Since he was living in the United States, he would later move to live with his mother’s best friend Barbara Whittaker and her sons Brian-Marc and Russell Whittaker.

Whittaker knew Preston’s mother since 1984, when they both worked at a local high school in Kingston, Jamaica.

During their time there, Barbara was the head of the English department, and Jason’s mother was an economics teacher.

Preston’s favorite basketball players growing up were Tayshaun Prince and LeBron James.

Struggle To Find Collegiate Basketball Offers

Jason Preston attended William R. Boone High School in Orlando, Florida, where he only averaged two points per game during his two-year tenure.

As he struggled to find a college that would accept him due to his poor basketball performance, he decided to pursue a degree in journalism at the University of Central Florida.

Preston had also previously written stories about the Detroit Pistons for a website. He remembers his first article centered on Reggie Jackson‘s potential to have a breakout season in 2017.

However, he caught the eye of a prep coach during an Amateur Athletic Union tournament and joined Believe Prep Academy in Athens, Tennessee, where he made significant progress.

Preston averaged twelve points, nine assists, and seven rebounds per game, leading his team to an impressive 31-8 record.

Alumnus Of Ohio University

By creating and uploading his own highlights video on Twitter, he received offers from Ohio and Longwood and ultimately committed to play for Ohio Bobcats.

In his first year with Ohio, Jason was recognized for his promising performance by being named to the MAC All-Freshman Team.

Preston During His Collegiate Basketball Days With Ohio Bobcats
Preston During His Collegiate Basketball Days With Ohio Bobcats (Source: Busting Brackets)

He went on to play and start in all 32 games in his second year, averaging 16.8 points, 6.4 rebounds & 7.4 assists per game.

As a junior, the future NBA star scored his career-high 31 points against Illinois on November 27, 2020. He was named First Team All-MAC and MAC Tournament MVP.

NBA Career Of Jason Preston

Jason Preston, the 33rd overall pick (round-two) of Orlando Magic in the 2021 NBA Draft, decided to forgo his senior year at college to play in the NBA.

Subsequently, he was traded to Los Angeles Clippers, where he would join the experienced rosters like Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, and Marcus Morris Sr., among others.

Unfortunately, during his rookie preseason, he suffered an injury to his right foot after landing on another player’s shoe.

He underwent surgery on October 7, 2021, to repair ligament damage, causing him to miss the entire 2021-22 season.

Jason Preston For The Clippers
Jason Preston For The Clippers (Source: Instagram)

Preston made his NBA debut for the Clippers in the 2022-23 season, playing against the Phoenix Suns on October 23, 2022.

In addition to major league, he plays for the Clippers’ G-league affiliate Ontario Clippers. He scored his G-league career-high 29 points on January 1, 2023, in a loss to Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Net Worth & Contracts

Jason Preston holds an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2024. Most of his earnings are from his NBA career.

His NBA journey began as the second-round pick of the Magic in the 2021 NBA Draft before the Clippers acquired him in exchange for cash and a 2026 2nd-round draft pick.

The 1.93 m tall basketball player signed a three-year contract worth $4.46 million with the Los Angeles Clippers on August 9, 2021.

The deal includes an annual average salary of $1.48 million and a guaranteed amount of $2.62 million.

His salary for the 2022-23 season is $1.563 million, which raises to $1.836 million in the 2023-24 season.

With the end of his rookie deal with the Clippers in 2024, Preston will become a restricted free agent with a qualifying offer of $2.20 million.

Engagement With Girlfriend Micaylah Nash

Jason Preston is engaged to Micaylah Nash (b. May 2000), whom he first met during their freshman year at the West 82 Food Court.

She graduated from Ohio University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Sport Management and Marketing after attending New Albany High School (2014-2018).

After graduation, the couple announced their engagement through Instagram posts on December 29, 2022.

Jason Preston With His Fiance Micaylah
Jason Preston With His Fiance Micaylah (Source: Instagram)

She completed a four-month digital marketing and social media internship at Wasserman from January to April 2022.

Micaylah is currently working as an assistant in entertainment and culture marketing at United Talent Agency.

Additionally, she is a co-founder of the New Albany Inclusion Committee.

Social Media Presence

The Clippers’ point guard is active on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.

At the time of this writing, he has 86.7k followers on Instagram (@jasonpreston0) and 17.3k followers on Twitter (@Treballjay11).

Most of his posts are about basketball, his girlfriend, and his affectionate tributes to his late mother.

Likewise, Preston’s girlfriend, Micaylah, is an avid Instagram and TikTok user.

Popularity Graph

The graph below represents the interests on Jason Preston over the past twelve months.

Popularity Graph Of Jason Preston
Popularity Graph Of Jason Preston (Source: Google Trends)

Preston’s search volume reached its peak in November 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is Jason Preston's salary?

The LA Clippers' player Jason Preston's salary for the 2022-23 season is $1.56 million.

What was the cause of Jason Preston's mother's death?

Jason Preston's mother passed away from lung cancer.

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