Jay Bilas Kids: Meet Son Anthony And Daughter Tori

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While the ESPN analyst is in the highlights for his memorabilia on the legendary Bob Knight, fans are inquisitive about Jay Bilas kids.

Jay Bilas is a prominent figure in the world of college basketball. He is known for his extensive knowledge of the game and insightful analysis.

Jay Bilas Joined ESPN In 1995
Jay Bilas Joined ESPN In 1995 (Source: ESPN)

Currently working as a college basketball analyst for ESPN, Jay Bilas has had a diverse career.

Born on December 24, 1963, Bilas was a highly regarded recruit during his high school years at Rolling Hills High School.

Bilas went on to play for the Duke University Blue Devils, where he was a four-year starter. He played a pivotal role in the team’s journey to the Final Four and National Championship game in 1986.

Similarly, Duke was selected in the fifth round of the 1986 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Later, he played professionally overseas in Italy and Spain.

Jay Bilas joined ESPN in 1995, where he has become a prominent figure in the network’s college basketball coverage.

He earned multiple Emmy nominations and the prestigious Curt Gowdy Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Meet Jay Bilas Kids

Jay Bilas has two children with his long-time wife, Wendy Johnson. The two got married in 1995 and had been dating since March 1983. 

Even though Ray often gushes about his children on his social media, he has been very supportive of their careers.

Jay Bilas Son: Anthony Bilas

Jay and Wendy’s son, Anthony Scot Bilas, was born on September 23, 1996, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Like his father, Anthony had a passion for basketball. He attended Charlotte Latin School and became a three-year letterman for the Hawks.

He continued his basketball journey at Wake Forest University, where he played for four years, ultimately graduating in 2019. During his time with the Demon Deacons, Anthony appeared in 23 games.

Jay Bilas With His Son Anthony
Jay Bilas With His Son Anthony (Source: Facebook)

One special moment between father and son was when Jay interviewed Anthony on College Game Day. This hilarious interaction was shared by Jay on Twitter.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Anthony joined the NBA as a Project Employee in 2019. He worked at Digital Products in the Jr. NBA and the Jr. NBA Global Championships.

In 2022, he transitioned into his current role as a Sports Researcher for CBS Sports.

Jay and Anthony’s close relationship is evident, as Jay never misses an opportunity to share witty lines on his son’s birthdays.

In return, Anthony keeps the humor alive by poking fun at his father’s bald head. It has become a running family joke.

Jay Bilas Daughter: Tori Bilas

The firstborn daughter of Jay and Wendy Bilas, Victoria “Tori” Bilas, was born on September 14, 1994, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tori’s educational journey led her to Duke University, where she majored in visual art and graduated in 2017.

Her passion for art and animals eventually converged as she started her own art business as a teenager. She specialized in equine portraiture and other animal-inspired works.

In 2019, Tori pursued further studies, earning a master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Wake Forest University.

Over the years, she gained valuable experience in various managerial positions, working for many companies.

Tori Pictured With Her Horse After A Show
Tori Pictured With Her Horse After A Show (Source: Facebook)

However, in 2022, Tori decided to take a leap of faith and explore greater independence and involvement in sports.

She became the CEO of Bilas Media LLC and entered into a contract with Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) for Press & Communications.

Since then, she has successfully managed communication efforts and provided on-air broadcasts for DIHP.

Despite her busy professional life, Tori remains dedicated to her passion for horseback riding and painting.

Swochandra Shrestha
Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha is a passionate writer with a keen eye for uncovering the human stories behind the world of sports. His articles offer readers a refreshing perspective on athletes and sporting events, blending insightful analysis with engaging storytelling that resonates on a personal level.


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