Jermaine Taylor Bio: NBA, Personal Life & Net Worth

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Jermaine Taylor is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Salt Lake City Stars in the NBA G league. 

He played for two NBA seasons after being drafted in 2009 with the 32nd overall pick. 

Taylor is respected in sports for his athletic abilities and strict discipline on the court and is often talked about by his teammates.

Jermaine Spinning The Ball
Jermaine Spinning The Ball (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, Jermaine has played internationally in the countries like China, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Spain, and Israel. 

Taylor is praised for his work ethic and talent on and off the court. Please read the following information about his personal and professional life.

Now, let us look into some quick facts. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Jermaine Taylor
Birth Date December 8, 1986 
Birth Place Tavares, Florida, USA
Age 37 Years Old
Known As Jermaine Taylor
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Education
  • Tavares High School
  • The University of Central Florida (UCF)
Horoscope Leo
Father’s Name Gwendolyn Taylor
Mother’s Name N/A
Siblings N/A
Height 6 ft 4 inches/1.93 m/193 cm 
Weight 210 lb/95 kg
Build Athletic
Shoe Size N/A
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
League NBA, NBA G League, CBA, NBL
Active Years 2009-2018
Marital Status Single
Spouse N/A
Children N/A
Profession Basketball Player
Position Shooting Guard
Net Worth $500K-$1 Million 
NBA Draft 2009 Round: 2/ Pick: 32nd Overall
Social Media Instagram
Last Update July 2024

Early Life, Family & Education

Jermaine Taylor was born on December 8, 1986, in Tavares, Florida. His father’s name is Gwendolyn Taylor, but his mother’s details are unknown.

Taylor grew up in Florida, playing basketball from a young age. He was always passionate about sports and has been active since his childhood days. 

He was known in his hometown as the all-rounder sportsperson as he played football, basketball, and track & field sports. 

Though he was good in all sports, eventually, he chose basketball as his professional career. Maybe his interest and passion for basketball overruled his liking for the other sports. 

Taylor went to Tavares High School in Tavares, Florida. After graduating, the former NBA player attended the University of Central Florida for college. He joined the official basketball club of the university and played professionally. 

Age, Height & Weight

Born in 1986, Jermaine Taylor is 37 years old

The athlete stands tall at 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) and weighs around 210 lb (95 kg). With such a combination of height and weight, Taylor has maintained an excellent athletic physique over the years.

For a sportsperson, a healthy diet and workout schedule are essential for the longevity of the playing career. So, Jermaine follows a healthy & balanced diet and workouts regularly to be mobile and active in the game. 

Tattoos

Body art and tattoos are often seen in the bodies of sportspeople. Many NBA players are seen with different inks; some culture is behind in some cases, while others may have just engraved for their love.

Taylor also has engraved some tattoos on his body as he has had both his arms covered.

Jermaine Taylor With The Rockets
Jermaine Taylor With The Rockets (Source: Guyanachronicle.com)

His tattoos have increased over the years, but Taylor has never spoken about the meaning behind those. There can be some emotional as well as fun factors behind such arts.

Early Career

Jermaine Taylor has played basketball since high school and was very good at it.

In his senior year in high school, Taylor got the title CLASS 3A Player of the Year and was also selected in the Florida Class 3A ALL-STATE First Team. 

Taylor played other sports besides basketball, like football and track and field. He excelled in all those different sports, which his high school record can prove.

In 2005, Jermaine joined the University of Central Florida and played for the college team. He was on the team during their first season in Conference USA.

In his rookie, he practiced a lot to sharpen his skills and show his best on the court. Taylor was one of the best players on the team.

Taylor Leaps To Score For The UCF Team
Taylor Leaps To Score For The UCF Team (Source: UCFknights.com)

As a freshman, he scored 16 points in just the first half of the game. It is recorded as the best score for a newcomer on the team.

In sophomore year, Jermaine was already famous on the team for being the lead scorer. His average score in the Conference USA was 12.7 points.  

Due to his fantastic skills and techniques, Taylor was a valuable member of UCF. 

His hard work, dedication, and skills made him enter the Epsilon Eta chapter of the Iota Phi Theta fraternity.

NBA Debut

The Washington Wizards picked Jermaine in the 2009 NBA draft; however, he was exchanged to the Houston Rockets for cash considerations. 

On January 29, 2010, Taylor was exchanged to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.

He was recalled by the Houston Rockets on February 4, 2010, and played two games for the team. Taylor was sent back to the Vipers a week later.

Jermaine About To Dunk
Jermaine About To Dunk (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, he was recalled by the Rockets on March 24, 2010. On March 27, 2010, Jermaine made his NBA debut against the Los Angeles Lakers, in which he scored 15 points.

After that, on December 15, 2010, Taylor was exchanged to the Sacramento Kings, where he only played one season. 

In September 2012, he joined the Minnesota Timberwolves, but unfortunately, he could make it to the final roster.

The shooting guard was picked by the Maine Red Claws on March 15, 2013, and played for two years. 

International Career

On November 8, 2012, Jermaine Taylor joined San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC of the Spanish League and played with the team for two months.

Then, he signed with the Hapoel Tel Aviv B.C. on January 2013. However, after a month, he joined the Shanxi Zhongyu of China.

On April 28, 2015, Taylor joined the Canterbury Rams for the 2015 New Zealand NBL season. After four days of joining the team, he finally debuted but could not win the match.

Jermaine joined the Dominican club Centro Juvenil Don Bosco on August 15, 2015, but failed to score in the debut match and was waived by the team.

Furthermore, he was acquired by the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA Development League on October 31, 2015, and stayed there till 2018. 

Injuries

In 2010, Jermaine had an ankle injury that prevented him from entering a contract with the Houston Rockets for some time. He was out of the game for two weeks.

Likewise, on November 29, 2013, Taylor suffered a knee injury. At that time, he was playing for Maine Red Claws, and the damage was severe, so the team released him from the contract.

One year later, Jermaine was called back by the Claws, and on January 22, 2015, he was exchanged to the Idaho Stampede. 

In 2019, Ball Hogs took Taylor into the BIG3 draft. Unfortunately, his BIG 3 career was crushed by the achilles injury. 

Jermaine trained for seven months after entering the BIG3 draft. Moreover, he was one of the most agile and valuable players in the league.

In his season three debut for Ball Hogs, Taylor suffered from an injury, and the season ended for him as the damage was severe. 

Net Worth

The former NBA player’s net worth is estimated to be around $500K to $1 million as of July 2024.

The All-American honorable mention was active as a professional basketball player for more than a decade and has played for many basketball clubs both nationally and internationally.

The contract deals with the clubs adds up to his fortune and assets. His salary while playing for Cleveland Cavaliers was $884,293 in 2013.

Taylor’s remuneration for playing in the international league is not disclosed yet. 

However, being a fantastic player with skills and performance, it is no doubt that Jermaine enjoys a lot of fortune and lives a lavish lifestyle.

Charity Work

Jermaine Taylor is active in social work as he believes in giving back to society. There is an official website under his name to provide information and details about the programs and causes, jermainetaylor.com. 

Under the website, there is a youth training program where people can get professional help speaking about their problems with the player and train under him.  

Taylor has built a non-profit organization, “Youth Foundation,” which focuses on individuals’ growth, training, and prosperity.

Relationship Status

Jermaine is assumed to be single right now, as there is no further information regarding the former NBA player’s love life.

There have not been any past relationships with Taylor that have come to light.

As he is a private person, we can justify his romantic life as a secret. He often shares about his professional but not much is revealed about his personal life.

Being a hardworking and dedicated player, they may not have been much time for him to be in a relationship in the past.

Well, now that he is less active on the court, we hope he is living his life peacefully. 

Awards & Achievements

Jermaine Taylor has been in the playing career for quite some time. During his professional career, he has crossed borders and played for many international leagues. 

Officials always praised Taylor for his outstanding skills and shooting techniques. Due to these skills, he has earned many titles and achievements throughout his decade-long career. 

His awards and achievements are mentioned below.

  • A.P. honorable mention All-American in 2009
  • Conference USA Player of the Year in 2009
  • 2009- First Team All-Conference USA 
  • 2008- Second Team All-C-USA 
  • 2021- UCF Hall Of Fame

Social Media Presence

Jermaine Taylor is active on his Instagram account. We can see posts related to sports in his Instagram posts.

Nowadays, social media platforms have been an accessible medium to connect with family and friends without any intermediate. 

Taylor’s fans can message and watch his life from an outer view and gain insights through his social media handle. 

Instagram: 5,865 Followers 

Popularity Graph 

Many fans still search for the former NBA player, who is a popular sports figure. 

Jermaine Taylor Search Graph 2023
Jermaine Taylor Search Graph 2023 (Source: Google Trend)

The above graph indicates his search trend in the last 12 months. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Jermaine Taylor's net worth?

Jermaine Taylor's net worth is estimated to be around $500K to $1 million. He has earned wealth due to his professional basketball career for more than a decade, including his national and international career.

When was Jermaine Taylor drafted into NBA?

The Washington Wizards picked Taylor in the 2009 NBA draft. However, he was exchanged to the Houston Rockets for cash considerations. 

Is Jermaine Taylor involved in charity work?

Taylor has built the Youth Foundation, which focuses on youth's growth, training, and prosperity. There is an official website under his name to provide information and details about the programs.  

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