Jett Howard Parents: Father Juwan Howard And Mother Jenine Wardally

This article was last updated by on

Jett Howard parents are his biggest supporters. His father, Juwan Howard, is a former professional basketball player, and his mother, Jenine Wardally, is a singer, author, philanthropist, fashion enthusiast, and entrepreneur. 

Juwan Howard and Jenine Wardally were present during the 2023 NBA Draft, where their son, Jett, was picked by the Orlando Magic. 

Juwan has six children with four different women. The names of his children are Juwan Howard Jr, Joshua, Sky, Starr, Jace, and Jett. 

Jett Howard Going To Score
Jett Howard Going To Score (Source: Instagram)

Jett Howard is an American basketball player who plays for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He was selected by the Magic in the first round of the 2023 NBA draft as the 11th overall pick. 

He attended NSU University School and IMG Academy for his early education. The NBA player played collegiate basketball for the Michigan Wolverines.

Jett Howard Parents

Jett, the young hoopster, was born to Juwan Howard and Jenine Wardally on September 14, 2003. 

Juwan and Jennie met at a party that was hosted by Alonzo Harding, who was Juwan’s co-player in the NBA. The pair started dating and eventually got married on July 6, 2002. 


Jett’s father, Juwan Antonio Howard, aka Juwan Howard, was born on February 23, 1973. The former professional basketball player was selected by the Washington Bullets in the first round of the 1994 NBA draft as 5th overall pick. 

Jett Howard With His Parents (
Jett Howard With His Parents (Source: Twitter)

Juwan’s professional playing career lasted from 1994 to 2013, during which he achieved remarkable success. Following his retirement as a player, Juwan made a seamless transition to a coaching career in 2013.

Currently, Howard is the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines men’s team. Before this, he was an assistant coach for the Miami Heat. As a coach, Juwan won AP Coach of the Year in 2021.


Jenine Wardally was born on February 7, 1975, to Caribbean-American parents. Wardally is a writer, singer, entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist.

According to various sources, she has written books like Sons of the Dawn and Sons of the Dawn: A Basque Odyssey.

Janine and Juwan founded “The Juice Foundation” in memory of Juwan’s friend Lamont Juice Carter, who died due to stage 4 esophageal cancer in 2011. The organization was established to collect donations for charity to help health stores, local farmers, and medical equipment.

Howard Family’s Tribute To Grandma

Jett Howard’s grandmother, Jermin Wardally, was unable to make it to the 2023 NBA Draft with the rest of Howard’s family because she has Alzheimer’s. 

Wardally had always been present on the bench throughout Howard’s whole career until she was diagnosed with the illness seven years ago.

Jett And His Family Wearing Purple To Tribute His Grandmother
Jett And His Family Wearing Purple To Tribute His Grandmother (Source: Twitter)

The player has mentioned that Jermin has always believed in him and has always encouraged him to stick to his goal.

He did mention that his maternal grandma always wanted him to be in that position. When he got into that position, his grandmother couldn’t be there.

So, that was hard for both Jermin and Jett.

”She’s always been so hands-on with us, so I just wanted to make sure there was a way she was with us here tonight,” Howard said to Yahoo Sports.

Neeki Kakshyapati
Neeki Kakshyapati

Neeki Kakshyapati

Neeki Kakshyapati has a love for delving into the vibrant and varied world of sports. Her writings captivate readers with a compelling fusion of human interest narratives, sports analysis, and cultural observations, giving them a comprehensive understanding of the players and occasions that influence the sports world.


Sports History NFL


  • Neeki examines how athletics intersect with identity, community, and social change.
  • She shines a spotlight on athletes from diverse backgrounds.


Neeki's love of competitiveness and desire to learn more about the tales that lay beyond the surface of the sports world drive her passion for sports journalism. She approaches her writing with a multidisciplinary approach, examining the intricate relationships between sports, culture, and society. She has a background in writing and a strong interest in sports sociology.

Related articles



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share article

Latest News