Josh Magette Bio: Early life, Stats, NBA, Awards & Net Worth

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Josh Magette is an American professional basketball player who has been active for eight years. He most recently played for the Darüşşafaka of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL).

Likewise, Magette has played as the Point guard in several Leagues. In a press release, the former NBA guard Josh Magette made a contract with the Turkish club Darussafaka. 

Josh Magette
Josh Magette

In January, Magette, who played in 26 matches between 2017 and 2020 for Atlanta and Orlando, was waived by the Magic.

Here, we will find more about this stellar player and the teams he played for. Let’s find out, shall we? 

Quick Facts

Full Name Joshua Adam Magette
Birthplace Birmingham, Alabama, The United States
Parents N/A
Siblings N/A
Popular as Josh Magette
Birth Date 28th November 1989
Profession Basketball Player
Age 34 Years Old
Nationality American
Height 1.85 meters
Weight 73 kg
Body measurement N/A
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Hazel brown
Marital status Married
Wife Christina Kaplan
Marriage year 2018
Children Daughter Josh Magette
Social media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Position PG
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Gender Male
Sexuality Straight
Education The University of Alabama in Huntsville (2008/2012)
Current team KK Cedevita
NBA draft 2012
NBA Merch Basketball Cards, Funko Pop, Jersey
Last Update February, 2024

Josh Magette | Early Life, Family, and Education

Josh Magette was born on 28 November 1989 in Birmingham, Alabama. This BSL player has not mentioned much when it comes to his parents, which is the case with his siblings. 


No. 7, Magette went to Spain Park high school in Hoover, Alabama, then to Huntsville-Alabama. He studied there from 2008 to 2012.

At the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Josh spent his college career leading the Chargers to three Gulf South Conference titles; and two Elite Eight NCAA Men’s Division II Basketball Championship appearances.

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Josh Magette | Basektball Career

Collegiate Career

When Josh was at the Alabama Huntsville University, he played for four seasons, i.e. from 2008/09 to 2011/12.

He led Huntsville to three championships in the Gulf South Conference and two Elite Eight appearances in NCAA Division II.

Similarly, Magette ended his career as the all-time leader of the school and conference in help with 878 and the all-time leader of UAH in steals with 268.

Josh Magette
Josh Magette

Also, Josh played and started 33 games as a senior (2011-12), averaging 34.0 minutes, 12.7 points plus 5.4 rebounds, and 8.9 assists.

He was named 2012 GSC Co-Player of the Year, first-team GSC Tournament MVP, and All-GSC.

As a junior (2010-11), he became the leader of the school in career assists as he led the team with 272, led the team in steals (73) and minutes per game (33.2), and was second in points (430).

Furthermore, Josh was named NABC All-American 2011, NABC All-District first team, first-team All-GSC East Division, and GSC All-Academic Team 2011.

Sophomore Years 

Josh registered 30 starts as a sophomore (2009-10) and was the team’s leader in rebounds (163), rebounding average (5.4) with assists (200), steals (52), and minutes per game (31.7); ranking second in 3-point field goals (46).

He was called ‘Second Team of the All-GSC East Division’ and ‘GSC All-Academic.’

Magette registered 30 starts as a sophomore (2009-10) and was the team’s leader in rebounds (163) with a rebounding average (5.4).

His other records include assists (200), steals (52), and minutes per game (31.7), and he ranked second in 3-point field goals (46). 

The second team and GSC All-Academic Team were named All-GSC East Division.

Similarly, Josh played in 28 games as a freshman (2008-09), started in 24 games, finished as the team leader in steals (55), and was second on the team in field goal percentage (.463 percent).

Also, he achieved 3-point field goals (41), rebounds (116), rebound average (4.1), and assists (111). Josh was also named GSC East Division Freshman of the Year for 2008-09.

Professional Career

Magette’s career started when he was in college. During his early years, Magette played in Hoover, Alabama, at Spain Park High School.

Not to mention, he was named the 2007 Northeast Regional MVP and even chosen as the 2007 and 2008 All-Area MVP. Josh finished his career as the all-time assistant leader of the school.

Josh Magette playing Basketball
Josh Magette playing Basketball

Young Josh finished his career as the all-time leader in assisting the school and the Gulf South League.

He also spent 1 season with the Atlanta Hawks and 1 season with the Orlando Magic during his NBA career.

He’s now playing professional basketball in the BIG3 for Power. The American-born last played in the Spanish League and EuroLeague for Gran Canaria. At the moment, he’s also working for Fox Sports as an analyst.

Passion For Basketball 

The American-born Josh appeared in 26 regular-season games for the NBA. He played in eight games for the Orlando Magic in 2019-20 and played in 18 games for the Atlanta Hawks in 2017-18.

Similarly, Magette played for the Orlando Magic in 2019/20. Eight games were played, averaging 4.7 minutes and 1.5 points a game.

He also served for Lakeland Magic’s NBA G League in 2019-20. Played in 29 matches, started in 28 matches, averaged 35.0 minutes, 21.1 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.

In the 2019-20 pre-season, Josh appeared in six games for the Orlando Magic. The average per game was 2.2 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists.

36.4 percent were fired from the floor, 60.0 percent from 3-point, and 2-of-2 from the foul line (3-5 3ptFGs).

Similarly, in the 2019 NBA Las Vegas Summer League, he starred for the San Antonio Spurs. 

Josh also played for the Erie Bayhawks NBA G League in 2017-18. 34 games, averaged 34.8 minutes, earned 15.1 points; plus 3.4 rebounds and a G League-high 10.1 assists a game, began in 36 games.

He also played for Cedevita (Croatia) and Herbalife Gran Canaria (Spain) internationally in 2018-19, for ASA Koroivos Amaliadas (Greece) in 2014-15, and Landstede Zwolle in 2012-13 (Netherlands).

In 2018-19, Cedevita (Croatia) and Herbalife Gran Canaria (Spain) appeared in 17 matches, averaging 4.4 points and 4.5 assists.

 He played three seasons for the NBA G League South Bay Lakers (2013-14, 2014-15, and 2016-17.

Career Potential

Josh is a true pass-first point guard along with a great backup quality. As a genuine quarterback at point guard, he is instinctive and outstanding.

As we can see, Magette sees plays unfold incredibly well, does a fine job setting up teammates, and has an exceptional touch for imaginative passes.

Likewise, Josh is very clever, plays angles, and is a left-handed shooter who can be difficult to read for defenders. Hence, this No.7, gets his share of steals, as well.

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In 2012-2013, Magette played for the Landstede Basketball and in 2013-2014 for the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Later, for the Koroivos B.C., Magette played ‘The Los Angeles D-Fenders’ in 2015-2017, the Atlanta Hawks in 2017-present, and the Erie BayHawks (2017-). 

And also First-Team All-GSC East Division, Second-Team All-GSC East Division, and GSC East Division Freshman of the Year are some of the highlights of Josh Magette’s career.

Josh Magette | Pros and Cons

For a pro point guard, Josh is physically limited: he is small and doesn’t make up for it with incredible athleticism or a lot of jumping ability at all.

Since he fails to control rivals, he becomes foul-prone on defense. Although a solid shooter, he isn’t a 3-point knock-down man.

 Awards and Highlights

  • All-Star of the NBA D-League (2017)
  • 2-Second Team of the All-NBA G League (2017, 2020)
  • Leader assists NBA G League (2018)
  • Champion of the Dutch Cup (2013)
  • The Dutch Basketball League is stealing the lead (2013)
  • 2All-American First-team Division II (2011, 2012)
  • Co-Player of the Year from the Gulf South (2012)
  • The All-Gulf South First-team (2012)
  • First-team Division of All-Gulf South East (2011)
  • The All-Gulf South East Division second-team (2010)

Josh supporters may not know much about it, but on this year’s Summer League team, he played a significant part.

With some NBA experience under their belt, the Golden State Warriors had a few players on their Summer League roster, including Josh Magette.

Learn more about his career stats on Eurobasket and Jackjumpers

Josh Magette | Marriage, Wife, and Kids 

Magette not only enjoys a successful career but personal life as well. Josh, the BSL player, married Christina Kaplan in the year 2018. For those who don’t know, Christina is from Istanbul, Turkey.

josh magette wife christina kaplan 
Josh Magette’s wife Christina Kaplan

As of now, they both had a daughter, who was born in 2019. Her name is Josephine Lily, and she is just adorable. Likewise, the couple celebrated their daughter’s two monthly birthdays recently on Jan 4, 2021.

Josh Magette | Net Worth, Salary, and Income

In 2018-19, the net value Of Josh Magette’s increased substantially. So, how much, at the age of 31, is Josh Magette worth?

The source of income for Josh Magette is mainly a profitable one. He’s an American.

We estimated the net worth, money, income, revenue, and assets of Josh Magette. His Net worth in 2024 was $1 million-$5 million.


Last year, Josh was the 516th best-paid NBA player. Furthermore,  he was the 223rd best-paid guard. He was paid $77,250 in the 2017/18 season while playing for the Atlanta Hawks team.

According to various sources, the average earnings of the players vary from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars per year.

While NBA players receive around $2 million on average, a few with D-league crossover deals are paid as little as $50,000.

The salary cap for NBA players is about $100 million, but nobody is making near that amount anywhere at the moment.

In the league, the top players receive about $35 million. Outside of the NBA, wages for minor league teams can be as low as $20,000 a year.

Social Media Presence 

Josh Magette uses some social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, but he is not a heavy user. As per his Instagram handle, he just has 7806 followers.

His detailed information can be found on Wikipedia, unlike any other celeb.

His wife and Josh both keep uploading beautiful photos of themselves individually and even as a family. More than Josh, it is his wife who uses social media platforms very frequently.

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Josh Magette | FAQs

Does Josh Magette Sing?

Yeah, he does sing as a hobby.

Who is Josh Magette’s agent?

The basketballer is represented by Chris Patrick of the Sports Law Group.

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