Josh Reaves Bio: NBA, Family, Girlfriend & Net Worth

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Josh Reaves is a Bolivian-American professional basketball player who currently plays for Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League.

Even though Josh got undrafted, it is true that he has come a long way, as he lives the dream of thousands of basketball fans. 

It’s not easy to reach the height as the road to NBA is tough, and to be on the draft list is more demanding, and at least he made it to the list.

After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft, he was named to the Dallas Mavericks Summer League roster.

Reaves has worked supremely hard and now enjoys the result. Previously, he played college basketball for Penn State University.

Josh With A Vipers Jersey
Josh With A Vipers Jersey (Source: Instagram)

Now, let’s dig deep into Josh Reaves’s story. Here we have included every detail that is worth mentioning (his personal and professional life).

But before diving deeper into the athlete’s life, let’s have a peek at some of the quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Joshua Alexander Reaves
Known As Josh Reaves
Birthdate June 4, 1997
Birthplace Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Nationality Bolivian-American 
Religion Christianity 
Horoscope Gemini
Age 26 Years Old
Father’s Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Liset Bravo Reaves
Sibling Yes
Sibling’s Name Michael Reaves 
  • Middleburg Academy
  • St. Paul VI Catholic High School 
  • Oak Hill Academy
  • Pennsylvania State University
Relationship Status In Relationship
Girlfriend Marissa Elaine
Children No
Height 6 feet 4 inches/1.93 m/193 cm 
Weight 214 lbs/97 kg
Build Athletic 
Eye Color Dark Brown 
Hair Color Black 
Profession Professional Basketball Player 
Position Shooting Guard
Current Affiliations NBA G League 
NBA Debut Undrafted
Plays For Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Jersey Number 23
Highlights and Awards
  • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2019)
  • Two times Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2018, 2019)
Net Worth $500K
Social Media Handles Instagram
Merch Rookie Card 
Last Updated May 2024

Early Life, Family & Education

Joshua Alexander Reaves, aka Josh Reaves, was born on June 4, 1997, in Fairfax, Virginia.

He was born to his mother, Liset Bravo Reaves. Since his father died when Josh was six years old, there is no information about him.

After that, his mother took care of him and his brother Micheal alone.

However, a childhood without a father was not easy for him, but his mother never made him feel that he didn’t have a father. Liset used to take Josh and Micheal on long drives to entertain them.

Reaves went to Paul VI Catholic High School, where he played basketball and soccer. He was a bright kid from school and was named captain.

He and his team have also won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, VISAA Division I State Championship, and the Alhambra Catholic Invitational.

Later Josh was transferred to Oak Hill Academy before his senior year. Similarly, he was even ranked the 74th-best recruit in the entire nation and second in state by 

Worthy of mentioning, Josh is not only the person who is an athlete from his family.

His uncle was a professional soccer player, and his brother, Micheal, also played football while at Shepherd University.

Age, Height & Weight

Josh Reaves was born in 1997, which makes him 26 years old. Likewise, the Bolivian-American native shares his birthday on June 4, making Gemini’s birth sign. 

He is of mixed ethnicity, as his mother is a native of Bolivia. Besides, he has citizenship in both the country. John is the first player in NBA who is from Bolivia.

The Bolivian-American player stands at the astounding height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and weighs 214 lbs (97 kg).

Josh Reaves Posing With His First Love
Josh Reaves Posing With His First Love, Basketball (Source: Twitter)

Likewise, he has the physical and mental strength required to be an athlete. Besides that, John has short black hair and dark brown eyes. 


After graduating high school, Josh started playing for Penn State Nittany Lions. In his first season, he played in four matches and scored an average of 6.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 0.9 blocks.

He achieved great success during his Penn days and won match after match. From Big Ten All-Defensive Team, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and All-Defensive Team to honorable mention all-conference, he won all these titles at Penn.

The shooting guard finished his college career with 1,079 career points, 540 rebounds, and 310 assists with achievements and success.

Professional Career

Unfortunately, even after trying so hard, Josh couldn’t make it to NBA. But as one door closes, another opens, and something like that happens with Josh.

After being undrafted, he was immediately named to the Dallas Mavericks Summer League roster.

Maybe his destiny wanted him to be in NBA, so he got the opportunity to debut in the NBA in January 2020 at the very last moment.

Josh In Action
Josh In Action (Source: Twitter)

And no doubt, he gave his best shot, and his team won the match against Brooklyn Nets. Similarly, he and his team also won against Utah Jazz and made his first career field goal.

Reaves joined the Houston Rockets on December 19, 2020, but he was later released. On January 18, 2021, he debuted with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Josh signed with Beşiktaş Icrypex of the Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL) on July 5, 2021.

Likewise, on September 13, 2022, he was signed with Tofaş of the Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL) but returned to Rio Grande Valley Vipers on November 3, 2022. 

It is just the beginning for him, and there is more to see from him in the coming days.

Bolivia National Team

Josh is also part of the National Team of Bolivia and is a key player.

He even led the team to the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualification.

Salary And Net Worth

The talented basketball player has made a successful career out of his passion. As of 2024, Josh Reaves’ net worth is expected to be around $500K

When he was in Dallas Mavericks, Josh made $79,568 in the 2019/20 season. 

After that, he has signed a two-year contract with the Beşiktaş Icrypex in 2019. The contract comprises a $1,445,697 guaranteed minimum salary and an average salary of $79,568 annually.

Josh About To Score
Josh About To Score (Source: Instagram)

The athlete is living a decent life with his self-earned income and is on his way to building a fortune.

He still has many years left to shine and add more to his wealth. 

Personal Life

Josh Reaves is in his mid-twenties and is currently in a relationship with a girl named Marissa Elaine.

Correspondingly, there is no information regarding his girlfriend. It seems that Reaves is trying to keep his private life out of the public’s eye.

However, it is evident that Josh is focusing on his professional career and doesn’t plan to marry anytime soon.

Josh With His Girlfriend Marissa Elaine
Josh With His Girlfriend Marissa Elaine (Source: Instagram)

As age goes by and as he becomes more mature, certainly, Josh will get married if everything goes well.

Further, if there is any news or information regarding his love life in the future, we will surely update you about it.

Social Media Presence

As Josh is a kid from Gen Z, it is obvious he would be more into social media and kinds of stuff. So he is very much active on his Instagram.

Undoubtedly, achieving this much is not a joke at such a young age. So, Josh is an inspiration and role model to many. 

Instagram: 17.7K Followers 

Popularity Graph

Josh Reaves is a famous basketballer who is adored by many fans around the world. 

Josh Reaves Search Graph 2023
Josh Reaves Search Graph 2023 (Source: Google Trend)

The above line graph illustrates his last 12 months search result. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Josh Reaves’s jersey number?

Josh Reaves’s jersey number is 23.

What is Josh Reaves career-high points in NBA?

Josh Reaves’s career-high points to date is 4. 

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Anusha K.C

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