All About Kai Jones: Height, Parents, Girlfriend, Salary And Instagram

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Kai Jones is the NBA’s Power Forward, known for his blue-colored hairstyle apart from his playing tactics. In 2021, New York Knicks drafted Jones, which made him the third Bahamian player to be selected for the past five years.

Shortly after being drafted, the four-star recruit got traded to his current team, Charlotte Hornets. He is one of the best players that the Hornets have ever received.

The Big 12 Sixth Man of The Year (2021), Jones plays for the NBA G League, Greensboro Swarm, as the center. 

Kai Jones During A Game
Kai Jones During A Game (Source: Instagram)

One of the best-paid NBA athletes, Kai, did contribute to his college and school teams before setting foot in the NBA. 

In this article, we will look into Kai Jones’s achievements and his personal life details.

Quick Facts

Full Name Kai Martinez Jones
Known As Kai Jones
Birth Date 19th January 2001
Birth Place Nassau, Bahamas
Age 23 Years Old
Father’s Name Deyvon Jones
Mother’s Name Kasprintina Jones
Siblings Younger Brother: Kaden Kristian Jones

Three Half-Siblings: Liam, Dykan, & Luke Jones

Nationality Bahamian
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity Black
Horoscope Capricorn
Height 6 feet and 11 inches/ 2.11 m/ 210.82 cm
Weight 100 Kg/ 221 lbs
High School Orlando Christian Prep School

Brewster Academy

University University Of Texas (2019-21)
Marital Status Unmarried
Dating/Girlfriend Single
Children None
Profession NBA Player
Position Power Forward/Center
Team
  • Charlotte Hornets (2021-Present)
  • Greensboro Swarm (2021-2023)
Active Years 2021-Present
Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million
Salary (2022-23 Season) $2.9 Million
Social Media InstagramTwitter 
Last Update May 2024

Kai Jones Height And Weight

The NBA player has a towering height of 6 feet and 11 inches (210 cm/ 2.11 m). 

He spends most of his time toning his muscles and gyming to remain fit. His body weight is 100kg (221 lbs.).

Added to it, his aqua-blue-colored frizzy haircut makes him look unique inside the court. As of now, Kai has not inked any part of his body.

Early Life And Family

Born on 19th January 2001 in Nassau, Bahamas, Kai is 23 years old as of 2024.

Kai is the eldest son of his mother, Kasprintina Ellis, and father, Deyvon Jones. The player’s parents became legally separated when he was just a child.

After the separation, Kasprintina was solely responsible for looking after her eldest and youngest sons, Kai and Kaden. 

Kai Jones-Kaden Jones-His Mother
Kai Jones With His Younger Brother And Mother (Source: Instagram)

At 11, Kai and his family immigrated to Boca Raton, Florida, the United States of America. The athlete’s mother was pursuing her education at Florida Atlantic University on a student visa.

So, Kai, his younger brother, and his mother spent half of their time commuting between the Bahamas and Florida.

As a single parent, Kasprintina did her best to provide the needed essentials for her two sons.

Now, all of her dedicated time, struggles, and efforts have paid off, as both her child are doing their best in their respective field.

Deyvon’s Remarriage and Children

Kai’s birth father, Deyvon, is remarried and has three children from his second marriage: Liam, Dykan, and Luke Jones.

Kai Jones-Deyvon Jones
Kai Jones With His Father, Deyvon Jones (Source: Instagram)

Amidst this, Kai has a good relationship with his father. Deyvon supports his son’s career and is often seen attending Kai’s games. 

A Brief Information On Kai’s Younger Brother

Kaden, the younger brother of Kai, was born on 28th November 2004, making him 18 years old as of mid-2023.  

In 2022, Kaden graduated from Mustang High School. While at school, he played Varsity Football.

Kaden is interested in making videos, films and also in writing poems. On April 2023, he published his first poetry book, “EIGHTEEN.”  

The Road To NBA 

Kai joined the Orlando Christian Prep in Orlando, Florida, as a high school senior. While at the school, he played with another NBA player, Nassir Little. 

Jones assisted his teammates in winning the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 3A state championship.

Kai attended the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, for his senior year. At the academy, he played a post-graduate season.

Kai Jones-College Championship
Kai Jones After Winning The Big 12 Tournament Championship In March 2021 (Source: Instagram)

After completing high school, Kai joined the University of Texas in Austin.

He dedicated his time to playing basketball for the Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball Team. In his initial phase, the athlete struggled to get into playing, but he later overcame the hurdles.

In 2021, the New York Knicks drafted Kai in round 1 as the 19th overall pick. Shortly after, the Knicks traded the athlete to the Charlotte Hornets.

He officially became the Hornets’ player on 3rd August 2021. 

Kai Jones Net Worth

The NBA star Kai has accumulated a massive sum by playing basketball for many years.

In 2021, he bagged $13,421,215 by signing a four-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Plus, he received $5,679,600 as a guaranteed amount.

The estimated net worth of Kai is between $1 Million-$5 Million AS OF [CURRENT-YEAR]

Kai’s fortune is expected to rise in the coming years. 

For the season 2023-2024, his expected base salary is $3,047,880. The athlete will earn a base salary of $4,693,735 in his 2024-2025 season.

Endorsements

Kai wears the apparel of Klutch Sports Group from time to time. Also, the Klutch posts pictures of several NBA players like Tristan Thompson, Lebron James, and more on its Instagram. 

However, it is not clear if the brand endorses him or not.

Relationship And Dating 

Kai has put his personal life out of the media’s reach. Also, his social sites only display his works, achievements, and family.

On top of that, the player is not linked to anyone publicly. So, it is safe to assume that Kai is not dating anyone as of May 2023.

Interesting Facts About Kai Jones

  • The power forward represented his birthplace at the 2017 Centrobasket Under-17. 
  • He graduated high school with a 4.2 GPA.
  • Jones was named Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year and the All-Big 12 honorable mention during his college.
  • Initially, Jones wanted to pursue his career as a Long Jumper.

FAQS

Is Kai Jones in the G League?

Kai Jones plays as the center for the NBA G League, Greensboro Swarm.

Who wears number 23 for the Charlotte Hornets?

Kai Jones wears the number 23 for the Charlotte Hornets.

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