Louis King Bio: Relationship, Net Worth & Charity

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Louis King, a two-way basketball player, is currently a small forward for NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers & its G-league affiliate Delaware Blue Coats.

A five-star prospect, the New Jersey-born NBA player played collegiate basketball at Oregon as a freshman and went for the 2019 NBA Draft but was undrafted.

Afterward, King saw himself playing for the Pistons on a two-way contract that would follow him to Sacramento Kings for two seasons, where he made his career-high 27 points in the 2020 season.

Then, in December 2022, he inked another two-way deal with the 76ers.

Louis King Playing For G-League Team Delaware Blue Coats
Louis King Playing For G-League Team Delaware Blue Coats (Source: Instagram)

Alongside his progressive career, King leads a happy family; he is a doting father & a loving boyfriend.

With his long-time girlfriend Haylee Andrea, he shares a daughter.

While off the court, the American basketball player also manages time to give back to his community & runs a charitable foundation, King Kares Foundation.

This article will explore Louis King’s family, relationship, career, net worth & many more. Be sure to read the full article.

Quick Facts

Full Name Louis D’ajon King
Birthdate April 6, 1999
Age 25 Years Old
Birthplace Secaucus, New Jersey
Father’s Name Louis King Sr.
Mother’s Name Ativea King
Siblings Seven
Nationality American
Relationship Status Dating
Girlfriend’s Name Haylee Andrea
Children One
Daughter’s Name Leilani Rose King
Height 6 feet 7 inches/ 201 cm/ 2.01 m
Weight 92 kg/ 205 lbs
Zodiac Sign Aries
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Education
  • High School: Roselle Catholic, Pope John XXIII, Hudson Catholic
  • College: University Of Oregon
NBA Draft Undrafted (2019 NBA Draft)
Awards & Achievements
  • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2019)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2018)
  • Jordan Brand Classic (2018)
  • Nike Hoop Summit (2018)
Playing Career 2019-present
Current Team
  • Philadelphia 76ers (2022- present)
  • Delaware Blue Coats (G-league affiliate of Philadelphia 76ers)
Position Small Forward
Jersey Number 23
Average Annual Salary $500k
Net Worth $300k-$500k
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter
Last Update April 2024

One Of Eight Kids | Family & Education

King (birthname: Louis D’ajon King) on April 6, 1999, in New Jersey to Louis King Sr and Ativea King.

He grew up with his seven siblings & is the second youngest of all.

Childhood Picture of Louis King With His Mother Ativea
Childhood Picture of Louis King With His Mother Ativea (Source: Instagram)

His father, Louis King, Sr, is a retired firefighter who worked as then-captain of the Jersey City Fire Department, whereas his mother, Ativea King, studied at Henry Snyder High School.

High School & Collegiate Basketball

Louis King attended his first year at Roselle Catholic High School.

As a sophomore, he went to Pope John XXIII Regional High School before transferring to Hudson Catholic Regional High School in the mid-year.

King averaged 13.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in his junior season and led Hudson Catholic to a 26-4 record in his junior year.

He suffered a knee injury in January as he landed awkwardly after a dunk in his senior year. 

King was unfortunate to join the 2018 Nike Hoop Summit because of the injury.

For his collegiate career, he joined Oregon Ducks & played only one season (freshman year), averaging 13.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

The Pac-12 All-Freshman Team then declared for the 2019 NBA Draft.

King became one of the third one-and-done basketball players between 2018 and 2019, joining Troy Brown and Bol Bol.

NBA Career Of Louis King

After being undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, he signed with Detriot Pistons for the NBA Summer League.

The Pistons would later sign him on a short-lived two-way contract for two times, launching him in a total of 10 NBA games.

Even though he saw a two-way offer from New York Knicks in mid-December 2020, he was waived a day later.

Subsequently, he was re-assigned to the Knicks’ G-league team Westchester Knicks to spend the entire 2020 season & a majority of the 2021 season.

Louis With NBA G-League Team Westchester Knicks
Louis With NBA G-League Team Westchester Knicks (Source: postingandtoasting)

On April 30, 2021, Louis agreed on a two-way contract for two years with Sacramento Kings.

With the Kings, the NBA player made his NBA career-high of 27 points in a narrow loss of 106-107 on May 14, 2021.

In the 2022-23 season, he played initially for RGV Vipers and then with Delaware Blue Coats after signing a two-way deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.

National Team

The King’s small forward represented the United States at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup in Egypt.

He led the team to third place and averaged 6.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.

Founder Of King Kares Foundation

Louis King established the King Kares Foundation as a non-profit organization with the purpose of providing dedicated services to young people and equipping them with the skills they need to succeed.

In August 2019, the organization provided backpacks, school supplies, music, food, activities, and community resources to a total of 200 students.

Louis King Providing School Supplies And Backpacks
Louis King Providing School Supplies And Backpacks (Source: Facebook)

The foundation provided food and clothing to Jersey City’s residents in November 2020, who were affected by COVID-19, with the aim of supporting the community which had been severely impacted.

Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight and Jersey City Council President Joyce E. Watterman presented a proclamation to the celebrity, thanking him and acknowledging his community service.

On May 8, 2022, for the event of Mother’s Day, the foundation arranged for an on-site career consultation and pampering services for mothers who are survivors of domestic violence.

Net Worth, Salary & Contracts

As of 2024, Louis King has an estimated net worth between $300,000 and $500,000.

While most of his earnings come from his basketball career, he also generates a considerable sum through endorsements; he endorses the clothing brand, God Given.

Yet to land a standard NBA deal, King has played three seasons on two-way contracts with different NBA teams.

As reported, the NBA’s minimum salary is around $1 million, but those on a two-way contract earn half of that amount.

Henceforth, it is safe to assume that King’s annual salary is likely to be around $500,000.

Contracts

Louis King was undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft on June 20, 2019, making him an unrestricted free agent.

On July 4, 2019, Louis King signed a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons and Grand Rapids Drive.

The Detroit Pistons renounced their free-agent exception rights to Louis King on November 24, 2020.

King signed a new two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons on December 2, 2020, but after twelve days, the Pistons ended the two-way contract.

On December 16, 2020, he signed a contract with the New York Knicks, however, the next day, the Knicks placed the contract on the waiver.

King signed a two-way contract with the Sacramento Kings and Stockton Kings on April 30, 2021.

But on February 17, 2022, the Kings ended their two way-contract with him.

He signed a two-way contract with the Philadelphia Sixers to split his time between its G-league team Delaware Blue Coats, on December 26, 2022.

Relationship Status & Fatherhood

The NBA small forward is yet to get married.

Currently, he is in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend Haylee Andrea. They are dating for more than six years as of 2023.

Together, they have a daughter named Leilani Rose King, who was born on October 15, 2021.

Louis King With His Girlfriend Haylee Andrea
Louis King With His Girlfriend Haylee Andrea At Baby Shower (Source: Instagram)

The 6 feet 7 inches basketball player is active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter, with more than 53.8k followers & 5.7K followers, respectively, as of this writing.

King shares a variety of posts on his social media accounts, including training videos, game pictures, and pictures of his daughter.

Haylee Andrea also regularly shares posts on her Instagram and Tiktok accounts, where she often features their daughter.

Interesting Facts

  • Louis King also played football in high school as a quarterback as he was tall, and his height would provide an advantage to see over the line for potential receivers.
  • His favorite all-time NBA players are Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson
  • According to ESPN’s 2018 recruiting class rankings, King was placed at the 11th spot overall and was considered the sixth most skilled small forward.

Popularity Graph

The graph above represents the number of search interests of Louis King over the past twelve months.

Popularity Graph Of Louis King
Popularity Graph Of Louis King (Source: Google Trends)

It illustrates that the interest in Josh King peaked in December 2022 & with more potentially captivating games to come, his popularity will rise even more.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What team does Louis King play for?

Louis King, who is a two-way player in the 2022-23 season, plays for the Philadelphia 76ers in NBA and Delaware Blue Coats in NBA G League.

What are the standing reach and wingspan measurements for Louis King?

Louis King has a standing reach of 8 feet 8 inches (2.64 m) and a wingspan of 7 feet 0.5 inches (2.33 m).

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