Nassir Little Bio: Family, Relationship & Net Worth

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Nassir Little, whose parents both served in the U.S. military, plays as a small forward for the Portland Trail Blazers (2019-present).

On October 17, 2022, Little signed a new four-year contract extension with the Blazers worth $28 million.

He was selected as the 25th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft after declaring for the draft following his freshman year at North Carolina.

Nassir Little, Small Forward For The Blazers
Nassir Little, Small Forward For The Blazers (Source: Instagram)

Before that, he led Orlando Christian Prep to consecutive state championships in Florida, earning MVP titles in both the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.

Aside from his basketball career, Nassir Little founded the Nassir S. Little Youth Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps young people achieve their academic, athletic, and artistic aspirations.

This article will explore his family background, career, charitable work, relationships, net worth, and contracts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Nassir Shamai Little
Known As Nassir Little
Date of Birth February 11, 2000
Age 24 Years Old
Birth Place Pensacola, Florida, United States
Nationality American
Father’s Name Harold Little
Mother’s Name April Little
Siblings Two
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Relationship Status Single
Height 6 feet 5 inches/ 196 cm/ 1.96 m
Weight 220 lbs/ 99 kg
NBA Draft 2019/ Round: 1/ Pick: 25th Overall
Playing Career 2019-Present
Current Team
  • Portland Trail Blazers (2019- Present)
Awards & Achievements
  • McDonald’s All-American (2018)
  • McDonald’s All-American Game MVP (2018)
  • Jordan Brand Classic (2018)
  • Jordan Brand Classic MVP (2018)
Position Small Forward/ Power Forward
Jersey Number 10
Annual Salary of 2022-23 Season $4.1 Million
Net Worth $4 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Signed Rookie Card
Last Update April 2024

Veteran Military Parents!

Nassir Little was born in Pensacola, Florida, on February 11, 2000. His parents, Harold, and April Little have served in the U.S. military.

Harold is a retired Naval Officer with over 30 years of experience in management, analysis, and training.

He studied Instructional Technology Design at the University of Phoenix, obtained a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management from Excelsior College, and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Ashford University.

He is currently the Vice President of the Nassir S. Little Youth Foundation and serves as its public face.

Nassir Little Gifting A Car To His Parents
Nassir Little Gifting A Car To His Parents (Source: Instagram)

His mother, April Little, also served in the Navy and retired as a veteran with over 34 years of experience in administrative fields.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Security Management (Information System) from the American Military University System and a Master of Science in Organizational Management from Ashford University.

Currently, she works as the executive assistant, website manager, and graphic designer for the Nassir S. Little Youth Foundation.

Nassir Little With His Sisters
Nassir Little With His Sisters (Source: Instagram)

In a heartwarming gesture to celebrate Father’s Day in 2020, Nassir Little gifted his parents an Audi car.

The rookie athlete took to Twitter to share the news of his generous purchase, expressing his love and gratitude towards his parents.

Nassir Little is the youngest of three siblings, and he has two sisters named Nasia and Kamaria Little. Nasia was born on August 13, while Kamaria was born on February 28, 1997.

Age, Height & Body Measurements

Nassir Little is 24 years old as of April 2024. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

The Blazers’ small forward stands 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) tall and weighs 220 lbs (90 kg).

He has a standing reach of 8 feet 9 inches (2.66 m) and a 7 feet 1-inch (2.15 m) wingspan.

High School & Collegiate Basketball

Nassir Little spent his first two years of high school at Oakleaf High School before switching to Orlando Christian Prep for the remainder of his high school years.

During his junior and senior seasons from 2016 to 2018, he led Orlando Christian Prep to consecutive state championships in Florida.

Little’s outstanding performance earned him the MVP title in the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic, making him only the second player after Lebron James to achieve this feat.


On October 4, 2017, Little committed to play collegiate basketball for North Carolina.

During a game against Virginia Tech on January 21, 2019, he achieved a career-high score of 23 points, helping North Carolina to win 103-82.

Little played in 36 games during his freshman year, averaging 9.8 points per game.

After completing his first year of college, Little decided to forego his remaining collegiate eligibility and declared for the 2019 NBA draft.

Nassir Little’s NBA Career!

The Portland Trail Blazers selected Nassir Little in the 2019 NBA Draft as the 25th overall pick.

He made his NBA debut against the Sacramento Kings on October 25, 2019, playing for three minutes.

During his rookie season in 2019-20, Little played 48 games, starting 5 of them, and averaged 3.6 points per game.

In the 2020-21 season, he played in 48 games, starting 2 of them, and averaged 4.6 points per game.

Little achieved his career-high score of 30 points on February 1, 2021, during a 106-134 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

In his third season (2021-22), he played 42 games and started 23 of them, averaging 9.8 points per game.

Little suffered a left shoulder labral tear and missed most of the 2021-22 season.

Nassir S. Little Youth Foundation

Nassir S. Little Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Nassir S. Little.

The goal of this foundation is to encourage and help young people to pursue their dreams by developing their academic, artistic, and athletic abilities. 

Nassir S. Little Youth Foundation
Nassir S. Little Youth Foundation (Source: Instagram)

It aims to help young people achieve their aspirations of excelling in their chosen areas of talent, including education, sports, performing arts, and visual arts.

The foundation organized basketball camps held at Orlando Christian Prep on July 29 and 30, 2022.

Net Worth & Contracts

Net Worth & Endorsements

Nassir Little’s estimated net worth is around $4 million, primarily earned from his basketball career.

He signed a multi-year footwear and apparel endorsement deal with Adidas on November 14, 2022, joining his teammate Damian Lillard at the company.

Before this deal, Little wore Nike shoes exclusively, often favoring the bright colorways of Kevin Durant‘s signature line, the Nike KD 13.

Nassir Little Endorsing Quorn
Nassir Little Endorsing Quorn (Source: Instagram)

In addition to his Adidas endorsement, Little also endorses Quorn, a brand that specializes in plant-based food, and Body Armor, a hydration drink.


Nassir Little was selected as the 25th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft’s first round by the Portland Trail Blazers on June 20, 2019.

On July 1, 2019, he signed a four-year $10.80 million rookie scale contract with the Blazers.

The Blazers exercised a $2.3 million option to extend his contract for the 2021-22 season on December 27, 2020.

Later, on October 1, 2022, the Blazers exercised a new $4.17 million option to extend his contract for the 2022-23 season.

On October 17, 2022, Little signed a new four-year $28 million rookie contract extension with the Blazers.

Starting from the 2023-24 season, he will be earning an average annual salary of $7 million.

Relationship & Social Media Presence

Nassir Little was in a relationship with Ayani Kaliesce, as they frequently mentioned each other in their tweets and referred to each other as “love” in 2020.

However, they do not follow each other on social media and have not posted pictures together, leading fans to speculate that they have broken up.

According to some sources, Little is currently single and focused on his basketball career. He is active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter, where he has 188k and 42.1k followers, respectively.

His social media content mainly showcases his basketball and training pictures, as well as promoting his endorsements.

Popularity Graph

According to the recruiting service Rivals, Little was considered the second-best high school prospect of 2018.

Popularity Graph Of Nassir Little
Popularity Graph Of Nassir Little (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph displays the level of interest in Nassir Little over the past twelve months, with the highest point being at the end of February 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When did Nassir Little sign a new contract?

On October 17, 2022, Nassir Little agreed to a new contract with the Blazers for four years, worth $28 million.

Who is the agent of Nassir Little?

Adam Pensack serves as the agent for Nassir Little.

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