Stanton Kidd is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Akita Northern Happinets of the Japanese B. League.
His primary position is small forward, but he can also play as a power forward. Stanton’s basketball career has revolved around major basketball leagues in the world.
He played college basketball for Central University and Colorado State before playing in Belgium, Germany, Turkey, and for the Utah Jazz of the NBA.
Up until 2023, Kidd has played for nine teams since his debut in 2015.
Kidd also runs Stanton Kidd Foundation in his hometown, Baltimore. He is doing his best to bring changes to people in his community.
Stay with us to know more about his personal life and professional career.
But first, let’s have a look at Kidd’s quick facts.
|Date of Birth||March 18, 1992|
|Birth Place||Baltimore, Maryland|
|Age||31 Years Old|
|Weight||98 kg/216 lb|
|Body Mass Index (BMI)||25.0|
|Father name||Stanley Kidd|
|Mother name||Glenda Kidd|
|Siblings||Older Brothers (Chapman Barksdale and Stanley Kidd Jr.) and Older sister (Jessica Kidd)|
|Agent||Justin Haynes (Worldwide Sports Marketing)|
|Position||Small Forward/ Power Forward|
|High School||Edmondson-Westside High School|
|College||South Plains (2010-2012), North Carolina Central (2012-2015), Colorado State (2014-2015)|
|Current Team||Akita Northern Happinets (2020-Present)|
|Current Affiliations||B. League|
|Net worth||$1 Million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Teams||Limburg United, Tigers Tubingen, Darussafaka, Utah Jazz, Melbourne United, OGM Ormanspor, Hapoel Jerusalem, Lokomotiv Kuban, Akita Northern Happinets|
|Major Accomplishment||Euro Cup Champion (2018)|
|Last Update||November 2023|
Early Life & Family
Stanton Kidd was born on March 18, 1992, in Baltimore, Maryland. As of 2023, he is 31 years old.
His father, Stanley, played basketball for Morgan State, while his mother, Glenda, is a homemaker.
Kidd grew up with his three siblings; he has two elder brothers, Chapman Barksdale and Stanely Kidd Jr. Likewise, her older sister’s name is Jessica Kidd.
At 5, the star player started playing basketball and idolized Michael Jordan.
He believes his family members are his biggest supporter in achieving his dream of playing professional basketball. They asked him to represent his hometown and family anywhere he plays.
Body Measurement & Player Analysis
Stanton has tall height like most basketball players. He stands tall at 6’6″/1.98m and weighs 98 kg/216 lb.
Kidd does regular workouts in the gym to stay in the best shape and improve his game.
Although he has solid, consistent mechanics and quick release, Kidd has struggled to show consistency.
His strength and athleticism make him an excellent defensive asset. Stanton is often taken as a terrific on-ball defender and helps the team to make crucial defensive stops.
Kidd’s physical traits also help to make quick plays in transition.
High School Career
Kidd went to Edmondson- Westside High school in Baltimore, Maryland, where he recorded 23 PPG, 12 RPG, and 6 APG during his senior year, leading the Red Storm to its first City Division I title.
He was also named the team MVP in his senior season and earned All-metro player honors.
Standon graduated from high school in 2010.
The American professional basketball player played for three different teams in college. He played for South Plains College in his first and third years.
In his first year, Stanton led the team in rebounds averaging 5.9 rebounds, and scored 7.9 PPG. Likewise, he recorded three double-doubles in that season.
Kidd scored 11.9 PPG, 6.3 RPG, and 1.3 APG in his sophomore season, helping the Texans win the 2011-12 National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship.
After earning an associate’s degree from South Plains College, he transferred to North Carolina Central University, where he averaged 14.5 points and 6.9 rebounds.
Stanton scored a season-high 24 points in a 66-62 win against North Carolina A&T. Hence; he was named to the to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first team.
In the 2013-14 season for senior year, Kidd transferred to Colorado State University and had to sit out because of NCAA transfer rules.
Kidd registered 11.5 PPG, 5.0 RPG, and 1.8 APG in the 2014-1025 season. For his performance, he was selected as an honorable mention All-Mountain West honors.
On July 27, 2015, Kidd signed his first professional contract, one year deal with Belgian club Limburg United.
He scored a season-high 18 points in a 110-78 win over Leuven Bears on October 16, 2015. Later, Kidd registered his first double-double with 18 rebounds and 14 points on December 18, 2015,
In the playoff, Stanton scored 15 points in an 87-80 win over Telenet Giants Antwerp. His team reached the semis but lost the series 3-2 against eventual champion Oostende.
He ended his first professional season with 9.7 PPG, 5.6RPG, 1.1 APG, 7.8 PPG, 3.3RPG, and 0.6 APG.
On July 21, Kidd signed with the German side Tigers Tubingen for the 2016-17 season, where he averaged 12.8 PPG, 4.6 RPG, and 1.2 APG over 20 games.
He scored 24 points in an 86-82 loss against EWE Baskets Oldenburg on January 8, 2017.
On July 21, 2017, Kidd agreed to sign a 2-year deal with the Turkish club Darussafaka. He recorded his career-high 24 points in a 98- 65 win over Gaziantep.
He went on to win the 2018 EuroCup title with Darussafaka.
In his first season with Darussafaka, Kidd averaged 7.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 0.9 assists. He played over 20 games averaging 9.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in the 2018-2019 season.
Short NBA Career
On July 21, 2018, Kidd signed with the NBA team Utah Jazz for the 2018 NBA Summer League.
Over six games in the summer league, Kidd registered 10.8 PPG and 3.3 RPG. His work ethic and playmaking ability impressed Jazz. So, he was included in 15 men’s squad for Jazz.
However, his NBA career didn’t go well. Stanton played only four games for Jazz and didn’t score any points. On November 21, 2019, Jazz waived him to sign Juwan Morgan.
On July 17, 2019, Kidd signed with Melbourne United to replace Casey Panther for the 2019-20 season.
He scored a season-high 21 points in a 94-104 win against The Hawks on January 25, 2020. Kidd helped the team secure a playoff spot but lost a series 3-2 against Sydney Kings.
Kidd averaged 9.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 0.5 assists over 20 games for United.
On August 18, 2020, Kidd signed with Turkish club OGM Ormanspor, where he scored a season-high 23 points in a 77-66 win over Fethiye.
The professional basketball player recorded his career-high five assists in an 89-87 loss against Galatasaray on January 16, 2021.
He played for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Isreali Basketball Premiere League in 2022 and Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League in 2022.
Charity, Tattoo, Jersey, & Shoes
Along with basketball, Kidd has also been involved in charity work; he initiated Stanton Kidd Foundation.
The foundation invests time and resources to bring positive change to the community. Al;so it promotes education and build stronger families in Kidd’s hometown Baltimore.
Kidd also has a partnership with Cutt Nation which provides educational, athletic, and personal growth essential in youth development.
Most NBA players are tattoo fans, the same in the case of Kidd. He has many tattoos on his body. On the calf of Kidd’s right leg, he has portrayed a photo of Huey Percy Newtons.
Huey was an African-American political activist and “Black Panther Party” founder.
Kidd has worn many jersey numbers starting from high school to his college career. The athlete wears jersey number 7 for Akita Northern Happients in 2023.
Social Media Presence & Net Worth
Stanton Kidd is active on Instagram and Twitter, where he usually posts workouts and highlights videos. Likewise, he also uploads pictures and video clips from his basketball games.
Instagram: 11.1k followers
Twitter: 2.7k followers
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Kidd is expected to have a net worth of around $1 million in 2023.
His main major source of income comes from basketball. But he also makes earning from sponsorship from brands like Good Papers, Pure Raw Juice, Lorraine’s Cleaning Service, and House of Bombshell.
Stanton played at South Plains College and helped the Texans win the 2011-2012 National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
Which club does Stanton Kidd play for?
Stanton Kidd plays for the Japanese club Akita Northern Happinets in 2023. He has already played for eight clubs in his professional career.
What was Stanton Kidd's NBA salary?
The athlete's salary in the NBA was $250k during the 2019-20 season.