Tari Eason Bio: Family, Net Worth & Contracts

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Tari Eason, an American basketball player, sees himself roaring on the NBA court with the Houston Rockets. His athleticism and quickness on both ends made him a watch-out player & a potential main rotation in the coming days.

The power forward became the first-round (17th overall) pick of the Houston Rockets in the 2022 NBA draft.

Subsequently, he signed a four-year rookie contract that is effective until the 2025-26 season.

Prior to his NBA career, Eason, a four-star recruit, averaged 13.0 points, 6.3 rebounds & 1.1 assists per game during collegiate basketball at Cincinnati and LSU.

Tari Eason For The Houston Rockets
Tari Eason For The Houston Rockets (Source: Hoops Habit)

On October 19, 2022, he made his NBA debut against the Atlanta Hawks and achieved a career-high of 21 points in a game against the Golden State Warriors on March 20, 2023.

This article will cover Eason’s family background, NBA career, relationship & net worth.

Quick Facts

Full Name Tari Jordan Eason
Known As Tari Eason
Date of Birth May 10, 2001
Age 22 Years Old
Birth Place Portsmouth, Virginia
Nationality American
Father’s Name N/A
Mother’s Name Teroya Eason
Siblings Three (Tega, Angel & Avante)
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Relationship Status Single
Height 6 feet 8 inches/ 2.03 m/ 203 cm
Weight 216 lbs/ 97 kg
  • Garfield, Federal Way
  • Cincinnati (2020-2021), LSU (2021-2022)
NBA Draft 2022/ Round: 1/ Pick: 17th Overall
Playing Career 2022-Present
Current Team
  • Houston Rockets (2022- Present)
Awards & Achievements
  • SEC Sixth Man of the Year (2022)
  • First-team All-SEC (2022)
  • AAC All-Freshman Team (2021)
Position Power Forward
Jersey Number 17
Annual Salary of 2022-23  $3.3 Million
Net Worth $1 Million-$1.5 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Signed Basketball
Last Update May 2024

Tari Eason’s Family Details!

Tari Eason was born on May 10, 2001, in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. He grew up with his three brothers: Tega, Angel, and Avante.

His mother, Teroya “Tea” Eason, was a standout basketball player in high school. She grew up as a die-hard Boston Celtics fan, with Kevin Garnett being her favorite player.

She is a divorcee, and information regarding Tari’s father is currently unknown.

Teroya pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast and Journalism at the University of Phoenix. 

Currently, she works as a film producer at Freelance Film and Television Production.

Age, Height & Body Measurements

Tari Eason is [calculate_age datestring=”05/10/2001″] years old as of 2024 and falls under the zodiac sign of Taurus.

He has a height of 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) and a weight of 216 lbs (97 kg).

Additionally, his standing reach measures 8 feet 11.50 inches (2.73 m), and his wingspan is 7 feet 2 inches (2.18 m).

High School & Collegiate Career

Tari Eason spent his first two years at Garfield High School but saw minimal playtime during that period.

He decided to switch to Federal Way High School for his junior year and played alongside top recruit Jaden McDaniels.

However, he returned to Garfield for his senior year & led his team to a 3A state title. He finished that season averaging 23 points and 8 rebounds per game.

Tari Eason During His Time At Garfield Bulldogs
Tari Eason During His Time At Garfield Bulldogs (Source: Scorebook Live)

Eason committed to play college basketball for Cincinnati, where he averaged 7.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game as a freshman.

He then transferred to LSU for his sophomore year and had a remarkable season, averaging 16.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

On March 25, 2022, he declared for the 2022 NBA draft and decided to forgo his remaining college eligibility.

NBA Journey Of Tari Eason

In the 2022 NBA draft, the Houston Rockets selected Eason as their 17th overall pick.

Tari Eason made his NBA debut on October 19, 2022, playing against the Atlanta Hawks and scoring 8 points.

Tari Eason, Power Forward Of The Houston Rockets
Tari Eason, Power Forward Of The Houston Rockets (Source: Instagram)

He recorded his career’s first double-double on December 3, 2022, against the Golden State Warriors scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

On January 21, 2023, he started in the main rotation for the first time against the Minnesota Timberwolves and scored 14 points.

Eason recorded his career high of 21 points on March 20, 2023, against the Warriors in a 108-121 loss.

Net Worth & Contracts

Net Worth

As of 2024, Tari Eason’s estimated net worth is between $1 million to $1.5 million, primarily earned from his contracts as a basketball player.

Given his young age and potential for future growth, his net worth is expected to increase significantly over the years.

Moreover, Eason has also secured a shoe deal with Nike, although specific terms of the contract have not been made public.


Tari Eason became the first-round pick of the Houston Rockets in the 2022 NBA draft.

He then signed a four-year rookie scale contract worth $16.26 million with the Rockets on July 1, 2022.

The contract includes an average yearly salary of $4.06 million, with $6.88 million being the guaranteed amount at the time of signing.

Eason’s base salary is $3.35 million for the 2022-23 season. It makes him the fifth most-earner of the team in that season, behind Jalen Green, Jabari Smith Jr., Jae’Sean Tate & Alperen Sengun.

The payroll jumps to $3.52 million in the 2023-24 season.

Moreover, the deal includes an option deal for the last two years; his paycheck for the 2024-25 & 2025-26 seasons are $3.69 million & $5.67 million, respectively.

Relationship & Social Media Presence

Tari Eason has not disclosed any details about his relationship status or dating history, choosing to keep his personal life private.

Some sources cite that he is currently single and focusing solely on his basketball career, while others claim that he may have a secret relationship that he prefers to keep confidential.

Eason is active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter, where he has amassed a following of 62k and 16k, respectively.

His social media profiles mainly feature basketball-related content and training reels.

Popularity Graph

The graph illustrates Tari Eason’s interest level over the past year, indicating a significant surge in June 2022.

Popularity Graph Of Tari Eason
Popularity Graph Of Tari Eason (Source: Google Trends)

This spike in interest came after he was drafted by the Houston Rockets.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the contract details of Tari Eason?

From his four-year contract signed with the Rockets in 2022, Tari Eason is set to earn an average annual salary of $4.06 million. His base salary is $3.35 million for the 2022-23 season.

What college did Tari Eason go to?

After completing his freshman year at Cincinnati, Eason transferred to LSU for his sophomore year.

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