Trendon Watford: Family, Net Worth, NBA Contract & Dating

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Trendon Watford, an American NBA player, is a power forward for the Portland Trail Blazers (2021- now). The team picked him as an undrafted free agent in the 2021 NBA draft.

In the world of basketball, tireless effort & dedication is a testament to success, and Watford is no exception to that.

The Birmingham-born saw himself on a progressive path from being a highly touted high school prospect to a notable collegiate basketball player at LSU. Even more, he was the two times Alabama Mr. Basketball awardee.

Currently, Watford is on a four-year contract with the Blazers that sees him committed throughout the 2024-25 season.

Trendon Watford, A Power Forward For Portland Trail Blazers Of The NBA
Trendon Watford, A Power Forward For The Portland Trail Blazers Of The NBA (Source: Instagram)

In his rookie season (2021-22 season), he made his career-high 27 points against the Wizards.

Moreover, on March 5, 2022, Trendon scored his first-ever double-double with 12 points & 14 rebounds in a loss to the Timberwolves.

From his college basketball days at LSU to signing with the Blazers as an undrafted free agent, let’s delve into the story of Trendon Watford and how he overcame obstacles to pursue his dreams.

Quick Facts

Full Name Trendon Nelson Watford
Famous As Trendon Watford
Date of Birth November 9, 2000
Birth Place Birmingham, Alabama
Age 23 Years Old 
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Libra
Chinese zodiac Dragon
Height 6 feet 9 inches / 2.06 m/ 206 cm
Weight 238 lbs / 108 kg
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
High School Mountain Brook High School
College Louisiana State University (2019- 2021)
Father’s Name Ernest Watford
Mother’s Name Belinda Watford
Siblings Christian Watford (brother) & Elise Watford (sister)
Girlfriend N/A
Children N/A
Profession Basketball player
League NBA
Position Power Forward
Playing Career 2021 – present
NBA Draft Undrafted
Current Team Portland Trail Blazers
Jersey Number 2
Net Worth $1 Million
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Merch N/A
Last Update May 2024

Details On Family & Early Life

Watford was born on November 9, 2000, in Birmingham, Alabama, as one of three children to Ernest and Belinda Watford.

Trendon, the youngest of all, has an elder brother Christian, a former basketball player, and a sister Elise (b. September 1996), a marketing coordinator.

The NBA player’s father is a retired sheriff deputy of Alabama’s Jefferson County, while his mother is a special needs teacher.

Watford With His Parents & Siblings
Watford With His Parents & Siblings (Source: Instagram)

Trendon began playing basketball at four, but it turned into a passion only after he went to middle school.

His parents were their biggest supporters but also placed a high value on education.

Moreover, the Watford family has an emphasis on faith; as reported, the young NBA player always prays before his game.

Details On Siblings!

Elder Brother Played Basketball

Trendon Watford’s elder brother Christian Watford (b. April 28, 1991) is an American former basketball player. He played professionally from 2013 to 2019, primarily in the NBA G League teams.

An alumnus of Indiana University, Christian averaged 13.1 points & 5.9 rebounds per game during his four seasons as a collegiate basketball player.

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Christian played for the Israeli team Hapoel Eilat for a season (2013-14).

Then, he would return to play in the G League with Maine Red Claws (2014-15), Reno Bighorns (2015), Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2016-17) & Raptors 905 (2017-19).

Christian Watford With His Wife & Daughter
Christian Watford With His Wife Morgane & Daughter (Source: Instagram)

He works as a camp counselor for Tom Crean’s Basketball Camp (2009- now).

Talking about his personal life, the former player is now married & enjoys a family of three. He and his wife, Morgane Watford, married on July 15, 2017, after two years of engagement.

They share a daughter Macee Raine Watford who was born on April 26, 2020.

What Does His Elder Sister Do?

Trendon’s elder sister Elise Watford graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports & Fitness Administration from Samford University in 2020.

During her college days, she played volleyball for both Samford University and Middle Tennessee State University.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Elise currently works as a paralegal/ social media coordinator for EMW LAW, LLC (November 2021- now).

Previously, she was an admissions recruiter for Samford University (2020-21) and a marketing project coordinator at Xtreme Fitness and Performance (2019-21).

Education & Collegiate Career

Trendon Watford attended Mountain Brook High School in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

He led his team to four consecutive state championships at Brook and was named Mr. Basketball in Alabama twice. The player graduated from high school in 2019 with a 3.8 GPA.

Trendon then played college basketball for Lousiana State University (LSU) from 2019 to 2021, averaging 16.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game in his two seasons.

He was named to the All-SEC First Team and the All-SEC Tournament Team in 2021.  Trendon declared for the 2021 NBA draft but went undrafted.

Highlights & Awards

  • 2021 First-team All-SEC – AP 
  • 2021 Second-team All-SEC – Coaches
  • 2020 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2019 McDonald’s All-American 
  • 2× Alabama Mr. Basketball (2019, 2018)

NBA Career

After his sophomore year at LSU, Trendon Watford went for the 2021 NBA draft but was undrafted.

But it didn’t deter him, and he continued to pursue his dream of playing in the NBA as a roster for the Blazers in the 2021 NBA Summer League.

Watford’s NBA career began after the Portland Trail Blazers signed him on a two-way contract on August 3, 2021.

Later, in February 2022, he inked a four-year deal (Rest-of-Season) contract with the Blazers, joining notable players in the team: Eric Bledsoe, Joe Ingles, & Josh Hart, among others.

Trendon Watford On The Court
Trendon Watford On The Court (Source: Instagram)

The NBA power forward made his NBA debut on November 14, 2021, against the Nuggets and his first-ever start in the rotation against the Timberwolves on March 7, 2022.

As a rookie, Watford made two double-doubles, scoring his first double-doubles in a loss against the Nuggets on March 5, 2022, scoring 12 points & 14 rebounds.

Moreover, Trendon scored his career-high 27 points on March 12, 2022, in a victory over Washington Wizards.

His rookie season (2021-22) averaged 7.6 points, 4.1 rebounds & 1. 7 assists per game.

In the 2022-23 season, the NBA player made his season-high 21 points against the Wizards on February 3, 2023.

Dating & Girlfriend

Watford prefers to stay away from relationship talks & has not said anything regarding his dating profile so far.

Moreover, there are no reports of the NBA player’s girlfriend.

He is active on social media platforms like Instagram (@trendonw) & Twitter (@trendonw), with more than 76K followers & 20.8K followers, respectively.

But none of his posts hint at the romantic life of a basketball player. Mostly, Trendon shares update on his basketball career.

Allegedly, Trendon Watford is single at the moment & giving his everything to the NBA.

Age, Height & Body Measurements

Trendon Nelson Watford is 23 years old as of 2024. Born in the Dragon year, according to the Chinese calendar, the basketball player’s zodiac sign is Libra.

Talking about his physical features, Trendon stands 6 ft. 9 in (2.06 m) tall and weighs 238 lbs (108 kg).

As listed in the NBA Draft, Watford has a wingspan of 7 feet 2 inches (2.18 m) and a standing reach of 8 feet 9 inches (2.66 m).

He has an athletic body with a body fat percentage of 10.1% and a hand length and width of 9.5 inches and 10 inches, respectively.

Trendon Watford’s Net Worth & Contract

With an experience with hoops from a young age that led to NBA prominence, there is no denying that Trendon makes a decent sum through his basketball career.

As of 2024, Watford has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Despite being undrafted in the 2021 NBA draft, his potential would later catch the eye of the Portland Trail Blazers.

On February 21, 2022, he signed a four-year Rest-of-Season contract worth $5.82 million with the Blazers. From that deal, as a rookie, he earned a salary of $436,482 in the 2021-22 season.

For the 2022-23 season, his base salary is $1.563 million, while his salary in the 2023-24 season is $1.836 million.

The Blazers’ highest-paid player is Damian Lillard, whose paycheck stands at a whopping $42.492 million in the 2022-23 season.

In the last year of his contract (the 2024-25 season), Trendon Watford’s earnings will be $1.988 million if he does not get a club option.

Frequently Asked Questions

What jersey number is Trendon Watford?

Trendon wears jersey no. 2 with the Portland Trail Blazers. He also wore no. 2 with the LSU.

Which team Watford plays for now?

Trendon Watford plays power forward for the Portland Trail Blazers after they signed him as an undrafted free agent of the 2021 NBA draft.

When did Trendon Watford make his NBA debut?

The NBA player made his professional debut with the Blazers on November 14, 2021, in a game against the Nuggets, scoring 2 points in 6 minutes of action.


Aayusha Bhattarai

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