Ziaire Williams Bio: Contracts & Relationships

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Ziaire Williams is a young American basketball player who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. The NBA player was trained under the guidance of his father when he was just eight years old. 

Williams was a straight five-star recruit and the number one forward in the 2020 recruiting class.

His collegiate debut was for Stanford on November 30, 2020, scoring 19 points and eight rebounds in an 82-64 win against Alabama.

Ziaire Williams
Ziaire Williams For The Memphis Grizzlies (Source: Beale Street Bears)

On February 2, 2023, the rookie player was initially held questionable due to right knee soreness but received the green light ahead of the contest.

Williams, with an average of 7.7 points and 2.3 rebounds across 22 minutes in the last six appearances, is one of the most promising basketball players in the world.

The below article will reveal everything about Ziaire Williams.

Quick Facts 

Full Name Ziaire Williams
Date of Birth September 12, 2001
22 Years Old
Birth Place Lancaster, California
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign  Virgo
Chinese Zodiac Snake
Height 6 feet 7 inches/ 2.06 m/ 206 cm
Weight 84 kg/ 185.18 lbs
High School Notre Dame High School

Sierra Canyon School (Senior Year)

University Stanford University
Father’s Name Ziaire Williams
Mother’s Name Marquita Fields Williams
Tattoos Yes
Girlfriend N/A
Injury Dealing with a Knee Injury
Profession Basketball player
League  NBA
Position  Small Forward
Current Team Memphis Grizzlies
Jersey Number 8
NBA Draft Round: 1, Pick: 10th overall as of 2021
Playing Career 2014-present
Net Worth   $5 Million
Social Media Instagram
Merch Trading Card
Last Update  April 2024 

Early Life, Family, & Education

Ziaire Williams was born in Lancaster, California, on September 12, 2001. He is the only child of Ziaire Williams, his father, and Marquita Fields Williams, his mother.  

Ziaire Williams with his mother (Source: Instagram)
Ziaire Williams with his mother (Source: Instagram)

Both his parents served in the military service. His father served in the Marine Corps, and his mother was in the Army and Air Force. Currently, the player’s father works for 7 Up in Los Angels, and the mother is a probation officer. 

High School Education

Ziaire Williams went to Notre Dame High School for the first three of his school, scoring 13.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in his freshman year.

However, he missed much of his sophomore season due to a knee injury. For his senior year, on July 18, 2019, William transferred to Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, Los Angeles.

He was on the team with fellow five-star recruit BJ Boston, Bronny James, and Zaire Wade.


William choose Stanford over Arizona, USC, North Carolina, and UCLA for his further studies and career path.

He had a 10.7-point, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game average as a rookie while shooting 37.4 percent from the field.

On March 31, he announced his intention to skip his remaining college eligibility and enter the 2021 NBA Draft.

NBA Career 

On July 29, 2021, the New Orleans Pelicans picked him as their tenth overall pick but traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Ziaire Williams (Source: Beale Street Bears)
Ziaire Williams Hooping (Source: Beale Street Bears)

Unfortunately, he missed 14 consecutive matches due to an ankle injury and Covid 19 protocols. However, on January 6, 2022, Williams got his first career start scoring 14 points and winning over Pistons. 

Moreover, on February 2, the rookie player set a career-high with 21 points scored in a 120-108 win over the New York Knicks.

Relationship And Social Media Presence

Talking about his relationships, the player is young and currently appears to be single. No news about his past relationship has swirled in the media yet. 

There is also no sign of his involvement in a secret relationship or a marriage.

He is one of the youngest players on the Memphis Grizzlies and probably is spending his time and energy on his practice and improving himself. 

Social Media

The 22 years old small forward of Memphis Grizzlies is active on Instagram with considerable followers. 


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A post shared by Ziaire Williams† (@ziaire)

He has nearly 170k Instagram followers, where he usually shares his game pictures with some practice reels, sponsored posts, and personal stuff.

Awards & Achievement

The Memphis Grizzlies forward player is a rookie, yet he already has amassed several notable awards. 

  • McDonald’s All-American (2020)

Net Worth

He has earned a sizable income along with name and fame to lead a comfortable and luxurious life.

As of April 2024, Ziaire Williams has a whopping $5 million net worth.

Last season, the player made $4.4 million from his rookie contract with Memphis Grizzlies.

Aside from regular NBA salaries, he has a brand endorsement with Adidas. On August 13, 2022, he shared pictures of him wearing Adidas shoes and promoting the brand.

However, neither of the parties has disclosed the actual finances, but it is presumably a seven-figure deal.


In 2021, Ziaire signed a four-year contract with Memphis Grizzlies for a whopping $19,907,925 and an average annual salary of $4,373,040.

His rookie contract will expire in 2025, and if he wishes to stay with the Grizzlies, his earnings will be $35.31 million per annum.


  • At the 2019 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup in Heraklion, Greece, he played for the United States.
  • He also became Stranford’s highest-ranked recruit in the modern recruiting era and the program’s first five-star recruit since Reid Travis in 2014.
  • Williams earned All-Mission League first team and USA Today All-USA California team honors.
  • Moreover, the Los Angeles Times named the Memphis Grizzlies forward “player of the year.


The below chart shows the popularity of NBA player Ziaire Williams over the past 12 months.

Basketball Player, Ziaire Williams (Source: Google Trend)
Basketball Player, Ziaire Williams (Source: Google Trend)

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQS)

Who is Ziaire Williams's Agent?

As of 2023, Aaron Mintz of Creative Artists Agency is an agent of Ziaire Williams.

How good is Zaire Williams?

Forward Ziaire Williams of the Memphis Grizzlies is one of the league's most intriguing young players. During his debut season, Williams only averaged 8.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game.

Is Ziairee Williams related to Zion Williams?

No, Zaire Williams is not related to Zion Williams. Both are only related to the same sporting field as they both are basket players.

Nobika Poudel
Nobika Poudel
Hello!!! I am Nobika Poudel and currently working at Hansikar Technologies as a content writer.

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