Who is CJ McCollum?

Christian James McCollum or CJ McCollum is a professional American basketball player. He was born on the 19th of September, 1991 in Canton, Ohio. He plays for the team Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Furthermore, he was named the NBA Most Improved Player during his third year in the league in 2015–16.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameCJ McCollum
ProfessionBasketball Player
Birth Date19th of September, 1991
Birth PlaceCanton, Ohio
Star SignVirgo
Height6 feet 4 inches
Marital StatusUnmarried
Net Worth$3 million

CJ McCollum

Personal Information

McCollum holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to Black. Standing at a height of 6 feet 4 inches, he has been able to maintain his body fit.

Early Life

McCollum attended GlenOak High School located in Canton, Ohio. He was greatly undersized as a freshman during the 2005 season. However, he had a late growth spurt and gained 5 inches in height by the beginning of his sophomore year. He gained another 4 by the start of his junior season. His height became enough to put him on the radar for college recruitment. McCollum scored 54 points to set the school’s single-game scoring record in the first game of his junior year.

Throughout his high school years, he continued to work on his shooting stroke. Later, McCollum graduated as the leading scorer in Golden Eagles history. He was named the Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year for the 2008-09 season.

CJ McCollum

The career of CJ McCollum

Portland selected McCollum as the 10th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. He served two seasons as a reserve. Later, he became a full-time starter for the Trail Blazers and moved to the shooting guard position.
College Awards and achievements of McCollum are:

  • 2 times Patriot League Player of the Year (2010, 2012)
  • 3 times First-Team All-Patriot League (2010–2012)
  • Patriot League Rookie of the Year (2010)
  • 3 times Patriot League All-Tournament team (2010–2012)
  • Patriot League Tournament MVP (2012)
  • Patriot League’s all-time leading scorer (2361 points)

CJ McCollum

McCollum was the first player to ever enter the league out of the private school. Portland Trail Blazers picked him as the 10th overall in the 2013 NBA draft. Portland Trail Blazers has players like Damian LillardCarmelo Anthony  He signed his rookie scale contract with the franchise on July 11. Later, he proceeded to play for them in the NBA Summer League.

People voted McCollum the co-favorite 2013-14 rookie of the year at the NBA.com survey. However, McCollum sat out the first six weeks of the season with a foot injury. He was assigned to the Idaho Stampede on the 1st of January, 2014. Trail Blazers recalled him on the 5th of January. He made his NBA debut three years later where he scored four points in a 110-94 victory over the Orlando Magic. He scored a season-high 19 points in a 117-110 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on the 8th of February.

Net Worth

CJ McCollum has earned massive popularity from his professional career. Likewise, he also has earned a wise amount of money. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2020.