Who is Delonte West?
Delonte Morrice West is a well-known American former basketball player who has played in National Basketball Association (NBA) for the various teams. Initially, he was selected for Boston Celtics and played for them for a longer time and moved to other groups like Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Maverick, Shanghai Sharks, etc. Although he played for many different teams, he expertly played for the Chinese Basketball Association. He started his professional career in 2004 and played till 2015, and his position was either a point guard or a shooting guard. Moreover, he started playing basketball during his college days representing Saint Joseph’s University, participating in various tournaments.
|Full Name||Delonte Morrice West|
|Birth Date||July 26, 1983|
|Birth Place||Washington, U.S.A.|
|Age||36 years old|
|Height||6 feet and 4 inches (1.93m/193cm)|
|Body Measurement||44-32-36 inches|
|Net Worth||$16 million|
Delonte West was born on July 26, 1983, in Washington, U.S.A. He is the son of mother Delphina Addison and to father Dmitri West. Currently, he is 36 years old and has the zodiac sign of Leo.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Delonte West holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he is White ethnicity. He is a devoted Christian with Caucasian descent. Besides this, he stands 6 feet and 4 inches (1.93m/193cm) tall and weighs around 82kgs (180lbs). He has an athletic body type measuring 44-32-36 inches, respectively. He has a pair of blue colored eyes with brown hair color.
Delonte West has sketched his early childhood days as ‘happy-poor,’ which means he has faced a financial crisis. He was also in the habit of taking drugs, which led him to harm himself and be hospitalized during his teen days. Moreover, for his studies, he attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School, and for his college, he joined Saint Joseph’s University. He was actively playing basketball during his high school and college days.
Delonte West hitched to Caressa Madden in 2013, but they separated after three years of marriage in 2016. This couple together has two boys. He has also faced legal difficulties in his life as he violated the traffic rules and was fined. Moreover, on January 21, 2020, he has faced a severe accident where he was physically assaulted.
Numerous social media accounts with Delonte’s name can be found on social media platforms, but none of them have been verified yet.
Delonte West had an interest in basketball and started playing with it from his school days. During his high school days, he and his school friend Eddie Basden, also an NBA player, were excellent at playing basketball. Moreover, his average points were 20.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 3.1 steals per game, which led him to be listed as the Washington Post All-Met Basketball Player of the Year. Similarly, during his college days, he represented his college Saint Joseph’s University, in the junior category. His average points during that time were 18.9 points and 6.7 assists per game.
Professional Career (NBA)
Boston Celtics selected Delonte West in the 2004 NBA draft due to which he left his college’s team. During that season, he used to get lots of injuries due to which he just played 39 games. Likewise, in the 2005-2006 season, West positioned as a point guard, and in the next season, he played as the shooting guard. During the 2007-2008 season, The Seattle SuperSonics selected him. He played for them in that particular season and signed with Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008.
He scored averaged 10.3 points for this team, 4.5 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.1 steals appearing in 26 regular-season games. Overall to look back at his Cleveland career, he has collected the right amount of scored points and played with this team till 2010. Minnesota Timberwolves then signed him but relinquished him, which led him to go back to Boston Celtics. They made a one year contract as a point guard. Looking at his career statics for this team, he made an average of 5.6 points, 0.8 steals, and 2.7 assists per game although, he was suspended for ten rounds.
Furthermore, after the one-year contract finished, he signed with the Dallas Mavericks from 2011 to 2012. He then signed with various teams from 2013 to 2015. They were Texas Legends in January 2013, Fujian Xunxing in October 2013, Los Angeles Clippers in July 2014, Shanghai Sharks in September 2014, Guaros de Lara in January 2015, and finally with Texas Legends again in March 2015, which was his last team before his retirement.
Delonte West had been listed as the Washington Post All-Met Basketball Player of the Year.
Delonte West is regarded as one of the famous and well known former basketball players. He is living a luxurious lifestyle having an estimated net worth $16 million as of 2020.