|Age||35 years old|
|Birth Name||Wesley Joel Matthews Jr.|
|Father||Wesley Joel Matthew Sr.|
|College/University||University of Milwaukee,|
|Height||6ft 4in (1.93m)|
|Weight||220lbs (100 kg)|
|Net Worth||$36 million|
6ft 4in tall Wesley Matthew is an American professional basketball player who currently plays as shooting guard for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Marquette University alumni Wesley is the Wisconsin Mr. Basketball title holder of 2005 and also the winner of the Second-team All-Big East in the year 2009.
Although Wesley earned a spot on the All-Big East Conference second-team following his senior year at Marquette University, he was not drafted in the 2009 NBA Draft but he did sign as an undrafted free agent. Coming from a family of the athlete here let’s unfold the life story of Wesley who grew up with his single mom but now does share a good connection with his dad.
Where was Wesley Matthews Born?
Wesley Matthews was born on 14th October 1986 in San Antonio, Texas to father Wesley Joel Matthew Sr. and mother Pam Moore. His dad Wesley is a former NBA player who has won 2 NBA championships in 1987 and in 1988 with the Los Angeles Lakers. His mom Pam on the other hand is also a former Division I athlete.
Moreover, Wesley also has a younger sister named Angela Rodriguez in terms of siblings. His sister Angela is also a professional basketball player who played as a point guard for the Milwaukee Panthers women’s basketball team.
Although Wesley may be known for being the son of an NBA player, he grew up with his single mother. His parents got divorced when he was just 3 years old and since then Wesley’s mom Pam played many roles for her son from working multiple jobs to supporting him, providing guidance to driving him to every practice and game. Even though Wesley’s dad wasn’t around when he was growing up but as Wesley Jr. got older, their bond as father and son started building up. Likewise, when Wesley Jr. signed with the Laker, his dad Wesley Sr. was very much happy and excited as his son also became a member of the Lakers.
Wesley holds American nationality and his birth name is Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. Wesley is 35 years old in terms of age and as he celebrates his birthday on 14th October his zodiac sign is Libra. Furthermore, his listed weight is about 220lbs (100 kg).
What Are Wesley’s Educational Backgrounds?
Wesley Matthew Jr. went to James Madison Memorial High School of Madison, Wisconsin where he part of the basketball and soccer teams. During his high school days, Wesley even was named Wisconsin Mr. Basketball in the year 2005. Later, Wesley attended the Marquette University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he was one of the “three amigos” (3 guards) in the starting lineup.
Wesley Matthew Relationship Status
Although NBA player Wesley Mathew’s professional career has always been in the highlights, his personal life seems to be in shades. Neither his relationship status nor details of his girlfriends ever have been publicly disclosed. However, he is not a married man and is probably single as of now. Whenever Wesley is not in the court playing, he can be found enjoying the company of his family and cousins.
How Much Is Wesley’s Net Worth?
Wesley Matthew who started playing basketball from an early age is now speculated to have accumulated a net worth of about $36 million. Although Wesley is undrafted, he has gathered 12 years of experience as a basketball player. Furthermore, as he has signed a 1-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, his annual average salary and base salary for 2021-2022 is about $1,958,501.
Even though he was undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, Wesley Matthew began his professional career in 2009 by playing in the Summer Leagues. Wesley signed a one-year deal with the Utah Jazz in September 2009. Later on 10th July 2010, he signed a 5-year $34 million offer sheet of Portland Trail Blazers and Wesley officially signed the 5-year contract with them on 21st July 2010.
Wesley Matthew then signed a 4-year $70 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks on 9th July 2015 and he became the 6th player in Mavericks history to make 600 3-pointer in January 2019. Furthermore, Wesley also became the first undrafted player in the NBA history to make 1,500 3-pointers.
Wesley was then traded to the New York Knicks in a multiplayer trade on 31st January 2019 but was waived on 7th February 2019 shortly after just appearing in just 2 games for the team. 2 days later on 10th February 2019, Wesley signed with the Indiana Pacer and on 12th July 2019, he signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. Likewise, Wesley signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on 22 November 2020 but on 3rd December 2021, Wesley again signed with the Milwaukee Bucks.