JJ Redick is a six-foot-three shooting guard who plays for New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA. He was born on June 24, 1984, in Cookeville, Tennessee, and was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.
Redick’s parents are Jeanie and Ken Redick, and the NBA player has four siblings- twins older than him, a younger brother, and a younger sister. All of his siblings played some sport at one point, but only Redick went on to pursue a professional career in sports.
He attended Cave Spring High School as a teenager and gained a massive reputation owing to his magical shooting skills. Redick took part in the McDonald’s All-American game and clinched the MVP award in his senior year.
After being deemed the second-best high-school shooting guard in the nation, Redick committed to Duke University, where he completed four years of college. He enjoyed tremendous success with the Blue Devils and became an outstanding individual player.
Redick earned several accolades in his junior and senior years and was one of the most popular college athletes at that time. The Tennessee native averaged 19.9 points per game in four seasons with the Duke Blue Devils.
JJ Redick has been happily married since 2010 to Chelsea Kilgore. The pair met in 2008 and tied the knot couple of years later.
Redick entered the league in 2006 after completing his senior year at Duke. He was picked by the Orlando Magic as the 11th overall selection, and he stayed with the Magic for the first seven years of his career.
Redick was made into a rotational player in Orlando, as many believed he didn’t possess the defensive skill set or the physicality to become a superstar in the NBA. He graciously accepted his role and began performing well coming off the bench.
The Magic then traded him to the Milwaukee Bucks, where his performances weren’t up to the mark. The shooting guard struggled to make a mark with the Bucks and was subsequently traded to the LA Clippers after playing 28 games for the former.
Redick was an integral part of the ‘Lob City’ Clippers team that took the NBA by storm in the mid-2010s. The Clippers were the first team to offer Redick complete starting privileges in the league. He started every game except one that he played in Los Angeles.
He then moved onto a two-year stint with the Philadelphia 76ers, where he broke the franchise record for most three-pointers made in a season. Redick left the Sixers in 2019 after their second-round playoff loss and inked a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Besides his basketball skills, Redick is also a major contributor to NBA news through his podcast ‘The Old Man And The Three.’ Redick hosts the show along with his business partner Tommy Atler and the duo previously hosted their shows on The Ringer called ‘The JJ Redick podcast with Tommy Alter.’
Redick is a proper definition for the term ‘sharpshooter’ as his long-range shooting is a gift that keeps on giving. The shooting guard has been showcasing his incredible 3-pt shooting skills since his NBA debut and here are his career stats updated till the 2019/20 regular-season:
Redick signed a two-year deal with the Pelicans during the 2019 offseason and became a member of the NOLA community. The contract includes a guaranteed $26,500,000 amount for two years and his salary for the 2021 season will be $13,013,700. The shooting guard will become an unrestricted free-agent upon the conclusion of the upcoming season.
Forbes has also estimated that Redick made $500,000 from endorsement deals in 2020, with Adidas as his top sponsor.
Redick has been involved in running a non-profit organization for several years now. He runs the ‘JJ Redick Foundation’ along with his wife. The mission of the charity is to provide equal opportunity for every child.
“Guided by the belief that every child should have the opportunity for hope, my foundation works to help improve the lives of underprivileged youth,” their Twitter bio reads.
Redick is an Adidas athlete, and he has donned several player editions in the past. The sharpshooter recently wore the ‘Adidas Dame 6’ and has sported the brand’s ‘Crazylight Boost’ edition in the past.
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Married to Chelsea Kilgore
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6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
|200 lb (91 kg)|
6 ft 2 in (1.91 m)
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