Hassan Whiteside is an American professional basketball and played as a free agent of the National Basketball Association(NBA). In November 2020, he returned to the Sacramento Kings with a one year contract. He started his professional basketball career after picked by the Kings in the 2010 NBL Draft.
Furthermore, he has played with different teams and clubs as of 2020. Further, in 2014, he traveled to join the Chinese NBL, and in the same year, he named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2016 after he joined the team Miami Heat in 2014. Let us scroll to discover more information on his career and personal life.
Caption: The professional NBA player, Hassan Whiteside.
Hassan Whiteside: Bio, Family, Early Career
The athlete was born on 13 June 1989 in Gastonia, North Carolina, the USA. He is the son of Hasson Arbubakrr and his wife Debbie Whiteside. His father was an NFL player playing from 1983 to 1984 for the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, his parents separated when he was a kid, and raised by his mother alone with his six siblings. One of his younger siblings: a brother named Nassan Niam Whiteside who has autism. He has a mixed ethnicity of African and American and has a nationality of America.
Regarding his education, he has attended three high schools: Hunter Huss High School, Ashbrook High School, and Forestview High School. Further, he started to play basketball from a young age. He then moved with his father to Newark, New Jersey where he joined his junior years at East Side High Schoo and played with the school teams in 2006-07. Following that, he relocated to North Carolina and attended Hope Christain Academy from 2007-08. In 2008-09, he played prep basketball at the Patterson School in Lenoir, North Carolina.
In the class of 2009, he ranked as the no.19 according to Scout.com and #87 by Rivals.com. He got offers from universities like South Carolina, Kentucky, Auburn, and Mississippi State but chose Marshall University and started during the 2009-10 season. After Marshall head coach Donnie Jones accepted the head coaching position at Conference USA rival UCF Knights, Whiteside declared himself eligible for the 2010 NBA draft.
Caption: Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside reacts during the game against the Sacramento Kings in 2016.
Source: USA Today
Hassan Whiteside: Professional Career & Achievements
In the 2010 NBA draft, the Sacramento Kings selected him with the 33rd overall pick. In July 2012, he was released by the team, following that, he joined Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League on 4 December. He then traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on 4 January 2013. In the same year in late April, he left to join the Lebanese club Amchit Club. From 2013 to 2014, he had played with a different team and clubs like the Chinese NBL team ‘Sichuan Blue Whales’, ‘Al Mouttahed Tripoli’, and ‘Toronto Raptors’.
On 24 November 2014, he signed a contract with the Miami Heat and was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce on 13 December. In 2016, he resigned with the Heat on a four-year having $98 million contract. On July 6, 2019, Whiteside was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of a four-team trade also involving the Los Angeles Clippers, and Philadelphia 76ers. The Sacramento Kings announced that Whiteside signed a one year on 27 November 2020.
Hassan Whiteside: Personal Life & Girlfriend
Coming over to his personal life, fans must be wondering whether the player is in a relationship or not. Sorry to annoy the ladies out there because the good-looking athlete is not single at the moment. He is currently dating a girl named Ashly Ariza whose much information is not available in the media. On 9 December 2018, he welcomed an adorable son Jayden along with his girlfriend Ashly.
Previously, he was in a relationship with an American actress and fitness enthusiast, Alexis Gardner. The ex-couple met back in 2009 while studying at the Marshall University and announced their relationship in 2016 via social media platform Instagram. But they had a bitter split after years of staying together and had a settlement at $3 million. However, at the time, Michael Avenatti was the attorney hired by his ex-girlfriend Garden. However, in the dispute, Avenatti allegedly embezzled all but $194,000 of the $3 million that Whiteside paid in total. Also, he had wired $2.75 million in January 2017 to the attorney as the first payment.
Caption: Hassan Whiteside and girlfriend Ashly Ariza
Hassan Whiteside: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Speaking of his earning, he surely is making a hefty amount from his career as a basketball player. His net worth estimated at above $16 million followers. Moreover, in NBA history, he officially became the first player to go from a minimum wage a season to maximum wage the next season. In 2020, he has returned to Sacramento Kings signing a one-year deal with a $27.093 million salary approximately.
The athlete is active over different social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. On Instagram, he goes by the verified handle @hassanwhiteside with 857k followers. He has a verified Twitter account @youngwhiteside with 184.3k followers. On Facebook, he has also a verified account having more than 446k followers.
Hassan Whiteside: Body Measurements
The athlete has a tall height of 7 feet or 2.13 meters and his body weighs around 120kg. He has a well-exercised body that possesses a wide frame that could certainly add a large amount of muscle. The player has black hair as well as black eye color.