American basketball player Joshua Evan Christopher, who was born on December 8, 2001, plays professionally. He once competed in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Houston Rockets.
Josh Christopher bio
He played college basketball for the Arizona State Sun Devils before entering the NBA. He frequently goes by the nickname “Jaygup,” which he acquired as a youngster.
Jaygup and his brother Caleb played basketball together in elementary, middle, and high school. He took part in both the amateur athletic union circuit and the Mayfair High School team.
He produced great figures in his second year of high school, averaging 25.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3.6 assists per game, and he contributed to his team’s 21-8 record.
He maintained his excellent play in his junior year, averaging 25 points per game and taking home the Division 2AA title.
Jaygup’s performance rose to new heights during his senior year when the club added highly regarded sophomore Dior Johnson.
He helped his team win the CIF Southern Section Division with an average of 29.2 points, 8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 3.1 steals per game.
Josh Christopher career
Christopher had a stellar performance on November 26, 2020, while playing for Arizona State, tallying a career-high 28 points.
Sadly, despite his best efforts, his team fell short to third-ranked Villanova, dropping the game 83-74. He played in only 15 games during his rookie season because of injuries, but he still managed to average 14.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game.
Christopher decided to declare for the 2021 NBA draft on March 31, 2021. The Houston Rockets later selected him with the 24th overall pick. On October 20, he made his NBA debut, and in November, he was briefly assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
He displayed his abilities while playing for the Vipers, averaging 20 points per game on three occasions. The Rockets decided to recall him as a result.
Christopher had a number of standout NBA performances, including scoring 18 points in a game the Rockets won over the Brooklyn Nets, 23 points in a game against the Spurs (albeit a loss), and 21 points in a game the Rockets won in overtime over the Los Angeles Lakers.
He recorded his first game with 30 points in April. Christopher’s playing time and stats did, however, decline in the 2022–2023 season as the Rockets preferred Daishen Nix as their point guard. Christopher missed multiple games as a result of not being able to use the bench.
The Memphis Grizzlies later acquired Christopher in July 2023 in exchange for Dillon Brooks. His stint with the Grizzlies, however, was brief since, on September 30, the organization released him.
Josh Christopher net worth: How rich is he?
As of October 2023, Joshua Christopher’s net worth is anticipated to be close to $1 million. Along with his NBA contract, sponsorship deals, and other commercial endeavours, he made this money.
In 2021, Christopher agreed to a rookie deal with the Houston Rockets worth $11.4 million over four years. In the 2022–2023 season, he will get $2.48 million in salary. Additionally, he has endorsement agreements with Nike and Gatorade.