Who is Iman Shumpert and what is his net worth 2019? American professional basketball player, Iman Asante Shumpert plays as Shooting Guard in the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Active since 2011, his prosperous career in the league began by the New York Knicks picking him for the 2011 NBA draft. As part of the Cavaliers, he won the NBA Championship in 2016.
Shumpert was born on June 26, 1990 in Oak Park, Illinois, to parents, L’Tanya and Odis. While his mother works as an art and design adjunct professor at Columbia College, his father works as an insurance broker.
He attended the Gwendolyn Brooks Middle school, where he played basketball in the school team with fellow NBA player, Evan Turner. He then attended the Oak Park and River Forest High School. As part of the basketball team there, he was named as the conference MVP as both junior and senior and was a first team all-state player. Scout.com rated him as No. 15 among all the senior players in the nation while Rivals.com rated him No. 26. He was also chosen for the 2008 McDonald’s All-American Game payoffs.
After graduating from high school, Shumpert went on to attend Georgia Tech in 2008. While there, he averaged a total of 10.5 points per game for the 2008-2009 season. He missed six games in the consecutive season owing to a corrective surgery for repairing his right knee’s damaged meniscus. His third season constituted him scoring a total of 17.3 points per game. In 2011, he dropped out of college to participate in the NBA draft. Shumpert holds the record for the highest number of steals per game at his alma mater.
The New York Knicks signed Shumpert in the 2011 NBA Draft. He was then chosen to participate in the NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest in 2012 but had to forfeit his participating owing to a knee injury. He couldn’t play in any of the games of the season owing to an ACL and meniscus tear in his left knee, while playing against the Miami Heat.
After his rehabilitation and recovery, he made his debut in January 2013 against the Detroit Pistons at London’s O2 Arena. In 2014, he suffered another major injury when he dislocated his left shoulder while playing against the Boston Celtics.
The Knicks traded Shumpert to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015. He made his debut for the latter the same month in a game against the Charlotte Hornets. That year the Cavaliers went to the finals of the championships but lost to the Golden State Warriors.
In September of that year, Shumpert suffered another injury in his right wrist because of which he was ruled out for three months. He then made his debut two months later against Orlando Magic.
Early this year, he scored 18 points, a season-high in a game against the Detroit Pistons.
Net Worth of Iman Shumpert
Shumpert’s NBA career statistics are quite impressive. In the regular season, he has played a total of 370 games, starting 199 of them. His total points per game averages at 7.4. When it comes to the playoffs, he has played a total of 71 games, starting 29 of them. The average points per game here is at 6.2. He has a net worth estimated at $14 million.
Besides his successful career as a professional basketball player, Shumpert is also an avid rap artist. He has released several songs such as 2012’s Knicks Anthem, 2013’s Dear Kendrick and more. He has had a run-in with the law when he was arrested in 2016 on charges of DUI of marijuana and possession of marijuana.