General Facts and Figures
- Name: Delonte Maurice West
- Net Worth: $1,000
- Occupation: Professional Basketball Player
- Date of Birth: July 26, 1983
- Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.
- Zodiac: Leo
- Spouse: Caressa Suzzette Madden
- Social: Twitter
Early Life and Education
Delonte West was born on 6th July 1983 in Washington, DC. He holds American nationality and is multiracial. His parents are Dmitri West and Delphina Addison. He was raised together with his siblings, Dmitri West Jr., and Danielle West. Delonte grew in a set up whose description he gave as poor but filled with happiness.
He was schooled at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, in Greenbelt Maryland. He proceeded to Saint Joseph’s University. It is during his high school years that his talent as a basketballer was realized and nurtured.
He led both institutions that he studied at, to victory in inter-school basketball tournaments.
Career and Net Worth
His career was established as early as his high school years and enhanced throughout his college years. In 2004, West left St. Joseph’s after his selection to join Boston Celtics. He was picked to be in the 2oo4 NBA draft.
In the early years of the first season, Delonte played only 39 games due to his struggles with injuries. His points averaged at 1.7 rebounds, 4.5 points, and 1.6 assists.
The coach selected Delonte to be the point guard in the season that kicked off in 2005 all through to 2006. During this season, his average points were 11.8, 4.1, and 4.6 per game, in terms of total points, rebounds, and assists respectively.
He was chosen to be on the sophomore team on 12th February 2006. This gave him a chance to represent his team in the Rookie Challenge for the NBA All-Star Week event.
The head coach realized that Delonte was having some difficulties with being in the position of a point guard. Hence switched him to the shooting guard post. This took place during the 2006 to 2007 season. He was taken back to his previous position later.
In the NBA Draft of 2007, Delonte was traded off to join Seattle SuperSonics on June 28. Together with the two other players who were traded off, they were replaced by Glen Davis and Ray Allen from the Seattle team.
He was then sent to another team, Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008, February 21st. While in this team, he raised an average of 3.7 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 10.3 points, throughout the 26 games of the season.
Throughout the season, Delonte West participated in 61 games. His points were an average of 3.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 8.3 points.
He was traded in and out of teams such as Timberwolves in 2010, Boston Celtics, 2011, Dallas Mavericks in 2012. Finally, he joined the Texas Legends, who later waived him.
Despite his earlier thriving career, where he would take home a salary of around $14 million (before taxes and fees), Delonte West’s current net worth is only 1000 US Dollars. This can be attributed to his struggle with drug addiction, and the hefty fees he incurred in legal proceedings defending various matters, among other problems.
Delonte got divorced from his first wife in 2010, The legal process strained his career and further drained his wealth.
In 2008, he got a bipolar disorder diagnosis. But later refuted it by saying it was partial depression from the strain encountered by any player.
It has been reported that Delonte works at a facility that offers rehab services. He is a father of two and currently married to Caressa Suzzette.