Brandon Dawayne Roy Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Satyapriya Buddhavarapu
Jan 31, 2024 By Satyapriya Buddhavarapu
Originally Published on Apr 23, 2022
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Brandon Roy, an American basketball coach, and a former NBA star was forced to retire early due to injuries.
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About Brandon Roy

Brandon Dawayne Roy, former NBA player, and basketball coach was born on July 23, 1984, in Seattle, Washington.
Brandon Dawayne Roy, popularly known as Brandon Roy. Roy has grown up in Seattle with his parents and siblings in a healthy and caring environment.
Roy was the rookie of the year in 2007. Brandon Dawayne has been an active basketball player from 2006 to 2013 and his injuries are what have forced him to take early retirement. If want to know more details about his personal life, family, professional highlights, and net worth, then you are at the right place, keep on reading to know more about him.

Brandon Roy Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Brandon Roy’s net worth?

Brandon Roy has an estimated net worth of $35 million as of 2022.

How much does Brandon Roy earn per year?

Brandon Roy's exact annual earnings are unknown. But he makes a good amount through his successful basketball career.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Brandon Roy?

Brand Roy is 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) tall in height at the age of 37 as of April 2022.

How old is Brandon Roy?

According to his birth date, which falls on July 23, 1984, Brandon Roy is 37 years old as of April 2022.

Childhood And Education

Brandon Roy was born on July 23, 1984, in Seattle, Washington. Brandon Roy first attended African-American Academy elementary school and later he went to Garfield High School. While at Garfield High School, Roy was regarded as one of the state's greatest high school players. Roy faced difficulty with the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Due to that, he was slow in reading, which increased the number of his test attempts.
Roy majored in American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington. He started playing in 2002 and he remained there for four years with head coach Lorenz Romar. Brandon Roy, after his junior year, found an opportunity to improve his rankings on the college team and better his draft position.
As Brandon was not sure about attending a four-year college, he worked cleaning shipping containers in the Seattle dock where he used to get $11 per hour. Brandon took the test four times along with the help of tutors before he could finally meet the NCAA requirements.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Brandon Roy's Family?

Brandon Dawayne Roy was born on July 23, 1984, to Tony Roy and Gina Roy in Seattle, Washington. However other details about what his parents do are not known as he likes to keep his personal life away from the limelight. Brandon spent his childhood with his two siblings Ed Roy and Jameela Roy. Further information about his siblings is also unknown.

Who is Brandon Roy’s partner?

Brandon Roy and his longtime girlfriend Tiana Bardwell were married in 2010. The couple got married in West Linn, Oregon, United States. As a result of their successful marriage, the couple had two children together, Meriah Leilani Roy and Brandon Roy Jr. While Brandon Roy Jr. was born on March 27, 2007, Meraih Leilani Roy was born in January 2009.

Brandon is currently living in Seattle with his wife and two children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Brandon Roy, a former basketball player used to play in one of the biggest sports organizations in the USA named the Amateur Athletic Union. Brandon was one of the participants in 1990 when Nate played for Seattle Supersonics. Brandon Roy used to be a member of the University of Washington Portland Trail Blazers.
Brandon was selected to compete in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game.
Brandon played for the Washington Huskies when he was in his junior season and senior season in high school. Brandon played many basketball matches, but he did not perform well in 2011 because of the knee surgery he had undergone on his two knees.
In 2007, he was named NBA 'Rookie of the Year' and he was a member of the Portland Trail Blazers then. In 2007, he became the fourth Trail Blazer in 1994 to be named for the rookie squad at the NBA All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge, after leading all NBA rookies.
Roy took the leadership role in the Trail Blazers team after the then team captain, Zach Randolph has been traded to the New York Knicks at the end of Roy's first season. Brandon was voted as rookie of the year in a near-unanimous vote.
Brandon Roy played the Rookie Challenge as a sophomore along with LaMarcus Aldridge, who is also one among the sophomore squad.
He took a break in 2011 following a knee injury, after one year gap, he returned to play again in 2013 but his return to basketball didn't last for long as he got another knee injury and was forced to retire from playing. It is said that Brandon's knees have reached Level III arthritis.
After he ended his playing career, Brandon Roy joined as a head coach for the boys' basketball team at Nathan Hale High School. In 2017, Roy was named as head coach for the boys' basketball team at Garfield High School. He stepped down for a while and returned in 2019.

Charity Work

Brandon owns Brandon Roy Foundation which is a private foundation in Bellevue, WA. It was founded in the year 2009. The organization works towards instilling confidence, determination, and leadership qualities in the younger generation by offering them the support that they will require in education, life skills, and athletics. The organization works toward providing resources to the youths in Seattle and Portland that lets them reach their full potential.

What awards has Brandon Roy won?

Brandon Dawayne Roy was a really good basketball player, who bagged many awards and achievements in his career. Roy was selected as thе sixth-best pick by Minnesota Timberwolves in 2006. Roy was traded for Randy Foye to Portland Trail Blazers. Brandon was the rookie for the first three months of 2007. Roy was the team leader while he was in Portland.
Brandon Roy was selected as the NBA 'Rookie of the Year' in 2017 and he was selected for the NBA All-Rookie team the same year.
Roy was named Pac-10 player of the year. At the end of the season, Brandon received all-American honors. Brandon was also the finalist for the Wooden, Naismith, Oscar Robertson, and Adolph Rupp awards.
Brandon was named the Western Conference Player of the Week four times. Clyde Drexler and Brandon are the only Portland Trail Blazers to win this award four times.
While Roy was the coach at Nathan Hale High School, he received the Naismith National High School Coach of the Year award in 2017.

Other Interesting Brandon Roy Facts And Trivia

  • In 2006, Timberwolves drafted Roy, but he was later traded to Blazers. As there was a decline in his career graph, Roy was traded back to the Timberwolves.
  • Brandon played six seasons in the National Basketball Association for Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • In 2002, Brandon has been listed as the number six shooting guard and the No.36 player in the nation.
  • Roy has been considered a four-star recruit by
  • Roy announced his retirement from basketball in 2011 due to knee problems, he later returned in 2013 but had to retire shortly after for the same reason.
  • Roy maintains social media accounts on both Instagram and Twitter. But, he is not an active user.
  • Brandon missed nine games before he was announced as out by the Trail Blazers.
  • Kobe Bryant once stated Brandon was the most difficult player to guard 365 days a year, seven days a week. He also said that Roy has weaknesses in his gameplay.
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Brandon Dawayne Roy Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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198 cm

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American basketball coach and former player


University of Washington

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Tiana Bardwell


Ed Roy, Jaamela Roy
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Written by Satyapriya Buddhavarapu

Bachelor of Commerce (Computers) specializing in International Business/Trade/Commerce, Master of Commerce specializing in International Business/Trade/Commerce, Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Application

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Satyapriya BuddhavarapuBachelor of Commerce (Computers) specializing in International Business/Trade/Commerce, Master of Commerce specializing in International Business/Trade/Commerce, Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Application

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