Juwan Howard Net Worth

Net Worth $ 80,000,000
Real name Juwan Antonio Howard
Source of Wealth Sport
Profession Basketball player
Spouse/Partner Jenine Wardally
Date of Birth Feb 7, 1973
Zodiac Aquarius
Age 50
Height 206 cm / 6 ft 9 inch

Early Life and Career Development

Juwan Antonio Howard was born on February 7, 1973, to Helena Howard and Leroy Watson.

His mother gave birth to him when she was only 17 years old. Being a young parent and not looking forward to raising a child, her mother, Howard's grandmother, adopted him.

Howard lived with two cousins, had no siblings, and had no close relationship with his biological parents.

His grandmother significantly influenced his life and kept him out of trouble.

Howard attended Chicago Vocational Career Academy, where he played basketball.

In 1991 he was named All-American basketball player by “Parade” magazine and won McDonald's All-American Game.[1]

High School

Howard was 15 years old when he started his sophomore year in 1988. Basketball players in the Chicago area considered him one of the best sophomores.


He attended the Nike Academic Betterment and Career Development camp, which gathered the top-ranked high school basketball players in the U.S. and was considered one of the top events in the country.

Additionally, Howard attended the Bill Cronauer camp in Rensselaer, Indiana, which was attended by more than 100 coaches. During his time in the camp, he was ranked among the top 10 first-year students in the country by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Howard's junior year saw him ranked as Illinois' best junior basketball player by some sources. He was one of 10 Illinois players invited back to the Nike All-American Camp at Princeton following his junior year.

The Boston Shootout named Howard the Most Valuable Player (MVP), making him the nation's top prospect. As of this point, he had already dropped Michigan State and Illinois from his list of possible college destinations in favor of UNLV.

As a senior, Howard averaged 26.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists, finishing in the top 10 percent of his class. He took Vocational to the Public League semifinals; however, Vocational lost to Westinghouse College Prep, finishing with a 25–5 record, even though he scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.


Howard played for the Michigan Wolverines in the 1991–92 NCAA men's basketball season. He was part of a group of freshmen known as the Fab Five, along with the famous professional players Eric Riley and Rob Pelinka. The Fab Five started 304 of a possible 350 man-games among them during their first two seasons.

During his sophomore year in college, Howard was described as the steadiest player on the team. The NCAA approved Howard's purchase of a million-dollar disability insurance policy during the season under the Exceptional Student-Athlete Disability Insurance Program. It covers student-athletes whose draft projections indicate they will be chosen high in the NBA, National Football League (NFL), or Major League Baseball draft.

Howard declared his plan to enter the 1994 NBA draft. Although he fell 37 hours short of the degree requirements at the University of Michigan, he insisted that he would fulfill his promise to his grandmother and obtain his graduation. After being selected for the third team of the Associated Press All-Americans during his junior year, Howard departed Michigan and was selected fifth overall by the Washington Bullets in the 1994 NBA Draft.

Howard kept his promise to his grandmother by becoming the first player in NBA history to enter the draft early and graduate with his academic class. During the 1994 NBA off-season, he attended summer classes. He studied while traveling and mailed his assignments to the nearest post office. Ultimately, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Michigan.

Professional career

His professional career spanned from 1994 to 2013.

He was on teams like Washington Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Bobcats, Portland Trail Blazers, and Miami Heat. He showed his skill set and flexibility during his stints, making him a sought-after asset in the NBA.[2]

Once he stopped playing, he became a Miami Heat assistant coach from 2013-2019. He was appointed as the coach for the Michigan Wolverines from 2019 to 2022. He had immense talent and a mature attitude, making him a great addition to any team.

Personal Life

Howard has six kids from four women. His son Juwan Jr. is the son of Markita Blyden, who was a runner-up for Miss Basketball in MI when she and her twin led Murray–Wright HS to the 1990 Class A title.[3]

Howard is married to Jenine Wardally, with whom he has two children, Jace, born in September 2001, and Jett, two years younger.

To Sum Up

Juwan Antonio Howard is a retired basketball player and current coach of the Michigan Wolverines.

Juwan Howard had a 19-year NBA career, playing for eight teams (including the Wizards and Heat) and averaging 13.4 points per game with 6.1 rebounds. He also had 2.2 assists per game in 1,208 games.[4]

He was selected to play in 1 All-Star game and won 2 NBA championships.

His net worth is estimated at $80 million.


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