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Danny Granger Jr. was born on 20 April 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA, to Janice and Danny Granger. He is a former professional basketball player, best known for spending nine seasons as small forward/power forward for the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
So just how rich is Danny Granger? Sources state that Granger’s fortune reaches $20 million, as of early 2017. The main source of his wealth has been his basketball career, but also his subsequent involvement in broadcasting and real estate.
Danny Granger Net Worth $20 million
Granger grew up in Metairie, Louisiana, along with his two siblings, being raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. There he attended Grace King High School, and playing basketball, becoming a McDonald’s All-American nominee as a junior. Aside from being a talented basketball player, he was also a standout student, matriculating in the top-10 percent of his class and earning an admission to Yale University. Both his academic and athletic achievements made him a state finalist for the 2000 Wendy’s Heisman.
In 2001 Granger enrolled at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, however, two years later he transferred to the University of New Mexico, joining the school’s team, the Jobos, for his remaining two seasons. In his senior year he recorded 60 assists, 60 blocks and 60 steals, becoming the first player in school history to achieve so. He led the team to the NCAA tournament and earned a number of awards, including Third Team All-American. Granger graduated in 2005, with a degree in civil engineering.
Later that year he was selected in the first round as the 17th overall pick by the Indiana Pacers in the 2005 NBA draft. His net worth began to grow. After being named MVP of the Mountain West Conference averaging 7.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in his first season, he went on to become the team’s starting small forward in the second season, averaging 13.9 points per game, and led the team in scoring during his third season, averaging 19.6 points per game. The Pacers then signed him to a five-year contract extension worth almost $10 million, that would escalate by 10% each year until 2014. Granger’s wealth was considerably boosted. He went on to enter the season 2008-2009, being named All-Star reserve for the Eastern Conference, as well as the Most Improved Player, averaging 25.8 points per game, becoming the only player ever to raise his scoring average for three years in a row. The following season was less successful for Granger, due to several injuries. However, he was part of the US Senior National team for the 2010 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal by defeating Turkey.
The Pacers made it to the play-offs in season 2010-2011, with Grander averaging 21.6 points per game. He led the team in scoring in the following season too, again reaching the playoffs, as the third seed in the Eastern Conference. A knee injury limited his action to playing in only five games in season 2012-2013, returning in 2013, but failing to achieve the success of his earlier seasons.
In 2014 Granger was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, however, only a few days later, he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. He then joined the Miami Heat several months later, who traded him to the Phoenix Suns in early 2015. Being unable to play for the team due to his knee problems, they soon traded him to the Detroit Pistons, who waived him after few months. Granger’s involvement in these NBA teams still increased his fortune, even though he has remained out of game since 2015.
He eventually began working as an analyst for college basketball for CBS Sports Network. He has also been involved in real estate, which has been another source of his wealth.
Speaking about his personal life, Granger has been married to Dionna Kann Granger since 2009. The couple has two children together. The former player has been involved in philanthropy, having supported the “Dribble to Stop Diabetes” campaign.