Kenyon “KJ” Martin Jr. is a basketball player who plays as a small forward for the Houston Rockets. Besides that, he is known for being the son of Kenyon Martin Sr., who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 15 odd years.
This write-up will look into Kenyon’s personal and professional life, including his bio, age, height, weight, education, family, contract, stats, salary, net worth, and girlfriend.
Kenyon Martin Jr. Wikipedia: His Bio, Age, Height, Weight, and College
Kenyon was born Kenyon Lee Martin Jr. on January 6, 2001, in Los Angeles, California. Hence, his current age is 21 years. The young small forward is American by nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity.
Kenyon stands at a massive height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m), and his body weight is around 215 lb (98 kg). Likewise, the professional basketball player attended Oaks Christian High School as a freshman but did not play basketball that year. Later, he was pulled out of the institute and homeschooled for the rest of his freshman year.
After that, he joined Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California, where he played with the likes of Scotty Pippen Jr. and Cassius Stanley. Later, he enrolled at IMG Academy for a postgraduate year, where he averaged 20 points and eight rebounds per game.
Kenyon Martin Jr. Family Life: His Father, Mother, and Siblings
The American small forward was born to Kenyon Lee Martin Sr. (Father) and Heather Martin (Mother). KJ’s father is a former basketball player who had a 15-year-long career in the NBA. His professional career began after the New Jersey Nets drafted him with the first overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft.
His father played as a power forward for several teams in the NBA, including Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, and New Jersey Nets.
Besides that, Kenyon has two siblings — a sister, Cierra Reign Martin, and a brother, Kamron Martin. Although his father and mother divorced in 2007, he has a good relationship with them.
Kenyon Martin Jr. Career: His Contract and Stats
After his postgraduate year, Kenyon joined the National Prep Showcase to demonstrate his skills and talent. The 21-year-old scored 37 points in the regional camp and displayed an improved jump shot.
The Sacramento Kings drafted the young small forward in the 2020 NBA Draft held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on November 18, 2020. However, the Sacramento Kings traded Kenyon to the Houston Rockets in exchange for a future second-round pick and cash considerations.
On November 30, 2020, the 21-year-old signed a four-year contract with the Houston Rockets and quickly joined their G League affiliate team, Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Kenyon made his on-court NBA debut in January 2021 against the Orlando Magic.
Talking about Kenyon’s stats, he has played 124 games for Houston Rockets, averaging 9.0 points per game, 1.2 assists per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, and 0.7 blocks per game.
Kenyon Martin Jr. Net Worth and Salary
Although Kenyon is only getting started in the NBA, he has already garnered a decent fortune. During the 2020-21 season, his annual salary at the Houston Rockets was $898,310. Likewise, the following season, the Rockets revised his salary to $1,517,981 per year. Thus, his estimated earning over two seasons in the NBA is over $2.4 million.
As of 2022, Kenyon’s net worth is estimated at $2 to $5 million.
Who is Kenyon Martin Jr. Dating? His Girlfriend
Kenyon prefers to keep his personal life behind closed doors. Hence, he has not revealed many details about his girlfriend and relationship.
On January 10, 2019, Kenyon posted a picture with a girl on Instagram with a love emoji. But the young NBA star has not disclosed her name or confirmed if she’s his girlfriend.