In his time with the Indiana Pacers, Roy Hibbert earned two NBA All-Star nods and was noted primarily for his stellar defensive efforts.
Roy Hibbert Early Life
In Queens, New York, on December 11, 1986, Roy Denzil Hibbert was born to Roy Sr. and Patty Hibbert. Roy was just two years old when his family uprooted to Maryland. In the same year, he was also introduced to basketball by his parents. Roy’s eventual height of 7 feet 2 inches made this a wise choice.
In 2004, Hibbert enrolled at Georgetown University, where he played basketball to great success. In 2006, he was selected to the All-Big East Second Team; in 2007 and 2008, he was selected to the All-Big East First Team.
Even though Roy Hibbert’s draught stock shot up after he helped lead the Hoyas to 2007 Final Four, he decided to stay for his final year and follow in the footsteps of former Georgetown centers Alonzo Mourning, Patrick Ewing, and Dikembe Mutombo by graduating from Georgetown.
After an unexpected loss to Davidson and Steph Curry in the second round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament, Hibbert decided to pursue a career in the NBA instead.
Roy Hibbert NBA Career
The Toronto Raptors selected Roy Hibbert with the seventeenth pick of the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft. But he has moved to the Indiana Pacers immediately away and signed his first NBA contract with them.
Hibbert played his finest ball with the Indiana Pacers being picked as an NBA All-Star in 2012 and then again in 2014. Also in 2014, Roy Hibbert made the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
In 2015, Hibbert was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers where he would play for a season before signing with the Charlotte Hornets in 2016. Roy Hibbert was traded to the Denver Nuggets in 2017 in what would be his final season in the NBA. On July 17, 2018, Hibbert announced his retirement.
Roy Hibbert Net Worth
Former NBA player Roy Hibbert of the United States has a $35 million fortune.
Roy Hibbert Contracts & Earnings
The Indiana Pacers have signed rookie center Roy Hibbert to a two-year, $3 million contract. After exceeding expectations, he was rewarded handsomely by signing a four-year, $58.37 million contract with the franchise, making him the 26th highest-paid player in the NBA in 2013 with a salary of $13.67 million. While Hibbert signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Hornets in 2016, Indiana activated a $15.5 million option for the 2015-16 season.
Approximately the course of his NBA career, Roy Hibbert earned over $70.5 million in salary alone.
Roy Hibbert Personal Life
Due to his dual citizenship with the United States and Jamaica, Roy Hibbert was able to play for the Jamaica national team in an international competition.
The Philadelphia 76ers announced the hiring of Roy Hibbert on August 9, 2019, and he would be working as an associate in player development for the team.
Hibbert played himself in three episodes of the NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation.” A segment of “The Eric Andre Show” featured his guest appearance. You can check TheActiveNews.Com for the latest information.