Anyone familiar with the basketball world already knows the name of Walt Lemon Jr. He last played for the Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League.
Walt Lemon Jr. is a professional basketball player who plays in the point guard position for the Boston Celtics of NBA and the Red Maine Claws of NBA G League.
Walt has played for many teams over the year. His career is always shifting from one place to another. But he remains a remarkable player wherever he plays.
He has been part of the third-team NBA G League in 2018. Walt has also been the two-time winner of the MVC All-Defensive team and MVC Most improved team.
Here are some quick facts about the professional basketball player.
|Walter Lemon Jr.
|Date of birth
|July 26, 1992
|31 Years Old
|Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Walter Lemon Sr.
|6 feet and 3 inches
|Two daughters; Twins
|Professional Basketball player
|Two brothers and two sisters
|Hapoel Tel Aviv
|Chicago Bulls’ Merch
|T-Shirt, Trading Cards, Signed Jersey
Walt Lemon Jr.: Height, Weight, and Age
The basketball player is not only known for his skills but also his spectacular features.
He has a height of 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He weighs around 82 kgs. Lemon has black hair and brown eyes, which are very attractive.
Walt Lemon Jr. was born on July 26th of 1992, in Chicago, Illinois of United States of America, and he is 28 years old.
Walt Lemon Jr.: Early Life and Ethnicity
Family and Ethnicity
Walt’s father’s name is Walter Lemon Sr. and his mother’s name is Katrina Lemon.
Walt Lemon Jr. is African-American by ethnicity and follows the Christian religion. He holds American citizenship.
Walt grew up in a big family with four other siblings. He has two sisters named Shabria and Shaniece and two brothers named Darrius and Dennis.
Walt Lemon Jr. lost his father, Walter Lemon Sr., when he was a sophomore in high school. Walt’s family is extremely supportive of his current career and always cheers him on at games.
For his high school education, Walt Lemon went to the Julian High School in Chicago. Ever since he was a student there, he was very athletic and played in all the school’s organized basketball events.
In his high school, he wore a number 25 jersey which was a tribute to his mother. His mother was a former high school volleyball player who wore the same number jersey.
Lemon had a record of nineteen points average in high school games. He held the record for three steals, six assists, and five rebounds.
He was selected for the 3A All-state Third-team by the Illinois Basketball coaches association and All-Chicago public Second-team.
After graduating from high school, Ward went to then Bradley University. He took Psychology as his majors in college.
Not only in sports, but Walt has a grade point average of 3.29, which is considered pretty good.
He joined the Bradley Braves, his college basketball team, where he had a record of 18 points per game average and three rebounds in his senior year.
In his college career, he was named MVC’s Most improved team twice in 2012 and 2013. Walt was also named to the MVC All-Defensive Team in two consecutive years of 2013 and 2014.
Walt was also the Athlete of the year in 2014 in Bradley college. Moreover, he became the first player to receive MVC Men’s Basketball Scholar.
Walt Lemon Jr.: Personal Life
Walt is very private when it comes to his personal life. Unlike other celebrities who like getting in the media, he is all hush about his current relationships. All we know that he is still unmarried till now.
But reportedly, he is dating someone. The name and other information on this mysterious girl is unknown. And Walt does not really post about his personal life on Social Media.
Walt recently became father to two daughters, who are twins, in February 2020. He is a caring and loving father to his newborn girls. He posted a cute photo with his girls as soon as they were born.
Let’s hope Walt updates his fans about his personal life and children’s soon on social platforms.
Walt Lemon Jr.: Career
Wal had quite a fluctuating career jumping from one team to another every consecutive year.
After graduating from Bradley college in 2014, Walt went undrafted, meaning he was not officially bound to any team and was free to join any. Walt joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2015 NBA summer league.
Walt then got the chance to sign the EGIS Kormend on September 10th of 2014. Kormend is a Hungarian team. Kormend had failed to qualify for the actual league in the 2014 season.
They signed Lemon for the span of two years, from 2014 to 2015. But for some unknown reasons, he departed from them on December 10th of 2014, after playing twelve games.
Departing from the Hungarian team, Walt went on to sign another international team. He signed a deal with the Crailsherim Merlins on February 6th of 2015. Crailsherim Merlins are a team from Germany.
He played eight official games for the Crailsherim Merlins in the league. He had a 6.4 average point per game, 1 rebound, and 1.1 assists per game.
Forth Wayde Mad Ants
On October 31st of 2015, during Halloween, Walt got selected by the Forth Wayde Mad Ants in the second round of the NBA Development League Draft.
Forth Wayde Ants is a team from the city of Indiana.
After a year with the Forth Wayde Mad Ants, Walt got signed by the Istanbulspor Beylikduzu in July of 2016.
They are a Turkish team in the Turkish Basketball League.
Rethymno Cretan Kings
Walt signed the Greek team on Rethymno Cretan King in February of the year 2017.
Forth Wayde Mad Ants
After playing for three years with international teams in international leagues, Walt came back to America. He got signed by the Forth Wayde Ants for the 2017-2018 season.
He had a scoring average of 22.4 points per game and was now one of the star players of the Forth Wayde Mad Ants.
For his outstanding performance, he was named the NBA G League Player of the Month in November.
New Orleans Pelicans
Seeing his G league performance, he finally got his big NBA league debut with the New Orleans Pelicans on February 23rd of 2018.
The New Orleans Pelicans signed him on February 21st of 2018, for a ten-day contract.
In his debut game, he won with just one point to the Miami Heat. He then signed another ten-day contract with the Pelicans, and when the contract expired, he returned to Forth Wayde Mad Ants.
Maine Red Claws and the Boston Celtics
On July 25th, Walt got to sign a two-way contract with the Maine Red Claws and the Boston Celtics. The Boston Celtics own Maine Red Claws.
He was expected to split his time between the Boston Celtics and their NBA G League affiliate, but then, for some undisclosed reason, he was kicked out on November 29th of 2018.
Windy City Bulls
In the same year of 2018, Walt got a deal from the Windy City Bulls. Lemon had a scoring average of 20.9 points in his league games.
He played around 33 games for the Windy City Bulls. He might have been on a lucky streak because during his time with them, and the Windy City Bulls won eight games straight.
Years into the big game leagues, Walt finally got to play for his hometown team, Chicago Bulls. They signed Walt on March 29th of 2019.
The next day, he played a match scoring 19 points, six assists, and four steals. In his third game with the Chicago Bulls, he led the team with a 24 point score against Washington DC’s Wizards.
It sure seemed that he was doing extremely well with his native team.
Forth Wayde Mad Ants
The Indiana Pacers waived him in 2019 only after a week, and Walt returned to the Forth Wayde Ants for the third time. He has played about 97 games for the team.
On November 6th of 2019, he was a part of the opening night foster for the Forth Wayde Mad Ants. That same season he had a scoring average of 20.3 points per game, 6.6 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game.
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Walt got signed by the Hapoel Tel Aviv on August 15th of 2020. He is still playing under them. Hapoel Tel Aviv is an Israeli basketball team in the Israeli Premier League.
Walt Lemon Jr. Net Worth
Walt is one of the most underpaid players in the Boston Celtics history. He was just paid $77,250 in his time within 2018.
He was paid seven thousand dollars in his five months, making a total of thirty-five thousand dollars during his NBA G league days.
Chicago Bulls gave him a Salary of $100,000 per year.
His net worth is unknown, but he has made a stable living for himself from playing basketball.
Walt Lemon Jr. Social Media Presence
Walt is not that active on his social media. The last time he posted on Twitter was in 2016. He has one thousand and three hundred followers on his Twitter.
But he has many fan pages on Instagram. Other than that, there isn’t much about him on social media.
Is Walt Lemon Jr. married?
No, Walt is not married yet, but he is in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend.
For what team Walt Lemon Jr. is currently playing for?
Walt is currently playing for the Hapoel Tel Aviv in the Israeli League.