# Center

Hassan Whiteside

Height / Weight
7' 0" / 265 lbs
Born
Jun 13, 1989 (33)
College
Marshall
NBA Draft
2nd Round, 33rd Overall, 2010
Nationality
American
SEASON STATS
2021-2022
PTS
8.2
+0.1
Rebounds
7.6
+1.6
Assists
0.4
-0.2
PER
25.01
+2.36
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Hassan Whiteside
Nickname: Young Whiteside
Place of Birth: Gastonia, North Carolina
Shoe Size: 16
Education: Marshall
Parents: Hasson Arbubakrr, Debbie Whiteside

Hassan Whiteside Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, & Basketball Career

Hassan Whiteside is an American pro basketball player who currently plays center for the Portland Trail Blazers. Whiteside was born June 13, 1989, in Gastonia, North Carolina. He’s spent most of his career being underrated and undervalued who has made the most of his talent. Whiteside played his college basketball at Marshall University before the Sacramento Kings made him the 33rd pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. 

However, Whiteside played the early part of his career in either the G League or overseas in Lebanon and China before getting his break in the NBA. He finally caught on with the Miami Heat during the 2014-15 season. Whiteside went on to lead the NBA in blocks during the 2015-16 season and rebounds during the 2016-17 season. He has developed into one of the most consistent two-way centers in the NBA. During the summer of 2019, he was part of a four-team trade that sent him to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Hassan Whiteside Basketball Career

High School Career (East Side High School, Hope Christian Academy, The Patterson School)

Hassan Whiteside’s high school career included a half-dozen stops, including three different high schools in his hometown of Gastonia, North Carolina, over his first two years of high school. As a junior, he moved to Newark, New Jersey, to live with his father and play at East Side High School, where he averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5.5 blocks per game.

As a senior, he moved back to North Carolina and attended Hope Christian Academy. Whiteside then spent a year of prep school at The Patterson School in Lenoir, North Carolina. Recruiting services ranked him as one of the top-20 centers and top-100 players in his high school class.

College Career (Marshall)

Despite several offers from SEC schools, Whiteside chose to attend Marshall University, playing for head coach Donnie Jones. During his only season at Marshall, Whiteside recorded three triple-doubles while averaging 13.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 5.4 blocks per game. He also led the nation in blocked shots, surpassing Shawn Bradley’s record for the most blocks in a single season by a freshman. When Jones left after the season to become the head coach at Central Florida, Whiteside declared for the NBA Draft.

NBA Career

The Sacramento Kings made Whiteside the 33rd overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. However, he made just one appearance for the Kings during his rookie season and 18 the following year, spending most of that time in the D-League with the Reno Bighorns or recovering from a partially torn patellar tendon. 

Whiteside began the 2012-13 season in the G League but soon left for a team in Lebanon. In the spring of 2013, he left Lebanon for the Chinese NBL, where he found immediate success. He began the 2013-14 season back in Lebanon, only to return to China after being released in April. Whiteside was briefly with the Memphis Grizzlies during the early part of the 2014-15 season but didn’t appear in any games.

Later that year, Whiteside caught on with the Miami Heat and became a regular contributor. He appeared in 48 games for the Heat during the 2014-15 campaign, including 32 starts, averaging 11.8 points and 10 rebounds per game. Whiteside finished fourth in the NBA’s Most-Improved Player voting. He was even better the next season, leading the NBA in blocks and being named to the All-Defensive Second Team.

During the summer of 2016, Whiteside was rewarded with a four-year, $98 million contract. He responded with his best season, averaging 17 points and 14.1 rebounds per game, leading the NBA in rebounds. Whiteside also averaged a double-double for the Heat during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons despite missing time both seasons because of a hip injury. During the summer of 2019, he was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of a four-team trade.

Hassan Whiteside Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Going into the 2019-20 NBA season, Hassan Whiteside has earned roughly $73.5 million from his NBA salaries. Most of that came from the first three years of the four-year, $98 million contract he signed with the Miami Heat in 2016. Prior to that, his salary was less than $1 million for every NBA season. In 2015, Whiteside signed an endorsement deal with Nike.

Hassan Whiteside signed a four-year, $98 million contract with the Miami Heat in 2016.

Hassan Whiteside Personal Life

Whiteside is the son of Hasson Arbubakrr and Debbie Whiteside. He has six siblings and was primarily raised by his mother after his parents separated. His father played college football at Texas Tech and had a brief career in the NFL. Since 2016, Whiteside has been in a relationship with girlfriend Ashley Ariza. In December 2018, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Jayden Legend Whiteside.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x NBA rebounding leader
2017
1 x NBA All-Defensive Second Team
2016
1 x NBA blocks leader
2016
Awards and Honors by Year:
2016
NBA All-Defensive Second Team, NBA blocks leader
2017
NBA rebounding leader

Hassan Whiteside Fun Facts

  • The non-profit Nassan’s Place is named after Hassan Whiteside’s younger brother who has autism.
  • Hassan Whiteside says that if he wasn’t a basketball player, he would like to be a NASCAR driver.
  • Growing up, Hassan Whiteside’s favorite subject in school was math.
  • While Hassan Whiteside was playing in Lebanon in 2013, the season was canceled after his teammates started a fight with another team.
  • Soon after being traded to the Trail Blazers, Hassan Whiteside gave out donuts to fans on the streets of Portland.
  • Hassan Whiteside has a pond with 40 koi fish, all of which he’s named.
Career stats
2021-2022
UTA
2020-2021
SAC
2019-2020
POR
2018-2019
MIA
2017-2018
MIA
2016-2017
MIA
2015-2016
MIA
2014-2015
MIA
2011-2012
SAC
2010-2011
SAC
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2021-2022
65 17.9 65.2 0.0 62.3 7.6 0.4 1.6 0.3 8.2
2020-2021
36 15.1 56.2 0.0 51.9 6.0 0.6 1.3 0.2 8.1
2019-2020
67 30.0 62.1 57.1 68.6 13.5 1.2 2.9 0.4 15.5
2018-2019
72 23.2 57.1 12.5 44.9 11.3 0.8 1.9 0.6 12.3
2017-2018
54 25.3 53.9 100.0 70.3 11.4 1.0 1.7 0.7 14.0
2016-2017
77 32.6 55.7 0.0 62.8 14.1 0.7 2.1 0.7 17.0
2015-2016
73 29.1 60.5 0.0 65.0 11.8 0.4 3.7 0.6 14.2
2014-2015
48 23.8 62.8 0.0 50.0 10.0 0.1 2.6 0.6 11.8
2011-2012
19 6.4 43.3 0.0 41.7 2.3 0.1 0.8 0.2 1.6
2010-2011
1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0