- Famous Name Aari McDonald
- Country United States US
- Birth Name Aari McDonald
- Birth Place Fresno, California
- Famous Name Aari McDonald
- Birth Date N/A
- Father Aaron McDonald
- Mother Andrea McDonald
- Net Worth Not Known
- Siblings Five
- Current team Arizona Wildcats
- Nationality American
- Profession Basketball Player
- University attended University of Arizona
- Currently Married No
- Boyfriend Devon (Engaged in March 2020)
Aari McDonald is the next big thing in the history of American Women's basketball. At such a small age, she has broken lots of records, made amazing stats, and won numerous awards. Currently playing for the Arizona Wildcats Women's Basketball team, McDonald is the winner of the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award—given to the country's top shooting guard.
Aari McDonald hails from the suburbs of Fresno, California. To this date, she has not revealed her exact date of birth, due to which her precise age is still unknown. Her father's name is Aaron McDonald, and her mother's name is Andrea McDonald. Her mother is a former college basketball player. She is the youngest child of her parents. Apart from her parents, she has five siblings; three brothers named Tre, Anthony, and Aj, plus two sisters named Shinaed and Shayna.
As for her academics, she first attended Brookside Christian High School in California. After that, she attended the University of Washington for a year, then enrolled at the University of Arizona.
Aari McDonald was into basketball from the age of six. She used to play basketball in the backyard and every other space during her free time. When she went to high school, she continued playing for the high school women's basketball team.
While playing there, she averaged 9.3 rebounds and 26.3 points per game, ranking her in the seventh position by prospectsnation.com and the 51st position in the country. In addition to that, she also had a quadruple-double, six triple-doubles to her name.
In 2016, she went to the University of Washington and played for its women's basketball team. In the 28 games that she played, she started in 21 of them. Also, she averaged 13.7 points per game in the NCAA Tournament. Likewise, she was named one of the top freshman point guards in the country and a finalist for the U19 U.S. World Cup Team. Additionally, she became the third-leading scorer behind WBCA All-Americans Kelsey Plum and Chantel Osahor.
Unfortunately, she missed the whole 2017-18 season due to the NCAA transfer rules. In the 2018-19 season, she began playing for the Arizona Wildcats Women's Basketball team. During her time there, she broke most of the records and got several honorable mentions.
As time passed, she moved from Sophomore to Redshirt Sophomore to Redshirt Junior and Senior years. Though years changed, her incredible skills and performance didn't. She continued to amaze everyone and earn several accolades to her name.
On April 6, 2021, through her social media handle, McDonald announced that she would be entering the 2021 WNBA Draft. As per sources, it is known that she is projected as a top ten draft selection.
Earnings & Net Worth
Aari McDonald's earnings and net worth are still under review since she hasn't played for some huge money-paying teams. But, as she is entering the 2021 WNBA Draft, it can be sure that she will be earning a huge sum, and her net worth will rise very soon.
McDonald's Personal Life: Boyfriend?
The rising basketball star is way past dating as she is a happily engaged woman. McDonald's boyfriend, Devon, proposed to her on March 8, 2020, after Arizona Wildcats' game against Oregon Ducks in Las Vegas—she said yes.
Later, on an Instagram post of November 14, 2020, she posted a lovely picture from their official engagement ceremony. Other than that, she has not disclosed any details of her now-fiance.