Jonas Valanciunas Biography

( 1992 - )
November 29, 2018
First published on:November 29, 2018
by Pierson

Facts of Jonas Valanciunas

Date of Birth: 1992, May 6
Age: 28 years old
Birth Nation: Lithuania
Height: 7 Feet
Birth Name Jonas Valanciunas
Birth Place Utena, Lithuania
Famous Name Jonas Valanciunas
Horoscope Taurus
Father Jonas Vilkas
Father Nationality Lithuanian
Mother Danutė Valanciunas
Mother Nationality Lithuanian
Net Worth $35 million
Salary $16,539,326
School Location Utena, Lithuania
Contract Toronto Raptors
No. of Twitter Followers 179K
No. of Instagram Followers 259K
Weight 120 kg
Position in Team Center
Current team Toronto Raptors
Nationality Lithuanian
Profession Basketball player
Started career as a player of Perlas Vilnius
Currently Working For Toronto Raptors
Awards EuroCup Rising Star (2012), 2× FIBA Young Player of the Year (2011, 2012), 4× Lithuanian Player of the Year (2011, 2012, 2014, 2017) & NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2013)
Current City Ontario
University attended Lithuanian Sports University
School attended Utenos Saules gimnazija
Currently Married Yes
Married to Egle Valanciunas
Wife nationality Lithuanian
Children Jonas Valanciunas jr.
Tatto(s) Not Available
Squad No 17

Jonas Valanciunas is a Lithuanian professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2018, Jonas Valanciunas currently plays for the Toronto Raptors as their Center. Jonas has also played for other teams in past.

 

As a center, Jonas Valanciunas reportedly earns around $16,539,326 as his yearly salary from Toronto Raptors. Further, Jonas Valanciunas has an estimated net worth of over $35 million.

Jonas Valanciunas's Early Life

Jonas Valanciunas was born on 6 May 1992, in Utena, Lithuania to father Jonas Vilkas and mother Danute Valanciunaite. As per his nationality, he is Lithuanian. Further, his star sign is Taurus.

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Jonas Valanciunas attended Gymnasium school, Utenos Saules Gimnazija in Utena, Lithuania where he started playing basket for the high school team. Later on, Valanciunas enrolled at Lithuanian Sports University and continued basketball playing for a college team.

Jonas Valanciunas's professional career

Jonas Valanciunas entered to Lithuanian professional basketball club, Perlas Vilnius where he played for 2 years in the various national game.  On January 17, 2010, Valanciunas made a move to Lietuvos Rytas. During the 2010-2012 season, He participated in many leagues and led the team towards victory.

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In the duration of his time playing with Lietuvos Rytas, he gained his name thrice as a Lithuania Basketball Player of the Year and twice named the FIBA European Young Player of the Year, on 13 February 2012. He is also a two times winner of the MVP award.

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As a top prospect consideration at the  2011 NBA Draft, Valanciunas was drafted by Toronto Raptors with the fifth overall pick. and made a deal with the club on July 18, 2012.

CAPTION: Jonas playing for Raptors against Wizard SOURCE: news.sportsinteraction.com

On 20 August 2015, Valanciunas signed an additional four-year contract worth $64 million with Raptors

Jonas Valanciunas's Net Worth

As of 2018, the NBA star has an estimated net worth of over $35 million. Further, the NBA player has an average salary of $16,539,326 annually from Toronto Raptors.

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Valanciunas so far has made earnings of $61,621,944 from his entire NBA career. Kept aside his financial earnings, his personal assets includes a big budget home and a car. Further, the NBA Player also earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships.

Jonas Valanciunas's Personal Life

Jonas Valanciunas was raised by a single mother owing to the fact that his parents were never married that is the reason for bearing his mother surname.

CAPTION: Jonas and Egle on their wedding day SOURCE: http://fabwags.com

He is currently married to Egle Valanciunas. They first met in 2013 while running a shopping website and dated for a year before exchanging vows in 2014. She is a daughter of Lithuanian Lawyer turned politician Remigijus Acas and Vida, who is also a politician as well as an economist.

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 The couple together has a son, Jonas Valanciunas jr. who was born on March 12, 2014.

Facts and stats of Jonas Valanciunas

Other than being a famous NBA basketball player, Valanciunas has also gained fame in social media with followers of 259K on Instagram and 179K on Twitter.

Jonas Valanciunas is not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual. The Famous NBA star is 7 feet tall and weighs around 120 kg.


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