Jonas Jerebko is the second Swedish national basketball player to be drafted into the National Basketball Association and he’s currently playing as a power forward and small forward for the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. He was selected as the 39th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons, his selection into the big league was second to Miles Simon who holds the record as the first Swedish national to be drafted into NBA.
Jonas was considered one of the top five European prospects picked in the 2009 NBA draft by Fran Fraschilla, an analyst with the ESPN. Although his start in the NBA was full of ups and downs, his hard work and perseverance changed his luck and consequently made him a favourite with the fans and the viewing public.
Jonas Jerebko’s Bio
Jonas was born in Kinna Sweden on March 2, 1987, under the horoscope sign of Pisces. He is of Swedish nationality and white ethnicity and was raised with his sister Johanna Jerebko in Sweden. During his as a kid, he was interested in many sports, but his first choice happened to be basketball and with his parent’s support and coaching, the emerging star was very passionate to build a successful basketball career. Though he started his career in his hometown at the University of Buffalo, he had to give up his basketball scholarship in pursuit of a professional career.
He made his professional debut with Boras Basket in 2005 and stayed with the team till 2006 before making a move to Italy where he played two seasons with Angelico Biella. After Italy, he made an entrance into the National Basketball Association through the Detroit Pistons.
Apart from playing basketball, Jonas Jerebko has made other investments like the Renegades Esports organization he bought from Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles and Badawi on the 26th of August 2016. He has also cut deals as a brand ambassador for several companies.
The NBA Player’s Family, Wife
The famous basketballer hails from the Swedish family of Chris Jerebko, an ex-basketball player who was popular at Syracuse University from 1977 to 1981 and played professional basketball in Sweden with Boras Basket for five good seasons before deciding to settle in the country. His mother, Elaine Jerebko, also played active basketball, little wonder he chose to follow in his parent’s footsteps and with their constant support, he has made a name for himself internationally. Jonas is said to share a close bond with his sister Johanna Jerebko with whom he was brought up in his hometown back in Sweden.
A closer look at his love life shows that he is in a romantic relationship with Johanna Lundback, a sexy supermodel of Swedish origin. In view of their obviously close relationship, there are several indications to believe that Jonas and Johanna have already tied the matrimonial knot but details of when and where they got married are not available. However, the celebrity couple welcomed their first child in April 2016, a beautiful daughter called Izabel.
Now that we have ex-rayed Jonas relationship status, let’s digress a bit and look at the background of his partner Johanna who was born in Kalix Sweden on 7th December 1991 and attended Stockholm University where she earned her college degree. The beautiful model who stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches with a slender and attractive body emerged as the 4th miss Universe Sweden in 2009.
Jonas Jerebko’s Body Details: Height, Weight
Jonas has an impressive personality that is complemented by his athletic body build, with his great height of 6 feet 8 inches or 2.08m and weight of 105 kg or 231 lbs. Although information about his bicep, waist and hip is not known, he comes with blond hair and blue eyes.
Jonas has amassed a lot of wealth from his basketball career, his annual salary pegged at $4.5 million has contributed immensely to his estimated net worth which is currently known to be around $13 million, according to his records. Also in the course of his basketball career, he has participated in several winning matches which have added to his net worth. In addition to all the foregoing, Jonas Jerebko is known to have made a lot of money from several brand endorsements.