Monet Poole is the mother of Jordan Poole, the American professional basketball player. She was born on March 19, 1973, and is currently 50 years old. Monet is an American social worker and a former Golden State Warriors star, and besides being Jordan, she has four other children.
Monet’s celebrity status is courtesy of her son, Jordan. Born Jordan Anthony Poole on June 19, 1999, the 24-year-old NBA star made headlines when he was punched by former teammate Draymond Green during a team practice on October 5, 2022. In addition to his professional career, that incident drew extra attention to him and members of his family. This article focuses on all there is to know about his mother, Monet.
Summary of Monet Poole’s Bio
- Full name: Monet Poole
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: March 19, 1973
- Monet Poole’s Age: 50 years old
- Ethnicity: African American
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Married
- Monet Poole’s Husband: Anthony L. Poole
- Monet Poole’s Children: 4 – Alexandria “Alex” Poole (daughter), Jordan Anthony Poole (son), Anthony Jr. Poole (son), Jaiden Poole (daughter)
- Hair color: Black
- Eye color: Black
- Education: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
- Profession: Social worker
- Famous for: Being Jordan Poole’s Mother
How Old Is Monet Poole?
Monet Poole is currently 50 years old. She was born in the United States on March 19, 1973. Monet is an American citizen and belongs to the African-American ethnic group, even though there is no information about members of her birth family, including her parents.
Jordan Poole’s mom spent her formative years in Milwaukee, where she attended Washington High School. Afterward, she proceeded to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater from where she graduated in 1996.
What Does Jordan Poole’s Mother Do?
Jordan Poole’s mother is a social worker who currently works as a case manager at the Eisenhower Center in Milwaukee. Included in her job description is the responsibility to assess the needs of her clients and help them achieve those needs when possible.
Anyone who knew Monet from her high school and university years would probably be surprised at her choice of career. This surprise would ultimately stem from the fact that she used to be an athlete and many believed she would achieve remarkable feats in sports.
That is apparently not the case at the moment, and the reason behind this significant change in career path has yet to be made known to the media and general public. It is also not something Monet looks back at with any regret because she believes her job presents her with the opportunity to positively impact the lives of other people in a way that is only different from sports.
Monet Poole Has Been Married for Over 2 Decades
Monet Poole has been married to Jordan’s father Anthony L. Poole for over two decades now. Anthony L. Poole was born on April 9, 1971, in the South side of Chicago. According to several sources, that was also where he spent his formative years. Like the woman he is married to, there is not much information about his birth family members.
The 52-year-old celebrity dad earned his high school diploma at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago. During his time there, he also displayed his sporting abilities before proceeding to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he played football for the university’s team.
During his time in college, he worked as a dorm security guard to earn extra cash on the side. After school, he almost opted to join the Milwaukee Police Department, but became a UPS driver, and later manager.
Monet’s husband is also a former AAU coach, having coached the Wisconsin Playground Elite, a team he started for his son, Jordan, but which blew up after gaining widespread recognition.
Monet Poole Met Her Husband In The University
Jordan Poole’s parents are college sweethearts. According to several verified reports and sources, they met when they were both students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The details of the early years of their relationship have taken a back seat to subsequent events in their lives as a couple, but we can speculate that they tied the knot almost immediately after Monet’s college graduation in 1996.
Again, the finer details of the wedding such as the exact date, venue, and number of guests present appear to have been overshadowed by current happenings in their lives. It is on record, though, that they settled down in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, after marriage. This is where they had and raised their, kids including NBA star, Jordan.
Monet Poole Had Her Son Jordan In 1999
We would most likely not be talking about Monet Poole if she did not have a son who is an NBA star. The son in question is Washington Wizards shooting guard, Jordan Poole. Monet had the NBA star, who can also double as a point guard, on June 19, 1999.
Despite his altercation with former teammate, Draymond Green, in 2022, as well as not having been in the NBA for long, Jordan Poole has made significant strides toward cementing his name as one of the most remarkable talents in the history of the NBA.
He demonstrated this by practically carrying the Golden State Warriors to the NBA Championship in 2022 after they beat the Celtics in the playoffs in the absence of team star and icon, Steph Curry who was injured.
Jordan often credits his parents with his success in the NBA. He was especially complimentary of his mother in December 2022. According to the star, she always ensured he gave his best, even chiding him one time in his childhood for missing free throws when no one was guarding him.
Apart from the verbal lashings, he would often get for missing those free throws, she reportedly also made him do ten-fifteen pushups if he missed a free throw in training. Very few would argue that those corrections did not significantly impact Jordan’s ascent to the NBA following his being drafted by the Golden State Warriors as the 28th overall pick during the first round of the NBA draft in 2019.
Who Are Monet Poole’s Other Children Besides Jordan?
As has already been revealed earlier on, Jordan is not the only child of Monet and her husband, Anthony; they have three other children together.
Before Jordan’s birth in 1999, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Alexander “Alex” Poole. She played college basketball for the Lewis University Flyers, and according to reports, she also attended Marquette University.
Moet also has a son named Anthony Jr. Poole, after their dad, but not much is known about him. Her youngest child is a lady named Jaiden Poole. She attended Winona State University where she majored in Business Administration.