Rex Chapman is a former NBA player from Kentucky. He was a college standout at the University of Kentucky and played 12 years in the NBA for Charlotte Hornets. He later served as the vice president of player personnel with the Denver Nuggets.
After retiring from his playing career, he served as the Director of Basketball Operations. He was the color commentator from 2004-05 NBA Playoffs for TNT. In 2006, he became the position of vice president of player personnel with the Denver Nuggets.
Early Life And Education of Rex Chapman
Rex Everett Chapman was born on October 5, 1967, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the United States of father Wayne Chapman who too was a basketball player. He spent most of his childhood in Kentucky with his sibling Jenny Chapman.
Rex attended the Apollo High in Owensboro, Kentucky where he was a high school basketball star. He then signed to the University of Kentucky where he was a star with the Kentucky Wildcats and was named the All-SEC Team. Rex helped Kentucky to their 37th SEC Title with a 27-6 record.
The Kentucky Wildcats were ranked as the 6th college basketball team in the nation at the time by Association Press and UPI and secured the number two seed in the South region of the 1988 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.
Rex Chapman's Career
Rex became the 8th pick in the 1998 NBA Draft and became the first player ever signed by the Charlotte Hornets in the franchise history. While there, he averaged 16.9 points per game. Rex finished in sixth place during his first NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
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He then again entered the NBA all-star dunk competition during the 1990-1991 season and came third. He was later traded to the Washington Bullets on 19th February 1992. Again he was traded to Miami Heat where he averaged 14.8 points per game. He then signed to Phoenix Suns and instantly became a fan favorite in the 1996-1997 seasons. While there, Rex played 65 games and scored 13 points per game.
He ended his NBA career with a total of 666 regular season NBA games, scoring 9731 points. He remained with the Phoenix as a scout and then became Director of Basketball Operations. He went on to serve as a color commentator on TNT and later accepted the position of vice president of player personnel with the Denver Nuggets.
In 2013, he became the NCAA Tournament analyst for both CBS and Turner. It was announced that Rex would serve as the Network TV color analyst for the Grand Canyon University Men's Basketball team in the 2013-2014 season.
Rex Chapman's Net Worth And Salary
Rex’s estimated net worth is $22 million. He earns a hefty amount of net worth from his NBA career. He is remembered for his dunks and excellent stats.
Rex Chapman's Personal Life
Rex married sweetheart Bridget Chapman with whom he has 3 children named Zeke, Tyson, Caley and Tatum Chapman. There were rumors that he had earlier dated Ashley Judd. Another rumor that rumbled the floor beneath Rex’s fans was that Rex was arrested for shoplifting from the apple store near Scottsdate Road and Greenway on 19 September 2014.
Chapman faced nine counts of organized retail theft and five counts of trafficking in stolen property. Later it was announced on 30th September 2014 that Rex had entered a substance –abuse rehabilitation program located in Louisville in order to be treated for suboxone dependence.
Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts
- Age: As of 2019, Rex Chapman is 51 years old.
- Birth Sign: Libra
- Height: He has a tall height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m).
- Weight: His body weight is around 84 kg
- Body Measurement: He has an athletic body built however teh actual measurements is unknown.
by sanjeet, 13 May, 2015