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Hassan Whiteside is known as an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. He is most famous for becoming an elite player after being one of the last draft picks in his class.

Parents, Childhood and Education

Hassan Niam Whiteside was born on June 13, 1989 in Gastonia, North Carolina. He was born to Hasson Arbubakrr and Debbie Whiteside on as one of six children in the family. Most of the bunch were raised by their mother for a significant part of the childhood, however, Hassan remained with his father.

When Hassan Whiteside was set to enter college, different school organizations like the University of North Carolina, Auburn University and some others in the area made pitches to him yet he picked Marshall University over the heap as he resolved to play for the Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball crew. The youthful hotshot rushed to demonstrate exactly how particularly great he was with the ball and before long started standing out as truly newsworthy as he recorded a few triple doubles, had the most blocked shots in a solitary season and broke two or three records that have been on the rack for years.


Hassan Whiteside is seeing someone special in his life. He is dating his sweetheart Ashly Ariza. They are having a great romance since mid-2016. They are especially infatuated with one another as they spend more and more time with each other. They continue sharing their private moments on their social media platforms, particularly Instagram. On his birthday, she made a video wishing and singing her beau an upbeat birthday tune. Ashly is a capable singer and was applauded by his fans in the comment section.

Playing Career and Contracts

Following his great performances in college basketball, Hassan announced for the 2010 NBA Draft after spending only a season in school. The Sacramento Kings picked the Gastonia-born hotshot as the 33rd pick in the 2010 NBA Draft on June 24, 2010. Half a month later in July, he signed his rookie contract which was worth $3.8 million with $1.76 million as guaranteed cash.

The Gastonia, North Carolina-born player signed a two-year contract with Miami Heat on November 24, 2014, which was worth $1.7 million with a normal compensation of $875,615. He got off to a decent start in his new group, recording one career high after another to demonstrate that his time playing abroad was never a waste. In July 2019, The Miami Heat made a big decision and traded their elite big man to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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