Will Bynum

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Will Bynum

Will Bynum

Will Bynum is an American basketball player. Will Bynum played with the Detroit Pistons for the last 13 years of his career before retiring. He became an exceptional point guard and one of the greatest in the NBA after joining the league. 

After going undrafted in 2005, Bynum had a long career. When the Boston Celtics approached him, he was already 22 years old.

Early Childhood Development and Education

Will Bynum was born on January 4, 1983, in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

Will grew up with his parents and eight siblings in Chicago, Illinois.

William Robinson, his father, passed away in 2007 from lung cancer.

He worked in a steel mill, which made it easier for him to contract the deadly disease.

Rose Robinson was a diabetic patient, according to his son.

She also worked hard as a single mother to feed all of her children.

As a child growing up in Chicago, Bynum began his formal schooling while playing basketball for Richard High School, where he excelled.

Bynum had a natural affinity for basketball since he was a child.

To learn tips and strategies, he used to play wild pickup games with grown men.

During that period, he assisted the institution in winning multiple championships.

Following his graduation, Bynum enrolled at the University of Arizona to finish his bachelor’s degree.

However, Bynum gained valuable experience and knowledge while playing for the Georgia State University men’s basketball team.

Height, Weight, and Age

Will Bynum, who is 39 years old, has already celebrated his birthday.

He is also 6 feet tall, which is adequate for an NBA point guard.

However, positioned in a circle of taller guards, his height has caused his defenses to fail on occasion.

But, despite his average height of 6 feet, Bynum has a lightweight and athletic body that allows him to move quickly among his opponents.

Bynum’s chiseled jaw, black hair, and black eyes, in addition to his slender and dark form, assist flutter the hearts of the fans.

Facts of Will Bynum

Full Name William Bynum
Birth Date January 4, 1983
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, USA
Nick Name Will The Thrill
Nationality American
High-School Richard T. Crane Medical Prep High School
  • The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
Horoscope Capricorn
Father’s Name William Robinson
Mother’s Name Rose Robinson
Siblings 8
Age 39 years old
Weight 185 lbs (84 kg)
Height 183 cm ( 6 feet)
Build Athletic
Marital Status Married
Wife Andrea  Bynum
Children Eight siblings
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Position Point Guard
League National Basketball Association (NBA)
NBA Teams Yeşilgiresun Belediye
Jersey Number 3 / 12 / 1
NBA Draft 2005 / Undrafted
Merch NBA Basketball Trading Card
Net Worth $45 million
Active Status 2005- 2018
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Last Update May 2022

Net Worth

Will Bynum’s net worth is about $45 million. In his first three seasons in the NBA, Bynum earned $87,534, rising to $13,443,211 over the next six seasons.

With $3,250,000 in his pocket, he signed the most expensive contract during the seasons 2010-11 and 2012-13.

Well, in his final seasons in the NBA, he made earnings of $146,997. Apart from his basketball career earnings, he owns a foundation with Tony Allen named “The Grind Family.”

It helps develop NBA skills, life coaching, and mental training for new aspiring basketball players.

Amateur Career

Will graduated from Richard T. Crane High School.

In his junior year, he averaged 22 points, four rebounds, and seven assists per game while leading his team to a 20-9 record and garnering all-state honors.

Bynum signed a National Letter of Intent to play at the University of Arizona for his senior year.

In 2001, Bynum was featured in the documentary “Preps: Chicago Hoops,” which highlighted five Chicago high school basketball stars who went on to play in college or the NBA.

Will had three consecutive double-figure scoring games twice in 2001-02, concluding the season with nine double-figure scoring games for Arizona.

He returned to his ailing mother after Arizona’s 10-game trip of Australia.

He only played eight games in Arizona before deciding to join Georgia Tech’s Yellow Jackets.

In 2003-04, he averaged 9.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game, helping Georgia Tech to a National Runner-Up finish.

He was picked for an ACC Tournament in 2004-05, where he set a record with 35 points in a semi-final victory over North Carolina.

Professional Career

He played six games with the Boston Celtics in the 2005 NBA Summer League after going undrafted in the 2005 NBA draft.

After a 10-day trial period, the Golden State Warriors decided to sign Bynum for the 2005-06 season.

Toward the end of the season, he was voted NBA D-League Rookie of the Year.

Bynum also guided Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Israeli Basketball Premier League title in 2007. He was also named MVP of the Israeli Basketball Premier League Finals in 2007.

For the 2008 NBA Summer League, Will joined the Pistons. He suffered a right-hand injury in the game against the Charlotte Bobcats but still scored 32 points to lead the Pistons to a 104-97 victory.

He became the second player in Pistons history to record 20 or more assists in a game against the Washington Wizards.

Will Bynum
Will Bynum in a match. Source: mlive

He signed a three-year and two-year contract with Detriot for another four years.

In 30 games as a backup player for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association in 2014, he averaged 22.3 points and 1.5 steals.

Bynum spent the 2015-16 season with the Washington Wizards before briefly playing for the Atlanta Hawks and the Chicago Bulls. He signed with a Turkish team in 2018.

Wife & Kids

Andrea Bynum is Will Bynum’s wife, and the couple has two daughters and a son.

Laila Rose was the firstborn in 2007, and the second was born in 2012. In 2016, they welcomed their five-year-old son.

In October 2021, Bynum made quite a splash in the media for defrauding NBA players’ health and welfare benefit plans.

Eighteen former NBA players were charged $4 million in fraud and could face up to 20 years in prison. The ringleader, who is said to be a billionaire businessman, could stay for a long time.

Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Tony Allen, and others were among the celebrities who were apprehended and charged with the crime.

The citation announcement was only the first step in what will most likely be a lengthy legal battle. So let us all wait and see what happens.

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Social Media Presence

His Twitter profile is locked with a few followers, but we can see him posting about his life and children’s pictures on Instagram.

His Instagram handle is @12thrill, his Twitter handle is @12thrill and his Facebook handle is WillBynum.