Who Is Jay Bilas? Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Career

Jay Bilas

Jay Bilas is a well-known retired American professional basketball player who used to play center for his team. He is currently employed as a college basketball analyst as well as a basketball coach and has assisted Mike Krzyzewski in numerous games.

He passed the Bar exam after three years of international basketball. He is currently employed as an active lawyer and attorney in North Carolina. From 1989 to 1992, he worked as a coach. Jay was well-known for his 6 feet 8-inch height and weight of around 200 pounds back in the day. He is a lawyer who has also written a popular book.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name:Jay Bilas
Real Name/Full Name:Jay Scot Bilas
Age:58 years old
Birth Date:December 24, 1963
Birth Place:San Pedro, California, United States
Height:2.03 m
Weight:102 kg
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Married
Wife/Spouse (Name):Wendy Bilas
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):Yes (Anthony Bilas, Tori Bilas)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name):No
Is Jay Bilas Gay?:No
Profession:Former Basketball Player, College Basketball Analyst
Salary:$2 million
Net Worth in 2024:$10 million
Last Updated: October 2024

Jay Bilas Biography

Jay Bilas was born in the United States in San Pedro, California. That is why his parents’ names are unknown. Any information about his childhood and early life is still unavailable because he has chosen to remain silent about his personal life.

On the other hand, his parents were known to be very supportive and encouraged him to pursue a basketball career. Jay Bilas completed his high school education and graduated from Rolling Hill High School.

Jay Bilas Age, Height, Weight

Jay Bilas was born on December 24, 1963, and is 58 years old as of 2024. His height is 2.03 m, and he weighs 102 kg.

Jay Bilas
Jay Bilas


Jay Bilas was chosen in 1982 while attending Rolling Hills High School and averaged 13.5 rebounds per game that year. He played for Duke University and competed in the National Championship from 1982 to 1986. He was drafted by the NBA in 1986 and played in Italy.

He used to work as an assistant coach for a team while studying at Duke University. He has also worked as a Nike skills academy instructor. He began working as a commentator and studio analyst for ESPN’s sports channel in 1995. He began practicing after receiving his law degree from Duke University in 1992.

He is currently on the board of the Charlotte office. He was invited to join the Screen Actors Guild in 1987 and has appeared in numerous television commercials and feature films. He currently serves on the advisory board of Duke University’s brain tumor center. He is an active supporter of cancer research and donates regularly.

Achievements and Awards

Jay Bilas has been nominated for an Emmy Award six times due to his enormous contribution to the basketball sport. He was nominated for Outstanding Sports Personality in 2007, 2008, and 2020.

He was nominated for Event Analyst and Outstanding Sports Personality in 2016, 2017, and 2019. He received the prestigious Curt Gowdy award in 2016. The same year, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Jay Bilas’s Net Worth in 2024

 Jay Bilas had some very popular sponsorships while working as an international basketball player, from which he used to earn a large amount of money regularly. He used to be paid $1 million per year as an assistant at Duke University.

He currently earns around $2 million per year as an analyst. According to a recent financial report, he has a net worth of approximately $10 million as of February 2024.

Jay Bilas is one of the few basketball players who has achieved success after retiring from the game. Because in addition to his game, he pursued his studies and eventually became a lawyer. He is a living legend and a source of inspiration for many people worldwide. Jay is moderately active on social media and frequently communicates with his fans via his accounts.

Jay Bilas Wife, Marriage

Jay Bilas and his family currently reside in North Carolina, United States. He married his long-term girlfriend, Wendy Bilas, in 2000. Anthony Bilas is his son, and Tori Bilas is his daughter. Anthony, his son, born in 1996, is also a basketball player. He was selected in the NBA draft in 2021.

On the other hand, his daughter is a well-known horse rider and artist. She competed and won various horse riding competitions while in high school. She currently sells her artwork on her website and is renowned in her field.