Net Worth Norris Cole Miami Heat
In June 2011 for one of the first times in franchise history Miami Heat. invested a first round draft pick in a point guard. On December 22nd that rookie Norris Cole scored 20 points and 14 in the first round against Boston Celtics in his second game. For fans it was love at first sight. Education and strong family values were key components for Norris growing up in Dayton, Ohio. And a large family where basketball was a common passionate. Norris senior coached Norris the second when he was 3 years old for the local YMCA basketball team. Norris was always the samlly guy physically but his father says when the game began he became the big guy.
Recalling his childhood Cole says his family was very religious. He went to church every Sunday and attended Bible study every Wednesday. He made good grades and got along with everyone in the neighborhood. His grandparents watched he and his sister in the summertime. Cole was always outside playing basketball and to fuel his love for the sport his grandfather got him a rim for Christmas. Cole’s father says he had imaginary friends who he competed against. He also collected jerseys of athletes he looked up to and coincidentally a throwback Lebron James high school jersey.
During his four years at Cleveland State he played in 146 games and started in 106. He helped lead his team to win 90 games and an NCAA appearance. As a senior he was named the Horizon Player of the year and Defensive Player of the year. But with his college life behind him Norris was ready for the next chapter which would begin June 2011, the night of the NBA draft when Cole’s dream became true. It was a special night and one Norris wanted to share with special people, his family. They first got the news he was picked by the Timber wolves but within 20 seconds he got a call he was traded to the Miami Heat. That’s when his whole house shook with excitement. He signed a 3 year contract starting off with over $1 million per year and next season he will earn over $2 million bringing his net worth to $4 million by 2015.
Lebron James reached out to Norris Cole during the off season to congratulate him. He also gave him advice on making the transition from College to At the red and black scrimmage game held for Heat season ticket holders. Within the first 10 minutes of it Norris Cole stole the show. That was his coming out party for 9,000 ticket holders at the American Airlines Arena. He played his first professional basketball game with the Miami heat against Mavericks on Christmas day. However his true homecoming party was two days later against the Boston Celtics. Norris Cole stepped in and took shots he wasn’t afraid of scoring 20 that game. He had worked himself into that position. His players are most impressed with his heart.
Coach Erik Spoelstra likes his maturity and his energy stating
“when he gets into the open court he changes the pace of the game immediately.”