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Ralph Sampson Wiki, Age, Net Worth 2022, Wife, Daughter, Kids, Height

Ralph Sampson Wiki, Age, Net Worth 2022, Wife, Daughter, Kids, Height

Facts of Ralph Sampson

Full Name: Ralph Sampson
Birth Date: July 7, 1960
Age: 62 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Basketball player
Country: America
Horoscope: Cancer
Height: 7 feet 4 inches (2.24m)
DivorceAleize R. Dial
Net Worth$6 million
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceHarrisonburg, Virginia
StatusSingle
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityBlack
FatherSr. Ralph Sampson
MotherSarah Sampson.
KidsRalph, Rachel, Robert, Anna
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Ralph Sampson is an American professional basketball player. He played for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. Moreover, he also played college basketball for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Where is Ralph Sampson from?

Ralph Sampson Jr. was born on 7 July 1960 in Harrisonburg, Virginia as Ralph Lee Sampson. As of 2022, he is 61 years old. He is the son of  Sr. Ralph Sampson and his mother, Sarah Sampson. Ralph grew up along with his siblings. His nationality is American and he belongs to the black ethnic group.

Sampson attended Northview High School in Johns Creek, Georgia for his study. Then, he attended the University of Minnesota for his further study.

College Career of Ralph Sampson

During his freshman season at the University of Minnesota in 2008–09, Sampson started every Big Ten Conference game. He even helped the Gophers earn an NCAA tournament bid, and finished second on the team. Sampson started at forward and center in his sophomore and junior seasons for Gophers and saw his minutes, points.

Ralph Sampson
Caption: Ralph Sampson

As one of the veterans on the team, Sampson’s stats declined as a senior member of the team. Then, he played nearly six fewer minutes per game than he did his junior season while averaging 7.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. But, after injuring his knee during a practice in March, Sampson was inactive for the rest of the season. Moreover, he joined Kevin McHale and Mychal Thompson as one of the few Minnesota players to amass more than 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, and 200 blocks during their respective collegiate careers.

Ralph Sampson’s Awards and Achievements

Talking about his awards and achievements, Ralph Sampson is the only athlete to receive an unprecedented pair of Wooden Awards. Likewise,  also only the second one to receive three Naismith Awards as the National Player of the Year. Moreover, he is arguably the most heavily recruited college and professional basketball prospect of his generation. He has appeared an unprecedented six times on the cover of Sports Illustrated in less than four years.

Along with this, Ralph Sampson was also inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. There,  he was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men’s basketball team as one of the fifty best players in Atlantic Coast Conference history in 2002. Moreover, only three Virginia Cavaliers have been given that recognition.

What is Ralph Sampson Net Worth as of 2022?

Being one of the basketball players, Ralph has earned enough wealth as well. According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Sampson is around $6 million as of 2022. Looking at his lifestyle, we can assume that he is living a quiet peaceful, and happy life as well. He is living a luxurious life as a retired player.

Likewise, his ex-wife also earns very well. As per the sources, the annual income of his ex-wife Aleize is around $174,999 and her estimated net worth is greater than $499, 999. Besides this, now as he is getting the support of his children and all of them are in a good position, without any doubt, he is living a very good life.

Who is Ralph Sampson’s current Wife?

Regarding his personal life, Ralph Sampson married his wife, Aleize R. Dial-in 1986 when he was 26 years old. The wedding ceremony was held in Anniston, Ala.  But, the marriage did hit the rocks and ended in divorce in 2003. Though the marriage ended, Sampson battled with several court charges for child support leveled up against him by his wife and other women. As their relationship lasted for 17 years, they had four children together – two sons and two daughters. Both of his sons are basketball players, while the elder daughter works at ESPN, and the younger assists her father.

Ralph with his ex-wife
Caption: Ralph with his ex-wife

Moreover, his first son, Ralph Lee Sampson III, played collegiate basketball for Minnesota. Likewise, his second son, Robert Alan Sampson, transferred to Georgia Tech after playing his first three seasons (2010–2013) of college basketball for East Carolina University. His first daughter, Rachel Lee Sampson, graduated from Stanford University and works at ESPN and the youngest daughter is Anna Aleize Sampson.

Besides this, it is rumored that Sampson has children from women outside his marriage to Aleize. Though the rumors have not been confirmed or even denied by Sampson, a source claimed he fathered a daughter in 1985 and another daughter in 1988 with an anonymous woman.

How tall is Ralph Sampson?

Regarding his body measurements, Ralph stands at an amazing height of 7 feet 4 inches tall. He weighs about 103.4 kg. Being a player, Ralph maintained his good physique during his career despite his injury. He has got a black pair of eyes and naturally black hair.

Ralph Sampson’s Professional Career

  • After his University, in 1983, Ralph Sampson led the Cavaliers to an NCAA Elite 8 appearance.
  • There he was while playing as the center for the University of Virginia, only losing in the regional final to North Carolina State team led by Jim Valvano.
  • After that, the Houston Rockets drafted him in the 1983 NBA Draft. He averaged 21.0 points and 11.1 rebounds in the NBA draft.
  • Moreover, he also played in the All-Star Game and went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
  • After that, in the 1984 NBA Draft, the Rockets chose to pick another giant – the 7-foot Hakeem Olajuwon from the University of Houston.
  • Then, in order to accommodate the new ‘giant’ Olajuwon, Sampson had to change his game a bit, and it worked out really well.
  • Later, in the 1984-85 season, Sampson had his best individual campaign and the Rockets made the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.
Ralph Sampson
Caption: Ralph Sampson playing Basketball
  • Likewise, the Rockets won the Midwest Division and defeated Los Angeles, four games to one over five games in the Western Conference Finals by the next season.
  • The best part is the miracle of Sampson in Game 5 of that series in Los Angeles.
  • Then, with the scores at 112 for both teams and less than a second left on the clock, Ralph Sampson turned the game.
  • Then, they sailed through and got into the hoop at the buzzer, giving his team a 114-112 victory over the Lakers.