Jae Crowder is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association.

Not being heavily recruited out of high school, Crowder committed to South Georgia Technical College and later Howard College, where he led the team to an NJCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship in his sophomore season.

While at Howard College, Crowder was also named State Farm Junior College Player of the Year. Later, he transferred to Marquette, where he was named Big East Player of the Year in his senior season.

Jae Crowder Parents

Jae Crowder Parents: Meet Helen Thompson, Corey Crowder

Jae Crowder was born to Helen Thompson and basketball player Corey Crowder.

Crowder’s father, Corey, played in the NBA for the Utah Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs and had a 14-year professional basketball career, mostly playing in Europe.

Who are Jae Crowder’s parents?

Crowder’s mother Helen Thompson died of cancer in August 2017. She died the same night he was traded to Cleveland from Boston.