CJ McCollum

CJ McCollum

CJ McCollum is an American NBA player. Discover everything about him, including his size, family, jersey, shoes, and salary.
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C.J. McCollum biography

C.J. McCollum is an American basketball player playing in the NBA at fullback. He was born on September 19, 1991 in Canton, Ohio (USA). His height is 1m91. He plays for the New Orleans Pelicans.


CJ McCollum is the son of Errick McCollum I and Kathy Andrews. CJ McCollum’s father played a crucial role in his sons’ professional basketball careers. CJ’s brother Errick is a pro basketball player in Europe.

Successive teams

Here’s CJ McCollum’s evolution, from his beginnings to the present day.

High school

CJ McCollum played for the Golden Eagles of GlenOak High School in Canton, Ohio. As a freshman in 2005, despite his small stature, he made the varsity team. His late growth spurt put him on the radar of college scouts. As a junior, he set a record with 54 points in his first game, and finished his high school career with 1,405 points, becoming GlenOak’s all-time leading scorer.


At Lehigh University, McCollum made a remarkable entrance, leading the freshman scoring charts and becoming the first player in Patriot League history to be named Player and Rookie of the Year. He led Lehigh to a historic NCAA victory over Duke. As a senior, he became the leading scorer in Patriot League history, despite an injury-shortened season.


Drafted by the Portland TrailBlazers in 2013, McCollum was Lehigh’s first NBA player. He was named Most Improved Player in 2016. After nine seasons in Portland, he was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in 2022, where he continues to shine.

Game style

C.J. McCollum is known for his efficient scoring. He excels at mid-range shooting, with great accuracy. His footwork is exceptional, allowing him to create his own shot. McCollum is also a formidable three-point shooter. He skillfully navigates through defenses with his dribbling. His game intelligence enables him to find space where there seems to be none. He is an underestimated passer, capable of distributing the ball efficiently. Defensively, he shows tenacity despite his physical limitations. His ability to score in the clutch is well known. McCollum brings a constant offensive threat to the court.

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C.J. McCollum in NBA 2K

C.J. McCollum has shown steady progress in NBA 2K. His rise has been notable since his debut. In NBA 2K14, he had a score of 73. This rose to 72 in NBA 2K15. In NBA 2K16, his score reached 83. Although he peaked at 87 in NBA 2K22, his score fell back slightly. In NBA 2K23, he scored 84, then 85 in NBA 2K24. This stability reflects his constant contribution on the court. McCollum is a mainstay with the Pelicans and previously with the Trail Blazers.

C.J. McCollum NBA jersey (New Orleans Pelicans)

C.J. McCollum’s official NBA jersey is in stock on the NBA Store. It is available in three different colors.

C.J. McCollum salary

In 2024, CJ McCollum earns $35,802,469 with the New Orleans Pelicans. This salary places him as his team’s highest-paid player. For the following seasons, his contract calls for a gradual decrease in his salary, to $33,333,333 in 2024-2025, then to $30,666,666 in 2025-2026.