Tahjon “TJ” Starks is a professional basketball player in the United States who currently plays for Kolossos Rodou of the Greek Basket League. TJ Starks played college basketball for Cal State Northridge and Texas A&M.
Table of Biography
Tahjon “TJ” Starks was born in Oak Cliff, Texas, the United States on September 11, 1998. According to his birthdate, he is 24 years old (as of 2022) under the zodiac sign Virgo. Starks holds an American nationality and follows the Christianity religion.
Regarding his family background, his father’s name is Brad Starks and his mother’s name is Donna Starks. Additionally, he has a sister named Shae and three brothers named Lazar, Gerad, and Caylen. Other than that, nothing else is known about his grandparents, relations, or other family members.
Speaking of his educational background, he completed his secondary education at Lancaster High School. After graduating from Lancaster High School, he went to Texas A&M (2017–2019) and Cal State Northridge (2020–2021).
High School career
Starks played for head coach Ferrin Douglas at Lancaster High School. He recorded 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists per game on average as a junior. Starks scored 20 points in the championship game victory over Elkins High School as he steered the Tigers to their second straight Class 5A State Championship.
He was chosen as a senior by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches as the Class 5A All-State and 2017 5A Region II District 10 Offensive Player of the Year. Three-star prospect Starks chose Texas A&M over Oklahoma in June 2016 and made his commitment there.
Starks made 15 starts as a rookie, scoring 9.9 points and dishing out 2.3 assists per contest. He scored 21 points in an upset of North Carolina in the second round, helping Texas A&M upset them and go to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
SEC All-Freshman Team recognition went to Starks. On January 12, 2019, he hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to help the Aggies defeat Alabama 81-80. Starks was hospitalized and forced to sit out the remainder of the season after suffering a right shoulder injury in a loss against LSU on February 26.
Further, An assistant coach at Cal State Northridge named Mo Williams approached Starks after she entered the transfer portal. He chose to sign with the Matadors over DePaul despite not being familiar with the program. Lamine Diane and Terrell Gomez left the team at the end of the season, and Starks sat out the rest of the year as a redshirt.
In a 75-74 loss to Hawaii on February 19, 2021, he recorded a career-high 31 points. Starks averaged 21.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.4 steals per game as a redshirt junior. He received the Big West Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-Big West honors. He declared for the 2021 NBA draft after the season.
Starks signed his first professional deal with Rytas Vilnius of the Lithuanian Basketball League on September 5, 2021. Following a fruitful tryout, Starks joined the Wisconsin Herd in October 2021. Starks inked a contract with Nevis of the Lithuanian Basketball League on December 11, 2021. He averaged 18.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 4.5 assists over the course of 10 games.
For the remainder of the season, Starks signed with Semt77 Yalovaspor of the Turkish Basketball Super League on March 26, 2022. He recorded game averages of 13.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 3.2 assists. Starks signed a contract with the Greek team Kolossos Rodou on July 30, 2022.
TJ Starks has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. However, he has not revealed his net worth in the media. Looking at him, it seems that he earns good money from his career.
Regarding his love life, TJ Starks is currently single. He has never been romantically involved with a lady before. He might create partnerships in the future, but for now, there is no information about his romantic interests. It appears that Starks is less interested in dating and more concerned with advancing his job.
TJ Starks is very handsome and attractive, undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of about 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) and weighs about 89 kg (169 lbs). In addition, Starks has black pair of eyes and black hair color.
Regarding his social media presence, TJ Starks is active on his Instagram account @tjstarks2 with 6,474 followers. Besides that, Starks is not active on any other social media sites including Twitter, and Facebook.