The Professor (Grayson Boucher)’s Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family And Wiki Bio

Grayson Boucher

The Professor is a popular American professional streetball player. He’s also a popular YouTuber, influencer, actor, and entrepreneur. The Professor’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. He gained widespread fame when he played in the captivating AND1 Mixtape Tour.

Additionally, he has featured in notable movies such as “Semi-Pro,” “Ball Don’t Lie,” and “Hustle,” while also making his digital presence felt as a selectable character in various video games. Grayson was nicknamed “The Professor” by a journalist who noticed that he always wore glasses and never played without them.

The Professor Wiki and Biography

The Professor was born on June 10, 1984, in Keizer, Oregon, USA, to parents Steve and Molly Boucher. So he is 39 years old as of 2023. Grayson fell in love with basketball at age three when his dad bought him a Larry Bird Hoops set.

The Professor with his mom when he was a child and now that he has grown
The Professor with his mom when he was a child and now that he has grown

In an interview, Grayson stated that he was Lucky to have had a dribbling trainer who started working him out in fifth grade and was way ahead of his time. He attended McNary High School before transferring to private Salem Academy for his senior year of high school.

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While in Salem Academy, The professor got second-team all-state, but had no college offers. After high school, Grayson proceeded to Chemeketa Community College. In Chemeketa college, he started playing street basketball for which he’s widely known today.

Grayson was also selected for the Chemeketa Community College football squad. He made it into the lineup but due to injury, he only played three minutes per game.

Full Name: Grayson Boucher
Stage Name: The Professor
Birth Place: Keizer, Oregon, USA
Birthday: June 10, 1984
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Net Worth: $3 million
Age: 39 years
Currently, Live In: Oregon, USA
Nationality: American
Religion: Christianity
Ethnicity: Caucasian
College: Chemeketa Community College
Profession: Street basketball player, actor, YouTuber and influencer
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The Professor Family, Wife, and, Relationship

The Professor was born in Keizer, Oregon, to Steve and Molly Boucher. He has an elder brother although there is no information about him online. He attended the AND 1 Mixtape Tour with his brother.

The Professor with his father and brother at one of his games

Grayson maintains a private personal life and doesn’t share much about himself online. While his relationship status is currently single, he values keeping his personal and professional worlds separate.

The Professor

Although he faced a non-contact complete Achilles tendon tear in April 2019, temporarily halting his career, he managed to overcome it, even though he experienced an overdose of pain relievers during his early treatment stages.

By June 2020, he had fully recovered and decided to surprise his fans by sharing some of his old, undated mixtapes while in recovery.He intentionally kept his injury and fitness progress under wraps until he was completely healed, choosing to make the public aware of it in August 2020 after his successful recovery.

Father Name: Steve Boucher
Mother Name: Molly Boucher
Brother Name: N/A
Sister Name: N/A
Marital Status: Single
Wife Name: N/A
Children: N/A

Physical Appearance

Standing at a sturdy 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) with an athletic build weighing in at 70 kg (155 lbs), the Professor exudes an aura of both athleticism and approachability. Dark brown eyes, deep and expressive, add an intensity to his gaze.

The Professor

Grayson has well cut black hair, barely having any beards. And of course, earning him the nickname, ” The Professor” are different pairs of glasses, constant companions both on and off the court. It’s still unknown whether these glasses aid his vision or they’re just part of his identity.

The Professor is a seasoned basketball player and although he’s not playing in the NBA, he could be said to be the king of street basketball. Regardless of his achievements, he remains humble and approachable.

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When he is not playing basketball or making YouTube videos or acting, he enjoys going out and meeting with basketball stars and fans. He also enjoys going out with friends for some time together.

The Professor with friends at the beach

Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 70 kg (155 lbs)
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Career

In 2003, Boucher joined AND1 (a footwear and clothing company specializing in basketball clothing and shoes) after attending a trial held by AND 1 Mixtape Tour in Portland. ”I was going up there to have a good time, and it turned into a career opportunity,” Boucher recalled. He was 18 years old then.

The Professor

In 2008, Grayson starred as Sticky in the film ”Ball Don’t Lie” based on the book of the same name. It was directed by Brin Hill. Brin offered him the role right there on the spot. Grayson stated that he loved the story but was actually more in love with the opportunity.

YouTube video

The film premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. In an interview, Grayson said that when the film premiered at Tribeca, he was super nervous to watch it with an audience for the first time. But now, he doesn’t mind it now as he’s actually seen the movie about 30 times.

Also in 2008, Boucher appeared on Semi-Pro, a sports comedy film in which stars Maura Tierney, André Benjamin, Woody Harrelson, and Will Ferrell.

On November 16, 2009, Boucher started his YouTube channel – ”Professor Live.” The YouTube channel now has over 7.61 million subscribers and thousands of views daily.

The Professor's YouTube channel
The Professor’s YouTube channel

In 2011, he joined Ball Up. ”With Ball Up, when you come to a game, it is more visually entertaining, and it is more set up and catered to a live TV event,” he told Uproxx.

In 2013, Boucher starred in his own highly successful Youtube series where he dressed up as Spider-Man and challenged unsuspecting players on outside courts. These games had humorous elements and always ended in Boucher’s favor.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQmmo64PhpbbsXKyGVmeX3oNPBARuGQB&si=rmu6gxWoHPocZt2k

One of the episodes even starred NBA player Jamal Crawford, with the series even gaining the attention of Shaquille O’Neal, who shared it on his Twitter. These episodes became viral, reaching millions of views and judging from the comments, inspired many to pursue basketball.

Boucher went on to form Global Hooper in 2018, his own brand of basketball streetwear.

Why Didn’t Boucher Play in the NBA

Many people speculate why The Professor never played in the NBA. Well, the answer is not far-fetched.

Aside from playing with AND1, The Professor during this time was still trying to make it to the NBA, playing in conventional leagues and minor leagues and different things like that.

But at a certain point in about 2007, I realized the opportunity and politics just weren’t on my side. It was obvious that making the NBA was going to be very, very tough.

And being mid 20’s, white, short, non-athletic looking and having no major college experience and the only pro experience was the Mixtape tour and some minor leagues along with the CBA were contributing factors too.

The Professor said in a Reddit AMA. ”It just wasn’t enough. GM’s aren’t looking for those kinds of credentials.”

The Professor Net Worth Summary

Professor Boucher's estimated net worth stands at $3.5 million

Professor Boucher’s estimated net worth stands at $3.5 million.

In the early stages of his AND1 Mixtape career, around the age of 18 or 19, he inked deals worth $80,000 annually, which typically lasted one to two years. This income eventually soared to an average of $2 million.

Furthermore, his contracts included an allowance for sports gear, ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 annually. Consequently, every month he received shipments of AND1-branded apparel and basketball equipment.

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Professor Boucher’s financial portfolio expanded through various commercials and sponsorships with brands beyond AND1. These partnerships included Mountain Dew, LRG, StockX, Seat Geek, Google Assistant, and PowerHandz.

His YouTube channel has amassed over 1.43 billion views, translating to approximately $4.3 million in revenue before taxes. Meanwhile, on TikTok, Grayson boasts a substantial following of 7.4 million followers. Additionally, he offers merchandise for sale on globalhooper.com.

The Professor with his brand, Globalhooper backpack
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