Who is Hailey Van Lith?
Hailey was born in Wenatche, Washington State USA, on 9 September 2001 – her zodiac sign is Virgo, and she holds American nationality. She’s a college basketball player, and is today playing for the Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
Early life and education
Hailey was raised in Wenatche alongside her brother Tanner, by their father Corey who studied at the University of Pudget Sound, and was a basketball and baseball player; their mother Jessica Van Lith prefers to stay away from the media’s attention, and thus not a lot is known about her.
Hailey became interested in various sports at a very early age – it was her father who taught her to play basketball. She studied at Cashmere High School in Washington State, and played for their basketball team, helping them reach the Class 1A state title game – she averaged 24.3 points and 4.3 assists per game during her freshman year. Hailey was mentored by the late professional basketball player Kobe Bryant while at high school, and was a friend of his daughter Gianna. She was a sophomore when she achieved her first quadruple-double, on 25 January 2018 – 37 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, as well as 14 steals; she averaged 32 points and 7.3 steals during her sophomore year, and was named Class 1A Player of the Year.
During her junior year, Hailey averaged 34.4 points and 5.2 steals, and was thus named Washington Gatorade Player of the Year.
She was rated Washington State’s all-time leading scorer on 15 February 2020, when she scored 46 points in a game against Omak High School; Hailey completed the season with an average of 32.6 points and 4.8 assists, and her team reached the Class 1A State Final for the third time. She was then named to the McDonald’s All-American Game roster, and was also again named Washington Gatorade Player of the Year.
Following high school
Upon matriculating in 2019, Hailey was ranked a five-star recruit, and the American international basic cable sports channel ESPN ranked her amongst the best players of the 2020 class; she was offered a scholarship by the University of Louisville, and enrolled there on 16 November 2019. Hailey was also offered a scholarship by Baylor University, but chose the Louisville Cardinals over the Baylor Bears.
As she’d also played softball at high school, Hailey was invited to play the sport in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) I, but declined.
Hailey attracted attention on 29 November 2020, when the Cardinals faced Eastern Kentucky, beating them 101-58; she scored 20 points and 11 rebounds in the game. Hailey’s freshman season record was when the Cardinals faced Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament quarter-finals on 5 March 2021, beating them 65-53; she scored 24 points.
During her freshman year, Hailey averaged 11.2 points and 5.2 rebounds, and was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team.
Playing for the national team
Hailey was chosen to play for the US women’s national basketball team in 2018, and helped the team win gold in Belarus at the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup. She played for the US again in Thailand, at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, averaging 9.1 points and 2.3 assists; the US won their second gold medal in a row.
Hailey also helped the US team win gold in 3×3 basketball category at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics organized in Argentina, and another gold medal in Mongolia, at the 2019 FIBA 3×3 Under-18 World Cup, and where Hailey was named Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Hailey’s quite active on various social media networks, and is today followed by more than 700,000 people on Instagram, while she’s uploaded over 50 pictures, most of which feature her during her everyday life.
She launched her Twitter account in August 2015, and it’s today followed by close to 25,000 people, while she’s tweeted over 400 times, mostly to share her thoughts with her fans.
— HVL (@haileyvanlith) December 20, 2021
Haile has a Facebook page, as well, and it’s currently followed by more than 40,000 people, while she tends to update it at least once a month.
She’s active on TikTok, and is today followed by over 60,000 people, while she’s amassed more than 500,000 likes of all her videos combined; most of Hailey’s videos feature her dancing, either alone or with her friends.
Love life and relationships
Hailey’s more or less secretive when it comes to her love life, however, she revealed in June 2021 that she and Jalen Suggs were in a relationship; it’s believed that they began dating in 2019.
Jalen’s an American professional basketball player, and is today playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Orlando Magic; he’d previously played basketball at Minnehaha Academy, and then at Gonzaga University.
Hailey and Jalen were apparently introduced by a mutual friend, and they’ve uploaded many pictures which feature them together onto their Instagram accounts.
Hailey hasn’t mentioned any other boys whom she’s perhaps been with, so as of June 2022, she’s in a relationship with Jalen Suggs, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Hailey’s favorite season’s summer, mostly because she enjoys sun tanning at the beach, but also because she likes to play beach soccer and volleyball.
She’s a fashionista, and enjoys showing off her outfits in her Instagram pictures.
Hailey’s physically highly active, as she plays basketball on a daily basis, while she also likes to play a variety of other sports, including soccer and tennis.
She’s a lover of animals, with horses and dogs being her favorites.
Hailey’s become passionate about travelling, and has been to many US states, and other countries mostly to play basketball; her dream travel destination is Paris, France.
She likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman, while a couple of her favorite movies include the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “V for Vendetta”, and “Leon: The Professional”.
Age, height and net worth
Hailey’s age is 20. She has long brown hair which she usually dyes blonde, her eyes are blue and her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m); she weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).
As of June 2022, Hailey’s net worth stands at close to $500,000.