# Small Forward

Miles Bridges

Height / Weight
6' 7" / 225 lbs
Born
Mar 21, 1998 (24)
College
Michigan State
NBA Draft
1st Round, 12th Overall, 2018
Nationality
American
SEASON STATS
2021-2022
PTS
20.2
+7.4
Rebounds
7.0
+1.0
Assists
3.8
+1.5
PER
21.94
+4.23
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Miles Emmanuel Bridges Sr.
Nickname: Sky Miles
Place of Birth: Flint, Michigan
Education: Michigan State
Parents: Cynthia and Raymond Bridges
Spouse: Mychelle Johnson

Miles Bridges Basketball Career

High School Career (Flint Southwestern/Huntington Prep)

Miles Bridges played for two different high schools: Flint Southwestern in Flint, Michigan, and Huntington Prep, in Huntington, West Virginia. In his freshman year, he averaged 10 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks per game before transferring to Huntington Prep School in Huntington, West Virginia.

Many believed getting out of the violence and distractions in Flint, Michigan would help Miles excel in his future. Bridges’ best season came in his senior year where he averaged 25 points, 10 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 2 steals per game. This earned him the chance to play in the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game and established him as a 5-star recruit. 

College Career (Michigan State Spartans)

On October 3, 2015, the Michigan native announced that he would stay local and play for the Michigan State Spartans. Miles Bridges chose the Spartans over schools like Kentucky and Kansas. Bridges started out his college career hot, pouring in 21 points and adding seven rebounds in his debut versus Arizona on November 12, 2016. Shortly after, Bridges missed seven games with an ankle injury but returned with a 33 point barrage on January 24 against Purdue. As a freshman, Miles Bridges averaged 16.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game. 

Miles Bridges flirted with the idea of entering the NBA Draft but ultimately decided to rejoin the Spartans who were awaiting the arrival of incoming freshman, Jaren Jackson Jr. In his sophomore year, Bridges tallied 17.1 points, 7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 0.8 blocks per game. After their loss in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, Bridges announced that he would be leaving Michigan State for the NBA, as he was a lottery hopeful pick.

NBA Career

The Los Angeles Clippers selected Miles Bridges with the 12th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Bridges was then traded to the Charlotte Hornets on draft night for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Bridges officially inked his name with the Hornets on July 2, 2018. In his rookie season, Bridges averaged 7.5 points, 4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. In 2019 he has improved on those numbers, averaging 13 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game.

Miles Bridges participated in the 2019 Slam Dunk Contest and also won MVP in the 2020 NBA All-Star Rising Stars game.

Miles Bridges Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Miles Bridges’ current net worth is unknown. Through his first two years in the NBA, Bridges has earned $6,962,040. He is currently on a 3-year, $10,896,360 contract with the Charlotte Hornets. This contract pays him an average yearly salary of $3,755,400. Upon being drafted, Bridges signed a 4-year deal with Nike, but the monetary details are undisclosed.

Miles Bridges signed a 3-year, $10.9 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets in 2018.

Miles Bridges Personal Life

Miles Bridges was born in Flint, Michigan. He was destined to be a basketball player as his father made sure he would excel in the sport.. Miles’ father, Raymond Bridges, won two state championships at Flint Northern High School. Raymond put a basketball in Miles’ hands at the age of just two, teaching him the game from an early age. His mother’s name is Cynthia Bridges. Bridges also has a sister, Tara Rushing, that he claims was a very important figure in his childhood. Bridges ultimately made the decision to leave Flint, Michigan during high school to escape the violence and negative influences in the area.

Miles shares a son, Ace Miles Bridges, with his girlfriend, Mychelle Johnson.

Miles Bridges Fun Facts

  • He has a large tattoo paying homage to his hometown.
  • He got his basketball career started by playing at a local YMCA.
  • Going to the YMCA was a good place to escape street violence for Miles.
  • Miles wanted to return to Flint Southwestern High School in his senior year because he missed his hometown. Instead, he chose to go to Michigan State for college to return locally.
Career stats
2021-2022
CHA
2020-2021
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2019-2020
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2018-2019
CHA
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2021-2022
80 35.4 49.1 33.2 80.2 7.0 3.8 0.8 0.9 20.2
2020-2021
66 29.3 50.3 40.0 86.7 6.0 2.2 0.8 0.7 12.7
2019-2020
65 30.7 42.4 33.0 80.9 5.6 1.8 0.7 0.6 13.0
2018-2019
80 21.2 46.4 32.5 75.3 4.0 1.2 0.6 0.7 7.5