Miles Bridges is a professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA (NBA). He was a member of the Michigan State Spartans during his college years.
The Hornets have battled to establish themselves as a credible NBA contender for a long time. Miles Bridges, a small forward who made progress toward becoming a trustworthy franchise player in his sophomore season, has been a bright spot for the team recently.
Players in the NBA don’t often rebound from slow starts, but the Flint, Michigan native had the ability to embrace his improvement. Miles Bridges’ ascent to stardom has been a recurring narrative for the Charlotte Hornets.
Bridges have been a significant spark for a Hornets team that is presently eighth in the Eastern Conference, thanks to a combination of high-flying dunks, physical drives to the rim, and overall tenacity on the court.
As a freshman, bridges played varsity basketball for Flint Southwestern Academy in his hometown of Flint, Michigan.
Oakland University promptly offered him an athletic scholarship. Bridges transferred to Huntington Prep School in Huntington, West Virginia, in July 2013.
He and his squad competed in the 2015 Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals Tournament at Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village, Queens, during his junior year.
Bridges attended the NBPA Top 100 Camp at John Paul Jones Arena in Virginia in 2015. He led Huntington Prep to a 25–11 record as a senior, averaging 25 points, ten rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 2.0 steals per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers selected Bridges with the 12th overall choice in the 2018 NBA draft on June 21, 2018.
Bridges signed a three-year, $10,896,360 contract with the Hornets on July 2, 2018. He competed in the Slam Dunk Contest in 2019.
Bridges were selected Team USA’s Rising Stars Challenge MVP on February 14, 2020, in Chicago, and Team USA defeated Team World 151–131. In his three years with the Hornets, Bridges’ numbers have only improved.
He averaged 12.7 points per game in his rookie season, 15.2 points the following season, 15.7 points in 2020-21, and 18.6 points per game as a starter. This is a tremendous step in the right direction.
Bridges have always been a great player in the NBA. In his draft year, the 6-foot-7 Michigan State basketball player was unanimously voted to the All-Big Ten first team and had quite the highlight reel in a Spartans suit.
Bridges’ play has sparked Hornets fans’ curiosity, but there’s a good case to be made that he deserves NBA Most Improved Player honors.
Michelle Bridges, Bridges’ wife, was a basketball player for St. Joseph Catholic High School.
His wife was born on September 3, 1997, in Huntington, West Virginia. Scott Johnson is her father, and he is the head coach of the West Virginia Thunder of the Amateur Athletic Union.
Johnson was a basketball player for Middle Tennessee State University. Michelle transferred to Marshall after a year at Middle Tennessee State University.
Miles and Michelle have two gorgeous girls who they are very proud of. Ayla Marie Bridges was born on February 25, 2020, and Ace Miles Bridges was born on October 26, 2018.