One of America’s most popular sports is basketball. It has featured prominently in movies and television shows and professionally, the NBA is one of the top sports leagues in the world. This excellence has been achieved through the accumulation of several star talents like Khris Middleton, a player who has spent time at Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks.
Since Khris Middleton got his key into the NBA from Detroit Pistons in 2012, he has become one of the league’s stars and he hit a major milestone in 2019 when he was chosen as part of the seasonal list of All-Star players. Here is a quick look at the background, career and personal life of the Milwaukee Bucks star.
Khris Middleton Biography (Age)
For years, sports has always been a means of escape for minority races in the United States, particularly black people. So, when James and Nichelle Middleton saw their son, Khris, who was born on the 12th of August, 1991 take to basketball, there was hope of something great coming out of it.
Khris Middleton was born as the second child in the family, with an older sibling named Brittney. He was raised in Charleston, South Carolina and attended Porter-Gaud School where he played basketball during his high school days. His high school career brought him a reputation that earned him 3/5 stars from scouting companies like Rivals and a 91 grade by ESPN.
This high evaluation led to interest from several major basketball programs in the country, particularly Texas A&M which he eventually signed for in May 2008.
Khris Middleton spent three years at Texas A&M during which he played a total of 87 games and started 72 of them, averaging 11.3 points per game. While he couldn’t manage to help his team to major honors, he earned several personal honors, including being chosen as part of an All-Eight District second team.
Following the end of the 2011-2012 college season, Khris Middleton declared for the NBA Draft, signalling his intention to join the big league. He got selected by the Detroit Pistons during the 2012 NBA Draft with the 39th overall pick.
His Detroit Pistons career was not exceptional but it was the slow introduction to the NBA that Khris needed. Following his eventual trade to the Milwaukee Bucks in the following season, he became a mainstay of the team, playing in every single game. During his first season, he helped them to several important wins, including one against the Washington Wizards where he achieved his first career-high game.
Since he joined the Bucks, there have been several career highs for Khris Middleton. One of them is a 36 points game against Oklahoma City. He also achieved another career high in 2017 when he scored 43 points against the Charlotte Hornets and achieved his first triple-double against the Philadelphia 76ers.
So far, Khris Middleton has spent a total of five complete seasons with the Bucks and grown to become one of the team’s most important players. His rising status in the team eventually led him to achieve his first All-Star selection as a reserve for the Eastern Conference.
Since Khris Middleton joined the NBA in 2012, he spent a total of six complete seasons in the league, during which he has played a total of 378 regular season games. Out of those games, he has started 306 of them, recording an appearing point per game of 15.1 and an assist per game average of 3. He has spent five complete seasons at Milwaukee Bucks, after spending his first complete season at Detroit Pistons.
In the playoffs which he has only made in three seasons, he has played a total of 19 games and started all of them, averaging 18.7 points and 3.5 assists per game.
Height, Weight And Other Facts
1. Khris Middleton is a shooting guard and small forward and as such, he has a fitting height of 6 feet 8 inches with a weight of 101kg. He is African-American and has dark skin and dark hair.
2. He wears number 22 for the Milwaukee Bucks.
3. He was initially sent to the NBA Development League by the Pistons after he was drafted by the franchise.
4. He signed a $70 million contract with the Bucks in 2015.