Malcolm Moses Adams Brogdon is most likely known to a majority of Basketball fans, particularly fans of the NBA and the Milwaukee Bucks as Malcolm Brogdon. He has taken the NBA by storm since he joined the big league in 2016 and won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
Malcolm Brogdon is part of an ever-growing community of African-Americans who, through their athleticism and commitment to the sport, have taken over the NBA to make it one of the leading sports leagues in the world. He has played for the Milwaukee Bucks since he joined the league and has recorded several notable highs as a player for the franchise.
You can learn all about the rising star by reading below.
Malcolm Brogdon’s Biography
In a way, Malcolm Brogdon stands out in his family. Not just on the fact that he is an NBA player but he is also the only one in his family who is a professional sportsperson. He was born on 11th of December 1992 to a lawyer and an academic.
Malcolm was raised by his parents, Mitchell Brogdon and Dr. Jann Adams along with his two older brothers, John who has chosen to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a lawyer and Gino who is already a lawyer.
For his education, Malcolm attended Greater Atlanta Christian High School where he played enough basketball and performed well enough to attract schools from Arkansas, Georgia, and Notre Dame. Eventually, he went with Virginia.
He played for Virginia over the course of four years, playing a total of 136 games and made 109 starts. During his college career, he made several personal achievements like the ACC Player of the Year, ACC Defensive Player of the Year and a finalist for the Naismith Award. His performances for Virginia were so great and admirable that his jersey number 15 for the college’s team was retired in his honor.
After four complete years at Virginia, the next stage in Malcolm’s career was the NBA and he was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2016 NBA Draft. Being a second-round pick, nothing exceptional was expected from Malcolm Brogdon over the course of the season, but after making his debut appearance against the Charlotte Hornets, where he scored eight points in 21 minutes and recorded five assists, it was clear that he is an exceptional player.
He went on to finish the season as the NBA Rookie of the Year. The accolade put him in the same bracket with one of the NBA’s icons, Kareem Abdul-Jabber.
His sophomore season saw further improvement over his first season performances, achieving different highs over the course of the season, including recording his first 30-point game in a match against the Phoenix Suns where he posted 32 points.
Internationally, Malcolm Brogdon has represented the United States in a series of games during the Pan American Games in 2015. He won a bronze medal at the end of the tournament.
It is quite rare to see players, particularly talented ones like Malcolm Brogdon completing their college education before moving on to the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks star spent all four years in college, playing over 120 games. In the NBA, he has played over 120 games for the Bucks, playing an impressive 75 games in his rookie season. He currently averages 11.3 points and 3.8 assists per game. Malcolm played 13 games in the 2017 and 2018 playoffs, averaging 8.8 points and 2.9 assists per game. In college, he averaged 13.3 points per game over his 136-game college career.
Net Worth and Salary
Following the signing of his rookie contract with the Milwaukee Bucks to the tune of a starting salary of $875,000 per year, his salary revenue has increased to $1.3 million, a figure that has helped him to become the 15th best-paid player on his team. This has also helped him to a net worth estimated to be $2 million.
Height and Weight
Malcolm Brogdon is a shooting guard and also a point guard, thus, his height is an important tool in his career and he has a total of 6 feet and 5 inches to unleash on the basketball court. He also has an accompanying weight of 104 kg.