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 have taken over the NBA through their athleticism and commitment, making it one of the top sports leagues in the world. He has played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers since he joined the league and recorded several notable highs as a player.
Malcolm Brogdon’s Road to the NBA
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 the 11th of December 1992 to a lawyer and an academic.
His parents, Mitchell Brogdon and Dr. Jann Adams raised Malcolm, 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 for 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 honour.
A Look at His NBA Career So Far
After four full years at Virginia, the next stage in Malcolm’s career was the NBA, and the Milwaukee Bucks selected him during the 2016 NBA Draft. Being a second-round pick, nothing exceptional was expected from Malcolm Brogdon throughout 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 league’s icons, Kareem Abdul-Jabber.
His sophomore season saw further improvement over his first season performances, achieving different highs throughout the season, including recording his first 30-point game in a match against the Phoenix Suns, where he posted 32 points.
So far, Malcolm Brogdon has spent four complete seasons in the NBA, playing three of them for the Milwaukee Bucks and one for the Indiana Pacers. He got traded to the Pacers in 2019.
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.
Malcolm Brogdon has Recorded Impressive Career Stats
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 played 187 games for the Bucks, appearing in an impressive 75 games during his rookie season. During his time with the Bucks, he started 112 games, starting all 64 games during his final season with the franchise.
Malcolm averaged 12.8 points per game with the Bucks, with 3.5 rebounds per game and 3.6 assists per game. Despite reaching the playoffs throughout his time with the franchise, he and the team failed to record significant success. He played 20 playoff games, starting 13 of them. He averaged 10.3 points per game in the playoffs, with 4.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.
Despite being a second-round pick, Malcolm Brogdon had impressive college stats. He played 136 games for Virginia, starting every game from his sophomore to his senior year. His best individual season was his last, where he averaged 18.2 points per game, with 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists. On average, he had 13.3 points per game with 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
Malcolm has continued his impressive displays following his trade to Indiana Pacers. He recorded a double-double in his first four games for the franchise. So far, he has played more than 48 games for the Pacers, starting all of them and averaging 16.3 points per game.
In total, the shooting guard has played more than 235 NBA games, starting at least 160 of them. He is averaging 13.5 points per game, with 3.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists.
Basketball Has Earned Malcolm a Lot of Money
After the signing of his rookie contract with the Milwaukee Bucks to the tune of a starting salary of $925,000, his salary increased to $1.3 million in the sophomore season. At the time, it helped him become the 15th best-paid player on his team. During his last year with the Bucks, he earned $1.5 million.
At the end of his third season, Malcolm Brogdon signed an $85 million contract with the Bucks, as part of a sign and trade deal with the Indiana Pacers. The contract pushed his total salary earnings to $20 million, and he’s expected to earn $20 million per year until 2023.
Unfortunately, Malcolm’s salary is his only publicised source of income so far. Other sources of income, such as endorsements, haven’t been disclosed to the public. Additionally, his exact net worth is yet to be determined.
A Strong Athlete with Impressive Physical Profile
Malcolm Brogdon is a shooting guard and a point guard. Thus, his height is an essential tool in his career. He has a total of 6 feet and 5 inches to aid him in unleashing his skills on the basketball court. He also has an accompanying weight of 104 kg. His body frame allows him to play bigger defensively and gives him a balanced platform for offensive duties.
The shooting guard has a 6 feet 10.5 inches wingspan, which, combined with his high ball handling qualities, makes him one of the best defenders in the league. In addition to having a great physical frame, he also plays with high physical intensity and is often considered to be one of the most ferocious hustlers in the league.