Mikal Bridges Biography

November 28, 2018
First published on:November 28, 2018
by William Olver

Facts of Mikal Bridges

Birth Name Mikal Bridges
Birth Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birth Date August 30, 1996
Horoscope Virgo
Father Tyneeha Rivers
Mother Jack Devine
Net Worth Under-Review
Salary $35,57,400
Siblings Korey Bridges, Eric Bridges, Jack Bridges
School Location Pennsylvania
University Team Villanova Wildcats
Contract Phoenix Suns;(2018-2022)
No. of Twitter Followers 14.9k
No. of Instagram Followers 75.7K
Height 6 ft 7in
Weight 95 kg
Position in Team Small Forward/Shooting Guard
Current team Phoenix Suns
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Profession NBA Basketball Player
Came to fame after Trade to Phoenix Suns
Started career as a player of Phoenix Suns
Currently Working For Phoenix Suns
Awards Big East Tournament MVP (2018), First-team All-Big East (2018) & Julius Erving Award (2018)
Current City Phoenix, Arizona
University attended Villanova University
School attended Great Valley High School
Graduated year 2015–2018
Girlfriend Grainger Rosati
Religion Christianity
Squad No 25

Mikal Bridges is an American professional Basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2018, Mikal Bridges currently plays for the Phoenix Suns as their Shooting guard/Small forward. He has played for Villanova Wildcats in the past.

 

Mikal Bridges reportedly earns $3,557,400 as his yearly salary from Phoenix Suns. Further, Mikal Bridges’s net worth is still being calculated. Mikal is in a relationship with very beautiful Grainger Rosati.

Mikal Bridges's Early Life

Mikal Bridges was born on August 30, 1996, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to parents, Tyneeha Rivers and Jack Devine. Mikal's parents separated when he was a child and was raised only by his mom. 

As per Bridges' nationality, he is American and belongs to Black ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Virgo. He grew up along with his siblings, Korey Bridges, Eric Bridges, Jack Bridges.

CAPTION: Mikal Bridges with his mom SOURCE: businessinsider.com

Mikal Bridges attended Great Valley School in Malvern, Pennsylvania where he played for the high school basketball team.

Mikal, in his high school career, held an average of 18.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. After completing high school, Mikal enrolled at Villanova University and played for Villanova Wildcats.

Mikal Bridges's Professional Career

On June 21, 2018,  Bridges was picked by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of 2018 NBA draft. He became the tenth player to be selected from the draft along with Landry Shamet, Issac Bonga and Khyri Thomas.

Soon after, Bridges was traded to Phoenix Suns for Zhaire Smith. On July 1, 2018, he joined the 2018 NBA Summer league Squad alongside the 1st-pick Deandre Ayton

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On July 6, 2018, Mikal signed a rookie scale contract with Phoenix Suns. In his Summer debut, Bridges recorded 14 points on perfect shooting and 3 rebounds. In that same league, he had an elbow injury.

CAPTION: Phoenix Suns Mikal Bridges SOURCE: AZCentral.com

On October 31, 2018, Bridges scored a career-high 16 points with 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 rebound in a game against the San Antonio Spurs. The former excellent shooter has also won the Julius Erving Award.

Mikal Bridges's Personal Life

About Personal life of Mikal Bridges, he is now 22 years old. He is in a relationship with a beautiful girl named Grainger Rosati. It appears the two began dating in their college years. Grainger, herself is an athlete and plays for Varsity lacrosse team in Villanova

 
 
 
 
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Had to take her down here and show her my Dominican roots ??????

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 It is their love for sports that brought them together, Rossati is also quite an impressive athlete. As for the general information, Mikal's mother, Tyneeha Rivers is the Vice-president of Human resources for Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, a company that handles the hiring for the Philadelphia Sixers.

Mikal Bridges's Net Worth and Salary

As Mikal Bridges is an emerging player of NBA, the Net Worth of Bridges is still being calculated. He reportedly signed a contract with Phoenix Suns on July 6, 2018. Further, the NBA player has an average salary of $3,557,400 annually.

As per the contract of rising shooting guard/small forward the projected salary is:

Seasons Phoenix Suns
2018/19 $3,557,400
2019/20 $4,166,280
2020/21 $4,364,640
2021/22 $5,564,916

Before the NBA draft, Bridges signed an endorsement deal with Wealthsimple, a digital investment company. He will help the company promote long-term financial planning. Instead of the typical endorsement compensation, Wealthsimple awarded Bridges a $50,000 Exchange Traded Funds portfolio.

Other than being a rookie NBA Small forward / Shooting guard, Mikal Bridges is quite famous in social media. He has 74.9k and 14.8k followers on Instagram and Twitter respectively.

Mikal Bridges' Height and Weight

The NBA star stands at 6 ft 7 in (2.01m) height and weighs about 95 kg (209 lb). Bridges' wingspan measures 2.15m, which makes him an effective defense.


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