Miles Lamont Bridges a.k.a. Miles Bridge is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Michigan State Spartans and spent his High School career with Flint Southwestern.
Shirt No. 0 Small forward / Power forward, Bridges has an estimated net worth of over $1 million and is reported to earn $3,206,640 in 2018-19. Furthermore, the hunk shares a baby boy with his long-time girlfriend.
Miles Bridges Net Worth and Salary
As of 2021, Miles Bridges has an estimated net worth of over $1 million. The primary source of Bridges’s earning is his basketball career as he has not disclosed any information regarding endorsement deals with any brands. He is signed to a 4 year / $16,317,853 contract with the Charlotte Hornets where he earns an annual average salary of $4,079,463.
Miles' salary in 2021 is reported to be $3,934,320.
Previously, he was under a 2 year / $6,962,040 contract with the Charlotte Hornets, in 2018-19, Bridges earned a base salary of $3,206,640, while carrying a cap hit of $3,206,640 and a dead cap value of $6,962,040.
Prior to joining the Hornets he played for Michigan State and earned $130,000 as his annual salary.
Miles Bridges Girlfriend and Children
Star of court, Miles Bridges is neither married nor single but currently, is in an open relationship with his girlfriend Michelle Johnson who is also a basketball player and is signed to Middle Tennessee State. The couple often makes public appearances together and are together since 2016.
Further, On October 26, 2018, Miles Bridges and Mychelle Johnson gave birth to their only son Miles Emmanuel Bridges Jr.
Nonetheless, Johnson is not only the lady with who Bridge is romantically involved, previously he was in a love affair with Jacara Thompson however, but the couple also split up in 2015.
Miles Bridges Bio and Early Life
A native of Flint, Michigan, Miles Bridge was born on 21st March 1998 to Cynthia and Raymond Bridges. His birth sign is Aries. Talking about his nationality, Bridges is an American and is of Afro-American ethnicity.
His father Raymond is also a professional basketball player, having won two-time basketball state champion at Flint Northern High School. Since the age of two, he was taught about the game by his father. Bridges grew up with his sister Tara Rushing.
Bridge enrolled at Woodland Park Academy in his hometown. Then at the age of 12, he practiced at a local Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA).
Miles Bridges High School Career
At the age of 14, Miles Bridges stood 6 feet 4 inches and was a center for Flint Southwestern Academy. As a freshman, he averaged 10 points, 11 rebounds as well as 3 blocks per game, leading the team to the regional semifinals and a 19-6 record.
In July of 2013, Bridges joined Huntington Prep School in Huntington, West Virginia. In his second year of high school, he averaged 9.9 rebounds per game, 9.8 points per game, 3.3 Assists per game, and 2.7 steals while leading the Irish to a 29-5 overall record.
In 2015, during his junior year, he Prep played “Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals Tournament” at Christ the King Regional High School along with Huntington. On the season, he averaged, 10.6 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, 2.3 steals, 15.7 points, and 3.5 assists per game with a 31-3 record the most in the school’s history.
As a senior, he averaged 10 rebounds, 2.0 Steals, 25 points, and 5.2 assists while leading Huntington to a 25-11 record. In the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game, Bridges was named a McDonald’s All-American. On 30th March 2016, he scored 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and 8 points in a 114-107 win over the West team at the United Center.
Miles Bridges College Career
By Rival.com, Miles Bridge was ranked as the 10th-best player of his class. He was offered by various renowned universities including Oregon, Kansas, and Kentucky but he decided to compete for Michigan State on 3rd October 2015. Tom Izzo, head coach for the Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team, expected him to easily fit into the squad as well as labeling him a “blue-collar superstar”.
For Michigan State, he made his debut on 12th November 2016, against Arizona where he scored 21 points and recorded 7 rebounds. On 21th Jan 2017, he scored a career-high 33 points.
He was announced as one of the 10 finalists on the Kari Malone Power Forward of the Year watch list on 2nd February 2017. He was named to USBWA All-Districts V Team and Sporting News Freshman All-American Team.
Miles Bridges NBA Draft
On June 21, 2018, Bridges was selected as the twelfth overall pick for the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2018 NBA draft but was traded to the Charlotte Hornets. On July 2, 2018, Bridges is officially in contract with the Hornets.