TEAM: Charlotte Hornets
POSITION: Small Forward
HT/WT: 6′ 7″, 225 lbs
DOB: 3/21/1998 (24)
COLLEGE: Michigan State
DRAFT INFO: 2018: Rd 1, Pk 12 (LAC)
EXPERIENCE: 3rd Season
BIRTHPLACE: Flint, MI
Charlotte Hornets: 2018-CURRENT (4 SEASONS)
Miles Emmanuel Bridges Sr. is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Miles Bridges was born in Flint, Michigan, on March 21, 1998, to Cynthia and Raymond Bridges. At the age of two, his father Raymond, a two-time state champion basketball player at Flint Northern High School, taught him the game. Tara Rushing, Miles’ sister, was a significant presence in his youth, according to Miles. Bridges went to Woodland Park Academy in Grand Blanc, Michigan, for middle school. He began practising at a local YMCA when he was 12 years old with future high school teammates and Coach Keith Gray.
Miles Bridges is an occasional rapper as well. He was a member of the Michigan State Spartans basketball team in college. He started his high school career at Flint Southwestern Academy (freshman season) before transferring to Huntington Prep School for his sophomore, junior, and senior years. The Los Angeles Clippers selected Bridges 12th overall in the 2018 NBA Selection, however he was traded to the Hornets on draught night.
Freshman season awards
Preseason awards and watch lists
Regular season awards
End of the year awards
- Most Valuable Player Award (Team Vote)
- Most Valuable Player Award (Media Vote)
- Jumping Johnny Green Chairman of the Boards Award
Charlotte Hornets (2018–present)
The Los Angeles Clippers selected Bridges with the 12th overall choice in the 2018 NBA draught on June 21, 2018. He was later traded to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the pick before him. Bridges officially signed a four-year, $16.3 million contract with the Hornets on July 2, 2018. Bridges competed in the Slam Dunk Contest in 2019.
Bridges was named the Rising Stars Challenge MVP for Team USA on February 14, 2020, in Chicago, after Team USA defeated Team World 151–131. Bridges had a career-high 35 points and 10 rebounds in a 115–105 loss against the Atlanta Hawks on November 20, 2021. Bridges was ejected and tossed his mouthpiece at a 16-year-old Hawks fan during the Hornets’ 103–132 play-in tournament loss to the Atlanta Hawks on April 13, 2022. The NBA fined him $50,000 the next day for the incident.