Khris Middleton is a professional basketball player from the United States of America. As of 2022, he plays for the Milwaukee Bucks. He was a part of the team that won the NBA Championships in 2021. Middleton has also been named an NBA All-Star, three times in 2019, 2020, and 2022. He also was part of the team that won the gold medal for men’s basketball at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Player Profile

James Khristian Middleton was born on August 12, 1991, in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. His cousin Josh Powell also played in the NBA. He has a daughter with his girlfriend, Samantha Dutton. In 2021, it was announced that Middleton had become part-owner of the Australian basketball team, the Brisbane Bullets.

Middleton plays small forward and shoots with his right hand. He is 201 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 101 kg.

Team Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks
Position Small Forward
Height / weight 2.01 m / 101 kg
Born 12 Aug 1991
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Khris
Team History
Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 2013 - present
Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 2012 - 2013
Fort Wayne Mad Ants 2012

Career

While attending Porter-Gaud School, he was instrumental in the team’s victory at the state title championship and he was named the MVP. In 2009, he chose to attend Texas A&M and lead the team to many victories throughout his playing years.

In the 2012 NBA draft, he was picked by the Detroit Pistons but was eventually traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. He became an accomplished starter and clutch performer during the next few seasons and was signed again by the Bucks in 2015.

During the 2015 to 2016 Season, he was unable to play for several months due to an injury. Middleton went on to score a career-high 43 points in the next season and also recorded his first career triple-double.

In 2018, he scored his first career triple-double in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers. In 2019, he was named an NBA All-Star. This would be repeated in 2020 and again in 2022.

In 2021, he was averaging 20.4 points a game. He was instrumental in helping the Bucks win the NBA Championships that year. This was their first NBA title in 50 years. It was also the first NBA Championship title for Middleton.

In November 2021, he tested positive for COVID-19. He suffered an injury in December of that year but was back in form by January 2022. In February 2022, he was named an NBA All-Star for the third time in his NBA Career.

Career Highlights:

  • 2021 - NBA champion
  • 2019, 2020, 2022 - NBA All-Star
  • 2011 - Second-team All-Big 12

Medal Record, Representing the United States

  • Gold medal – 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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