Malcolm Brogdon

Team Boston Celtics Boston Celtics
Height / weight 1.96 m / 104 kg
Born Dec 11, 1992
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 2022 - present
Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 2019 - present
Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 2016 - 2019

Malcolm Brogdon is an American professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association for the Boston Celtics. As a rookie, in 2017 and while playing with the Milwaukee Bucks, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year. In the same year, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Malcolm Moses Adams Brogdon was born on December 11, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia. He stands 196 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 104 kg. He shoots right-handed and he plays the position of point guard and shooting guard.

His father is Mitchell Gino Brogdon, Sr., who is a personal injury lawyer who appears in the court show Personal Injury Court. His mother is Dr. Jann Adams. He is also the distant cousin of Queen Latifah. Brogdon founded Hoops20, which is a nonprofit organization that is aimed at bringing clean water to Africa.


Brogdon enrolled at the University of Virginia and became a part of the Virginia Cavaliers. He was instrumental in his team’s successful seasons from 2013-to 2015, averaging 2.7 assists, 5.4 rebounds, and 12.7 points per game.

In the 2014-2015 season or during Kennard’s junior year, he was named first-team All-ACC, second-team All-American, and the ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year. He was also the ACC Player of the Year during his senior year and was part of the midseason watchlist for the Naismith Trophy.

In addition, Brogdon was also part of the United States National Team during the Pan American Games of 2015. The United States earned a bronze medal during this tournament. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a master’s degree in public policy and a bachelor’s degree in history.

Brogdon’s amateur basketball career ended when he signed a contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on July 30, 2016. This was right after he was made the 36th overall pick during the NBA draft that happened on Junie 23, 2016. During his first season with the Bucks, he was named NBA All-Rookie First Team and the NBA Rookie of the Year. He played with the bucks until the 2018-2019 season.

It was on June 29, 2019, when the Bucks offered Brogdon to become a restricted free agent. By July 6, he was traded and then signed a 4-year $85 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. During his time with the pacers, he received a record of the only player in the history of the NBA to tally at least 10 assists and 20 points in two games with a new team.

By the 2020-2021 seasons, Brogdon was averaging more than 30 points per game including a career-high of 35 points during his team’s game with the Toronto Raptors.

In July 2022, he left the Pacers to join the Celtics for several players in a trade.

Career Highlights:

  • 2017 - NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 2017 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2019 - 50–40–90 club
  • 2020 - J. Walter Kennedy CitizenshipAward
  • 2016 - Consensus first-teamAll-American
  • 2015 - Consensus second-teamAll-American
  • 2016 - NABC Defensive Player of theYear
  • 2016 - ACC Player of the Year
  • 2014–2016 - First-team All-ACC
  • 2015, 2016 - ACC Defensive Player ofthe Year
  • No. 15 retired by Virginia Cavaliers

Medal Record, Representing the United States

  • Bronze - 2015 Pan American Games,Toronto

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