Patty Mills, Born 11th August, 1988, is an Australian basketball player currently playing for the Brooklyn Nets.
Mills was born and raised in Canberra, and is of Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal Australian descent through his father and mother respectively.
In 2007, he became the third Indigenous basketball player to play for the Australian national team.
Mills was born in the Australian capital city of Canberra.
Mills’ father, Benny, is a Torres Strait Islander (Muralag) and his mother, Yvonne, is Aboriginal Australian (Kokatha), the daughter of a white man and an Aboriginal woman.
As part of the Stolen Generations, she and her four siblings were taken from their parents by the Australian state after her parents’ separation in 1949.
Mills has said that learning of his mother’s past was a “turning point” in his understanding of his identity as Indigenous Australian.
Indigenous Australians are the people with a heritage that lived in Australia before British colonization.
After 2 successful years of basketball at the St Mary’s College of California, Mills was selected 55th pick overall in the 2009 NBA draft after foregoing his final 2 years of college eligibility.
As a sophomore in 2008–09, Mills averaged 18.4 points, 3.9 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 32.1 minutes and was named WCC Player of the Week twice (24 November and 8 December).
He was subsequently named All-WCC First Team for a second straight year.
His NBA career was delayed after sustaining an injury to the right foot.
Mills’ NBA career finally kicked off in 2010 after being called up from the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League on 29 December 2009.
During the NBA lockout in 2011, Mills play7ed for the Melbourne Tigers of the NBL in Australia and for the Xinjiang flying Tigers in China.
He returned to the NBA in 2012 to sign with the San Antonio Spurs where he remained till 2021 before signing for current side Brooklyn Nets.
Known for his excellent 3-point shooting, commitment and his leadership style, he became a strong contributor off the bench in helping the Spurs to the 2014 NBA Championship in a win over the Miami Heat.
In March 2021, Patty overtook Andrew Bogut’s NBA record for most games played by an Aussie by playing in his 706th game.
With the national team, he’s helped them to 4 FIBA Oceania Championship titles in 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2015.
He also helped team Australia to a bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Mills became the first Indigenous Australian to be a flag bearer when he carried the Australian flag alongside swimmer Cate Campbell at the opening ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
As captain, Mills helped lead Australia to obtain their first ever Olympic medal in men’s basketball by scoring 42 points against Slovenia in the bronze medal game.
His performance also earned him honours as the shooting guard in the Tokyo 2020 All Star Five for the men’s Olympics basketball tournament.
Who is Patty Mills’ Wife?
He is married to Alyssa Mills (formerly Levesque).
They married in 2019 in Hawaii.
Both met during their college days.
Why is Patty Mills famous?
He is famous for being the youngest player to represent Australia in Men’s basketball and he holds the Olympic record for being the overall highest points scorer at London 2012 Olympics.
How many 30 point games does Patty Mills have?
Patty Mills has been able to do that on 5 occasions.
What Age is Patty Mills?
He is 33 years old currently.
Patty Mills height
Patty Mills is an NBA player for the Brooklyn Nets who is 6 feet tall on the dot (1.83m).
What is Patty’s Contract?
Patrick Mills signed a 2 year / $12,074,500 contract with the Brooklyn Nets, including $12,074,500 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $6,037,250.
Patty Mills Net worth?
Patty Mills is an Australian professional basketball player who has a net worth of $8 million.