|Michael Paul Beasley Jr.
|Date of Birth
|January 9, 1989
|6 ft 9 in
|July 1, 2008
An American basketball player, Michael Paul Beasley Jr. was born on January 9, 1989, and he had a keen interest in basketball since his childhood. During his college career, he played for Kansas State University for one year and he was selected as the 2nd pick in the NBA draft of 2008. He played for various teams during his NBA career including Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, the Miami Heat, and the New York Knicks. Beasley left the basketball court in 2019 due to some off-court issues. Despite these issues, he remains a loved figure among his fans, due to his talent and potential.
Michael Beasley Early Life
Michael Beasley was born on January 9, 1989, in the Prince George’s County town of Cheverly, Maryland, and her mother (Fatima Smith) with his four siblings took care of him. For pursuing High School Education, Beasley was admitted to distinct schools including Bowie High School, National Christian Academy, the Pendleton School, Riverdale Baptist School, Oak Hill Academy, and Notre Dame Preparatory School. He changed schools as his family shifted to distinct locations but continued his basketball practice.
After completing his High School education, he enrolled at Kansas State University in 2007. He is regarded as one of the top players in the nation. Throughout his college career, he played various matches against many teams and scored very well in most of the matches. After playing in many championships, he entered the NBA draft on April 14, 2008.
Michael Beasley Education
The American Professional Basketball player, Michael Beasley has had a keen interest in basketball since his childhood and he continued his basketball journey from high school. He achieved a high school education in six different schools including Bowie High School, National Christian Academy, the Pendleton School, Riverdale Baptist School, Oak Hill Academy, and Notre Dame Preparatory School.
Beasley was a star athlete and he joined Kansas State University and continued his basketball journey in his college career by playing various matches against several teams. He finished the season shooting 39.5 percent from 3-point range. Despite basketball, he spent most of his college time in the classroom, focusing on his studies. Along with this, he also participated in many community service projects. He left college and continued his NBA career but despite this, he continued his study through online classes.
The Miami Heat selected Beasley as the 2nd overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft and signed with them on July 2. He suffered from an injury as he was accidentally hit in the chest during practice with the Miami Heat which cracked his sternum. He scored 16 points in a preseason game over the Detroit Pistons. He had been fined multiple times throughout the 2009-10 season.
Beasley was signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 12, 2010, and this team was led by him which won over the Sacramento Kings in a match on November 10, 2010. This season finished averaging 19.2 points per game and he suffered from a sprain in his foot in a match against the Cleveland Cavaliers, he returned after a short period and won in a match over the Houston Rockets and scored 11.5 points on an average per game over the 2011-12 season.
The American basketball player, Michael Beasley was traded to the Phoenix Suns where he got a chance to train with the two-time NBA champion Norm Nixon. Phoenix Suns paid him $18 million for this contract. Beasley won various matches against distinct teams including the Charlotte Bobcats, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He was waived by the Suns as he was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession. The Suns’ president, Lon Babby claimed that “We worked hard to devote ourselves to Michael’s success, but we have to maintain the standards to build a championship culture”.
Return to Miami
Beasley re-signed with the Phoenix Suns on September 11, 2013, and the Heat made it to the NBA Finals for the fourth time in 2014. He played the fifth game against the San Antonio Spurs but they lost the game as the Spurs won by 4-1.
A non-guaranteed contract was signed by him on September 25, 2014, with the Memphis Grizzlies and was later suspended on October 9. On the same day, the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association signed him on a one-year deal. He averaged 28.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.9 steals in 37 games
Third stint with Heat
Michael Beasley signed a 10-day contract with the Miami Heat on February 26, 2015, and when he returned to the Heat but lost his first match against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Shandong Golden Stars
He signed with the Shandong Golden Stars on September 30, 2015, for the 2015-16 season and he scored 48 points in the team’s season opener. He achieved the CBA All-Star Game MVP award on January 17, 2016, after recording 63 points, 19 rebounds, and 13 assists for the South team and was named the League’s Foreign MVP for the 2015-16 season.
The Houston Rockets assigned Beasley on March 4, 2016, he played various matches for the team and he scored very well in his third game against the Boston Celtics by recording 18 points and 8 rebounds in just under 15 minutes. After this, he continuously lost two games held on March 19 and March 31 against the Atlanta Hawks and the Chicago Bulls respectively.
Beasley moved to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Tyler Ennis on September 22, 2016, and recorded many winnings against many teams but he suffered from a foot injury just after his match with the Memphis Grizzlies, due to this injury he missed five games. He returned to the basketball court and played a match against the San Antonio Spurs and scored a 109-107 win, after this, he was unable to play for two months due to a hyperextended left knee and missed 17 games over this break.
New York Knicks
Beasley was traded to the New York Knicks on August 8, 2017. He faced many ups and down during this time, and he recorded many winnings over various teams including the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Boston Celtics. Apart from this, he had to face many losses against the Houston Rockets, the Chicago Bulls, and the Detroit Pistons. This was a downfall for him.
Los Angeles Lakers
The former basketball player, Michael Beasley signed with the Los Angeles Lakers but was moved to the Los Angeles Clippers just after two days. The first half of his season was missed due to his sick mother.
Guangdong Southern Tigers
Beasley was traded to the Guangdong Southern Tigers on February 20, 2019, but later this contract was canceled as Beasley tested COVID-19 positive.
Cangrejeros de Santurce
The Portland Trail Blazers was joined by him for the 2021 NBA Summer League and later signed with the Cangrejeros de Santurce of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional.
Michael Beasley joined the 3’s Company as a co-captain on May 11, 2022.
Michael Beasley’s Net Worth
As per the reports available, it is estimated that Beasley has a net worth of nearly $15 million and most of that came from the basketball court as he has had an amazing career in the NBA. Some portion of his wealth came from his endorsement deals and sponsorships.
Michael Beasley Family
Beasley was born on January 9, 1989, in the Prince George’s County town of Cheverly, Maryland. He belongs to an elementary family that includes his parents, Fatima Smith, and Michael Beasley Sr. but his mother died due to cancer when he was young. He has four siblings, his two brothers, Leroy Ellison and Malik Smith, and two younger sisters, Mychaela Beasley and Tiffany Couch.
Michael Beasley Girlfriend
As per the reports, he was in a relationship with the Kaleila Pufolkes and the couple has a son and a daughter, Michael III, and Mikaiya. His daughter, Mikaiya was born in May 2009, and Michael III in November 2010. As of 2023, he is not dating anyone.
Michael Beasley House
The former basketball player resides in a beautiful house located in Scottsdale, Arizona with an area of 6,630 square feet. This house has all modern amenities including a spa, modern kitchen, gym, and beautiful pool. The interior is decorated with marble floors and custom millwork. Apart from this, this impressive property has a four-car garage.