Mike Alex Conley Jr. is an American professional basketball player who plays as a point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA. He is currently playing his 15th season, out of which he has played 12 seasons with the Grizzlies and was the all time leading scorer for his team. He was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies as the fourth overall choice in the 2007 NBA Draft. He is the son of Mike Conley Sr., an Olympic gold and silver medalist in the triple jump.He was an NBA All-star in 2021.
Conley grew up in Fayetteville and went to the Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he learned basketball and eventually excelled in it. During his high school career, he helped lead his team to three state championships and was named an Indiana All-Star in his senior year.
After graduating from high school, He played college basketball for Ohio State, where he played basketball for one year before declaring for the NBA draft. He was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2007 NBA draft. He ended his college season with a total of 441 points and 238 assists, earning him a spot on the All-Big Ten First Team. He also helped Ohio State to lead in the national championship game and was named to the All-Final Four team.
Conley finished his rookie year averaging 9.4 points and 4.2 assists per game. He started his sophomore campaign competing with Kyle Lowry for minutes, On February 19, 2009, Lowry was traded to the Houston Rockets, which allowed Conley to move into the starting lineup. He averaged 10.8 points and 4.3 assists per game on the year.
Conley became the starting point guard for the Grizzlies in 2009. He scored a season-high 25 points on March 31, 2010, in the Grizzlies 102–106 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. He averaged 12.0 points and 5.3 assists in that season
Conley averaged 13.7 and 6.5 assists in the 2010-11 season to help the Grizzlies make the playoffs for the first time in five years, where they reached the conference semifinals after beating the 1st seed San Antonio Spurs in the 1st round.
In the 2012-13 season, Conley averaged 14.6 points, 6.1 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game as the Grizzlies reached the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. Conley was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the first time.
On October 31, 2015, Conley surpassed Shareef Abdur-Rahim (7,801) for third on the Grizzlies career scoring list. Since then, Conley's career has been plagued by injuries. He has also won the NBA Sportsmanship Award twice.
Mike Conley has broken the record for the most points scored in the history of the Memphis Grizzlies, surpassing Pau Gasol.
Mike Conley made his 845th three pointer, breaking the record for the most three-pointers made by a player in franchise history, previously held by Mike Miller.
The Timberwolves guard has a net worth of $60 million. He signed a contract with the Utah Jazz which was a three-year deal worth $72.5 million. The contract began in the 2020-2021 NBA season and runs through the 2022-2023 season. In February 2023 he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Mike Conley was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Mike Conley Sr. and Renee Conley. His father was also a professional basketball player and won a gold medal in the triple jump at the 1992 Olympics games. He has two siblings, a younger sister named Sydney and an older brother named Jonathan, who played college basketball at Oregon State. Mike Jr. is married to his longtime girlfriend Mary Peluso Conley, and the couple has two children together, Myles and Marley.
Mike Conley's wife's name is Mary Peluso Conley. They got married in 2014 and have two children together, a son named Myles and a daughter named Marley. Mary Conley is an accomplished athlete in her own right, having played college volleyball at Ohio State and professionally overseas. She is also actively involved in philanthropic endeavors, including serving as the co-chair for the Grizzlies Foundation's annual fundraising gala in Memphis.
The American guard is currently endorsing the Jordan shoes, and has been previously associated with several brands, including Adidas, Under Armour, and Jordan Brand.
Adidas had sponsored Mike Conley since his first season in Memphis in 2007–08. However about halfway through the 2015–16 season, he switched to Under Armour, spending the majority of the season donning the UA Curry 2 mid-tops. Conley again switched to some other brand before the 2016–17 season, this time to the Jordan brand. Now, he most frequently wears the Air Jordan 37 sneakers.
A. The American Center is with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2022-23 Game log.
A. Mike Conley was reported 6'1" (1.85m) tall and weighs about 79kg (175 lb), and Cousins just plays the position of point guard for the Timberwolves.
A. Mike signed a three year contract deal worth $72.5 million with the Utah Jazz in 2020. In February 2023 he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
A. Mike Conley is married to his girlfriend, Mary Peluso Conley. The couple got married in 2014 and have two childrens together named Myles and Marley.