Michael Alex Conley Jr. is an American professional basketball player who plays as a point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. He has been a member of the Grizzlies since the team drafted him with the fourth overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft. He is the son of Mike Conley Sr., an Olympic gold and silver medalist in the triple jump. He played college basketball for Ohio State.
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.