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Khris Middleton Wiki: James Khristian Middleton was born August 12, 1991. He is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Porter-Gaud School, where he was coached by John Pearson. As a junior and senior, he was named South Carolina Player of the Year and was a McDonald’s All-American nominee. He went on to play college basketball for Texas A&M University, where he started the majority of the games in his freshman year. In his sophomore season, he earned second-team All-Big 12 honors after leading the Aggies in scoring with 14.3 points per game. Middleton was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 39th overall pick of the 2012 NBA draft. He received his first All-Star selection in 2019.
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Middleton was born on August 12, 1991, in Charleston, South Carolina to James and Nichelle Middleton. He has one older sister named Brittney, and his cousin, Josh Powell, has played in the NBA. Another cousin, Kenny Manigault, plays basketball for Wichita State University and was teammates with Middleton on the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team Carolina Celtics. Two other teammates on the Carolina Celtics accepted Division I basketball scholarships, Jamal Curry (Radford) and Devin Booker (Clemson).
Middleton attended Porter-Gaud School and played basketball for the Cyclones under coach John Pearson. As a sophomore, he averaged 12 points and eight rebounds per game. In his junior season, Middleton posted averages of 21 points and 8.6 rebounds per game and was named state player of the year. He repeated as player of the year as a senior, scoring 22.4 points per game and grabbing 8.6 rebounds per game in leading Porter-Gaud to the state title game. Middleton was named Most Valuable Player of the Porter-Gaud Holiday Classic, scoring 22 points in the championship. He was nominated for the 2009 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game but was not selected to participate.
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Middleton is a Christian. On July 7, 2015, Middleton penned a column in The Players’ Tribune about the Charleston church shooting. He explained that the shooting affected him deeply because he grew up in Charleston and his grandmother Juanita knew four of the nine people who died. Middleton had personally met one of the victims, Cynthia Hurd, as she dropped her nephew off at a basketball camp not long before the shooting. “In Charleston, we’re staying strong, but the wounds are still deep,” he wrote. Middleton is a distant cousin of actress and musician Queen Latifah.
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Khris Middleton came into the NBA as a largely unheralded second-round pick at No. 39 in the 2012 draft. About a year later, he was generally regarded as the “other guy” sent from the Detroit Pistons to the Milwaukee Bucks in the trade headlined by Brandon Jennings and Brandon Knight.
Over six seasons in Milwaukee, Middleton has steadily climbed from a standout player on a 15-win team to a consistent, high-level contributor with his best work coming on the biggest stage of last season’s playoffs when he was arguably the top performer in the series between the Bucks and Boston Celtics.
In the long shadow of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Middleton has embraced his complementary role. While it doesn’t necessarily allow for him to shine as much or his name to be as widely known — it’s become a tired cliché for pundits and outsiders to call Middleton underrated or under-appreciated — he’s taken solace in the fact that he knows exactly how much his team values what he does.
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