Is Mike Conley Jr. married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Mary Peluso (born on June 29, 1987) who is a fashion blogger and an Instagram star. They came to know each other while being at Ohio State University. They dated for a long time and eventually got married on July 5, 2014.
The couple has extended their family life by welcoming two sons. The first baby was born in 2016 whereas the second son was born in May 2018. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Conley Jr.:
Who is Mike Conley Jr.?
Born as Michael Alex Conley Jr., he landed the planet on October 11, 1987, which makes his age be 32 years old as of 2019. By profession, he is an American professional NBA basketball player who is currently laying for Utah Jazz. Before Utah Jazz, he used to play for the Memphis Grizzlies who drafted him in the 2007 NBA draft. He is recognized for being the Memphis Grizzlies’ all-time leading scorer.
Early Life and Education
Conley Jr. was born in 1987 and his place of birth is in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the United States of America. Talking about his family background, he was born to the parents named Regina Conley (mother) and Mike Conley Sr. (father). His father is an American former track and field athlete who earned an Olympic gold medal in the triple jump in 1992.
He went to Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis where he became the part of the school’s basketball team. He was voted second for Indiana Mr. Basketball whereas the Greg Oden (born on January 22, 1988) was voted the first. He was also named to the Parade All-American Third Team and was the part of the McDonald’s All American Team. In 2006, Rivals.com considered him a five-star recruit as the No. 18 player in the nation.
Career and Professional Life
After his high school career, he joined Ohio State University where he averaged 11.3 points in his freshmen year. Later, he was named the All-Big Ten First Team with totals of 441 points in the season. Along with Greg Oden, he announced his intention to enter the 2007 NBA draft.
Mike’s father was certified as an agent by the NBA who represented his son and Oden. Mike was drafted as the fourth overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies. He finished his rookie year with an average point of 9.4 points per game. He appeared as a full-time starter for the Grizzlies in 2009.
Om March 31, 2010, he made a season-high of 25 points in a match against the Dallas Mavericks. For the 2010–11 season, he made his highest score of 28 points on November 30 in a match against the Los Angeles Lakers. He ended the season with an average of 13.7.
For the 2011–12 season, he played 62 of the Grizzlies’ 66 games and made an average point of 12.7. He averaged 14.6 points for the 2012–13 season when he was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. For the 2013-14 season, he averaged a career-high 17.2 points and was able to earn the NBA Sportsmanship Award.
Mike scored his career-high 36 points on December 13, 2014, in a match against the Philadelphia 76ers. After missing six games, he returned to the lineup on January 18, 2016, during the 2015–16 season. For the second time, he was awarded the NBA Sportsmanship Award on April 23.
Conley extended the contract by resigning with the Grizzlies on July 14, 2016, which was a five year 153 million USD deal. He scored 30 points helping the Grizzlies to have victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on November 16, 2016. During the 2017–18 season, he suffered a left Achilles injury.
After missing 70 games in the season, he made his first regular-season appearance in October 2018, for the 2018–19 season. An announcement made on July 6, 2019, revealed that Conley was traded to the Utah Jazz by the Grizzlies in exchange for Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen and Jae Crowder.
Mike Conley Jr. is a married man since July 5, 2014. His wife Mary Peluso is his long-time dating girlfriend. Conley became a father for the first time in 2016 by welcoming a son named Myles Alex Conley. In 2018, they became the parent of their second child. Talking more about Conley’s personal life, he is a Christian and has publicly spoken about his faith towards Jesus Christ.
Mike Conley Jr. has a tall height of 6 feet and 1 inch or 1.85m. He has a maintained weight of 79 kilograms making him perfectly balanced as per his height. Being a sportsperson, Conley is very strict about his fitness, diet and practice.
Salary and Net worth
American basketball player Mike Conley Jr. has an estimated net worth of 40 million USD. He has a long successful record in his National Basketball Association (NBA) career. He has already received three NBA Sportsmanship Awards in the years 2014, 2016 and 2019. He is also the receiver of NBA Teammate of the Year in 2019.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of NBA star Mike Conley Jr. is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia. Join him on Instagram @mac10 where he is being followed by over 550k followers. His twitter account is reachable @mconley11 where he has amassed over 530k followers.