Player Profile

Patty Mills

Patty Mills

Phoenix Suns Point guard

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :11 August 1988
Height :5 feet 11 inches
Weight :82 kg

Patty Mills: A Brief Biography

Patty Mills, an Australian professional basketball player, is presently a member of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.

Patty’s ancestry is Australian aboriginal. Even though he is of Torres Strait Islander descent, he was born and raised in Australia.

When he debuted for the Australian national basketball team in 2007, he became the nation’s third Indigenous basketball player.

Patty played two years of collegiate basketball for the Saint Mary’s Gaels. The Portland Trail Blazers selected the athlete with the 55th overall selection in the 2009 NBA draft.

Birth Place, Family, Early Life

On August 11, 1988, Patrick Sammy Mills was born in Canberra, the capital of Australia.

Benny is a Muralag (Torres Strait Islander) and his mother, Yvonne, is an Indigenous Australian.

In 1949, following the divorce of his mother’s parents, the Australian government separated his mother and her four siblings from their parents as part of the Stolen Generations.

According to Patty, discovering his mother’s ancestry was a “watershed moment” in understanding his Indigenous Australian identity.

Danny Morseu, a relative of Patty, was the second Indigenous Australian to represent Australia in basketball at the Olympics.

Patty was only the third indigenous Australian to carry on the legacy thirty years later, becoming the third person to do so.

Patty is also related to the rugby league players Brenko Lee, Edrick Lee, and Nathan Jawai, in addition to a number of basketball athletes.

Patty’s great-uncle Eddie Mabo is an Indigenous land rights activist.

He supports the Adelaide Crows of the Australian Football League.

Height of Patty Mills, Weight, and Body Stats

Regarding his physical appearance, Patty has a robust and well-maintained body. He is approximately 183 centimeters tall and weighs 82 kilograms.

During his layoff, the football player maintains his physical fitness through at-home workouts. He believes that an individual’s perspective is more important than their circumstances.

Every morning, the athlete makes a concerted effort to demonstrate perseverance, resiliency, and consistency.

The tattoo on Patty’s left arm runs from his left forearm to his left elbow. The tattoo depicts a traditional work of art from his native country. Patty’s dark brown eyes and jet-black hair complement her courageous and rugged appearance.

The athlete was born under the astrological sign of Virgo. Those born under the Virgo zodiac sign are optimistic, self-confident, and courageous. Patty is also a natural leader, as are the others.

Patty serves as an example for the community as a whole. Numerous of his followers and supporters are satisfied with him.

Patty is well-known for his three-point shooting, commitment to the Spurs’ and Boomers’ team cultures, zeal, and leadership.

How much does Patty Mills Earn? Net Worth

The basketball career of Patty Mills enables him to live a life of luxury and delight. The basketball athlete from Australia has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

The athlete signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets in 2021, with an average annual salary of $6,037,250 and guaranteed compensation of $12,074,500.

The athlete earns a substantial amount of money through a variety of sponsorship and endorsement agreements in addition to basketball.

At the age of four, Patty began playing basketball for “The Shadows,” a local Indigenous organization founded by his parents.

Former ball boy for the National Basketball Association’s Canberra Cannons. At the time, David Patrick was a Cannon and became acquainted with the Mills family. Later, he was Patty’s coach at California’s Saint Mary’s College.

Patty excelled in basketball and Australian rules football at the youth level.

Additionally, he was required to play in the Australian Football League (AFL). The infant, however, chose to focus on basketball.

At the 2005 Australian Olympic Youth Festival, Patrick impressed. This competition serves as a stepping stone for aspiring elite-level athletes.

Patty Mills plays for Brooklyn Nets (Atlantic NBA Team)

Patty Mills officially joins the Brooklyn Nets on August 10, 2021. On October 19, he debuted with the Nets.

In a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks by a score of 127-104, he tallied 21 points on 7-of-7 from long range.

Similarly, Patty set an NBA record for the most three-pointers made in his first game with a new club in his first game with the team.

On November 14 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, he tallied 29 points on a career-high nine three-pointers in a 120-96 victory.

Mills also broke Andrew Bogut’s NBA record for most points scored by an Australian on November 22 when he scored 17 points against the Cavaliers.

Additionally, Patty played a career-high 43 minutes. On December 14 against the Toronto Raptors, he scored 30 points on 7-of-14 three-point shooting, a season high.

Moreover, in a 122-115 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on December 25, the player scored 34 points on 8-of-13 three-point shooting to match his career high.

Patty Mills: National Team Experience

Patty made her senior national team début at the 2007 FIBA Oceania Championship.

Moreover, he became the third Indigenous Australian to compete in basketball. In 1964, Michael Ah Matt was the first. From 1980 to 1984, his relative Danny Morseu served as second.

The following year, Patty represented Australia in the FIBA Diamond Ball competition and the Beijing Olympics. He averaged 14.2 points per contest.

Patty also competed for Australia at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2011 FIBA Oceania Championship. In 2012, he also represented Australia at the Olympic Games in London.

The athlete had the highest scoring average at the 2012 Olympics with 21,2 points per contest. He was ahead of Kevin Durant of the United States, who averaged 19.5 points per game.

Patty represented Australia in the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship. He participated in the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship two years later.

The Australian player contributed significantly to the Boomers’ fourth-place finish at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Cate Campbell and Patty made history by carrying the Australian flag during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the first Indigenous Australians to do so.

Patty scored 42 points as captain against Slovenia in the bronze medal contest to help Australia win its first men’s basketball Olympic medal.

The player’s performance earned him a spot on the Olympic All-Star Five for men’s basketball in Tokyo in 2020.

NBA Trophies & Titles

  • NBA champion (2014)
  • NBA Sportsmanship Award (2022)
  • The Don Award Winner (2021)
  • 2× Gaze Medalist (2008, 2010)
  • 2× First-team All-WCC (2008, 2009)
  • WCC Newcomer of the Year (2008)
  • WCC All-Freshman Team (2008)
  • No. 13 retired by Saint Mary’s Gaels

Personal Life

Alyssa Mill is married to basketball superstar Patty Mills. In 2018, Patty proposed to Alyssa, and they were married in July 2019.

The ceremony took place on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. They invited close friends, relatives, and NBA luminaries to their wedding.

Alyssa is also the proprietor of the swimwear company Strait The Label. The initial meeting took place at Saint Mary’s College of California.