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Michael Conley Jr.

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Named a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on Jan. 18, 2016.
  • Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball National Team on Aug. 6, 2015.
  • Participated in the 2013 USA National Team minicamp. 
  • Played for the victorious USA White Team in 2013 Showcase and recorded 8 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in 21 minutes of action 
  • Selected a member of the 2005 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival White Team that finished 5-0 and won the gold medal.
  • Averaged as a member of the White YDF Team 6.6 ppg., 2.4 rpg., tied for a team high 3.6 apg., 1.0 spg. and shot 48.1 percent from the floor. Among all tournament participants, ranked tied for fifth in assists.


NBA HONORS:

  • Named the 2015-16 recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy presented to the NBA Sportsmanship Award winner. After previously winning the award in 2013-14, he joins Grant Hill (three) and Jason Kidd (two) as multiple winners since the award’s inception in the 1995-96 season.
  • Named the 2013-14 recipient of the NBA Sportsmanship Award, an annual NBA award given to a player who most "exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court with ethical behavior, fair play, and integrity.”
  • Named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive second team.
  • Played in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge on Feb. 15, 2008 in New Orleans, recorded a team-high 8 assists.


NBA MILESTONES:

  • Ranks 144th in NBA all-time regular season career assists (3578), tied for 178th in steals (963) and tied for 209th in free throw percentage (.8065).
  • Grizzlies franchise’s career leader in games played (637).
  • Owns the Grizzlies’ single-season franchise record for total steals (177 in 2012-13) and steals per game (2.19 in 2011-12).
  • Finished 2012-13 ranked 1st in the NBA in steals (174).


NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2015-16 his 9th NBA season, all with the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Has played in 637 career games, started 608, averaged 13.6 ppg., 2.9 rpg., 5.6 apg. and 1.5 spg., while shooting 44.0 percent from the field, 37.3 percent from 3-point and 80.6 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared and started in 50 career postseason games, has averaged 15.5 ppg., 3.7 rpg., 6.7 apg. and 1.4 spg., while shooting 40.3 percent from the field, 80.3 percent from the foul line.
  • Has led the Grizzlies in assists in every season since being drafted in the 2007 NBA Draft.
  • Played and started in 56 games in 2015-16, averaged 31.4 minutes a game, 15.3 ppg., 2.9 rpg., 5.6 apg., 1.5 spg., while shooting 42.2 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from 3-point and 83.4 percent from the foul line.
  • Helped lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 55-27 regular season record in 2014-15, a second place finish in the Western Conference Southwest Division and the 2015 NBA Playoffs.
  • Played and started in all eight Memphis 2014-15 Playoff games and averaged 14.4 ppg., 1.1 rpg., 5.0 apg., 1.4 spg., while shooting 42.7 percent from the field, 30.3 percent from 3-point and 82.1 percent from the foul line
  • Drafted in the first round (4th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft by Memphis. 
  • Became an early entry candidate after one collegiate season at the Ohio State University.


COLLEGIATE NOTES:

  • Played one season at Ohio State University.
  • Played and started in 39 games as a freshman in 2006-07, averaged 11.3 ppg. and 3.4 rpg. in 31.6 mpg., shot 51.8 percent (160-309) from the field, 30.4 percent (21-69) from 3-point and 69.4 percent (100-144) from the free throw line.  
  • Named to the 2007 All-Big Ten first team after ending his freshman season with 441 points and 238 assists. 
  • Led Ohio State to the 2007 NCAA Championship Game and a Big Ten championship; finished the NCAA title game with 20 points, six assists and four steals.  
  • Was the Big Ten’s leader in assists (6.1 per game) during his lone season in Columbus. 

PERSONAL NOTES

  • Born in Fayetteville, Ark. and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Son of Rene and Mike Conley, has three siblings, Joan, Sydney and Jon.
  • Father Mike, Sr., is a 1992 Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump and silver medalist in 1984. Father won nine NCAA individual titles at Arkansas (class of 1985) and was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2004.
  • Led Lawrence North High School (Ind.) to three straight state championships and an overall record of 103-7 in his four years as the starting point guard.
  • Selected to the 2006 McDonald's All American Team and third-team Parade All-American.
  • Active participant in the Grizzlies TEAM UP mentoring initiative throughout his pro career. 
  • Served Thanksgiving meals and signed autographs to the teens at The Youth Villages Boys Shelter in Memphis in November 2008. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013 MNTX 1/0 21/21.0   4-    9 .444 3-  5 .600 0-  0 .--- 3/  3.0 11/ 11.0 3 0 1
2005 YDF-White 5/1 84/16.8 13-  27 .481 3-11 .364 3-  3 1.000 12/  2.4 33/   6.6 18 0 5
Totals
6/1
105/17.5
17-  36
.472
6-16
.375
3-  3
1.000
15/  2.5
44/  7.3
21
0
6

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