Patty Mills is an Australian professional basketball player who was born on August 11, 1988 in Canberra, Australia. He is known as only the second indigenous Australian to ever play in the NBA.
Patty Mills has an estimated net worth of $3.5 Million from his income generated through playing with the Spurs and Under Armour endorsement.
Mills got involved in basketball at any early age as his parents put together an Indigenous Australian team named the Shadows when he was only four years old. Initially, during his teen years, Mills excelled at Australian rules football and was pushed by recruiters towards the sport. Instead, however, he decided to attend Saint Mary’s College of California in 2007 to play basketball.
Interestingly enough, one of the main reasons Mills decided to attend Saint Mary’s was due to the fact that coach Randy Bennett had hired an old family friend of Mills’, David Patrick, as an assistant with the school. It was a wise decision for everyone involved as Mills would go on to become one of the most decorated players in the school’s history.
In just his fourth game in college, Mills scored 37 points to lead his team over the then ranked Oregon Ducks. He then led the team to its first national ranking in almost 30 years after Saint Mary’s began 2007 with a 7-0 record.
After a successful career at Saint Mary’s where he was named to the All-WCC first team for consecutive years, Mills decided to enter the NBA draft in 2009. During the draft, Mills was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 55th overall pick.
He currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs and has experienced quite a bit of success while filling in as a sixth man for the team. He won a NBA championship with the Spurs during the 2014 season and has been a major part of the Playoffs in the following years alongside teammates Kawhi Leonard, LeMarcus Aldridge, Tim Duncan and the rest of the San Antonio crew.