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Born to thespians, Malik Beasley decided not to tread the same path as his folks and instead, he blazed his own trail as a basketball player. He played the game from high school to college and now, he is one of the cream of the crop playing for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Notably, his dad played professional football as well but later focused on acting.
Having attained celebrity status, fans keep digging for facts that would let them into his world, thus, here’s everything you need to know about professional baller Malik Beasley.
Who Is Malik Beasley? – Bio
His first cry as a baby was heard after his birth on November 26, 1996, in Atlanta, GA. He is of African-American descent but further details about his background are not available at the moment.
At Saint Francis School where he got his high school education, the basketball player averaged 22.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.6 blocks as a senior. He then walked away with the Class 1A Player of the Year of the state of Georgia and All-State Class A First Team titles.
For his college career, Malik put in all the work at Florida State, starting from 2015. His freshman season saw him average 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 29.8 minutes per game over 34 games. At the end of an eventful freshman year, he got named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-freshman team, ranked eighth in the conference in free throw percentage (.813) and 10th in field-goal percentage (.471). Nonetheless, his college career was a very brief one as he declared for the NBA on March 21, 2016, which meant he forfeited the remaining three years of college.
His dreams of making it to the National Basketball Association would have been washed down the drain following a leg injury. Just at the end of the 2015–16 season, he underwent a surgical procedure to repair a stress fracture that had occurred in his right leg which hindered his participation in the pre-draft workouts. In spite of his health challenges, Malik Beasley still had his shot at the 2016 NBA draft. He was subsequently selected with the 19th overall pick by the Denver Nuggets and signed his rookie scale contract on August 9, 2016. His debut season wasn’t much of a success for Malik Beasley got to play in just two of his team’s seven games. To better complicate things, he couldn’t score in the two games. His debut season was also spent on numerous assignments with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League.
Notwithstanding his rough start as an NBA player, Malik got his groove back in a game on November 10. He scored 12 points in 15 minutes off the bench even though the game ended in a 125–101 loss to the Golden State Warriors. His performance propelled him to prominence and he has remained with the Nuggets to date, sporting the number 25 jersey. His salary and net worth have not been made public just yet.
His Mom And Dad
Malik Beasley was born to Michael and Deena Beasley who are both African-Americans. Though he is better known as an actor, Michael did shoot some hoops and also played as a professional basketballer. He played in countries like Chile, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. As an actor, he is known for movies like Flight, Last Vegas, Cell, The accountant and a lot more. On the other hand, Malik’s mom is an actress who is popular for movies like 90 minutes in Heaven and Adrenaline. Apart from Malik, Michael and Deena also share two other children – Micah Beasley, Darius Beasley.
Malik is not big on sharing his personal details with the public which makes it hard to get detailed facts about his family. Thus, the foregoing will be updated when more info is available.
Height, Weight, And Other Body Measurements
Drafted in the 2016 draft of the NBA, Malik Beasley may not be the tallest among the players but he has all it takes in terms of physical features to excel in the game. His height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.96 m) is impressive enough and coupled with his weight of 89 kg, the baller is set for a productive career which is just getting started. The shooting guard has a wingspan of 6′ 7”, hand length of 8.50 and hand width of 9.00.