JockBio Vital Stats
  • Milwaukee Bucks
• Guard • #22
  • Height: 6' 6"
• Weight: 215 • Born: 8/24/79
  • In the 1997-98 season, Michael set freshman records at Ohio State for points, scoring, field goals, free throws, three-pointers and steals.
  • Michael represented the U.S, in the 1999 World University games.
  • Michael was the second-fastest Buckeye to 1,000 points. Only Jerry Lucas reached that milestone faster.
  • When Michael left Ohio State as a junior, he was just the third major player to jump to the pros with eligibility remaining. The others were Jim Jackson and Clark Kellogg.
  • In 2003, Michael finished second to Bobby Jackson of the Kings in voting for NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
  • Michael's 57 points against the Jazz in 2006 were the most ever scored by a second-round draft pick since the NBA-ABA merger.
  • Michael and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the only Bucks to top 2,000 points in a season.
  • Michael's mechanics are far from textbook. He ranks with Shawn Marion, Peja Stojakovic and Reggie Miller in terms of great jumpshooters with less than perfect form.
  • Michael’s teammates call him “Silky.”
  • Michael and Ray Allen had regular three-point shooting contests when they were teammates. He says they ended up roughly even.
  • Michael studied the technique of Chris Mullen, a fellow lefty sharpshooter. Later, he worked with Mullin in the gym.
  • Even after becoming a starter in the NBA, Michael continued to workout in the summers with his high school coach, Keith Neal.
  • In 2001, Michael started a summer basketball camp in Columbus. He concentrates on teaching the fundamentals to young players.
  • When Michael signed his first big NBA contract, he made good on his childhood promise and bought his father a new church.
  • Michael was married after the 2005-06 season. His wife's name is Achea.
  • Michael’s favorite meal is spaghetti and meatballs.





Jerry Lucas, 1969-70 Topps

Chris Mullin, 1993 Upper Deck


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