||JockBio Vital Stats
Height: 6' 6"
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.
favorite meal is spaghetti and meatballs.
Jerry Lucas, 1969-70 Topps
Chris Mullin, 1993 Upper Deck