Fenton Pete Mickeal (born February 22, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player, currently serving as an NBA scout for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round, with the 58th pick of the 2000 NBA draft.
Mickeal wearing the jersey of FC Barcelona.
|Born||February 22, 1978|
Rock Island, Illinois
|Listed height||6 ft 6.5 in (1.99 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Rock Island (Rock Island, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|2000–2001||Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs|
|2001–2002||Kansas City Knights|
|2002||Talk 'N Text Phone Pals|
|2014||Cangrejeros de Santurce|
|2015||Bucaneros de La Guaira|
|2015–2017||Atenas de Córdoba|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school careerEdit
Born in Rock Island, Illinois, Mickeal attended Rock Island High School, the same school attended by former NBA player and coach Don Nelson. In two full seasons of varsity basketball, Mickeal broke the school's all-time scoring record.
After high school, Mickeal played for two years as a small forward with Indian Hills Community College. As a sophomore at Indian Hills C.C., he was named National Junior College Player of the Year, after leading the team to its second straight national championship. For his junior year, he transferred to play at Cincinnati, where he played with the Cincinnati Bearcats. As a senior, he was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press.
After two productive seasons with Cincinnati, Mickeal entered the 2000 NBA Draft. After being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks, Mickeal participated in training camp with them. He never played for them in an actual game.
His contract with the Mavs was waived, but he was soon signed as a free agent by the New York Knicks. He was on the injured reserve his entire time as a Knick, and was waived later in the season. In the 2002–03 season, he drew attention again from the NBA, being signed to a practice-squad contract with the Houston Rockets, before being waived a week later. He also played with the Orlando Magic in the Orlando Summer League and the Las Vegas Summer League in 2004.
American Basketball AssociationEdit
After his unsuccessful run in the NBA, Mickeal went on to have great success in the ABA with the Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs, and particularly the Kansas City Knights. After leading the Knights to a 35–5 record in the 2001–02 season, Mickeal's team won that year's championship, and he was awarded the league MVP award and Final MVP award.
After the 2001–02 season in the ABA, Mickeal signed with the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals team of the Philippine Basketball Association. He also played in the South Korean League during the 2006–07 season, playing with Daegu Orions.
After playing with the Houston Rockets practice-squad, Mickeal returned overseas for the 2003–04 season. He played in the Greek League with both Peristeri and Makedonikos, with a brief 2004 interlude in the Russian SuperLeague with Dynamo Moscow. In 2005, he moved to the Spanish League club Breogán. After a season there, he went to the South Korean League for the 2006–07 season, playing with Daegu Orions, before returning to the Spain to play with the Spanish League club TAU Cerámica.
On June 29, 2009, he signed with the Spanish League club FC Barcelona. During the EuroLeague 2009–10 season, Mickeal played at small forward for FC Barcelona, and he helped them win the EuroLeague 2010 Final. In 2012, he was named to the All-ACB Finals Team.
On November 26, 2015, he signed with Atenas de Córdoba of the Argentine Liga Nacional de Básquet. On December 19, 2015, he parted ways with Atenas after appearing in five games. On May 9, 2016, he re-signed with Atenas.
- "Pete Mickeal - Your home for the UC Bearcats". bearcatnews.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
- Euroleague.net BARCELONA makes Mickeal its newest addition.
- tribunasalamanca.com Sergio Rodríguez, Navarro, Mickeal, Reyes y Lorbek, mejor quinteto de la final (in Spanish).[permanent dead link]
- "Pete Mickeal aterriza en el UCAM Murcia" (in Spanish). ucammurcia.com. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- "Pete Mickeal no continuará en el UCAM Murcia". ucammurcia.com (in Spanish). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
- "Pete Mickeal signs with Cangrejeros de Santurce". Sportando.com. March 9, 2014. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
- "Cangrejeros de Santuce release Pete Mickeal". Sportando.com. May 31, 2014. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
- "Pete Mickeal signs with Bucaneros de la Guaira". Sportando.com. October 28, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
- "Pete Mickeal signs in Argentina with Atenas de Cordoba". Sportando.com. November 26, 2015. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
- "Pete Mickeal leaves Atenas de Cordoba after five games". Sportando.com. December 19, 2015. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
- "Pete Mickeal seguirá en Argentina: renueva con Atenas de Córdoba". gigantes.com (in Spanish). May 9, 2016. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
- "Former Euroleague champion Pete Mickeal retires at 39". sportando.com. October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.