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Encyclopedia > Mike Gansey
Mike Ganseyw
Position Shooting guard
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
League LegADue
Team Fabriano Basket
Born December 21, 1982 (1982-12-21) (age 25)
Olmsted Falls, OH
Nationality USA
High school Olmsted Falls High School
College St. Bonaventure (2001-2003)
West Virginia (2004-2006)
Draft Not drafted, 2006
Pro career 2006–present
Former teams Miami Heat (2006-2007)

Michael Gansey (born December 21, 1982) is an American basketball player who played on an NBA roster for the Los Angeles Clippers on their 2007 Vegas Summer League team.[1] After the summer league was over, he signed a contract for the 2007/08 season with the Italian second division team Indesit Fabriano. He most recently played shooting guard for the West Virginia University Mountaineers. The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... LegADue or Lega2, previously called Serie A2, is the second-highest division of professional club basketball in Italy. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Olmsted Falls High School is a public high school located in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. ... St. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... The 2006 NBA Draft was held on June 28 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the sport. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... LegADue or Lega2, previously called Serie A2, is the second-highest division of professional club basketball in Italy. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... The West Virginia Mountaineers are the athletic teams of West Virginia University. ...


The 6'4", 206 lb guard emerged as a major star for the Mountaineers during his tenure at WVU. Although it was speculated that he may get drafted as high as late first round in the 2006 NBA Draft, Gansey, along with his West Virginia teammate Kevin Pittsnogle, went undrafted. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Heat in July 2006, and played in summer league games, but was waived before the season. Mike was waived after having a staph infection that limited his play. The 2006 NBA Draft was held on June 28 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ... Kevin Lee Pittsnogle Jr. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Early years

Gansey, who grew up in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Olmsted Falls, was a three-time All-State player at Olmsted Falls High School, including first-team honors in his final two years. In his senior season, he averaged 27.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 3.3 steals per game, and was named the state's Division II Player of the Year, finishing second in Mr. Basketball voting behind LeBron James, current Cleveland Cavaliers star. He then began his college career at St. Bonaventure University. Cleveland redirects here. ... Olmsted Falls is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. ... Olmsted Falls High School is a public high school located in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... St. ...


St. Bonaventure

In Gansey's freshman season of 2001-02, he averaged 8.3 points and 4.7 rebounds, mainly coming off the bench, and was named to the all-newcomer team in the Atlantic Ten Conference. The following season (2002-03), he became a regular starter, averaging 13.9 points and 5.0 rebounds, and also shooting just over 40% from three-point range. However, the St. Bonaventure basketball program would be rocked by an academic scandal during that season, when it was revealed that a junior-college transfer had been admitted to the university by virtue of a welding certificate. With NCAA sanctions hanging over the program, several players, including Gansey, jumped ship immediately after that season. Once he announced his intention to transfer, he was pursued especially hard by WVU coach John Beilein, who was coaching in the A-10 at Richmond during Gansey's freshman year at St. Bonaventure. Gansey would enroll at West Virginia University. The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly on the United States eastern seaboard. ... NCAA redirects here. ... John Beilein (pronounced bee-line; born February 5, 1953 in Burt, Niagara County, New York) is the mens basketball head coach at the University of Michigan. ... The University of Richmond is a private, nonsectarian, liberal arts university located on the border of the city of Richmond and Henrico County, Virginia. ...


West Virginia

After sitting out the 2003-04 season as required under NCAA transfer rules, Gansey entered the Mountaineers' starting lineup. During the summer of 2004, the team toured Europe (all Division I teams are allowed one offseason overseas trip every four years); Gansey scored 22 points in his first game as a Mountaineer, against the Netherlands national team. He went on to lead the Mountaineers in scoring on the tour at 15.5 points per game. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Netherlands national basketball team is the basketball side that represents the Netherlands in international competitions. ...


In his first season at WVU, he averaged 12.0 points and 5.1 rebounds, leading the team in rebounds and becoming a crowd favorite for his hustling play. During a strong late-season run, Gansey and teammate Kevin Pittsnogle were the main keys to turning the Mountaineers from an NCAA tournament "bubble team" to a regional finalist that lost its bid for the Final Four in overtime against Louisville. During the offseason, Gansey played on the gold medal-winning USA team at the World University Games in Turkey. Kevin Lee Pittsnogle Jr. ... This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ... The Universiade is an International multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). ...


The 2005-06 season promised to be a big season for the Mountaineers, who were returning four of their starting five and virtually all their roster. As the Mountaineers were reaching heights in the national rankings they had not seen since the early 1980s and gaining a level of national publicity they had last seen in the days of Jerry West in the late 1950s, Gansey stepped up his game to a new level. As of February 9, 2006, he was averaging 18.5 points while taking fewer than 12 shots per game, and adding 5.5 rebounds per game. More remarkably, Gansey was shooting 59.7% from the field, making him the only player in NCAA Division I under 6'5" (1.96 m) in the top 50 in the nation in field-goal percentage. Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. ... // For an extensive coverage see 2006 in athletics (track and field) May 12 — Justin Gatlin equals the 100m world record. ...


Despite only played two seasons at WVU, Gansey had the 18th most scoring average in a career (14.35), the ninth best field goal percentage in a career (52.6%), the third best 3-point field goal percentage in a career (39.4%), the seventh most steals per game in a career (1.75) and the 12th most minutes per game in a career (32.12).


Trivia

  • One of Mike's brothers, Steve Gansey, currently plays NCAA Division II basketball for the Ashland Eagles, after playing his freshman and sophomore years with the Division I Cleveland State Vikings.

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References

  1. ^ "Clippers Summer League Roster Set", Clippers TopBuzz, 2007-07-02. 

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External links

  • Shocking Night for WVU at the NBA Draft
  • Official WVU profile
  • ESPN profile
  • Story on this season's WVU team, with information about Gansey
  • NBADRAFT.net profile
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