Mike Mitchell was a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association and internationally in Italy and Israel. In 1981, he was named an NBA All-Star, while under the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was also the 1998 Italian League Top Scorer.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Michael Anthony Mitchell was born on January 1, 1956, in Atlanta, Georgia. He died on June 9, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas. He stood 201 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 106 kg. He died of cancer at the age of 55.
High School and College Career
He attended Luther Judson Price High School in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1974, he was named Parade All-American.
|Height / weight||2.01 m / 106 kg|
|Born||1 Jan 1956|
|Death||9 Jun 2011 (55 years)|
|Playing Style||Right Handed|
|Reggio Emilia||1992 - 1999|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||1991 - 1992|
|Filodoro Napoli||1990 - 1991|
|Filodoro Brescia||1988 - 1990|
|San Antonio Spurs||1990|
|San Antonio Spurs||1981 - 1987|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||1978 - 1981|
From 1974 to 1978, he played collegiate basketball for Auburn University. While there, he was named to the second-team All-SEC in 1976 and 1977. When he retired, the Auburn Tigers also retired his jersey number in his honor.
Mitchell joined the NBA in 1978 and was the 15th overall pick of the draft, chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He played for Cleveland until 1981. In that year, he was named an NBA All-Star. He played for the San Antonio Spurs from 1981 to 1987.
In 1988, he played in Italy for Filodoro Brescia. In 1990, he started playing for Filodoro Napoli. He then spent the 1991-1992 season in Israel playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv. From 1992-1999, he played for Reggio Emilia. At that time, he was named the 1998 Italian League Top Scorer.
- 1981 - NBA All-Star
- 1998 - Italian League Top Scorer
- 1978 - First-team All-SEC
- 1976, 1977 - Second-team All-SEC
- 1975 - Third-team All-SEC
- No. 30 retired by Auburn Tigers
- 1974 - First-team ParadeAll-American