45 Mickey Michalec
45 Mickey Michalec
Height: 6-11
Year: So.
Hometown: Skiatook, Okla.
Position: C
Previous School: Texas Tech

Scouting Mickey: Returning starter at center made a

significant impact after transfer from Texas Tech ... Has a strong upper-body

that lends itself to physical play around the basket ... Skilled shooter capable

of knocking down long-range jumpers ... One of the Mid-Con's best shot-blockers

... Emotional leader who knows what it takes to be successful.

2004-05 (Junior):

Started 24 of 33 games played, including first seven and eight of the last nine

... Ranked sixth on the team in scoring (7.3 ppg) and third in rebounding (5.9

rpg) ... Tied with Larry Owens for team lead with 32 blocks ... ranked seventh

in the Mid-Con with 0.94 blcoks per game ... Solid free throw shooter who

connected on 82.8 percent (24-of-29) of his attempts ... Tied for 11th in the

Mid-Con with three double-figure rebounding games ... Tied for 12th in the

Mid-Con with two double-doubles ... Totaled 11 double-figure scoring games,

including four straight midway through Mid-Con play ... Solid in start at

Maryland in NIT (8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal in 15 minutes played)

... Had eight points, seven rebounds and a block off the bench in win over

Georgetown (12-20-04) ... Grabbed nine rebounds and dished career-high three

assists in win at Tulsa (12-5-04) ... Totaled nine points and seven rebounds in

ORU debut against Oklahoma Wesleyan (11-20-04) ... Followed with 12 points,

eight rebounds and three blocks in win at Northern Arizona (11-24-04) ... 10

points (5-7 FG) and five rebounds in just 14 minutes of win over Northern

Colorado (12-14-04) ... Averaged 8.6 points and 6.3 rebounds in Mid-Con play ...

Notched both double-doubles against Mid-Con foe Centenary ... Scored a then

career-high 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against the Gents in the first

meeting (1-15-05) before registering 10 points and a career-high 12 boards in

Shreveport (2-3-05) ... Also dominated Southern Utah, averaging 13.3 points, 6.3

rebounds, 1.3 blocks and shooting 65.5 pct. (19-29 FG) in three meetings with

the T-Birds ... Had 11 points (5-5 FG) in 11 minutes off the bench in

conference-opener (1-4-05) vs. SUU ... Career-High 15 points (7-12 FG) and nine

boards off the bench in win at Cedar City (1-31-05), and started and had 14

points (7-12 FG), six rebounds and two blocks in first-round of Mid-Con

Tournament in Tulsa (3-5-05) ... Totaled 12 points (5-8 FG), seven rebounds and

two blocks in 17 minutes vs. Oakland (1-20-05)... Collected 14 points (7-10 FG)

and eight rebounds in home win over Western Illinois (2-10-05) ... Scored eight

points against both Valpo (2-26-05) and IUPUI (2-28-05), while adding a

team-high 10 rebounds against the Crusaders and seven boards against the


At Texas Tech (2001-03): Played two seasons for Coach

Bobby Knight ... Averaged 1.7 points and 1.2 rebounds in 14 games as a sophomore

... Started at Iowa State and scored three points against the Cyclones ...

Posted career-highs of 11 points and nine rebounds against Nicholls State ...

Contributed four points against Kansas ... Averaged 1.6 points and 1.6 rebounds

in 17 games as a true freshman ... Best game as a frosh came against Stetson

(six points, three rebounds and a block in 10 min.)

High School:

Averaged 17.1 points (60% FG), 12.0 rebounds and 4.4 blocks for his career at

Skiatook High School ... Averaged 19.8 points as a senior, guiding Skiatook to a

25-4 record ... Helped Skiatook earn first state tournament appearance since

1982 ... All-State and "Tulsa 7 Conference Player of the Year" as a senior ...

McDonald's All-American nominee ... President of FCA and FBLA; Member of the

Student Council ...Teammate of current ORU team manager Kyle Wills ... Also

recruited by Pittsburgh, Tulsa, New Mexico and Minnesota.

Career Stats