Full Name: Mike Mackell
Height/Weight: 6-9 / 250
Birthdate: August 27, 1978 (Washington, DC)
High School: Eastern HS (Washington, DC)
College: San Diego State
Played final two seasons of collegiate career at San Diego State after starting career at Porterville Junior College in California. Played in 63 career games at San Diego State, starting 58 times. Scored in double figures 44 times. Helped guide the Aztecs to consecutive post-season appearances for the first time in school history.
As a senior, averaged 14.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. Started 29 of 30 games. Ranked ninth in the Mountain West Conference in scoring and fifth in field goal percentage. Scored in double figures a team-high 27 times. Scored career-high 22 points twice, at Houston and against UNLV. Posted 20 points against Florida Atlantic. Scored 18 points and grabbed career-high tying nine rebounds against BYU. Tallied 18 points and nine rebounds at UNLV. Named Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference by the league coaches and the media.
As a junior, averaged 10.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. Started 29 of 33 games. Led team in field goal percentage (ranking fifth in the MWC) and field throw percentage. Paced team in scoring three times and in rebounding three times. Scored in double figures 17 times, including a season-high 21 points to go with eight rebounds at New Mexico. Tallied 16 points and career-high nine rebounds at Utah. Led team with 17 points and nine rebounds at Air Force. Scored team-high 20 points against Brigham Young in the quarterfinals of the MWC Tournament.
As a sophomore at Porterville JC, averaged 22.4 points and 10.8 rebounds. Ranked 10th among all California Community Colleges in scoring and was seventh in rebounding. Scored 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against San Jose CC. Earned MVP honors at the Skyline Tournament. Named California Community College Player of the Year.
As a freshman, averaged 13.3 points and 9.6 rebounds. Led team in rebounding and field goal percentage and ranked third in scoring. Had a high scoring game of 23 points. Helped lead Porterville JC to a state championship. Earned First Team Northern California Community College All-State honors.