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Mike Gansey
Full Name: Mike Gansey
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 205
Birthdate: December 21, 1982 (Cleveland)
High School: Olmsted Falls HS (Olmsted, Ohio)
College: West Virginia
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St. Bonaventure
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 30 0 87 189 .460 35 46 .761 41 106 .387 141 18 41 2 250 8.30
2002-03 27 4 133 288 .462 40 48 .833 68 169 .402 136 33 22 10 374 13.9
Totals 57 4 220 477 .461 75 94 .798 175 452 .387 277 51 63 12 624 10.9
West Virginia
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 35 35 160 321 .498 57 81 .704 44 127 .346 180 100 57 8 421 12.0
2005-06 33 33 204 371 .550 72 105 .686 75 175 .429 189 64 62 10 555 16.8
Totals 68 68 364 692 .527 129 186 .693 119 302 .394 369 164 119 18 976 14.4

Career Highlights: Named to The Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America team and was a First-Team All-Big East selection as a senior. Played in the 2005 World University Games. Played his first two seasons at St. Bonaventure before transferring to West Virginia. Sat out the 2003-04 season under NCAA transfer rules.

Senior (2005-06): West Virginia’s second leading scorer (16.8 ppg). Led the team in rebounds (189), steals (62), field goal percentage (.550) and three-point percentage (.429). Scored a career-high 33 points against Marquette. Scored 20 or more points 11 times. Had 18 points in West Virginia’s loss to Texas in the Sweet 16. Had four double-doubles.

Junior (2004-05): Led the Mountaineers in total points (421), field goals (160), rebounds (180) and steals (57). Scored in double figures 25 times. Named Big East Player of the Week. Amassed four double-doubles. Scored 19 of his season-high 29 points in an overtime game against Wake Forest in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Averaged 16.0 points in four tournament games.

Sophomore (2002-03): Finished eighth in the Atlantic 10 in three-point shooting percentage (.402). Scored in double figures 21 times and scored 20 or more points five times. Scored a then career-high 27 points against Michigan.

Freshman (2001-02): Appeared in 30 games, averaging 8.3 points.

Strengths: Smart, well-rounded and instinctual player, who’s more athletic than he appears. Terrific long range stroke, with a quick release. Extremely competitive and gives great effort.

Personal: Son of Gale Mazella and Steve Gansey. Has five brothers. Majoring in Criminology.