Meet Mike Dunleavy

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#17 Mike Dunleavy
Height: 6-9 Weight: 230 Age: 26 School: Duke
Scouting Report:


A versatile offensive performer with a full skill set that could be comfortable either as a starter at shooting guard or small forward or as the sixth man. ... However it works out, he'll play starter's minutes. ... Good shooter with 3-point range, smart passer and solid ballhandler. ... Was burdened by unrealistic expectations that come with being the No. 3 player drafted at Golden State ... Not a superstar-in-waiting, but a very good, fundamentally sound, intelligent basketball player. ... Has struggled with individual defense but is considered a solid team defender.


Career Highlights:

  • Averaged 15.8 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 3.7 apg over the final 19 games of 2005-06
  • Scored 20 or more points 10 times and grabbed 10 or more rebounds four times
  • Started 79 games in 2004-05, averaging 13.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.6 apg and 1.00 spg
  • Posted career-highs in several categories, including scoring average, field goal percentage, 3-pt FG percentage, steals per game, minutes per game and games started in '04-05
  • First career 20/20 game with 24 points, career-high 20 rebounds (17 defensive) and five assists in 42 minutes came against Indiana (3/2/04)
  • Concluded three-year college career ranked in the top 10 at Duke in three-point field goals made and attempted
  • Mike Krzyzewski called Dunleavy ”the most versatile player we’ve had here since Grant Hill”

  • Contract Status:
    Signed through the 2010-11 season.
    Personal File:

  • Full name is Michael Joseph Dunleavy Jr. (DUN-lee-vee)
  • Son of longtime NBA player and current L.A. Clippers Head Coach Mike Sr. and Emily Dunleavy
  • Father and uncle, Kevin, both played college basketball at South Carolina
  • Has two younger brothers, Baker and James
  • Baker is currently playing basketball at Villanova
  • Was graduated from Duke University during the summer of 2005 with a degree in history
  • Continued his college education during the off-season following his first three NBA campaigns, attending classes at Duke following his second and third seasons after taking classes at California-Berkeley following his rookie campaign
  • Lists winning the 2001 NCAA Championship as his biggest basketball accomplishment
  • Played baseball, football, croquet and ping pong growing up
  • A football fan, he lists the big Green Bay Packers as his favorite team
  • Wears size 14 Adidas basketball shoes.