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Full Name: Michael Damien Sweetney
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 (2.03 m)/ 260 (117.9 kg)
Birthdate: October 25, 1982 (Washington, D.C.)
High School: Oxon Hill HS (Oxon Hill, Md.)
College: Georgetown

Selected in the first round (ninth overall) by the New York Knicks

Three-point field goals: 2000-01, 0-for-0 (.000); 2001-02, 0-for-1 (.000); 2002-03, 0-for-3 (.000). Totals: 0-for-4 (.000).

An early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP as a junior. Naismith Award finalist and a candidate for the Wooden Award. Despite playing only three seasons, ranks seventh on Georgetown’s career scoring list (1,750), fifth in rebounds (887) and sixth in blocks (180).

Junior (2002-03): Named First Team All-Big East for the second straight season. Only player in the nation to rank in the top 20 in scoring and rebounding. Led the Hoyas in scoring (22.8 ppg, 9th in nation), rebounding (10.4 rpg, 15th in nation), blocks (3.2 bpg, 9th in nation), field goal percentage (54.7%) and free throws made (248) and attempted (336). Posted 16 double-doubles. Led the team in scoring 24 times. Was the top rebounder on 29 occasions. Scored a career-high 38 points at Notre Dame. Blocked a career-high seven shots at NCAA champion Syracuse. Had 35 points and 19 rebounds against West Virginia. Had 32 points and 13 rebounds at Syracuse. Tallied 31 points and 19 rebounds in his second meeting with Syracuse.

Sophomore (2001-02): First Team All-Big East selection. USBWA District II Player of the Year. Led the Hoyas in scoring (19.0 ppg) and rebounding (10.0 rpg). Scored 20 or more points 13 times. Scored a season-high 35 points, while grabbing a career-high 20 rebounds, against Notre Dame. Tallied 19 points and 17 rebounds at UCLA. Improved his free throw shooting from 62 percent as a freshman to 79 percent.

Freshman (2000-01): Led the Hoyas in scoring (12.8 ppg) and rebounding (7.4 rpg). Garnered All-Big East Honorable Mention and named to the Big East All-Rookie Team. Led the team in scoring 11 times and rebounding 13 times. Scored a season-high 24 points against Pittsburgh.

Strengths: Extremely strong and physical player who carves out space in the post, then takes his time and executes a strong move to the basket. Greatly improved his shot facing the basket this past season. With better conditioning as a junior, he emerged as one of the nation’s top shotblockers. Now a reliable free throw shooter, very important due to the large number of free throw attempts he earns.

Personal: Directed toward basketball at the age of 10 by his father, Samuel, a civil engineer at Boling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.