Mark Michaelis Athlete Profile

#50 Mark Michaelis

Position: Center Height: 6-10 Weight: 215 Roster Years: 1998-1999 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Last School: Utah Valley State

Personal

Parents are Max and Mary ... is an Eagle Scout ... served an LDS Church mission in New York ... recruited by Utah State, Rice, Idaho, Colorado State and San Diego State ... open major.
Michaelis Extras:
Athletes in the family: Blaine Michaelis , a brother, played basketball at Ricks College and Aunt Elaine Michaelis is the women's athletic director and volleyball coach at BYU
Michaelis on coaching staff: What I respect most in coach Cleveland is his confidence that we will win and his desire to improve. The coaching staff has helped me with the little things that help me improve. I appreciate how the staff wants to help me become a well rounded individual on and off the court.
Michaelis on BYU: I enjoy the combination of spirituality and college life. The basketball facilities are first class - it's a little humbling looking up to the top of the Marriott Center.
What is the best part of your game: Shooting and running the floor
Who is the best player you have played against: Robert Traylor
Who has influenced you the most: My parents
Favorite NBA team: Utah Jazz
Basketball dream team: David Robinson, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Larry Bird, Grant Hill
Sports hero: David Robinson
Favorite number: 50
Favorite hobby: the outdoors
Favorite toy as a child: G.I. Joe
Few people know that... I can wiggle my vein in my hand
Before a game I... watch stupid movies to calm me down
Team I would most like to beat on TV: Duke
Most memorable basketball moment: Going to Nationals at UVSC
As a kid, I dreamed of... playing college basketball

Before BYU

Played at Utah Valley State College ... in 1996 he played in 33 games, averaging 8.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks.
Prepped at Taylorsville High School where he averaged 13.3 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots ... earned all-state and all-region honors ... helpedthe Warriors to the region championship, a 19 5 record and a ninth-place finish ... set a team record with 71 blocked shots in one season ... was team co-MVP ... high school teammate of BYU guard Michael Vranes ... coached by Ken Rassemsen