Mike Dresser Athlete Profile

#15 Mike Dresser

Positions: Guard, Forward Height: 6-5 Weight: 195 Roster Years: 2003-2004 Hometown: Sacramento, CA Last School: Casa Roble High School

Personal

Born October 1983 ... parents are Jon and Lana ... father was a 6-foot-2 guard at BYU from 1966-69, appearing in 45 varsity games in three years after playing in 14 contests as a freshman ... was student body president and class valedictorian at Casa Roble HS.

Before BYU

Dresser was a three-year starter and four-year varsity player at Casa Roble High School in Sacramento, Calif ... He averaged 20 points and 11 rebouds his senior season ... was second-team all-city as a junior and senior and was the Capital Athletic League MVP as a junior.

Summary

Dresser is a walk-on player who was added to the roster for the USC game after Marc Roberts decided to discontinue playing due to tendonitis in his knees ... Dresser joined the team after walk-on tryouts in the fall but had only practiced with the team before dressing the USC game ... He is a sophomore academically, in his second year at BYU.




2003-2004 | Freshman Year

Dresser practiced with the team before being added to the roster for the USC game ... He saw his first action in the next outing against Weber State, scoring one point on 1-of-2 free throws in two minutes on the floor ... full name is Jon Michael Dresser ... when he first came to practice he was told he would be called Jon because there were already two other Mikes on the team; however, Rafael Araujo kept calling him "Joe" and others called him both Jon and Mike. Hence, Mike Hall started referring to him as "Mike/Jon," which prompted assistant coach John Wardenburg to one day call him "slash" during practice -- that name finally stuck as he is now known simply as "slash."