Michael Sweetney is a big man with a big game. Coming out of Oxon Hill High School, Sweetney was named Washington Post All Met Basketball Player of the Year, prior to attending Georgetown University. The 6-foot-8, 300 pound power forward/center earned Honorable Mention All-American as a Junior, was a finalist for Naismith College Player of the Year and the John R. Wooden Award. While Sweetney only played three seasons for the Hoyas, he still ranks 7th in scoring (1,750), fifth in rebounds (887) and sixth in blocks (180) in program history. In 2003, the New York Knicks selected the Washington DC native with the 9th overall selection and dealt him to the Chicago Bulls after two seasons. After playing for the Boston Celtics in the 2009 NBA Summer League, Mike took his talents international by competing in Puerto Rico and Venezuela among others.
Pro Career: New York Knicks (2003-05), Chicago Bulls (2005-07), Shaanxi Kylins (2009-10), Erie Bayhawks (2010), Cangrejeros de Santurce (2010), Metros de Santiago (2010), Club Bigua (2010-11), Vaqueros de Bayamon (2012), Guaiqueries de Margarita (2013), Club Atletico Atenas (2014), Brujos de Guayama (2014), Urunday Universitario (2015-present)
Career Highlights & Awards:
- Second-Team All-American (2003)
- Third-Team All-American (2003)
Affiliations: In 2016, Michael Sweetney helped host a local charity basketball game in his native Washington D.C., with proceeds going to raise awareness for depression.
Post Pro Career: Michael Sweetney remains active playing professionally.
- Sweetney competes for Team City of Gods in The Basketball Tournament
- Won a Gold Medal in 2001 at the FIBA U21 World Championship
- Goes by the nicknames “Big Mike”, “Sweets”, “Big Sour”