Michael Hackett

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This article is about the Australian basketball player. For the Australian Paralympic athlete, see Michael Hackett (athlete). For the judge and politician in Quebec, see Michael Felix Hackett.
Mike Hackett
No. 00
Center / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1960-05-11) May 11, 1960 (age 54)
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College Jacksonville (1977–1982)
NBA draft 1982 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 1985–1988
Career history
1986–1988 Ginebra San Miguel
Career highlights and awards
  • PBA Best Import of the Conference (1985)

Michael "Mike" Hackett is a retired American professional basketball player. He attended Jacksonville University, where he was considered by University of Alabama at Birmingham coach Gene Bartow as "The best 6-5 player in America. "[1]

Hackett was drafted in 1982 by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 21st pick of the 3rd round of that year's National Basketball Association draft but was released before the season started. He also played overseas and most notably in the Philippines for Ginebra San Miguel of the Philippine Basketball Association.

He was among the highest scoring imports in PBA history setting a then PBA record of 103 points against Great Taste in a game on November 21, 1985. This was later broken by Tony Harris' 105 points. In that same conference he won the PBA's Best Import of the Conference Award. The following year, he teamed up with Billy Ray Bates, forming what is considered to be the greatest import tandem in PBA history, leading Ginebra to the 1986 Open Conference title.[2]

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  1. ^ 'Little' Mike Hackett is Big Man on Jacksonville's Improving Team, The Evening Independent, 11-Jan-1982
  2. ^ Hardcourt: The 2001 Official PBA Annual. Philippines: The Philippine Basketball Association. 2001. p. 146