Mike Penberthy

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Mike Penberthy
Personal information
Born (1974-11-29) November 29, 1974 (age 40)
Los Gatos, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Herbert Hoover (Fresno, California)
College The Master's (1993–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Undrafted
Pro career 1997–2012
Position Point guard
Number 4, 12, 17, 20
Career history
1997 Idaho Stampede (CBA)
1997–1998 BCJ Hamburg Tigers (Germany)
1998–1999 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
1999 Cocodrilos de Caracas (Venezuela)
1999–2000 BCJ Hamburg Tigers (Germany)
2000–2001 Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
2002–2005 Pompea Napoli (Italy)
2005–2006 Alba Berlin (Germany)
2006–2007 Snaidero Cucine Udine (Italy)
2007 Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia (Italy)
2007–2008 Snaidero Udine (Italy)
2011–2012 Los Angeles Slam (ABA)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Mike Penberthy (born November 29, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'3" (1.90 m) point guard from The Master's College, Penberthy went undrafted in the 1997 NBA Draft but did manage to play for the Los Angeles Lakers for two seasons (2000-01 to 2001–02). Penberthy was part of their 2000–01 championship team.

Early life and college[edit]

Born in Los Gatos, California, Penberthy graduated from Herbert Hoover High School at Fresno, California in 1993. He played college basketball for The Master's College in Santa Clarita, California, where he played with distinction, broke numerous school records (including most career points), was a 2-time NAIA All-American, and was later a charter member of the college for the 2003-2004 season. He held the NAIA record for consecutive games with at least one three-pointer made, with 111, until it was broken in December 2005.[1] He graduated from The Master's College in 1997 with a B.A. degree in biblical studies.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Penberthy tried out for the Indiana Pacers and tore his right hamstring; he took three months off and joined the Continental Basketball Association team Idaho Stampede, which drafted him from college. The Stampede cut Pemberthy, who said he "hated" playing there, and he transferred to the German team Hamburg Tigers.[3][4]

During the summer of 1998, when the NBA locked out its players, Penberthy worked as a forklift driver at Turf Tek, a company managed by a cousin of his. The following fall, Penberthy joined sports ministry Athletes in Action and the CBA team Quad City Thunder but was cut due to a sprained right ankle. From April to June 1999, Penberthy played for the Venezuelan team Crocodilos de Caracas.[4][5]

In his NBA career, Penberthy played in 56 games (all with the Lakers) and had averages of 4.9 points, 1.3 assists and 1.2 rebounds per game while playing 15.4 minutes per game on average.

The Lakers waived Penberthy on November 10, 2001.[6] Since then, he has played basketball in Italy and Germany and competed in the ULEB Cups of 2005, 2006, and 2007.[7] While with Alba Berlin, Penberthy helped the team win the German Cup of 2006.[5] In 2011, Penberthy signed with the Los Angeles Slam of the ABA.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Penberthy married Wendy Jones, who attended The Master's College with him and played volleyball for the college. They have two sons: Ty and Jaden.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NAIA star makes 3-pointer in record 112 straight games
  2. ^ a b "2003-04 Charter Members". The Master's College. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ Bias, Kevin C. (April 9, 2001), "Identity Crisis", Sports Illustrated 94 (15) 
  4. ^ a b Turner, Broderick (December 20, 2000). "Lakers' shooting star". Riverside Press-Enterprise. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Snaidero inks Mike Penberthy". Eurocup. January 19, 2007. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ Brown, Tim (November 11, 2001). "Penberthy Becomes Victim of Numbers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Mike Penberthy". Doudiz. 
  8. ^ http://abalive.com/aba-featured-news/la-slam-acquires-former-nba-players/

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