Mike Wilkinson

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Mike Wilkinson
MikeWilkinsonLevskiSofia.JPG
No. 5 – Levski Sofia
Position Power forward
League NBL
Balkan League
Personal information
Born (1981-10-01) October 1, 1981 (age 32)
Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
Nationality American / Macedonian
Listed height 6 ft 8.25 in (2.04 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Wisconsin Heights
(Mazomanie, Wisconsin)
College Wisconsin (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2007 Aris Thessaloniki
2007–2009 Khimki
2009–2010 Galatasaray Café Crown
2010–2011 Lokomotiv-Kuban
2011–2013 UNICS Kazan
2014–present Levski Sofia

Michael Joseph "Mike" Wilkinson (born October 1, 1981) is an American professional basketball player.[1] He is a 6 ft 8¼ in (2.04 m) 245 lb. (111 kg) power forward. He is currently playing for Levski Sofia.

Amateur career[edit]

Wilkinson went to Wisconsin Heights High School and played basketball for the Vanguards. In his senior year, Wilkinson earned the Mr. Basketball award, which is the player of the year award in Wisconsin high school basketball.[1]

Wilkinson played college basketball for four years for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2001 to 2005, redshirting his freshman year, for a total of five years with the basketball program. He averaged 14.3 points per game and he was selected to the All-Big Ten Conference First Team his senior year. He was just the second player to finish his playing career with at least 1,500 points and 800 rebounds at Wisconsin.[1]

Pro career[edit]

After playing in Greece, Russia and Turkey, Wilkinson joined Euroleague team UNICS for 2011-12 season.[2] On January 23, 2014, he signed a contract with Levski Sofia for the rest of the season.[3]

Club Honors[edit]

- Cup Finalist.png(2) - 2005/06; 2008/09;
- 2 (2) - 2007/08, 2008/09;
- Cup Winner.png(1) - 2008;
- 3(2) - 2005/06, 2006/07;
- 1(1) - 2013/14;
- 1(1) - 2013/14;
- 1(1) - 2013/14;

National team[edit]

He has been granted a Macedonian citizenship and is known as Majkl Vilkinson (Мајкл Вилкинсон in Cyrillic)[4] and he also plays for the national basketball team.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "‘Where is Mike Wilkinson Now?". UFA. 2008-04-07. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  2. ^ UNICS tabs Mike Wilkinson
  3. ^ "Mike Wilkinson signs in Bulgaria with Levski Sofia". Sportando.net. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Eurobasket2009.org

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