Michael Britt

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Michael Britt
Personal information
Born(1960-10-07)October 7, 1960
Suffolk, Virginia
DiedDecember 25, 2017(2017-12-25) (aged 57)
Smithfield, Virginia
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolSuffolk (Suffolk, Virginia)
CollegeDistrict of Columbia (1979–1983)
NBA draft1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
PositionSmall forward
Number21, 22

Michael Antonio Britt (October 7, 1960 – December 25, 2017) was an American professional basketball player who was selected by the Washington Bullets in the second round (32nd overall) of the 1983 NBA draft. A 6'6" forward from the University of District of Columbia.

Dubbed the "Flying Pencil" by David Remnick of the Washington Post, as some scouts felt his slender frame was too lean for his height, Britt had a phenomenal freshman season at District of Columbia, averaged 24.3 points and 12.4 rebounds in 16 games with the Firebirds varsity. As a sophomore in the 1980-81 season, Britt was joined by 6'10" center Earl Jones, forming an explosive combination, and in 1982, Britt was named the outstanding player in the NCAA Division II tournament and the Firebirds won the championship with a 25-5 overall mark.

Britt had his first taste of International competition at the Jones Cup in Taipei in 1982, An incoming senior that year, Britt combined forces with such stars as Chris Mullin and Aubrey Sherrod to power the United States to the championship under coach George Raveling. He was chosen by the Washington Bullets as their second round draft pick in 1983 but never played a game with the team. Britt joined the Louisville Catbirds of the Continental Basketball Association and later played for the Albuquerque Silvers of the same league.

Britt died on December 25, 2017 at 57.[1]


  1. ^ Perry, Alex (December 30, 2017). "'He was a superstar': Community mourns pro baller, mentor to kids". Suffolk News-Herald. Retrieved June 28, 2018.

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