Pennisi (left) being defended by Joseph Yeo
March 13, 1975 |
|Nationality||Filipino / Australian|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|College||Eastern Michigan (1994–1997)|
|PBA draft||2000 / Direct hire|
|Selected by the Batang Red Bull Energizers|
|Number||7, 34, 88|
|1995–1999||Townsville Suns / Townsville Crocodiles|
|2000–2008||Batang Red Bull Energizers / Batang Red Bull Thunder / Red Bull Barako|
|2008–2011||San Miguel Beermen / Petron Blaze Boosters|
|2011–2014||Barako Bull Energy Cola / Barako Bull Energy|
|2014–2015||Purefoods Star Hotshots / Star Hotshots|
|2015–2016||Barako Bull Energy / Phoenix Fuel Masters|
|2016–2017||GlobalPort Batang Pier|
|Career highlights and awards|
Michael Alfio "Mick" Pennisi (born March 13, 1975) is a Filipino-Australian retired professional basketball player. He last played for the GlobalPort Batang Pier of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was automatically hired by Red Bull in 2000. He was then traded to San Miguel for future draft picks.
- 1 Player profile
- 2 Professional career
- 2.1 Townsville Crocodiles (1995–1999)
- 2.2 Red Bull Barako (2000–2008)
- 2.3 San Miguel Beermen / Petron Blaze Boosters (2008–2011)
- 2.4 Barako Bull Energy Cola / Barako Bull Energy (2011–2014)
- 2.5 Purefoods Star Hotshots / Star Hotshots (2014–2015)
- 2.6 Return to Barako Bull / Phoenix (2015–2016)
- 2.7 GlobalPort Batang Pier (2016–2017)
- 3 PBA career statistics
- 4 References
An Australian-Filipino, Pennisi is a very good left-handed 3-point shooter. He played five seasons with the Townsville Crocodiles before moving to the Philippines. In the 2007–08 PBA Philippine Cup, he was the third highest 3-point field goal shooter behind his former teammate Mike Hrabak and Ren-Ren Ritualo. His career high is 29 points. He is also a many-time member of the Philippine national basketball team.
Townsville Crocodiles (1995–1999)
Red Bull Barako (2000–2008)
In 2000, he decided to try his luck in the Philippines where he was signed by Red Bull Barako, then an expansion team in the Philippine Basketball Association. There, he was one of the team's stars, along with Lordy Tugade, Junthy Valenzuela, Davonn Harp, and Kerby Raymundo, leading Red Bull to two consecutive Commissioner's Cup championships in 2001 and 2002 PBA Commissioner's Cup. He was also a key player in Red Bull's 2006 PBA Fiesta Conference championship-winning squad.
San Miguel Beermen / Petron Blaze Boosters (2008–2011)
Pennisi was traded to the San Miguel Beermen after the 2008 PBA Fiesta Conference in exchange for San Miguel's 2010 first round pick (which Red Bull traded to Barangay Ginebra which then used it to pick John Wilson).
Barako Bull Energy Cola / Barako Bull Energy (2011–2014)
On August 28, 2011, Pennisi was traded by San Miguel to Barako Bull Energy Cola along with Sunday Salvacion and the rights for the 2010 no. 8 pick (which was used by Barako Bull to pick Allein Maliksi for Dondon Hontiveros.
On March 21, 2012, he achieved his 700th career 3-point field goal in the 1st quarter of their game against his former team, Petron Blaze Boosters. He became only the eighth player to achieve such feat joining a list that included Allan Caidic and Ronnie Magsanoc. On the same day also he made a controversy by reacting late in a flop when Will McDonald threw the ball thus, hitting Mick Pennisi in the head.
Purefoods Star Hotshots / Star Hotshots (2014–2015)
Return to Barako Bull / Phoenix (2015–2016)
GlobalPort Batang Pier (2016–2017)
On September 2, 2017, he announced his retirement after playing 17 seasons in the PBA.
PBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||MPG||Minutes per game||FG%||Field-goal percentage|
|3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage||RPG||Rebounds per game|
|APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game||BPG||Blocks per game|
|PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|2014–15||Barako Bull / Star||41||14.5||.338||.289||.654||2.7||.7||.1||.3||3.7|
|2015–16||Barako Bull / Phoenix||35||17.1||.395||.402||.824||3.2||.7||.1||.4||5.1|
- Belen, Reynaldo (August 28, 2011). "Petron reacquires Dondon Hontiveros in draft day blockbuster". InterAksyon. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
- Golliver, Ben (March 21, 2012). "Video: Mick Pennisi with the worst basketball flop of all time?". CBSSports.com. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
- Tordecilla, Jaemark (March 22, 2012). "Mick Pennisi's flop goes viral". InterAksyon.com. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
- "Purefoods lands Mick Pennisi from Barako Bull ahead of PBA playoffs". InterAksyon. December 8, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
- "Star sends Mick Pennisi back to Barako Bull". InterAksyon. September 19, 2015. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
- Ramos, Gerry (September 2, 2017). "Mick Pennisi calls it quits after 17-year PBA career to focus on poultry business in Thailand". spin.ph. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
- Player Profile at Humblebola!