Mick Pennisi

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Mick Pennisi
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Pennisi (left, #88) being defended by Joseph Yeo (right, #9)
No. 88 – Phoenix Fuel Masters
Position Center
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1975-03-13) March 13, 1975 (age 41)
Australia
Nationality Filipino / Australian
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College Eastern Michigan (1994–1997)
PBA draft 2000 / Direct Hire
Selected by the Batang Red Bull Energizers
Playing career 1995–present
Number 7, 34, 88
Career history
1995–1999 Townsville Suns / Townsville Crocodiles (Australia)
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–present Barako Bull Energy / Phoenix Fuel Masters
Career highlights and awards

Michael Alfio "Mick" Pennisi (born March 13, 1975) is a Filipino-Australian professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association who currently plays for the Phoenix Fuel Masters. He was automatically hired by Red Bull in 2000. He was then traded to San Miguel for future draft picks.

Player profile[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Townsville Crocodiles (1995–1999)[edit]

Pennisi started his career with the Townsville Suns of the Australian NBL.

Red Bull Barako (2000–2008)[edit]

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)[edit]

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)[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2][3]

Purefoods Star Hotshots / Star Hotshots (2014–2015)[edit]

On December 8, 2014, Pennisi was traded to Purefoods Star Hotshots in exchange for Ronnie Matias and Isaac Holstein.[4]

Return to Barako Bull / Phoenix (2015–present)[edit]

On September 19, 2015, Pennisi was sent by the Hotshots back to Barako Bull in exchange for Barako Bull's 2017 second round pick.[5]

PBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Correct as of September 15, 2015[6]

Season-by-season averages[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000 Red Bull 35 39.2 .425 .351 .710 7.4 2.3 .6 1.7 10.5
2001 Red Bull 41 26.1 .411 .322 .679 6.1 1.2 .2 1.3 7.6
2002 Red Bull 12 23.3 .432 .345 .735 6.5 1.2 .0 .5 8.3
2003 Red Bull 43 25.4 .454 .398 .713 6.4 1.4 .3 .7 10.1
2004–05 Red Bull 32 29.6 .404 .350 .736 7.3 2.0 .2 .8 11.1
2005–06 Red Bull 65 24.6 .415 .342 .721 6.3 1.4 .3 .8 8.7
2006–07 Red Bull 30 27.8 .367 .349 .696 7.6 1.3 .4 1.3 10.8
2007–08 Red Bull 50 27.4 .385 .376 .720 6.4 1.2 .3 .6 8.6
2008–09 San Miguel 57 25.0 .390 .350 .802 5.1 1.2 .3 .7 6.8
2009–10 San Miguel 46 18.6 .419 .400 .962 4.1 .8 .2 .6 4.5
2010–11 San Miguel 46 14.8 .385 .275 .882 3.5 .9 .1 .1 3.9
2011–12 Barako Bull 39 23.3 .409 .341 .754 4.5 1.3 .4 .6 7.7
2012–13 Barako Bull 37 23.5 .406 .337 .736 4.5 1.1 .3 .7 8.1
2013–14 Barako Bull 34 23.7 .458 .415 .767 5.4 1.1 .3 .3 9.0
2014–15 Barako Bull / Purefoods Star / Star 41 14.5 .338 .289 .654 2.7 .7 .1 .3 3.7
Career 608 24.2 .408 .352 .739 5.5 1.2 .3 .7 7.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belen, Reynaldo (August 28, 2011). "Petron reacquires Dondon Hontiveros in draft day blockbuster". InterAksyon. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Golliver, Ben (March 21, 2012). "Video: Mick Pennisi with the worst basketball flop of all time?". CBSSports.com. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ Tordecilla, Jaemark (March 22, 2012). "Mick Pennisi’s flop goes viral". InterAksyon.com. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Purefoods lands Mick Pennisi from Barako Bull ahead of PBA playoffs". InterAksyon. December 8, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Star sends Mick Pennisi back to Barako Bull". InterAksyon. September 19, 2015. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ Player Profile at PBA-Online!