Mike Barrett (basketball, born 1943)
September 5, 1943|
Montgomery, West Virginia
|Died||August 8, 2011
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||155 lb (70 kg)|
|High school||Richwood (Richwood, West Virginia)|
|College||West Virginia Tech (1961–1965)|
|NBA draft||1965 / Undrafted|
|1969–1971||Washington Caps / Virginia Squires (ABA)|
|1972–1973||San Diego Conquistadors (ABA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career ABA statistics|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Michael Thomas "Bird Man" Barrett (September 5, 1943 – August 8, 2011) was an American basketball player.
A 6'2" guard from West Virginia Institute of Technology, Barrett participated in the 1968 Summer Olympics, where he won a gold medal for the United States national basketball team. He also played for the United States men's national basketball team at the 1967 FIBA World Championship. From 1969 to 1973 he played professionally in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Washington Capitols, Virginia Squires, and San Diego Conquistadors. He was named to the 1970 ABA All-Rookie team, and averaged 13.4 points per game over his ABA career.
He was named West Virginia Amateur Athlete of the Year in 1968, and in 1980, he was inducted into the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
Barrett died August 8, 2011 after a long illness.
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