Troy Lee Mikell
Columbia, South Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|College||East Tennessee State (1979–1983)|
|NBA draft||1983 / Round: 5 / Pick: 105th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
Troy Lee Mikell (born 1960s) is an American former basketball player. He was a draft pick in the 1983 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks (5th round, 105th overall) after a four-year collegiate career at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Mikell, at 6'1" and 180 pounds, played forward in high school but shooting guard in college.
During Mikell's ETSU career with the Buccaneers, he scored 1,684 points, made 637 field goals and shot 55% from the field. As a freshman in 1979–80 he averaged 16.5 points per game and was named the Southern Conference (SoCon) Freshman of the Year, narrowly edging out Western Carolina's Ronnie Carr for the honor. Over his final three seasons Mikell garnered two Second Team All-SoCon and one First Team All-SoCon honors; in his senior season of 1982–83 he was also named the Southern Conference Player of the Year. That year, he averaged 18.3 points per game behind 67.5% field goal shooting as he led ETSU to a berth in the 1983 National Invitation Tournament. He was also Sports Illustrated's national player of the week in March 1983.
- "New York Knicks Draft Picks". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
- "Mikell Honored as Top Rookie". The News and Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. February 29, 1980. pp. 4–C. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
- "ETSU basketball fans nominate the Top 15, now voting begins for Top 5 of all time". ETSUbucs.com. East Tennessee State University. September 15, 2006. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
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- Jackson, Roger (March 7, 1983). "Player Of The Week". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
- "No Headline". Sports. The New York Times. August 1, 1983. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
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