Troy Lee Mikell

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Troy Lee Mikell
Personal information
Columbia, South Carolina
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolDreher (Columbia, South Carolina)
CollegeEast Tennessee State (1979–1983)
NBA draft1983 / Round: 5 / Pick: 105th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
PositionShooting guard
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).[1] Mikell, at 6'1" and 180 pounds, played forward in high school but shooting guard in college.[2]

During Mikell's ETSU career with the Buccaneers, he scored 1,684 points, made 637 field goals and shot 55% from the field;[3] 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.[2] Over his final three seasons Mikell garnered two Second Team All-SoCon and one First Team All-SoCon honors;[4] in his senior season of 1982–83 he was also named the Southern Conference Player of the Year;[4] 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.[4] He was also Sports Illustrated's national player of the week in March 1983.[5]

After being drafted by the Knicks in the NBA Draft, Mikell was later cut prior to the start of the 1983–84 NBA season.[1][6]


  1. ^ a b "New York Knicks Draft Picks". Sports Reference LLC. 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Mikell Honored as Top Rookie". The News and Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. February 29, 1980. pp. 4-C. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "ETSU basketball fans nominate the Top 15, now voting begins for Top 5 of all time". East Tennessee State University. September 15, 2006. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Southern Conference". College Hoopedia. 2010. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  5. ^ Jackson, Roger (March 7, 1983). "Player Of The Week". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  6. ^ "No Headline". Sports. The New York Times. August 1, 1983. Retrieved June 10, 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)