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Mike Gansey - SG, 6'4, 205
Retired - Retired after 2011 season
       Date of birth: 12/21/1982
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2006
     Out of: West Virginia
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

5th July, 2006 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Miami.
30th September, 2006 NBA Waived by Miami.
2nd August, 2007 Italy Signed a one year contract with Fabriano.
24th January, 2008 Italy Released by Fabriano.
6th February, 2008 D-League Acquired by Anaheim Arsenal.
24th July, 2008 Germany Signed a one year contract with Eisbaren Bremerhaven.
24th September, 2008 D-League Drafted 2nd overall in the 2008 D-League Expansion Draft by Erie BayHawks.
5th November, 2009 D-League Drafted 82nd overall in the 2009 D-League Draft by Idaho Stampede.
31st December, 2009 D-League Traded by Idaho Stampede to Erie BayHawks in exchange for Donell Taylor.
11th August, 2010 Spain Signed a one year contract with La Laguna Socas Canarias.
When: Where:
2001 - 2003 St. Bonaventure (NCAA)
2003 - 2006 West Virginia (NCAA)
July 2006 - September 2006 Miami Heat (NBA)
July 2007 L.A. Clippers (Summer League)
August 2007 - January 2008 Fabriano (Italy, Lega Due)
February 2008 - June 2008 Anaheim Arsenal (D-League)
July 2008 - June 2009 Bremerhaven (Germany)
November 2009 - December 2009 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
December 2009 - June 2010 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
July 2010 D-League Select (Summer League)
August 2010 - June 2011 La Laguna (Spain, LEB Gold)
From blog:

   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 23

- Mike Gansey

Gansey has not had a great professional career. After going undrafted out of West Virginia in 2006, he signed with the Miami Heat after summer league, but did not make the team after nearly dying of MRSA. He missed that season, and while he returned in the 2007-08 season, he posted only 10ppg in the Italian second divison. This was perhaps expected given the whole near-death thing, and definitely fair, but nonetheless a slow start. Last season saw only an 8.7ppg average in the German league, and he returned to America this season with his three year professional career still not exactly underway.

In the D-League draft, Gansey was picked with the 2nd pick of the 6th round by the Idaho Stampede, inauspiciously ranked behind such luminaries as Derrick Mercer of American and backup Duke forward David McClure. He played in 11 games for the Stampede, and averaged only 9.6 points and 4.2 rebounds, still not quite cooking on the gas he was at West Virginia. But then in January, Idaho traded him to the Erie BayHawks for Donell Taylor, and that was opened the floodgates. In 14 games for Erie, Gansey's averages have shot up to 18.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, way more like his glory days. Erie are making him put work in; he averages 44.1 minutes per game and has played all 48 minutes in 6 of 14 games, and played 52 of 53 in another. But after missing so much of the early part of his career, that's probably a welcome proposition.

To celebrate this breakout, Gansey now blogs for Ridiculous Upside.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition

Mike Gansey - Now a scout for the Cavaliers.

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