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#6 Mike Gansey
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  • 6'4" / 205lbs
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  • 12/21/1982
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  • Undrafted, 2006
  • West Virginia
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DateLeagueTransaction
5th July, 2006NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Miami.
30th September, 2006NBAWaived by Miami.
2nd August, 2007ItalySigned a one year contract with Fabriano.
24th January, 2008ItalyReleased by Fabriano.
6th February, 2008D-LeagueAcquired by Anaheim Arsenal.
24th July, 2008GermanySigned a one year contract with Eisbaren Bremerhaven.
24th September, 2008D-LeagueDrafted 2nd overall in the 2008 D-League Expansion Draft by Erie BayHawks.
5th November, 2009D-LeagueDrafted 82nd overall in the 2009 D-League Draft by Idaho Stampede.
31st December, 2009D-LeagueTraded by Idaho Stampede to Erie BayHawks in exchange for Donell Taylor.
11th August, 2010SpainSigned a one year contract with La Laguna Socas Canarias.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2001 - 2003St. Bonaventure (NCAA)
2003 - 2006West Virginia (NCAA)
July 2006 - September 2006Miami Heat (NBA)
July 2007L.A. Clippers (Summer League)
August 2007 - January 2008Fabriano (Italy, Lega Due)
February 2008 - June 2008Anaheim Arsenal (D-League)
July 2008 - June 2009Bremerhaven (Germany)
November 2009 - December 2009Idaho Stampede (D-League)
December 2009 - June 2010Erie BayHawks (D-League)
July 2010D-League Select (Summer League)
August 2010 - June 2011La Laguna (Spain, LEB Gold)
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March 19, 2013

Mike Gansey - Now a scout for the Cavaliers.

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February 24, 2010

- 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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