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20.06.2011 12:04

Mickeal signs for two more seasons

Carles Cascante

Pete Mickeal has signed a two year extension to his contract with the Club and the number 33 will be at the Palau at least until June 2013.

Mickeal signs for two more seasons

The North American has become a key piece of Xavi Pascual’s successful team, with his fighting attitude and willingness to accept responsibility on the court and after a year marred by injury he represents a great new signing for the team for next season.

The Rock Island native joined Regal Barša at the start of the 2009/10 season after a successful period at Baskonia with a reputation as a leader which he’s certainly lived up to. In his first season at the Club, he won the Spanish Super Cup, the Spanish Cup and the Euroleague and made an excellent contribution to the team’s success, In his second season, he suffered from injury and illness which left him out of the team’s great campaign.

Great stats

Mickeal showed the first signs of his talent at Gran Canaria in 2009, when he starred in the season opener Spanish Super Cup, averaging 11 points a game and in the final against Real Madrid, scoring 12 points and 5 rebounds in 29 minutes on court.

In the ACB, Mickael averaged 10.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in his 41 games in the regular season and in the play offs, whilst running up averages of 12 points and 5 rebounds in the Euroleague.

In the Spanish Cup, held in Bilbao, he averaged 11 points a game and contributed as ever, to a virtually perfect season.

Injury and illness

He put in just eight games at the start of the 2010/11 ACB season and a further four in Europe, before a knee injury sent him off to the States for an operation. Returning from that, he trained hard with the aim of getting fully fit for the Spanish Cup in Madrid.

Despite all the hard work he put in with trainer Toni Caparrˇs, though, Coach Pascual plumped for the other American signed to cover the injuries .Alan Anderson and he was proved right when Anderson was voted MVP at the competition.

A week after the Cup win, Mickeal was diagnosed with a lung embolism, which meant he was unable to play agin this season. He still lent his enthusiasm and work desire to the squad and was constantly supportive of the rest of the players. His return next season is the best news for the team and definitely the best pre-season signing they could have.

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