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Jordan Mickey
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Mickey with the Celtics in October 2016
Free agent
Position Power forward
Personal information
Born (1994-07-09) July 9, 1994 (age 24)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school
College LSU (2013–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
20152017 Boston Celtics
2015–2017Maine Red Claws
2017–2018 Miami Heat
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2016)
  • First-team All-SEC (2015)
  • Second-team All SEC (2014)
  • 2× SEC All-Defensive Team (2014, 2015)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2014)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jordan Grayson Mickey (born July 9, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Louisiana State University before being selected by the Celtics with the 33rd overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.

High school career[edit]

Mickey attended Arlington Grace Prep for three years, guiding the program to a state championship during his junior season, before transferring to Prime Prep Academy in 2012. During his lone campaign with Prime Prep in 2012–13, he averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks per game.[1] Considered a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Mickey was listed as the No. 12 power forward and the No. 38 player in the nation in 2013.[2]

College career[edit]

Mickey was an immediate contributor when he began his freshman season at LSU in 2013–14, compiling double-doubles during each of his first three contests. He started all 34 of the Tigers' games and averaged 12.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. He also became just the second Tiger in program history to block at least 100 shots in a season, joining Shaquille O'Neal.[1] He earned multiple awards in 2013–14, including Coaches All-SEC Second Team, All-SEC Freshman Team, All-SEC Defensive Team, LSWA Louisiana Freshman of the Year, and LSWA All-Louisiana Second Team.[3]

As a sophomore in 2014–15, Mickey led the nation in blocked shots per game (3.6), along with 15.4 points and 9.9 rebounds. He blocked at least six shots in four straight contests from December 18 through January 3. He did, however, suffer with lingering shoulder and ankle injuries throughout his sophomore year, but played through the pain.[4] In the second round of the NCAA Tournament, he tallied 12 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks, but the Tigers were edged by North Carolina State, 66–65.[1] He again earned multiple awards in 2014–15, including Coaches All-SEC First Team, AP All-SEC First Team, All-SEC Defensive Team, All-District NABC Team, and All-District USBWA Team.[3]

On March 31, 2015, Mickey declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Boston Celtics (2015–2017)[edit]

2015–16 season[edit]

On June 25, 2015, Mickey was selected with the 33rd overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.[6] On July 20, he signed with the Celtics after playing for the team at the Utah and Las Vegas summer leagues.[7] Over the first two and a half months of the 2015–16 season, Mickey spent the majority of his time in the NBA Development League playing for the Maine Red Claws, Boston's affiliate team in the D-League.[8] Between October 28 and January 18, he played three games for the Celtics and 21 games for the Red Claws.

On January 5, 2016, Mickey was named the NBA Development League Player of the Month for December 2015, becoming the first player in Red Claws franchise history to receive Player of the Month honors.[9] Mickey led Maine to a 7–2 record (6–2 in games that he played) and averaged 19.6 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.3 blocks and 1.8 assists per game. On December 6, he scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 110–97 win over the Erie BayHawks, and on December 31, he recorded a triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and an NBA D-League season-high 10 blocks in a 119–112 win over the Texas Legends.[10] On January 18, he was recalled by the Celtics after he sprained his ankle two days prior while playing for the Red Claws.[11] On January 29, he was named in the East All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game,[12] becoming the 13th player in Red Claws' history to land an All-Star honor.[13] However, he was ruled out of the All-Star game due to his left ankle injury and was replaced in the East team by Keith Benson.[14] Mickey went on to play in seven of the Celtics' 10 games post All-Star break, receiving limited minutes. During this stretch, he recorded a season-best three blocked shots in under two minutes of action against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 9.[15] The following day, he returned to the Red Claws for the first time since January 18[16] for a one-game stint.[17] He received three more assignments to Maine on March 13, April 5 and April 7.[8] In 25 games (23 regular season, two playoff) for Maine in 2015–16, he averaged 17.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 3.9 blocks per game.[18]

2016–17 season[edit]

Mickey appeared in eight of the Celtics' first 19 games of the 2016–17 season. During that stretch, he scored a season-high eight points on 4-of-4 shooting in 19 minutes against the Denver Nuggets on November 6.[19] On January 11 against Washington, Mickey made his first career start as a replacement for the injured Amir Johnson.[20] In 14 minutes, he recorded four points, two rebounds, one assist and one block in a 117–108 win over the Wizards.[21] During the 2016–17 season, he received multiple assignments to the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics' D-League affiliate.[22]

On July 13, 2017, Mickey was waived by the Celtics.[23]

Miami Heat (2017–2018)[edit]

On August 20, 2017, Mickey signed with the Miami Heat.[24] On December 16, 2017, he scored a career-high nine points off the bench in a 90–85 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.[25] In May 2018, the Heat declined their $1.6 million option on Mickey's contract, making him a free agent.[26]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Boston 16 0 3.6 .364 .500 .8 .1 .0 .7 1.3
2016–17 Boston 25 1 5.6 .441 .000 .571 1.4 .3 .1 .2 1.5
2017–18 Miami 23 3 12.3 .476 .125 .684 3.6 .4 .3 .4 4.0
Career 64 4 7.5 .449 .118 .605 2.0 .3 .1 .4 2.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Boston 2 0 5.0 .500 .000 .000 1.0 1.0 .0 .5 2.0
2017 Boston 2 0 8.8 .400 .000 .000 2.5 .0 .0 .5 2.0
Career 4 0 7.0 .444 .000 .000 1.8 .5 .0 .5 2.0

Personal life[edit]

Mickey is the son of James Wright and Torand Hunter. His father played center for Abilene Christian University and was the Lone Star Conference MVP in 1984–85.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Draft Profile: Jordan Mickey". NBA.com. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Jordan Mickey Recruiting Profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "#25 Jordan Mickey". lsusports.net. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ Rosetta, Randy (June 25, 2015). "Former LSU big man Jordan Mickey goes to the Celtics early in the 2nd round". NOLA.com. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ Vecenie, Sam (March 31, 2015). "LSU's Jordan Mickey declares for NBA Draft". CBSSports.com. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Celtics Select Rozier, Hunter, Mickey and Thornton in 2015 Draft". NBA.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Celtics Sign 2015 Draft Pick Jordan Mickey". NBA.com. July 20, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Jordan Mickey Named NBA D-League Player of the Month". OurSportsCentral.com. January 5, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Maine's Jordan Mickey Named NBA Development League Player of the Month". NBA.com. January 5, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  11. ^ King, Jay (January 18, 2016). "Jordan Mickey recalled by Boston Celtics for treatment on ankle injury". MassLive.com. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Sixteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented By Kumho Tire". NBA.com. January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  13. ^ Forsberg, Chris (January 29, 2016). "Celtics coach Brad Stevens thinks highly of D-League All-Star Jordan Mickey". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Keith Benson and Quinn Cook Named as All-Star Replacements". NBA.com. February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Celtics win 14th straight at home, beat Grizzlies 116-96". NBA.com. March 9, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  16. ^ "The Boston Celtics have assigned Coty Clarke..." Twitter. March 10, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  17. ^ "The Boston Celtics have recalled forwards Coty..." Twitter. March 11, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Jordan Mickey D-League Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Jordan Mickey 2016-17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 3, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Celtics' Jordan Mickey: Will start at power forward Wednesday". CBSSports.com. January 11, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Wizards vs. Celtics – Box Score". ESPN.com. January 11, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  22. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Celtics' Jordan Mickey: Waived by Celtics". CBSSports.com. July 13, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  24. ^ "HEAT Signs Jordan Mickey". NBA.com. August 20, 2017. Retrieved August 20, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Richardson scores 28 points, Heat beat Clippers 90-85". ESPN.com. December 16, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  26. ^ Winderman, Ira (May 10, 2018). "Heat decline option on Jordan Mickey, making him a free agent". sun-sentinel.com. Retrieved June 24, 2018. 

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