Mike Barrett (basketball, born 1943)

Mike Barrett
Personal information
Born (1943-09-05)September 5, 1943
Montgomery, West Virginia
Died August 8, 2011(2011-08-08) (aged 67)
Nashville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 155 lb (70 kg)
Career information
High school Richwood (Richwood, West Virginia)
College West Virginia Tech (1961–1965)
NBA draft 1965 / Undrafted
Playing career 1969–1973
Position Guard
Number 20
Career history
19691971 Washington Caps / Virginia Squires
1972–1973 San Diego Conquistadors
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA statistics
Points 2,500
Rebounds 592
Assists 730
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Thomas "Bird Man" Barrett (September 5, 1943 – August 8, 2011) was an American basketball player.

He was reared in Richwood, West Virginia and attended Richwood High School.

A 6'2" guard from West Virginia Institute of Technology, Barrett participated in the 1968 Summer Olympics, where he won a gold medal for the United States national basketball team. He also played for the United States men's national basketball team at the 1967 FIBA World Championship.[1] From 1969 to 1973 he played professionally in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Washington Capitols, Virginia Squires, and San Diego Conquistadors. He was named to the 1970 ABA All-Rookie team, and averaged 13.4 points per game over his ABA career.

He was named West Virginia Amateur Athlete of the Year in 1968, and in 1980, he was inducted into the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Barrett died August 8, 2011 after a long illness.[2]


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