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Mike Fitchett

Mike Fitchett

Mike Fitchett

NBL Team: Nelson Giants

Position: Guard

Born: September 20, 1982

Height: 1.83m

Fitchett was MVP when leading Nelson College to the 2000 NZ Secondary Schools title and has now amassed 150 games in 10 NBL seasons.

The highlight of his career so far was Nelson’s championship triumph last year, where Fitchett scored 34 points (8/10 3pt) in their overtime semifinal win against Waikato.

Already in tune with coach Nenad Vucinic’s new system, he debuted for New Zealand against Venezuela in 2007 and had another chance to step up the following year in the absence of veteran point guards Mark Dickel and Paul Henare.

International

Year Series G FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% PTS PPG REB RPG AST APG STL SPG BLK BPG
2008 FIBA Olympic Qualifying (Greece) 3 4 9 44.4 2 2 100 13 4.3 2 0.7 2 0.7 - - - -
2008 NZ in Slovenia 3 3 8 37.5 2 2 100 9 3.0 2 0.7 2 0.7 3 1.0 - -
2008 NZ in Canada 3 3 8 37.5 2 2 100 9 3.0 3 1.0 3 1.0 2 0.67 - -
2008 NZ v Australia 2 2 9 22.2 - - - 6 3.0 3 1.5 1 0.5 - - - -
2007 Boris Stankovic Cup (China) 3 1 2 50.0 - - - 2 0.7 1 0.3 - - - - - -
2007 Venezuela in NZ 3 3 8 37.5 - - - 8 2.7 2 0.7 - - 1 0.33 - -
Year Series 17 16 44 36.4 6 6 100 47 2.8 13 0.8 8 0.5 6 0.35 - -

Three-Point Goals 2008 Olympic Qualifying: 3/6 (50.0%), Slovenia 1/5 (20.0%), Canada 1/3 (33.3%), Australia 2/9 (22.2%), 2007 Stankovic Cup 0/1 (0%), Venezuela 2/5 (40.0%), Total 9/29 (31.0%).

International Debut

2007

National Basketball League

Regular Season

Year Team G FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% PTS PPG REB RPG AST APG STL SPG BLK BPG
2008 Nelson 18 71 139 51.1 24 26 92.3 205 11.4 52 2.9 48 2.7 14 0.78 1 0.06
2007 Nelson 16 71 172 41.3 30 32 93.8 213 13.3 53 3.3 45 2.8 12 0.75 2 0.13
2006 Nelson 16 54 139 38.8 20 28 71.9 170 10.6 33 2.1 35 2.2 9 0.56 1 0.06
2005 Nelson 18 50 136 36.8 26 32 81.3 165 9.2 48 2.7 40 2.2 17 0.94 3 0.17
2004 Otago 18 39 133 29.3 15 18 83.3 109 6.1 46 2.6 57 3.2 16 0.89 1 0.06
2003 Otago 18 39 112 34.8 16 27 59.3 108 6.0 36 2.0 41 2.3 21 1.17 - -
2002 Otago 15 49 134 36.6 19 24 79.2 143 9.5 35 2.3 36 2.4 12 0.80 - -
2001 Nelson 16 37 102 36.3 6 12 50.0 96 6.0 29 1.8 18 1.1 15 0.94 - -
2000 Nelson 10 10 32 31.3 2 2 100 28 2.8 12 1.2 4 0.4 5 0.50 - -
1999 Nelson 2 - 3 0.0 - - - - - 1 0.5 1 0.5 - - - -
Total 147 420 1102 38.1 158 201 78.6 1237 8.4 345 2.3 325 2.2 121 0.82 8 0.05

Three-point field goals 2008 39/87 (44.8%), 2007 41/112 (36.6%), 2006 42/104 (40.4%), 2005 39/97 (40.2%), 2004 16/56 (28.6%), 2003 14/50 (28.0%), 2002 26/82 (31.7%), 2001 16/57 (28.1%), 2000 6/21 (28.6%), 1999 0/1 (0%); Total 239/667 (35.8%)

Playoffs

Year Team G FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% PTS PPG REB RPG AST APG STL SPG BLK BPG
2008 Nelson 2 8 17 47.1 1 2 50.0 22 11.0 7 3.5 2 1.0 - - - -
2007 Nelson 3 18 32 56.3 5 6 83.3 55 18.3 12 4.0 12 4.0 1 0.33 - -
2006 Nelson 1 - 7 0.0 - - - - - 1 1.0 3 3.0 - - - -
2005 Nelson 2 7 14 50.0 - - - 18 9.0 2 1.0 6 3.0 1 0.50 - -
2001 Nelson 1 - 4 0.0 - - - - - 5 5.0 1 1.0 - - - -
Total 9 33 74 44.6 6 8 75.0 95 10.6 27 3.0 24 1.7 2 0.22 - -
Career 156 453 1176 38.5 164 209 78.5 1332 8.5 372 2.4 349 2.2 123 0.79 8 0.05

Three-point field goals 2008 5/11 (45.5%), 2007 14/23 (60.9%), 2006 0/4 (0%), 2005 4/9 (44.4%), 2001 0/2 (0.0%), Total 23/49 (46.9%); Career: 262/716 (36.6%)

NBL Titles (1)

2007 (Nelson)