Friday, 15 November 2013

Mike Hansen

MIKE HANSEN
 
  

Estudiantes farm team
Heights Academy (Hopkinsville,Kentucky)
Tennessee at Martin
Louisiana State University




PRO CAREER

Estudiantes (ACB)  1993/94
Forum Valladolid    1994-97
Ciudad de Huelva   1997/98
Recreativo Murcia   1998/99
Bayer Leverkusen   1999-02  (Bundesliga)
Caceres (ACB)       2002-03

Palencia (EBA)      2004/05
Zamora  (EBA)     2005-08

* He also played for the Spanish national team under 15, under 17 and absolute. European Championship u15 in 1985, bronze medal in 1991 with Spain.

On this episode you I talk to Mike about his origins, how he became the first Spaniard ever to play in NCAA Division I basketball, we talked about his teammates at LSU (Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Jackson aka Abdul Rauf, Stanley Roberts, Gert Hammik...), his "brother" Sergio Luyk (rip), the European Championships, Estudiantes, Valladolid, Huelva, Caceres, the ACB, Germany and also his final years in the EBA league. Plus Mike tells me what he has been up to since retirement, his brief stint as CB Valladolid president and how busy he is with the Spaniards learning English.

                                       (B.Leverkusen, good times)





3 comments:

  1. He is also an excellent person. I met him when I was a child and he was a star in a summer camp. He was truly inspirational, together with Sergio Luyk and Lalo Garcia. It is impressive how good he was at certain aspects of the game. I hope he can place CB Valladolid on the first division again as he is doing a great work with them now as the club president.

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  2. I had the pleasure of watching him play on several occasion. Mike is a personable individual who has lived basketball from a youmg age. He is an ace on the court with a basketball IQ that is remarkably unbelievable. He was like that from his a young age all the way through his career. I think there was a lot Mike Hansen brought to the ACB and other leagues he played in. An incredible player.

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  3. I had the pleasure of watching him play on several occasion. Mike is a personable individual who has lived basketball from a youmg age. He is an ace on the court with a basketball IQ that is remarkably unbelievable. He was like that from his a young age all the way through his career. I think there was a lot Mike Hansen brought to the ACB and other leagues he played in. An incredible player.

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