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Mike Marod, #11, Senior
6'4 1/2", 180 lbs, Born: 4/2/84

In the 2001 Final Four, Mike joined Kyle Taylor as an important player off the bench. In the Semi-Final Game against Port St. Joe, Mike didn't score, but gave valuable defensive support. In the Championship Game, his timely three pointer after a steal energized the team and opened the door to a run that gave the team its first lead.

In 2001-02, Mike finally got the chance to show what he could do, and he did it. He led the team in scoring, in three point shots made, in steals, in assists and in deflections. His deflections total of 235 far exceeded the most ever previously recorded in a season by Benjamin player. He was the number two rebounder on the team as well as the team's defensive stopper, always drawing the assignment of defending the other team's best player. At the Bradenton Christian Christmas Tournament, Mike averaged over 20 points a game earning Tournament MVP and All Tournament Team honors as the team took home the championship trophy. He was named the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Player and the Team's Most Outstanding Player. He was named to the Sun-Sentinel's All Palm Beach County First Team and the Palm Beach Post's All Palm Beach County Second Team. We can only figure the Post's sportswriter never got to any Benjamin games since Mike shut down and outperformed the Post's Player of the Year and two other members of the small school first team, as well as a member of the big school first team.

Nobody would disagree that Mike's game of the year was his 31 point explosion against American Heritage (Boca-DelRay) that allowed the Bucs to upset the team that was then ranked No. 3 in the State. The Bucs will miss his skill, experience and consistency next year.

Check out Mike for 3 , Mike as Dr. J (Approx. 1 MB .avi files)

© 2001, Edward A. Marod

2001-02 Scoring

1
Opponent
2 Point Goals
3 Point Goals
Free Throws A/M
Total
Season Total
Buccaneer Tip-Off Classic

Benjamin v. Palmer Trinity


1


3

5-4
15

Exhibition

Buccaneer Tip-Off Classic

Benjamin v. Florida Air Academy

3

4


2-0


18


Exhibition

Jupiter Christian
5
1
0-0
13
13
Atlantic Community High School (4A)
4
2
6-1
15
28
at Gold Coast Community School*
5
1
0-0
13
41
at St. Edward's Academy
4
4
0-0
20
61
Centennial High School
4
2
0-0
14
75
John Carroll*
2
3
0-0
13
88
at Atlantic Community High School (4A)
7
2
3-1
21
109
at Ransom Everglades High School
2
1
6-3
10
119
Bradenton Holiday Tournament Game 1
9
2
2-1
25
144
Bradenton Holiday Tournament Game 2
6
4
0-0
24
168
Bradenton Holiday Tournament Game 3
3
2
0-0
12
180
at Glades Day School
4
0
5-5
13
193
Gold Coast Community School*
5
1
0-0
13
206
Archbishop Curley
3
1
0-0
9
215
at John Carroll*
1
0
5-3
5
220
at American Heritage Boca*
4
4
2-1
21
241
at King's Academy*
2
2
2-1
11
252
at Centennial
3
2
4-4
16
268
St. Edward's Academy*
1
1
5-3
8
276
at American Heritage Plantation
DNP



276
American Heritage - Boca Raton*
5
4
10-9
31
307
The Kings Academy*
0
1
0-0
3
310
Westminster Academy
2
0
0-0
4
314
Jupiter Christian
3
2
6-3
15
329
R.J. Hendley (Senior Night)
5
4
0-0
22
351
at Glades Central
1
3
2-1
12
363
District Playoffs Game 1
3
1
3-3
12
375
District Playoffs Game 2
2
2
6-6
16
391
District Playoffs Game 3
2
0
6-5
9
400
Regional Playoffs Game 1
2
1
8-7
14
414
Totals for the Year




*Unable to play due to commitment to Benjamin Buccaneers' Football Team
**At Buccaneer Tip-Off Classic
***At New Jersey Roundball Festival