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#33 Mike Mercer
Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
City/State: Snellville, Ga.
High School: South Gwinnett HS
Other College: Georgia
Experience: 3 Years
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Mike Mercer bio
Courtesy: USF
Release: 04/07/2008
Career Statistics
 
Total
3-Point
Free Throws
Rebounds
 
Scoring
Year GP GS MIN. Avg. FG FGA Pct. FG FGA Pct. FT FTA
Pct.
Off.
Def.
Tot.
Avg.
PF
FO
Ast.
TO
Blk
Stl.
Pts.
Avg.

2008-09

4
2
125
31.3
16
46
.348
1
14
.071
1
3
.333
5
3
8
2.0
4
0
6
7
0
6
34
8.5
2009-10
33
30
944
28.6
125
276
.453
10
49
.204
44
70
.629
44
103
147
4.5
60
0
48
47
11
44
304
9.2

TOTAL

37
32
1069
28.9
141
322
.438
11
63
.175
45
73
.616
49
106
155
4.2
64
0
54
54
11
50
338
9.1
Career Bio
USF Season and Career Highs

2009-10: Played in all 33 games, starting 30 of them ... Ranked fifth on the team with 9.2 points per game while also adding 4.5 rebounds in 28.6 minutes per contest ... Finished third on the team with 48 assists and second with 44 steals ... Ranked 15th in the BIG EAST in steals at 1.3 per game ... Also reached double digits in blocks with 11 ... Stood third on the team in shooting at 45.3 percent (125-of-276) and free throws at 44-of-70 (62.9 percent) ... Posted eight points and three rebounds at SMU (11/13) ... Had six points and three boards against Davidson (11/19) ... Had six points and five rebounds against Kent State (11/25) ... Had a season-high nine points on 4-of-4 shooting with three assists and his first career block against FAU (11/27) ... Had a career-high seven rebounds with seven points and three steals against CMU (12/13) ...Went 6-of-7 from the free throw line and tied his career high with 12 points and three steals, while adding four rebounds and a career-high four assists against UCF (12/16) ... Went 8-of-13 from the floor for a career-high 19 points against USD (12/20) ... Added nine points against Louisville (12/30) ... Had his first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 10 rebounds and added four steals against Notre Dame (01/05) ... Posted 13 points, six rebounds and two assists at Syracuse (01/10) ... Stuffed the stat sheet with 13 points, four rebounds, a career-high five assists, four steals and another career-high two blocks against Rutgers (01/16) ... Added 10 points with four rebounds at Cincinnati (01/20) ... Tied his career high with 19 points and also added seven rebounds, four assists and three steals at Providence (01/23) ... Added nine points in an upset win against No. 17 Pitt (01/31) ... Ended the night with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting and six boards at Georgetown (02/03) ... Went 5-of-8 for 12 points against Cincinnati (02/16) ... Posted 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting against St. John’s (02/20) ... Contributed 11 points and five rebounds at Villanova (02/20) ... Went for 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting with seven boards against Providence (02/27) ... Posted nine points and eight boards at DePaul (03/02) ... Scored 12 points and had a game-high eight rebounds on Senior Day against UConn (03/06) ... Scored in double digits for the sixth time in seven games against DePaul (03/06) with 14 points in the BIG EAST Championship.

2008-09: Became eligible to play in December, 2008 after transferring from Georgia ... Competed in four games, starting two, before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... Averaged 8.5 points per contest ... Shot .348 from the floor ... Also averaged 2.0 rebounds per game with six assists and six steals.

2007-08: Redshirted after transferring on Nov. 27, 2007 from Georgia... Did not play in any games for the Bulldogs in 2007-08.

2006-07: Started all 23 games for UGA before suffering a right knee ACL injury that forced him to miss the final 10 games ... Was the second leading scorer on the team at 13.6 points per game ... Had 17 double-digit scoring games ... Prior to his injury, was leading the team in scoring and minutes played and was ranked 18th in the SEC in scoring, 14th in assists (3.6), 8th in steals (1.70) and 13th in assist/turnover ratio (1.43) ... Was named SEC Player of the Week once and came within 2 rebounds against Jacksonville of becoming first UGA player in history to achieve a triple-double.

2006 Summer: Spent two weeks touring Dominican Republic with other U.S. collegians.

2005-06: As a freshman, averaged 11 points and 3.0 rebounds per game and was named to the Coaches’ SEC All-Freshman team ... 11 points per game was second on the squad ... Had 17 double-digit scoring games ... Captured one Freshman-of-the-Week award ... Ranked 8th in the SEC in steals at 1.71 per game.

High School: As a high school senior in 2005, was rated the No. 5 point guard in the country by Rivals.com and No. 22 overall ... Was rated No. 44 overall by Scout.com ... Averaged 19.8 points, 8.1 assists and 6.0 rebounds as a senior, helping South Gwinnett to a 28-3 record and the quarterfinals of the Georgia Class 5A state tournament ... The Comets held a top-10 national ranking throughout most of the season ... As a junior, averaged 18.1 points, when South Gwinnett went 31-2 and won the 5A championship ... Was a backcourt teammate, both at SGHS and for the AAU’s Georgia Stars, with current Philadelphia 76er Louis Williams ... Coached by Roger Fleetwood at SGHS.

Personal: Criminology major ... Born September 29, 1986 in Anaheim, Calif. ... Full name is Michael Anthony Mercer, Jr. ... Father of newborn son, Michael.

Points

Season

19 (2), last at Providence (01/23/10)

Career

19 (2), last at Providence (01/23/10)

Rebounds

Season

10, vs. Notre Dame (01/05/10)

Career

10, vs. Notre Dame (01/05/10)

Assists

Season

5, vs. Rutgers (01/16/10)

Career

5, vs. Rutgers (01/16/10)

Steals

Season

4 (2), last vs. Rutgers (01/16/10)

Career

4 (2), last vs. Rutgers (01/16/10)

Blocked Shots

Season

2 (2), last vs. Providence (02/27/10)

Career

2 (2), last vs. Providence (02/27/10)

Field Goals

Season

8 (2), last vs. Providence (02/27/10)

Career

8 (2), last vs. Providence (02/27/10)

Field Goal Attempts

Season

16, at Providence (01/23/10)

Career

16 (2), at Providence (01/23/10)

Free Throws

Season

6, vs. UCF (12/16/09)

Career

6, vs. UCF (12/16/09)

Free Throw Attempts

Season

7 (2), last at Louisville (12/30/09)

Career

7 (2), last at Louisville (12/30/09)

3-Point Field Goals

Season

2, at SMU (11/13/09)

Career

2, at SMU (11/13/09)

3-Point Field Goals Attempted

Season

4 (2), last vs. USD (12/20/09)

Career

4 (4), last vs. USD (12/20/09)

Foul Disqualifications

Season

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Career

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Minutes

Season

37 (4), last vs. Providence (02/27/10)

Career

39, vs. Niagara (12/14/08)



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