Player Info


Name: Mike Best


Height: 6’10” (208 cm)


Weight: 215 lbs. (98 kg)


Position: Power Forward


Birthdate: May 13th, 1993


Hometown: San Rafael, CA.


College(s): University of California-Irvine


Previous Professional Experience:

Avantazh-Politheknik Kharkov (Ukraine-Superleague)

Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (Cyprus-Division A)

Diamond Valley Eagles (Australia-SEABL)


BBC Sparta Bertange (Luxembourg-Total League)


BC-Valga-Valka (Latvia-Estonia Basketball League)


Current Team: Free Agent


Nationality: American

College Career Stats:

2011-2012 California-Irvine: 31 games, 4.2 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 42.5% FG, 63.6% FT

2012-2013 California-Irvine: 10 games, 4.5 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 36.7% FG, 63.6% FT (received medical redshirt)

2013-2014 California-Irvine: 32 games, 2.8 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 45.1% FG, 78.9% FT

2014-2015 California-Irvine: 34 games, 3.2 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 46.5% FG, 67.6% FT

2015-2016 California-Irvine: 38 games, 9.8 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 48.7% FG, 75.6% FT

Professional Career Stats:

2016-2017 Avantazh-Politheknik Kharkov (Ukraine-Superleague): 23 games, 10.0 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 1.0 APG, 1.5 BPG, 47.5% FG, 63.2% FT 

2016-2017 Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (Cyprus-Division A): 6 games, 6.2 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 1.3 BPG, 51.5% FG 

2018 Diamond Valley Eagles (Australia-SEABL): 20 games, 19.4 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 1.5 APG, 2.7 BPG, 49.4% FG, 31.3% 3FG, 67.2% FT 

2018-2019 BBC Sparta Bertrange (Luxembourg-Total League): 9 games, 16.1 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 2.0 BPG, 51.2% FG, 65.4% FT 

2019-2020 BC-Valga-Valka (Latvia-Estonia Basketball League): 5 games, 15.2 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 1.2 APG, 51.6% FG, 85.7% FT- left in November '19 due to injury

Professional Accolades:

Eurobasket.com Ukranian Superleague Honorable Mention- 2016-2017

Eurobasket.com Ukraninan Superleague All-Imports Team- 2016-2017

Eurobasket.com Ukrankian Superleague All-Defensive Team- 2016-2017

Scouting Report:

Mike Best is an experienced pro who has all the potential to have a long and successful professional career. Coming out of NCAA D1 California-Irvine, Best played primarily back to the basket and didn’t step out and shoot a lot. Now during his time in Europe and Australia, he has developed into a true stretch Power Forward. He has the ability to step out and shoot to the 3 point line. He is very athletic and can take it to the rim off the bounce when facing up. Mike has very good low post footwork and can be really effective on the block. On the defensive end, he has built a reputation for being a great shot blocker and rebounder. During the 2018 season in Australia he averaged 2.7 Blocks Per Game and 10.4 RPG to go along with 19.4 PPG! Mike continually gets better year after year and we expect huge things from him going forward!