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Micah Downs

Micah Downs
No. 22 –
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League Ukrainian SuperLeague
Personal information
Born (1986-09-08) September 8, 1986 (age 27)
Kirkland, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Juanita (Bothell, Washington)
College Kansas (2005–2006)
Gonzaga (2006–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Zadar
2010 Leuven Bears
2010–2011 Ford Burgos
2011–2012 Bàsquet Manresa
2012–2013 Maine Red Claws
2013 Bucaneros de La Guaira
2013–present Budivelnyk Kiev
Career highlights and awards

Micah Philip Downs (born September 8, 1986)[1] is an American professional basketball player for Budivelnyk Kyiv of the Ukrainian SuperLeague.

Downs is a former small forward for the Kansas Jayhawks, later transferring and graduating from Gonzaga University. Downs was a member of the West Coast Conference (WCC) All-Tournament Team in 2007 and 2009; in 2009 he was also the WCC All-Tournament MVP.

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft, Downs participated in the 2009 Las Vegas NBA Summer League as a member of the Phoenix Suns.[2] In his first pro year in Croatia playing for KK Zadar, Downs averaged 7.6 points per game (ppg) in the NLB League and 11.0 ppg in the Eurocup, while averaging over 50% field goal shooting. After moving to the Leuven Bears Downs averaged 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game.[1]

In the 2010–11 season Downs played for Ford Burgos of the LEB Oro. He finished in the All-LEB Oro team.[3] Downs participated in the 2010 Las Vegas NBA Summer League as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.

In July 2011, Downs agreed to terms with Assignia Manresa, and averaged 13.4 ppg and 4 rebounds per game.[4] After his first season at Liga ACB, Downs won the ACB Rising Star Award.[5]

On November 1, 2012, Downs signed with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League.[6] On February 4, 2013, Downs was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[7] He left the Red Claws in April 2013.

On July 11, 2013, Downs signed a one-year deal with Budivelnyk Kyiv.[8]


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