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2004-2005 Men's Basketball Roster

Mike Dean

Class: Sr.
Position: G
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190 pounds
Previous School: Coosa HS [Univ. of Georgia]
Hometown: Rome, Ga.

As A Junior

The high-scoring marksman is one of the top returning guards in the Sun Belt ... Team's leading scorer at 16.2 ppg, which was No. 3 in the Sun Belt Conference ... Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection ... Missed the Sun Belt Conference Tournament after suffering a broken left hand in practice just prior to the start of the league tournament ... Missed the team's first four games due to NCAA transfer guidelines but made 23 consecutive starts once he become eligible ... Scored 21 points against Tennessee Wesleyan in first game at Middle Tennessee, and netted a career-high 30 points in Sun Belt Conference opener against Arkansas State ... Turned in 19 double-figure scoring games (out of 23), including six with 20 points or more, and led Middle Tennessee in scoring in 11 games ... Finished No. 6 on single-season 3-point field goals made list with 62 ... No. 2 in Sun Belt Conference in 3-point field goal percentage (.437), and No. 5 in Sun Belt in 3-point field goals made (2.7).

Played in 23 games as a freshman, averaging 1.8 points per game ... Saw action in eight games as a sophomore before transferring to Middle Tennessee ... Scored 2.8 points per game in his final Bulldog campaign ... Scored a career high nine points against Arkansas

Prolific scorer during his two seasons at Coosa, which went 51-5 during that span ... Only played two years of high school basketball ... Was rated the #18 shooting guard in the nation out of high school by the Sporting News ... During his Coosa career, Dean was a two-time selection to the All-State and All-Region teams ... Was also a two-time Region Player of the Year pick ... Averaged 30 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 6.5 assists over his career ... Scored over 1,600 points in only two years ... Scored his career high of 53 points in the region tournament ... Scored 40 or more points 10 times ... Led his team to the AA Final Four in 2000 and the Elite Eight in 2001 ... Played for coach Larry Bing ... Also named All-State as a wide receiver in football.

Son of Mike Liggons and Shelia Dean ... Daughter Mikala was born in April, 2004... Born 10/9/82 ... Undecided about an academic major ... Enjoys spending time with friends and family ... Also enjoys playing basketball with his younger brother.

2003-2004 Game-by-Game Stats
2004-2005 Game-by-Game Stats