|College:||Saint Francis University|
Mike Iuzzolino (born January 22, 1968, in Altoona, Pennsylvania) was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 191 NBA Draft.
Coming out of high school as a first team All-State player in Pennsylvania, Iuzzolino attended Penn State for two years before transferring to St. Francis. For his basketball career, it was definitely the right move. At Penn State, he was averaging only 10 minutes-per-game to the 36 mpg average he would enjoy at St. Francis.
Iuzzolino averaged 21.3 and 24.1 ppg in his two seasons and led St. Francis to their only NCAA tournament appearance. He was a two time All-Northeast Conference player and the conference's Player-of-the-Year in 1991. A star in the classroom as well, Iuzzolino graduated Magna cum Laude in 1991.
Drafted in the second round of the 1991 draft by the Mavs, Iuzzolino played two seasons in Dallas appearing in 122 games. He was fourth in the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage in 1992. For his two seasons in the NBA, he averaged 9 points-per-game.
Following two seasons in the CBA, Iuzzolino went to Italy and found his game, playing six seasons in the Italian Professional League. He was named to the Italian League All-Star team four times and was the MVP of the All-Star game in 1997. He played a final two seasons in Spain, 2001-2003.
He went into coaching after his playing career and after stints at George Mason and Duquense, Iuzzolino is now an assistant coach at St. Vincent's College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
His hometown honored him by inducting him to the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame.