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Mike MacKelvie makes a steal for Wilsonville High School during a 2010 game.
Courtesy: UAA Sports Information

Men add JC standout Mike MacKelvie

Courtesy: UAA Sports Information
Release: 05/17/2012
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ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team added more experience and versatility to its 2012-13 roster Thursday as head coach Rusty Osborne announced that junior-college standout and former Oregon prep star Mike MacKelvie has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Seawolves.

A 6-4, 190-pound wing, MacKelvie comes to UAA from Eastern Arizona College, where he averaged 10.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals over his 2-year career. As a sophomore in 2011-12, he shot 46 percent from the field and 71 percent from the free-throw line to help the Gila Monsters to a 21-10 record, a top-20 national ranking and a spot in the NJCAA Region I playoffs.

“We have followed Mike since high school and are excited that he will become a Seawolf,” said Osborne, who has currently guided UAA to two straight NCAA Div. II Tournament second-round berths. “His strength is as an athlete who can attack the basket, making him a perfect complement to our other wings. He is also an excellent offensive rebounder and has the size to be a very good defender in our system. We’re looking forward to having him in the program the next two years.”

The Wilsonville, Ore., product had a storied prep career at his hometown Wilsonville (Ore.) High School, earning First Team All-State and Northwest Oregon Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2009-10. MacKelvie left WHS as his school’s all-time leader in rebounds (451) and steals (182), along with single-game marks for points (33) and steals (9), and the single-season scoring record (496 pts/17.1 ppg) as a junior. An 11-time varsity letterwinner in three sports, he was also an all-state selection as a receiver and defensive back in football.

MacKelvie becomes the fourth member of UAA’s 2012-13 recruiting class, joining high school signees John Erickson (G, 6-4/185, Sisters, Ore.), Jalen Little (PG, 5-10/160, Colorado Springs, Colo./Sierra HS) and Collin Spickerman (F, 6-9/205, West Linn, Ore./Jesuit HS).

UAA plays in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The Seawolves posted a 23-7 record last season, earning their second straight NCAA Tournament 2nd Round appearance and finishing No. 16 in the D-II top-25 poll.

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