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35  Mike Castro
Mike Castro

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Last College:
Allegany (Md.)

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 235

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
08/19/1983


Scouting Report
Strong, physical presence in the paint ... After having a year to adjust to Division I basketball, he is expected to become more of a contributor on the glass and the scoreboard ... Has the potential to be a tenacious rebounder and get a lot of "junk" baskets from offensive rebounds.

As a Junior (2004-05)
Played in all 28 games and made seven starts, including the first two games of the year against Pepperdine and Oregon State ... Averaged 3.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game ... Scored double figures just once with 10 points against Cincinnati ... Jerked double digit rebounds just once with 14 boards against St. Andrews ... Grabbed seven or more rebounds in a game nine times, including the first four games of the year ... Was the Pirates' high rebounder in games against Oregon State and NC State ... Collected eight points and seven rebounds off the bench against South Carolina ... Pulled down eight offensive rebounds against St. Andrews ... Played 20 or minutes in a game eight times with a season-high 32 against Cincinnati ... Garnered seven rebounds and scored six points in East Carolina's road win over UAB.

Prior to ECU
Helped Allegany College to a 31-5 overall record and the NJCAA District III championship as a sophomore ... Averaged a double-double per game during 2003-04 with 13.7 points and 11.6 rebounds a contest ... Ranked fifth in NJCAA Division I in rebounding ... Named second team All-Maryland Junior College Conference ... Led his team in blocked shots with 63 ... Coached by Bob Kirk ... Signed with the Pirates during the early period in November, 2003.

High School
Attended Spingarn High School in Washington, D.C. ... Averaged 18 points and nine rebounds as a senior ... Helped team to two consecutive conference championships ... Received honorable mention honors on the Washington Post All-Met team and was selected to play in the Capital Classic ... Coached by Keith Jackson.

Personal
Born August 19, 1983 ... Son of Charles Atkins ... Academic major is criminal justice ... Played one season at Allegany with ECU newcomer Tyronne Beale ... One of two players on the team from Brooklyn, N.Y.