Mike Lecak (pronounced LEE-sak) begins his second season at Pitt as a walk-on. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Lecak redshirted the 2012-13 season after transferring to Pitt. He played his freshman season at NCAA Division II Wheeling Jesuit University.
Redshirted the 2012-13 season at Pitt.
2011-12 AT WHEELING JESUIT
Attended and played his freshman season at Wheeling Jesuit University for head coach Dan Suncomb...Helped guide Wheeling Jesuit to a 2012 NCAA Division II Tournament berth with a 22-10 overall and 13-6 WVIAC record...Played in 10 games off the bench in 2011-12...Scored 21 points (2.1 ppg.), shot 66.7 percent (8-12) from the floor and 50 percent (4-8) from 3-point range...Scored a season-high eight points, hit 2-3 3-pointers in only four minutes of action vs. Chowan, 11/12...Saw first collegiate action, played three minutes and hit his first career 3-pointer vs. Bloomsburg, 11/11.
A 2011 graduate of North Canyon High School in Phoenix, Ariz. where he played basketball for head coach Mike O'Guinn...Two-time All-Metro League selection...Concluded his two-year varsity career with an 18.7 points, 6.0 assists and 2.4 steals per game averages...Ranked among Arizona's top three players in 3-point shooting as both a senior and junior...Won 3-point shootout championship as a senior...Two-time team captain...Averaged 16.1 points, 7.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game as a senior...Finished with 21.3 points, 4.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game averages as a junior...Played with the Arizona Rebels AAU team from 2006-11...Averaged 18.6 points, 5.2 assists and 3.9 steals per game with the Rebels...Four-year honor roll student...Key Club Vice President.
Born Michael Henry Lecak on April 25, 1992...Son of Mike Lecak and Susan Hufnagel of Phoenix, Ariz....Has two sisters--Danielle and Kristen and one nephew Robert...Mother played basketball at Robert Morris...Father played basketball at Penn State-McKeesport...Lists Pittsburgh as his hometown even though he grew up in Phoenix, Ariz....Concluded high school career with a 3.6 grade point average...Happiest and most gratifying moment in sports was making the Pitt basketball team...Plans to be a coach someday...When he was younger, he pretended to be Steve Nash or Pete Maravich...Best athlete he has ever competed against was James Harden at Arizona State's open gym...Plans to major in mathematics and business.