Career: Pau-Orthez (France-Pro A, 1998-2003), Golden State Warriors (2003-06).
One of the flashiest players to ever come out of Europe. Like his brother Florent, Mike's story is as sad as it is beautiful. Born and raised in Guadeloupe, Mickaël became an orphan very young. He came to Pau-Orthez as a teenager where he found a family.
Unbelievably athletic, Mike is a streaky shooter. But he's a nightmare for those facing his defensive pressure. Pietrus has already won three medals with France. In 2000, he won the juniors title. In 2002, he finished third at the U-20 tournament. And last but not least, he earned the Bronze medal last year at the EuroBasket. Pietrus has had three rocky seasons with the Golden State Warriors, marked by promising sparks but also by injuries and inconsistency.