|Hometown:||New York, NY|
Michael G. Waitkus '86
Hometown: New York, NY
Year Inducted: 1994
Mike Waitkus came to Brown from New York City where he was chosen a member of the All-City Team. Arriving at Brown, Mike became a "take charge guy" at point guard for Coach Mike Cingiser's team and brought a great deal of pleasure to the fans at old Marvel Gym. In 1982-83, Mike was chosen Ivy League Rookie-of-the-Year, and also 2nd Team All-Ivy in 1983 and 1986. He was also tri-captain on the 1985-86 Ivy Championship Team. Some of Mike's other achievements include...
1st for Best Free Throw Percentage in a season (.898)
1st for Best Free Throw Percentage in a career (.861)
1st for Most Assists in a Season (1983-84)
1st for Most Assists in a Career (1983-86)
1985 - Woody Grimshaw Award for positive attitude and team spirit.
1986 - Shared the Fales Trophy with Jim Turner - "Team member who contributed the most to the sport at Brown."
Mike currently resides in Hong Kong with his wife, Debby Lynn. He is the regional manager of Southeast Asia for the American International Underwriters, overseeing property insurance for Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, the Philippines, Guam, Micronesia and Korea.