Mike Vandello
Mike Vandello


Bettendorf, Iowa

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 220



2007-08/junior at Illinois State
Appeared in 12 games • averaged 1.7 points and 1.5 rebounds per game • played 11 minutes at Northern Iowa, his most action since playing a season-high 14 minutes at Eastern Michigan • scored a season-high six points, and pulled down a season-best five rebounds against Southeast Missouri State • played in two of ISU's State Farm MVC Tournament games.

2006-07/sophomore at Illinois State
Appeared in 27 games • Had a season-high eight points on 4-of-7 shooting against Sacramento State • Also pulled down a season-best eight rebounds in the game • Got on the scoreboard in 12 contests.

2005-06/freshman at Illinois State
Logged the most minutes of any of ISU's seven newcomers (582 minutes) • Played in all 28 games and had nine starting assignments • Had three double-digit scoring games on the season • Scored a career best 11 points against Indiana State on 4-for-4 shooting • Ended the season by making 10 of his last 20 three-point attempts • Ranked fourth on the team in rebounding with 3.1 boards per game.

at Bettendorf High School
Averaged 12.7 points per game and led the team with six rebounds per contest • His team won the Mississippi Athletic Conference title with a perfect 16-0 mark • Led the Bulldogs to a 25-1 record and a Class 4A state basketball championship • Opened the state championship game with the first nine points • Earned all-tournament honors after tallying a combined 42 points and 18 rebounds in three tournament games • Claimed second team all-state honors • First team all-district and first team all-conference selection • Quad City Times First Team All-Metro • Quad City Times senior all-star slam dunk winner • As a junior, named second team all-conference and all-metro honorable mention • A three-year letterwinner in basketball and soccer • A midfielder on the 2003 state championship soccer team • School's valedictorian with a 4.0 grade point average (351 seniors) • Member of the National Honor Society • Honor Roll student every semester • Selected to the academic all-state team • State of Iowa scholar • Coached by Kevin Skillet.

Full name: Michael Wayne Vandello • Birthdate: December 31, 1986 • Birthplace: Ottumwa, Iowa • Parents: Gary and Betty Vandello • One of two children • His sister, Karisa, was a member of the Drake women's soccer team • Major: biological sciences.