October 7, 1960|
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|High school||Suffolk (Suffolk, Virginia)|
|College||District of Columbia (1979–1983)|
|NBA draft||1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall|
|Selected by the Washington Bullets|
Michael Antonio Britt (born October 7, 1960) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 2nd round (32nd overall) of the 1983 NBA Draft. A 6'6" forward from the University of District of Columbia.
Dubbed the "Flying Pencil" by David Remnick of the Washington Post, as some scouts felt his slender frame was too lean for his height, Britt had a phenomenal freshman season at District of Columbia, averaged 24.3 points and 12.4 rebounds in 16 games with the Firebirds varsity. As a sophomore in the 1980-81 season, Britt was joined by 6'10" center Earl Jones, forming an explosive combination, and in 1982, Britt was named the outstanding player in the NCAA Division II tournament and the Firebirds won the championship with a 25-5 overall mark.
Britt had his first taste of International competition at the Jones Cup in Taipei in 1982, An incoming senior that year, Britt combined forces with such stars as Chris Mullin and Aubrey Sherrod to power the United States to the championship under coach George Raveling. He was chosen by the Washington Bullets as their second round draft pick in 1983 and showed up for his first practice session at the Bullets' pre-season training camp, when the NBA season reeled off, he was left out in the cold by the Bullets in favor of first round draft choice Jeff Malone. Britt decided to regroup in the Continental league with the Louisville Catbirds and then moved to Albuquerque Silvers in the same league and somehow found a home.