Letterman ... gained valuable experience a year ago during first full campaign with the varsity ... contributed on both ends of the floor ... was used predominately as a ballhandling guard ... worked hard in the offseason to refine his skills ... crafty player who continues to bloom ... must elevate game in final year as a host of newcomers seek to take his playing time ... has unique ability to operate in the paint against much taller defenders ... has vast repertoire of moves ... uses body well on the glass ... not afraid to mix it up ... also an adept passer and aggressive defender ... product of the USMA Prep School.
As a junior: earned spot with varsity in preseason camp ... one of just five Black Knights to appear in every contest ... averaged 4.3 ppg. and 2.8 rpg. ... shot .455 from the floor and .605 from the foul line ... earned 12 starting assignments ... ranked third on the team in rebounding average, while his 76 total caroms listed second on the squad ... ranked second on team with 47 assists (1.7 apg.) and 22 steals (0.8 spg.) ... posted points in 23 of his 27 outings ... enjoyed three double-digit scoring performances ... closed campaign with career-high 12 points against Holy Cross in Patriot League Tournament ... tallied 10 points in back-to-back contests versus Stony Brook and Marist in December ... snared career-high eight rebounds in January battle with Lafayette ... made strong collegiate debut with nine points, six rebounds and three assists in season opener versus Duke ... averaged only 1.0 rpg. in final eight contests.
As a sophomore: spent the season with Army's junior varsity program.
As a freshman: toiled with the jayvees.
High School/USMAPS: lettered four times each in basketball and soccer at Providence Day School in Charlotte, N.C, ... played basketball for head coach David Carrier ... averaged 16.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 3.0 apg. as a senior ... helped hoop team to successive state titles as a junior and senior ... soccer squad won back-to-back state crowns during sophomore and junior years ... named all-conference and all-state during junior and senior hardwood campaigns ... hit winning jumper in final seconds to give hoop team state title as a senior ... averaged 15.0 ppg. at USMAPS.
Personal: given name is Michael Rashad Dames ... born Jan. 17, 1981 ... parents' names are Michael Dames and Laureen Mobley ... stepmother is Anne Dames ... majoring in Systems Engineering.