#23 Michael Zitney

Michael is a big guy, but his heart is even bigger. He loves others and has a desire to work hard and compete.
— Micah Davis, Sophomore


  • 6'9 Sophomore Center

  • Has won rings in each of the past two seasons, first as a member of Massillon-Jackson team that won the OHSAA State Title and then at IWU

  • Pre-med major

  • 3.9 GPA


Why IWU...

I chose IWU because the program was not only going to push me to become the best basketball player I can be but the best husband, father and scholar. I knew I would be surrounded by a group of guys that will always bring the best out of me on and off the court.

IAm3 is...

I am 3rd is a lifestyle that our basketball program lives by. We always look to put God first and then others before ourselves. This lifestyle creates a selfless attitude that will follow us for the rest of our lives.

Fearless is...

Fearless is a mindset that the coaches have instilled into our minds as a habit. To be fearless you must attack every task without hesitation. Living a fearless lifestyle with God by your side will position you for success.

The IWU coaching staff is...

The IWU coaching staff is more than basketball coaches, they are men who are role models. They are leaders in our lives who set an example to grow with God and become men of honesty and hard work.

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