Michael Damien Sweetney (born October 25, 1982 in Washington, D.C.) is a professional basketball player currently with the Chicago Bulls. He was traded to the Bulls after a two-year stint with the New York Knicks, which selected him with the 9th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.
Sweetney continued the tradition of highly skilled big men at Georgetown University, averaging 18.2 points while shooting nearly 55% over his 3 year collegiate career. He was especially dominant over his junior year, in which he was named Honorable Mention All-America by AP, as well as being a Naismith College Player of the Year finalist and a candidate for the Wooden Award. That year Sweetney was the only player in the nation to rank in the top 20 in scoring and rebounding.
Despite playing only three seasons, Sweetney ranks seventh on Georgetown’s career scoring list (1,750), fifth in rebounds (887) and sixth in blocks (180).
Sweetney also has battled weight issues throughout his life and career. It was recently reported in the Chicago Tribune that if Sweetney didn't lose a certain amount of weight, his career could be in danger.