|Intro||German basketball player|
|Is||Athlete Basketball player|
|Birth||19 October 1959, Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
Michael "Mike" Jackel (born October 19, 1959 in Vancouver) is a retired Canadian-German professional basketball player. A 6’7’’ forward, he won the 1993 European Championships with the German men’s national team and was the first player to score more than 10.000 points in the German Basketball Bundesliga.
The son of German parents who had migrated to Canada, Jackel played at Simon Fraser University from 1978 to 1982. He scored 1,940 points for the Clan, leaving as the second leading scorer in SFU history behind Jay Triano. Posting 28.9 points per contest, he led the NAIA in scoring his senior year (1981-82), which earned him NAIA All-America Second Team honors that season. He was inducted into the SFU Hall of Fame in 1994.
Jackel spent his 17-year professional career entirely in the German top-flight Basketball Bundesliga, playing for Wolfenbüttel (1982), Göttingen (1982-1985), Köln (1985-1988; 1989-1990), Charlottenburg (1988-1989), Bamberg (1990-1997) and Braunschweig (1997-1999). He won four German championships and four German cup titles. In December 1996, Jackel became the first player in the Bundesliga to surpass the 10.000 point mark and finished his professional career in 1999 with 10.783 points, which made him the all-time leading scorer in the league.
Following his professional career, Jackel returned to his native Canada.
Between 1984 and 1993, Jackel won a total of 113 caps for the German men’s national team, averaging 19.2 points per game. In the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, he was Germany’s second-leading scorer (14.1ppg) behind Detlef Schrempf and had a 15-point performance against the Original Dream Team. At the 1993 European Championships, he averaged 11 points a game en route to the gold medal.