Andre McGee

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Andre McGee
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Assistant coach
Team UMKC
Biographical details
Born (1987-03-07) March 7, 1987 (age 27)
Moreno Valley, California
Playing career
2005–2009 Louisville
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2010–2012
2012–2014
2014–present
Louisville (graduate assistant)
Louisville (director of basketball operations)
UMKC (assistant)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2009 Big East Tournament championship
2008 NCAA Elite Eight
2009 NCAA Elite Eight

Andre McGee (born March 7, 1987 in Moreno Valley, California) is a former American professional basketball player of Phoenix Hagen, currently an assistant coach at the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC). McGee's family has a history of playing college basketball. His father Anthony McGee played basketball at Long Beach State. His oldest brother, Tony McGee, played at Eastern Washington University and older brother Antoine McGee played at the University of Colorado.

High school career[edit]

He averaged 22.3 points, 4.2 assists and 3.7 steals per game as a senior at Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California.

College career[edit]

McGee was the starting point guard for the 2008-09 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team. He says he chose Louisville because "Louisville is the best college sports town in the country, hands down, and Coach Pitino is the best coach in college. I would have been dumb to go anywhere else."

Health concerns[edit]

Over the course of his high school and college careers, McGee suffered many, sometimes severe, symptoms of what was identified in college as sickle cell trait. Throughout his playing career, he took IVs in the locker room before every game, and a trainer was available with oxygen on the bench at all times to combat the athletically induced symptoms.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring from play after one professional season in Germany, McGee returned to Louisville as a graduate assistant on Rick Pitino's staff in 2010. McGee was promoted to director of basketball operations at Louisville in 2012. After the 2013–14 season, he left Louisville to become an assistant at UMKC under former Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McGee Announced as UMKC Men's Basketball Assistant Coach" (Press release). UMKC Athletics. May 2, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2014.