April 7, 1977 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Irmo (Irmo, South Carolina)|
|College||South Carolina (1996–1999)|
|NBA draft||1999 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||1999–2010|
|2001–2002||North Charleston Lowgators|
|2005–2006||Andrea Costa Imola|
|2007–2008||Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia|
|2010||Gimnasia La Plata|
|Career highlights and awards|
BJ McKie (born April 7, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, McKie went to high school at Irmo High School and played for the University of South Carolina men's basketball team. In January 1999, he became the Gamecock's all time leading scorer, surpassing Alex English. The college retired his #3 jersey in 2005. His son, Justin McKie, also starred at Irmo and has signed to play at USC.
American minor leagues
After his college career, McKie was drafted by the Connecticut Pride of the Continental Basketball Association. He played for them from 1999 to 2001, and appeared in the 2001 CBA All-Star Game. In 2001-02, McKie played for the North Charleston Lowgators (now the Florida Flame) of the NBA Development League.
Internationally, McKie has played for BCM Gravelines in France; Keravnos in Cyprus; Avitos Giessen and TBB Trier in Germany; Zarotti Imola, Pepsi Caserta and Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia in Italy; and Maccabi Haifa Heat and Hapoel Afula in Israel. He left Hapoel Afula in 2010.
- South Carolina Official Athletic Site - Traditions
- "McKie passea English on scoring list as South Carolina tops Vanderbilt". Charlotte Observer. January 31, 1999. 4H Sports.
- "B.J. McKie's jersey retired". WIS News 10. December 2005.
- BJ McKie profile. Eurobasket.com. Retrieved on January 28, 2010.
- BJ McKie statistics, basketball-reference.com
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