Don MacLean (basketball)
|No. 34, 7, 25, 24|
January 16, 1970 |
Palo Alto, California
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Simi Valley (Simi Valley, California)|
|NBA draft||1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|Pro playing career||1992–2001|
|1997–1999||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||3,490 (10.9 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,210 (3.8 rpg)|
|Assists||404 (1.3 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Donald James MacLean (born January 16, 1970 in Palo Alto, California) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. As a college player, he holds the distinction of being the all-time scoring leader of both the Pac-12 Conference and UCLA. In 1994, MacLean won the NBA Most Improved Player Award as a member of the Washington Bullets. He currently works as a basketball color analyst.
High school career
MacLean played in college at UCLA from 1989 to 1992. He still holds the school record for points scored (2,608) which is also the Pac-12 Conference's all-time scoring record, passing Sean Elliott's then record of 2,555 points. In his senior season, he led UCLA to the 1992 Elite 8. He was inducted into the UCLA Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.
MacLean was the 19th pick (1st round) in the 1992 NBA draft. He was initially drafted by the Detroit Pistons but was traded on draft day to the Washington Bullets. MacLean, along with his 1994-95 Washington Bullets teammates Rex Chapman, Tom Gugliotta, and Scott Skiles, all reunited in Phoenix in 1999-2000 when Chapman, Gugliotta, and MacLean were Suns players and Skiles was the head coach. As highly productive scoring Bullets teammates in 1994-95, Chapman averaged 16.2 points per game (ranked 4th highest on the team), Gugliotta averaged 16.0 (5th on the team), Skiles averaged 13.0 (6th on the team), and MacLean averaged 11.0 (7th on the team). However, as Suns teammates, Gugliotta averaged 13.7 (5th on the team), Chapman averaged only 6.6 (9th on the team), and MacLean averaged only 2.6 (15th on the team).
MacLean serves as the color analyst on the UCLA Basketball Radio Network. He is an analyst on the Los Angeles Clippers TV broadcasts on Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket. He also is a weekly basketball contributor on Fox Sports Radio Network's Petros and Money Show. MacLean also serves as the color analyst for various games on the Pac-12 Network.
MacLean lives in Southern California with his wife and three sons.
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