Jack McClinton

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Jack McClinton
Jack McClinton All-star game.jpg
Free Agent
Shooting guard / Point guard
Personal information
Born (1985-01-19) January 19, 1985 (age 29)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Calvert Hall College (Towson, Maryland)
South Kent School (South Kent, Connecticut)
College Siena (2004–2005)
Miami (Florida) (2006–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Aliağa Petkim (Turkey)
2010–2011 Gilboa Galil (Israel)
2011–2012 BC Budivelnik (Ukraine)
2012 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
  • Third team All-ACC (2007)
  • First team All-ACC (2008, 2009)

Jack Paul McClinton (born January 19, 1985) is an American professional basketball player. A former college basketball player, he was the starting shooting guard for the University of Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team.

He was selected in the second round by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2009 NBA Draft.[1] After being waived by the Spurs, he played for Aliağa Petkim (Turkey), Gilboa Galil (Israel), BC Budivelnik (Ukraine), and the Reno Bighorns (D-League).

High school career[edit]

McClinton attended South Kent School in Connecticut for one season, where one of his teammates was future NBA player Dorell Wright, following a four-year career at Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore.

College career[edit]

After graduating from high school, McClinton received a few scholarship offers for basketball, and decided to attend Siena College, a small college in New York. He transferred out of Siena as his coach, Rob Lanier was fired at the end of the season.[2] Several schools were interested in McClinton's services, including the University of Maryland, College Park, but he choose to attend the University of Miami instead as he thought UM will provide more playing time.[2] After sitting out a full year because of NCAA transfer regulations, McClinton was selected to the 2007–08 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season First Team All-ACC, after leading the league in three-point field goals and free throw percentage.[3] For the 2008–09 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season, McClinton joined Tyler Hansbrough as the only players to repeat First-Team All-ACC Honors. He finished as the third leading scorer in the ACC, averaging 19.4 points per game.[4]

College statistics[edit]

Season Averages
Season Team G PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% MIN TO
2004–05 Siena Saints 30 13.6 5.0 2.6 1.1 0.0 .423 .357 .815 32.3 2.6
2005–06 Miami Hurricanes Did not play – Transfer
2006–07 Miami Hurricanes 31 16.7 2.5 2.1 0.7 0.0 .404 .440 .895 31.5 2.4
2007–08 Miami Hurricanes 32 17.7 2.4 2.6 0.8 0.0 .428 .427 .919 31.5 2.5
2008–09 Miami Hurricanes 32 19.3 3.1 2.8 0.8 0.0 .449 .453 .885 32.2 2.6
Totals: 125 16.9 3.2 2.6 0.8 0.0 .427 .426 .880 31.9 2.5

Professional career[edit]

After McClinton was waived by the San Antonio Spurs he signed with Aliağa Petkim in the Turkish Basketball League. Halfway through the season he was averaging 16.1 points on 40.4% shooting and 34.1% from 3-point range in 30.7 minutes per game. He shot his free throws at an accuracy of 85.7%. His highest scoring game of the season took place on December 23, 2009, when he made 8 three-pointers on his way to 33 points.

McClinton played in Israel with Gilboa Galil during the 2010–2011 season, averaging 8.4 ppg in 27 games.

In August 2011, McClinton signed with BC Budivelnik of the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague. In November 2012 he was selected in the 1st round of the NBA's D-League draft by the Erie BayHawks.

On December 27, 2012, McClinton was traded to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.[5] In February 2013, he was waived by the Mad Ants. He did not appear in a game for them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDonald, Jeff (June 26, 2009). – "NBA DRAFT; SPURS ADD THREE; Spurs see Blair as steal". – San Antonio Express-News.
  2. ^ a b Don Markus. "The long ranger: Miami's McClinton can score from anywhere". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved March 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ "McClinton Earns All-ACC First Team Honors". Scout.com. Retrieved March 16, 2009. 
  4. ^ "McClinton Earns All-ACC First Team Honors". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved March 16, 2009. 
  5. ^ RENO BIGHORNS ACQUIRE WALKER RUSSELL

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