|Shooting guard / Point guard|
January 19, 1985 |
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Calvert Hall College (Towson, Maryland)
South Kent School (South Kent, Connecticut)
Miami (Florida) (2006–2009)
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|2009–2010||Aliağa Petkim (Turkey)|
|2010–2011||Gilboa Galil (Israel)|
|2011–2012||BC Budivelnik (Ukraine)|
|2012||Reno Bighorns (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
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. 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
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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
|2005–06||Miami Hurricanes||Did not play – Transfer|
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.
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- RENO BIGHORNS ACQUIRE WALKER RUSSELL