June 1, 1987 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
(Country Club Hills, Illinois)
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2009–present|
|2010–2011||Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2011–2012||Sutor Basket Montegranaro|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jerel McNeal (born June 1, 1987) is an American professional basketball player.
McNeal was born June 1, 1987 in Chicago, Illinois to parents Edward and Meryln McNeal. He has 2 siblings (January and Jeremy). He attended Hillcrest High School along with point guard Maurice Acker, an eventual college teammate.
McNeal won the Big East's Defensive Player of the Year award as a sophomore in the 2006–07 season and was the only guard on the Big East's All-First Team in 2008–09. McNeal was an Associated Press second team All-American in 2008–09 as well.
On February 10, 2009, in a 102-84 loss at Villanova, McNeal broke George Thompson's 41-year-old school record of 1,773 points.
McNeal went undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft, but was invited to play for the Sacramento Kings in the 2009 Las Vegas Summer League. McNeal was with the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2009 NBA preseason. He was waived on October 19, 2009. He played for the Chicago Bulls in the Orlando Pro Summer League in 2010. In 2011, McNeal played with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League. Through 55 games with the Vipers, McNeal was averaging 20.6 points, 4.7 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game. On March 9, 2011, McNeal was called up from the NBA Development League and signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Hornets. He did not appear in a game for the Hornets, who chose not to sign him to a second 10-day contract.
For the 2009–10 season, McNeal played for Dexia Mons-Hainaut of Basketball League Belgium, averaging 15.3 points. He was released in March 2010 after drawing a two-week suspension for a positive marijuana test.
On February 4, 2013, McNeal was named to the Prospects All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.
On March 27, 2013, McNeal signed a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz. On April 6, 2013, McNeal signed with the Utah Jazz for the rest of the 2012–13 season. On September 25, 2013, he was waived by the Jazz before appearing in a game for them.
- NBA Summer League Rosters - Orlando
- HORNETS SIGN JEREL MCNEAL TO A 10-DAY CONTRACT
- New Orleans Hornets' David West bracing for double-team against Celtics
- Jerel McNeal leaves Dexia Mons-Hainaut
- Raptors Sign McNeal And Wright
- Toronto Raptors waive Jerel McNeal and Chris Wright
- Bakersfield Jam Acquire Jerel McNeal from Vipers
- 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game Rosters Announced
- "Jazz Signs Jerel McNeal to a 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 27, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
- "Jazz Signs Jerel McNeal for Remainder of Season". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 6, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
- Utah Jazz waive guard Jerel McNeal