Pamela McGee

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Pamela McGee
Medal record
Women’s basketball
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1984 Los Angeles Team competition

Pamela McGee (born December 1, 1962) is an American retired professional women's basketball player and assistant coach. At age 34, Pamela was the second overall pick in the 1997 WNBA Draft. She played in the league for two seasons with the Sacramento Monarchs and Los Angeles Sparks.

McGee grew up in Flint, Michigan, where she attended Flint Southwestern Academy before graduating from Flint Northern High School.

Pamela won back-to-back NCAA Championships as an All-American at the University of Southern California, where she was a teammate of twin sister Paula, and Cynthia Cooper and Cheryl Miller. In 1984, she won Olympic gold in Los Angeles before embarking on a professional career that included stints in Brazil, France, Italy and Spain.


McGee has two children; a daughter, Imani, and a son, JaVale. Imani plays basketball for the University of Texas at Austin. Javale McGee plays with the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. She is the first WNBA player to have a child play in the NBA.[1] In 2000, she was inducted into the Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame. She lives in Inglewood, California.[2]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Mother-son legacy a first for WNBA/NBA - NBA - ESPN". Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "2000 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame -- Pamela McGee". Retrieved 16 January 2012.