Rodney McKeever

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Rodney C. McKeever
College The Citadel
Conference Southern
Sport Basketball
Position Point guard
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg)
Nationality American
High school Garrett High School
Awards

Rodney C. McKeever is an American former college basketball player at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He was named Southern Conference Player of the Year in 1976, the first of two Bulldogs to claim the award since its establishment in 1952. McKeever is a Charleston, South Carolina native and graduate of Garrett High School, where he was known as an excellent shooter and ball handler.[1]

College career[edit]

McKeever led the Bulldogs in scoring all three years of his career, joining the starting lineup in just the second game of his first season. He amassed 1,358 points in his career, good for third place at the time he departed the program,[2] and seventh as of 2012.

McKeever resigned from The Citadel late in his junior year. Citadel President Lt. Gen. George M. Seignious stressed that his departure had nothing to do with basketball, the coach, or the team.[3] McKeever had told a professor he had to miss class because he was going to the hospital, which was a lie, and due to the strict standards of the honor code at a military school he was forced to resign.[4]

Statistics[edit]

Player recognition[edit]

The records section is accurate through the 2011–12 season.

Honors[edit]

Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year (1976)

Records[edit]

Category (total), place on Citadel list[7]
Points, Career (1,358), 7th
Scoring Average, Career (19.4), 2nd
30–Point Games (6), 3rd
Points, Season (553 in 1975–76), 4th
Scoring Average, Season (23.0 in 1974–75), 3rd
Scoring Average, Season (20.5 in 1975–76), 8th
Field Goals, Season (225), T–2nd
Points, Game (39) 4th (vs UNC Wilmington, Dec. 3, 1974)
Points, Game (38) T–5th (vs Furman, Dec. 30, 1975)

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Beck (14 January 1976). "Rodney McKeever...". The News and Courier. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  2. ^ Bill Greene (29 April 1976). "Citadel's McKeever Resigns". The News and Courier. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  3. ^ Bill Greene (29 April 1976). "Citadel's McKeever Resigns". The News and Courier. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  4. ^ Rodney McKeever's Loss. (Timms, Leslie). The Herald-Journal. April 30, 1976. Retrieved on June 7, 2012.
  5. ^ 2011-12 The Citadel Basketball Media Guide. proemags.com. p. 103. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  6. ^ 2011-12 The Citadel Basketball Media Guide. proemags.com. p. 112. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  7. ^ 2011-12 The Citadel Basketball Media Guide. proemags.com. pp. 117–123. Retrieved 2012-03-30.