Vernon Macklin

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Vernon Macklin
Vernon Macklin in 2012.jpg
Center / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1986-09-25) September 25, 1986 (age 27)
Portsmouth, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (208 cm)
Listed weight 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school I. C. Norcom (Portsmouth, Virginia)
Hargrave Military Academy
(Chatham, Virginia)
College Georgetown (2006–2008)
Florida (2009–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Detroit Pistons
2012 Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
2012 Royal Halı Gaziantep (Turkey)
2012–2013 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
2013 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel (Philippines)
2013 Liaoning Flying Leopards (China)

Vernon Leon Macklin (born September 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. Macklin played college basketball for the University of Florida, and was selected by the Pistons in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft.

Early years[edit]

Macklin was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. He attended I. C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth, where he played for the Norcom Greyhounds high school basketball team for three years. Macklin finished his prep career at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia, while helping the Hargrave Tigers to a 28–2 season and averaging twenty points and fifteen rebounds per game. Following his senior season, he was named a McDonald's All-American.[1] At six feet, ten inches tall, and 210 pounds, Macklin was a five-star recruit at the power forward position.[2] ranked him as the twelfth best overall player and the third best forward in the high school class of 2006. In addition, Macklin was one of only ten players selected for the 2006 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team, which participated in the Nike Hoop Summit.[3]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Vernon Macklin
Portsmouth, Virginia Hargrave Military Academy (VA) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Aug 24, 2005 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

Macklin first attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and began his college career as a member of the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team. During his two seasons with the Hoyas, he played behind future NBA players Jeff Green and Roy Hibbert. After his sophomore season, he transferred to the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators men's basketball team during the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons. During his senior season, Macklin averaged 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

Macklin graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in sociology in 2011.

2006–07 Georgetown 31 0 9.8 .741 .000 .435 1.5 0.5 0 0.1 2.9
2007–08 Georgetown 34 0 12.8 .598 .000 .250 2.1 0.6 0.2 0.7 3.4
2009–10 Florida 34 34 25.3 .607 .000 .588 5.5 0.8 0.6 0.9 10.6
2010–11 Florida 37 37 24.5 .593 .000 .451 5.4 0.8 0.4 0.7 11.6
Career 136 71 18.4 .609 .000 .454 3.7 0.7 0.3 0.6 7.3

Professional career[edit]

The Detroit Pistons selected Macklin as the 52nd overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. In March 2012, he was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League.[1] He averaged 15 points and 14 rebounds during his stint of ten games with the D-League team, and returned to the Pistons in April 2012.

In July 2012, the Pistons declined to make Macklin a qualifying offer, which makes him an unrestricted free agent, signable by any team.[2]

Macklin signed with Royal Halı Gaziantep of the Turkish Basketball League in August 2012.[3][4] He was released by the team in November 2012.[5]

On December 18, 2012, Macklin was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League.[6]

On February 17, 2013, Macklin was signed as an import player for Barangay Ginebra San Miguel of the Philippine Basketball Association, replacing Herbert Hill.[7] He helped the team reach the Commissioner's Cup final, where they fell 3-0 in a best of 5 series.

Macklin signed with the Liaoning Flying Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association in December 2013.[8] Macklin played in 7 games and averaged 12.9 point and 5.7 rebounds.[9]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Hoyas Have Just One Thing In Mind
  2. Vernon Macklin Profile at
  3. ^ 2006 McDonald's All-Americans at
  4. ^ 2006 USA Junior National Select Team Roster
  5. ^ [4]

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