|Center / Power forward|
September 25, 1986 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (208 cm)|
|Listed weight||227 lb (103 kg)|
|High school||I. C. Norcom (Portsmouth, Virginia)
Hargrave Military Academy
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|Pro playing career||2011–present|
|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.
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. At six feet, ten inches tall, and 210 pounds, Macklin was a five-star recruit at the power forward position. Rivals.com 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.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Portsmouth, Virginia||Hargrave Military Academy (VA)||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)||210 lb (95 kg)||Aug 24, 2005|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A|
|Overall recruiting rankings:|
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.
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. 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.
On February 17, 2013, Macklin was signed as an import player for Barangay Ginebra San Miguel of the Philippine Basketball Association, replacing Herbert Hill. He helped the team reach the Commissioner's Cup final, where they fell 3-0 in a best of 5 series.
- 2006 high school boys basketball All-Americans
- Florida Gators
- List of Florida Gators basketball players
- Pistons send rookie Vernon Macklin to NBA D-League
- Ellis, Vince (July 14, 2012). "Vernon Macklin grateful for chance with Pistons, ready to move on". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
- "Vernon Macklin signing with Turkish team". HoopsHype.com. August 19, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
- "Antep Vernon Macklin İle İmza Aşamasında" (in Turkish). Salsabasket.com. August 19, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
- Gaziantep released Macklin
- Vipers Acquire Macklin from Reno
- Ginebra import Macklin quick to allay fears over constant tightening on legs
- "麦克林是谁？ (Who is Vernon Macklin?)". 沈阳晚报 (Shenyang Evening News) (in Chinese). December 5, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
- ^ Hoyas Have Just One Thing In Mind
- Vernon Macklin Profile at Rivals.com
- ^ 2006 McDonald's All-Americans at Rivals.com
- ^ 2006 USA Junior National Select Team Roster
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- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- Florida bio
- 2005 Jordan Classic Player Information