|No. 35 – New Orleans Pelicans|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
September 25, 1986 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|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|
|2012||→Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)|
|2012||Royal Halı Gaziantep (Turkey)|
|2012–2013||Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)|
|2013||Barangay Ginebra Kings (Philippines)|
|2014–present||New Orleans Pelicans|
Vernon Leon Macklin (born September 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA. He played college basketball for the University of Florida, and was selected by the Detroit 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, D.C., 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. After sitting out the 2008–09 season as required by NCAA transfer rules, he played for the Gators during the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons, and started 71 consecutive games. During his senior season, Macklin led the Gators in field goal completion percentage and blocks, and averaged 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game; the Gators won the Southeastern Conference (SEC) regular season championship and advanced to NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.
Macklin graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in sociology in 2011.
Macklin was selected with the 52nd overall pick in 2011 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. On March 11, 2012, he was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League. On April 9, 2012, he was recalled by the Pistons.
In July 2012, Macklin joined the Pistons for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On August 19, 2012, he signed a one-year deal with Royal Halı Gaziantep of the Turkish Basketball League in August 2012. In November 2012, he was released by Gaziantep after just five games.
On February 14, 2013, he signed with Barangay Ginebra San Miguel as an import for the 2013 Commissioner's Cup. He helped the team reach the Commissioner's Cup final, where they fell 3-0 in a best of 5 series.
In July 2013, Macklin joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2013 NBA Summer League.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- 2006 high school boys basketball All-Americans
- Florida Gators
- List of Florida Gators basketball players
- 2006 McDonald's All-Americans at Rivals.com
- 2006 USA Junior National Select Team Roster
- Fitzgerald, Ray (May 3, 2008). "Georgetown's Macklin transfers to UF". The Gainesville Sun. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
- Detroit Pistons Assign Vernon Macklin to Fort Wayne Mad Ants
- "Gaziantep BSB tabs Vernon Macklin". Sportando.com. August 19, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
- Gaziantep released Macklin
- Vipers Acquire Macklin from Reno
- Ginebra tab Vernon Macklin
- "麦克林是谁？". syd.com.cn (in Chinese). December 5, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
- "Orlando Magic Announce Roster for Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- Pelicans Add Three Players to Training Camp Roster