Vernon Macklin

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Vernon Macklin
Vernon Macklin in 2012.jpg
Al Jaysh
Position Center / Power forward
League Qatari Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1986-09-25) September 25, 1986 (age 28)
Portsmouth, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
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 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 Kings (Philippines)
2013 Liaoning (China)
2014–present Al Jaysh (Qatar)

Vernon Leon Macklin (born September 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Al Jaysh of the Qatari Basketball League. He played college basketball for the University of Florida before being drafted was by the Detroit 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.[1] 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.[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Vernon Macklin
PF
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.

Sources:

College career[edit]

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,[3] 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.

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Georgetown 31 0 9.8 .741 .000 .435 1.5 .5 .0 .1 2.9
2007–08 Georgetown 34 0 12.8 .598 .000 .250 2.1 .6 .2 .7 3.4
2009–10 Florida 34 34 25.3 .607 .000 .588 5.5 .8 .6 .9 10.6
2010–11 Florida 37 37 24.5 .593 .000 .451 5.4 .8 .4 .7 11.6

Professional career[edit]

2011–12 season[edit]

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.[4] On April 9, 2012, he was recalled by the Pistons.

2012–13 season[edit]

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.[5] In November 2012, he was released by Gaziantep after just five games.[6]

On December 18, 2012, Macklin was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League.[7]

On February 14, 2013, he signed with Barangay Ginebra San Miguel as an import for the 2013 Commissioner's Cup.[8] He helped the team reach the Commissioner's Cup final, where they fell 3-0 in a best of 5 series.

2013–14 season[edit]

In July 2013, Macklin joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2013 NBA Summer League.

On December 5, 2013, he signed with Liaoning of the Chinese Basketball Association.[9] Later that month, he left after just seven games.

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Macklin joined the Orlando Magic for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[10] On September 26, 2014, he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.[11] However, he was later waived by the Pelicans on October 9, 2014.[12]

On November 22, 2014, he signed with Al Jaysh of Qatar.[13]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Detroit 23 0 5.9 .543 .000 .571 1.5 .2 .2 .2 2.0
Career 23 0 5.9 .543 .000 .571 1.5 .2 .2 .2 2.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 McDonald's All-Americans at Rivals.com
  2. ^ 2006 USA Junior National Select Team Roster
  3. ^ Fitzgerald, Ray (May 3, 2008). "Georgetown's Macklin transfers to UF". The Gainesville Sun. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ Detroit Pistons Assign Vernon Macklin to Fort Wayne Mad Ants
  5. ^ "Gaziantep BSB tabs Vernon Macklin". Sportando.com. August 19, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ Gaziantep released Macklin
  7. ^ Vipers Acquire Macklin from Reno
  8. ^ Ginebra tab Vernon Macklin
  9. ^ 麦克林是谁?. syd.com.cn (in Chinese). December 5, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Orlando Magic Announce Roster for Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ Pelicans Add Three Players to Training Camp Roster
  12. ^ Pelicans Waive Macklin
  13. ^ "Al Jaysh adds Macklin to their roster !!". Eurobasket.com. November 22, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 

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