Andre McGee

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Andre McGee
Andre McGee at the White House in 2013.jpg
McGee visits the White House with Louisville in July 2013
Sport(s) Men's basketball
Biographical details
Born (1987-03-07) March 7, 1987 (age 30)
Moreno Valley, California
Playing career
2005–2009 Louisville
2009 Phoenix Hagen
Position(s) Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2010–2012 Louisville (GA)
2012–2014 Louisville (DBO)
2014–2015 UMKC (assistant)

Andre Jerome McGee (born March 7, 1987) is an American basketball coach and former player who was most recently assistant coach at the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC). McGee played college basketball at Louisville under Rick Pitino and one year professionally in Germany before returning to Louisville as an assistant, first a graduate assistant then director of operations.

He resigned as assistant coach on October 23, 2015; he is the figure at the center of the University of Louisville basketball scandal.[1]

High school career[edit]

He averaged 22.3 points, 4.2 assists and 3.7 steals per game as a senior at Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California.

College career[edit]

McGee was the starting point guard for the 2008-09 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team.

Professional playing career[edit]

McGee played 14 games for Phoenix Hagen of Basketball Bundesliga in Germany before leaving the team in December 2009. He averaged 5.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists and shot 35.4%.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

McGee returned to Louisville as a graduate assistant on Rick Pitino's staff in 2010. McGee was promoted to director of basketball operations at Louisville in 2012. After the 2013–14 season, he left Louisville to become an assistant at UMKC under former Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson.[3] It was alleged that during the time McGee was employed at Louisville, he procured strippers and prostitutes for some recruits and their fathers at campus parties from 2010 to 2014.[4] Based on this allegation and a corresponding investigation by the NCAA, Louisville voluntarily withdrew from post-season play for the 2015–16 season.

Personal life[edit]

McGee's family has a history of playing college basketball. His father Anthony McGee played basketball at Long Beach State. His oldest brother, Tony McGee, played at Eastern Washington University and older brother Antoine McGee played at the University of Colorado.[5]

Over the course of his high school and college careers, McGee suffered what was identified in college as sickle cell trait.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGee resigns at UKMC Retrieved October 23, 2015
  2. ^ "Andre McGee basketball profile". eurobasket.com. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ "McGee Announced as UMKC Men's Basketball Assistant Coach" (Press release). UMKC Athletics. May 2, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Louisville Men's Basketball Team Is Out of Post-Season". New York Times. February 5, 2016. Archived from the original on February 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Andre McGee". University of Louisville. Archived from the original on February 21, 2011. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  6. ^ Robinson, Tom (March 29, 2008). "Louisville guard dealing with rare genetic condition". The Virginian-Pilot. Archived from the original on May 23, 2011.