Danielle McCray

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Danielle McCray
No. 21 – Primeiro de Agosto
Position Guard / Forward
League Angolan league
African Champions Cup
Personal information
Born (1987-10-08) October 8, 1987 (age 29)
Boynton Beach, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Olathe East (Olathe, Kansas)
College Kansas (2006–2010)
WNBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Connecticut Sun
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2011–2014 Connecticut Sun
2016–present 1º de Agosto
Stats at WNBA.com

Danielle McCray (born October 8, 1987) is a forward who last played for the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA. McCray was born October 8, 1987 in Boynton Beach, Florida. McCray was selected 7th overall in the 2010 WNBA Draft.[1] She played collegiately for the Kansas Jayhawks where she was named a second-team All-American during her senior season. McCray is the highest-picked player in KU's history.[1]

Early life[edit]

Danielle McCray was born in Boynton Beach, Florida and as a young child, her family moved to Olathe, Kansas. McCray attended Olathe East High School and was an All-State selection. During her senior season, she accepted an athletic scholarship to the University of Kansas.

Collegiate career[edit]

McCray concluded her career ranked in the top 10 of nine categories — including fourth in all-time scoring with 1,934 points — and with a good deal of hardware.[1]

Kansas statistics[edit]

Source[2]

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
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006-07 Kansas 30 314 39.9 34.3 84.6 4.8 0.5 0.9 0.3 10.5
2007-08 Kansas 30 448 39.8 29.9 76.3 7.1 2.0 1.9 0.5 14.9
2008-09 Kansas 36 777 45.3 42.6 83.1 7.7 2.0 1.3 0.9 21.6
2009-10 Kansas 20 395 45.5 41.7 69.5 7.2 3.1 1.6 0.5 19.8
Career Kansas 116 1934 42.9 37.7 78.8 6.7 1.8 1.4 0.6 16.7

USA Basketball[edit]

McCray was named a member of the team representing the USA at the 2009 World University Games held in Belgrade, Serbia. The team won all seven games to earn the gold medal. McCray led the team in scoring in the semi-final game against Australia, and was the second leading scorer overall, averaging 12.0 points per game[3]

WNBA[edit]

Danielle McCray was selected 7th overall by the Connecticut Sun in the 2010 WNBA Draft. According to several analysts, McCray would have been selected in the top four had she not suffered an ACL injury she suffered on February 2, 2010.[1] McCray's pick makes her the highest-selected player in the WNBA Draft in KU's history.[1] Additionally, her selection makes her the first Jayhawk drafted into the WNBA since Jaclyn Johnson was taken by the Orlando Miracle with the 42nd pick in the 2001 WNBA Draft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Danielle McCray selected 7th in WNBA Draft by Connecticut Sun" (English). Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Twenty-Fifth World University Games -- 2009". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.