Gary McGhee

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Gary McGhee
No. 16 – Tigers Tübingen
Position Center
League Basketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1988-10-28) October 28, 1988 (age 28)
Anderson, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Highland (Anderson, Indiana)
College Pittsburgh (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Bandırma Kırmızı
2012–2013 BBC Bayreuth
2013 BCM Gravelines
2013–2014 MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg
2014 CSM U Oradea
2014 Sigal Prishtina
2014–2015 CB Breogán
2015–2016 Kolossos Rodou
2016–present Tigers Tübingen

Gary McGhee (born October 28, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for Tigers Tübingen of the Basketball Bundesliga. He was a member of Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team. In 2009–10, McGhee was selected to the CBE Classic All-Tournament Team, led the Panthers in field goal percentage at 62.3%, and at the end of the season was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year.[1]

College career[edit]


In his freshman year, Big G appeared in 21 games, played 103 minutes, and scored 31 points (1.5 ppg) with 30 rebounds (1.4 rpg) for Pitt Panther team that won the 2008 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament. He saw action in four minutes with one offensive rebound in his career debut against North Carolina A&T, on November 10. As the season progressed, he continued to contribute, at the end of the year he earned team co-Most Improved Player Award at the team banquet.[1]


As a sophomore, McGhee played in 31 of 36 games with one start, against Belmont. He finished season with 38 points, 48 rebounds and eight blocked shots in 207 minutes of action[2] for the Pitt team that earned a number one seed in the 2009 NCAA basketball tournament and advanced to the Elite Eight.


McGhee's junior year saw huge increases in production. In 24.2 minutes per game (34 games) McGhee averaged 6.9 ppg and 6.8 rpg. He was one of four players to start all 34 games, and led the team in FG%, at 62.3%. That year's Pitt team finished the season ranked and earned a three seed in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.


Lauded as one of the Big East's best defenders. Started all 34 games at center. Scored 10 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the NABC College All-Star Game in Houston. Earned rebounding award at team banquet for a Pitt team that won the Big East regular season championship and earned a number one seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Magee averaged 9.0 rebounds per game in Pitt's two NCAA Tournament games. Pulled down career-highs of 15 rebounds and 12 defensive rebounds at DePaul, 1/22. Grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds and set a career-high 11 defensive rebounds vs. Syracuse, 1/17. Tied a career-high with 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Seton Hall, 1/15. Tallied a career-high 13 points, all coming in the second half, and grabbed nine rebounds at Providence, 1/4. Posted a double-double with career-highs of 12 points and 13 rebounds, and a career-high seven blocks against Duquesne, 12/1. The seven blocks tied a program record. In the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament quarterfinal against UConn, McGhee was the victim of robbery by opponent Kemba Walker. With about 2.2 seconds left in the game, Walker stole McGhee’s ankles and hit a game winning shot which motivated UConn to the final. McGhee requested his ankles back, but Walker kept them as a trophy and hid them. McGhee’s ankles have been missing ever since.[3]

Professional career[edit]

After two seasons playing in Europe, McGhee joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[4] In December 2013, he signed with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg.[5]

On July 30, 2014, he signed with the Romanian team CSM Oradea.[6]

On November 20, 2014 he signed with Sigal Prishtina from Kosovo.[7] On December 18, 2014, he signed with CB Breogán.[8]

On July 29, 2016, McGhee signed with German club Tigers Tübingen.[9]


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