Javon McCrea

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Javon McCrea
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McCrea with the Yokohama B-Corsairs in 2018
Free agent
PositionPower forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1992-11-05) November 5, 1992 (age 27)
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolNewark (Newark, New York)
CollegeBuffalo (2010–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014–2015Medi Bayreuth
2015SLUC Nancy
2016Cangrejeros de Santurce
2016–2017Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2017Medi Bayreuth
2017–2018Tigers Tübingen
2018Santeros de Aguada
2018Yokohama B-Corsairs
Career highlights and awards

Javon Tyree McCrea (born November 5, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for Yokohama B-Corsairs of the Japanese basketball league B.League . Born in Newark, New York, he played college basketball for the Buffalo Bulls between 2010 and 2014.

College career[edit]

McCrea during his college career at Buffalo.

McCrea was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year and an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American in 2014.[1][2] McCrea was also named to the All-MAC First Team during his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Additionally, he was named the MAC East Player of the Week seven times during his final three seasons.[3][4][5] During his senior year, McCrea was one of fewer than 20 NCAA Division I men's basketball players to average a double-double. He became Buffalo's all-time leading scorer with 2,004 points. McCrea also recorded 164 steals, 250 blocks, 250 assists, and 988 rebounds.

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft and playing with the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League, McCrea signed with Medi Bayreuth in Germany.[6] With Medi Bayreuth, McCrea averaged 14.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting 59.7% from the field, while only playing in 24.3 minutes per game. He played in 25 games, starting in 24 of them.[7]

For the NBA Summer League, McCrea joined the Brooklyn Nets. On August 6, 2015, McCrea signed with SLUC Nancy in the French LNB Pro A.[8]

On February 9, 2016, McCrea signed with Cangrejeros de Santurce of Baloncesto Superior Nacional.[9] In 12 games, McCrea averaged 16.3 PPG and 8.4 RPG.

On April 11, 2016, McCrea signed with Spirou Charleroi of Basketball League Belgium Division I.[10] On April 20, however, the club announced it would not sign McCrea because he failed medical tests with two separate doctors. Apparently, the medical dossier for McCrea was too optimistic and did not reflect his real medical condition.[11]

In the summer of 2016, McCrea was named to the Philadelphia 76ers NBA Summer League roster.[12][13]

On August 16, 2016, McCrea signed with the Israeli team Maccabi Rishon LeZion for the 2016–17 season.[14]

On July 27, 2017, McCrea signed with the Belgian team Telenet Oostende for the 2017–18 season.[15] However his contract was voided after he failed to pass the physicals.[16] On November 1, 2017, he signed a one-month contract with his former club Medi Bayreuth.[17] On December 22, 2017, he signed with Tigers Tübingen.[18]

On March 21, 2018, McCrea signed with Santeros de Aguada of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional in Puerto Rico.[19]

On Oct 5, 2018,McCrea signed with Yokohama B-Corsairs of the B.League in Japan.[20]


  1. ^ Mandelaro, Jim (March 12, 2014). "Javon McCrea named MAC Player of the Year". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "Javon McCrea Named AP All-America Honorable Mention". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. March 31, 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  3. ^ "2011-12 MAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week". MAC-Sports.com. Mid-American Conference. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  4. ^ "2012-13 MAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week". MAC-Sports.com. Mid-American Conference. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  5. ^ "2013-14 MAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week". MAC-Sports.com. Mid-American Conference. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Mit Javon McCrea kommt ein ehemaliger Buffalo Bulls Spieler zu medi bayreuth". medi-beyruth.de (in German). July 29, 2014. Archived from the original on March 25, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  7. ^ "Javon McCrea". RealGM. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Javon McCrea moves to SLUC Nancy". Sportando. 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  9. ^ "Santurce signs Javon McCrea, ex Nancy". Latinbasket. 2016-02-09. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  10. ^ "Spirou Charleroi agreed to terms with Javon McCrea and Alex Lindqvist". Sportando. 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2016-04-11.
  11. ^ "Spirou Charleroi: "Transfer McCrea gaat niet door"". sporza. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  12. ^ Camerato, Jessica (1 July 2016). "Ben Simmons, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot headline Sixers' summer league roster". CSN Philly. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  13. ^ Gritzmacher, Matt (27 June 2016). "Javon McCrea to play in NBA Summer League with Philadelphia 76ers". Bull Run. SB Nation. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Maccabi Rishon LeZion inks Joe Jackson and Javon McCrea". sportando.com. August 16, 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  15. ^ "BC Oostende signs Javon McCrea to a one year contract". sportando.com. July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  16. ^ "Mike Myers inks with BC Oostende". Sportando.com. August 17, 2017. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  17. ^ "Javon McCrea returns to Medi Bayreuth". Sportando.com. November 1, 2017. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  18. ^ "Verstärkung unter den Körben! WALTER Tigers Tübingen verpflichten Javon McCrea". walter-tigers.de (in German). December 22, 2017. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  19. ^ Cauchi, O. (March 21, 2018). "Javon McCrea signs with Santeros de Aguada". sportando.com. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  20. ^ "2018-19シーズン  新加入選手契約締結のお知らせ". 横浜ビー・コルセアーズ. 2018-10-105. Retrieved 2018-10-05. Check date values in: |date= (help)

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