McCoy McLemore

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McCoy McLemore
Personal information
Born(1942-04-03)April 3, 1942
Houston, Texas
DiedApril 30, 2009(2009-04-30) (aged 67)
Houston, Texas
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolJack Yates (Houston, Texas)
NBA draft1964 / Round: 3 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
Playing career1964–1972
PositionPower forward / Center
Number71, 32, 18, 34, 23, 35, 9
Career history
19641966San Francisco Warriors
19661968Chicago Bulls
1968Phoenix Suns
19681970Detroit Pistons
1970–1971Cleveland Cavaliers
1971Milwaukee Bucks
1971–1972Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points5,130 (8.8 ppg)
Rebounds3,161 (5.5 rpg)
Assists733 (1.3 apg)
Stats at

McCoy "Mac" McLemore[1] (April 3, 1942 – April 30, 2009) was an American professional basketball player in the 1960s and 1970s. He played college basketball for Drake University.

Basketball career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Houston, Texas, McLemore attended Houston's Jack Yates High School.


McLemore first attended Moberly Area Community College, but then transferred to Drake University, leading his team to be co-Missouri Valley Conference champions. McLemore was inducted posthumously into the National Junior College Athletic Association Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.[2]

Professional career[edit]

He was a third-round pick by the San Francisco Warriors in 1964. McLemore was a member of the Chicago Bulls' inaugural team after being selected in the 1966 expansion draft. Two years later, the Phoenix Suns drafted McLemore in the 1968 expansion draft. In the middle of the 1968 season, he was traded to the Detroit Pistons. 1970 marked the third time McLemore was selected in an expansion draft, this time by the Cleveland Cavaliers.[3] The Cavailers then traded McLemore to the Milwaukee Bucks, where Eddie Doucette described him as "a good rebounder off the bench."[4] The Bucks waived McLemore in November 1971, and the Houston Rockets signed him in December 1971. The Rockets did not renew his contract for the 1972 season.

Post-career life[edit]

McLemore was a color analyst in the late 1980s for Rockets' television broadcasts on Home Sports Entertainment.[5]


McLemore died of cancer, aged 67, in 2009.[6]


  1. ^ "Mccoy McLemore Past Stats, Playoff Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards". Archived from the original on 2014-07-16. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  2. ^ "Four Coaches and Two Players Headed to NJCAA Basketball Hall of Fame". NJCAA. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  3. ^ "McCoy McLemore Player Profile, Houston Rockets, NBA Stats, NCAA Stats, Game Logs, Bests, Awards - RealGM". Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  4. ^ "Bucks Remember McCoy McLemore". THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  5. ^ Solomon, Jerome (April 30, 2009), "Former Rockets broadcaster McLemore dies at 67", The Houston Chronicle
  6. ^ "Bucks Remember McCoy McLemore". THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS. Retrieved 2016-12-21.

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