Paul McCracken (basketball)
|Born||September 11, 1950|
New York City, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
(New Haven, Connecticut)
|NBA draft||1972 / Undrafted|
|1978–1979||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
For college, McCracken went to California State University, Northridge. He set the school single-season record for rebounds, with 330, in 1970–71. A two-time All-American, two-time All-California Collegiate Athletic Association selection, and 1972 CCAA MVP, he was inducted into the college's Matador Hall of Fame in 1993.
He made his NBA debut on February 6, 1973, becoming the first player from Northridge to play in the NBA. McCracken played for the Houston Rockets from 1972–74, and the Chicago Bulls from 1976–77.
McCracken played several years in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) for the Hazelton Bullets, Allentown Jets, Wilkes-Barre Barons and Hawaii Volcanos. For his four-year career, he averaged 19.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. His best season was 1977–78, where he averaged 31.6 points per game for Wilkes-Barre and was named CBA MVP.
- "Paul McCracken NBA & ABA Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
- "The 2010–11 Cal State Northridge Basketball Report". Gomatadors.cstv.com. May 16, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- "Cal State Northridge Matadors". Gomatadors.com. December 2, 1967. Archived from the original on December 25, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
- 1980–81 Continental Basketball Association Official Guide, page 64
- "Champions Cup 1978–79 (Game details)". Linguasport.com. Retrieved December 31, 2012.