Rodney McCray (basketball)

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Rodney McCray
Rodney McCray 88-89.jpg
Personal information
Born (1961-08-29) August 29, 1961 (age 61)
Mount Vernon, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolMount Vernon
(Mount Vernon, New York)
CollegeLouisville (1979–1983)
NBA draft1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career1983–1993
PositionSmall forward
Number22, 1
Career history
19831988Houston Rockets
19881990Sacramento Kings
19901992Dallas Mavericks
1992–1993Chicago Bulls
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points9,014 (11.7 ppg)
Rebounds5,087 (6.6 rpg)
Assists2,750 (3.6 apg)
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Rodney Earl McCray (born August 29, 1961) is an American former basketball player. A 6'7" small forward, he spent 10 seasons (1983–93) in the National Basketball Association (NBA), tallying 9,014 career points and 5,087 career rebounds.

College career[edit]

McCray attended the University of Louisville and was a key member of the Cardinals team that won the 1980 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. His college teammates included his brother, Scooter McCray, as well as Darrell Griffith and Derek Smith. McCray qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team but was unable to compete due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott. In 2007, he did receive one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.[1]

Professional career[edit]

He was drafted by the NBA's Houston Rockets with the third pick of the 1983 NBA draft and played four seasons with them, averaging 10.8 points per game.[2] He also earned NBA All-Defensive Team honors in 1987 and 1988, as well as a trip to the NBA Finals in 1986 in a losing cause against Larry Bird's Boston Celtics.[3] In 1988, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings with Jim Petersen in a package for Otis Thorpe. In 1990, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks for Bill Wennington. He spent his final season with the Chicago Bulls after being dealt to them in a three-team trade.[4] He finished his career by winning an NBA championship ring with the Bulls in 1993.[3]

NBA career statistics[edit]

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
 *  Led the league

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1983–84 Houston 79 36 26.3 .499 .250 .731 5.7 2.2 .7 .7 10.8
1984–85 Houston 82* 82 36.6 .535 .000 .738 6.6 4.3 1.1 .9 14.4
1985–86 Houston 82 82 31.8 .537 .000 .770 6.3 3.6 .6 .7 10.3
1986–87 Houston 81 81 38.7 .552 .000 .779 7.1 5.4 1.1 .7 14.4
1987–88 Houston 81 80 33.2 .481 .000 .785 7.8 3.3 .7 .6 12.4
1988–89 Sacramento 68 65 35.8 .466 .227 .722 7.6 4.3 .8 .5 12.6
1989–90 Sacramento 82* 82 39.5* .515 .262 .784 8.2 4.6 .7 .9 16.6
1990–91 Dallas 74 68 34.6 .495 .333 .803 7.6 3.5 .9 .7 11.4
1991–92 Dallas 75 48 28.1 .436 .294 .719 6.2 2.9 .6 .4 9.0
1992–93 Chicago 64 5 15.9 .451 .400 .692 2.5 1.3 .2 .2 3.5
Career 768 629 32.4 .503 .260 .761 6.6 3.6 .8 .6 11.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1985 Houston 5 5 36.2 .559 .652 6.0 2.2 1.2 .2 10.6
1986 Houston 20 20 41.8 .535 .000 .741 5.9 6.3 .9 1.0 13.0
1987 Houston 10 10 43.6 .564 .000 .796 8.3 5.6 .5 .9 15.7
1988 Houston 4 4 39.8 .387 .000 .667 6.8 2.3 1.0 .8 8.0
1993 Chicago 7 0 5.6 .167 1.9 .7 .0 .1 .3
Career 46 39 35.9 .527 .000 .741 5.9 4.5 .7 .7 10.9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry (May 2008). Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.
  2. ^ Roselius, J. Chris (September 1, 2011). Houston Rockets EBook. ABDO. p. 22. ISBN 978-1-61787-779-7. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Mallozzi, Vincent M. (October 1, 1998). Basketball: the legends and the game. Firefly Books. p. 219. ISBN 978-1-55209-247-7. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  4. ^ Ramsay, Dr. Jack (January 5, 2004). Dr. Jack's Leadership Lessons Learned From a Lifetime in Basketball. John Wiley & Sons. p. 179. ISBN 978-0-471-46929-2. Retrieved April 12, 2013.

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