Rodney McCray (basketball)

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Rodney McCray
Personal information
Born (1961-08-29) August 29, 1961 (age 57)
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)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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] He also played for the Sacramento Kings from 1988 to 1990, Dallas Mavericks from 1990 to 1992, and Chicago Bulls for the 1992–93 season,[4] and he won an NBA championship ring with the Bulls in 1993.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry. 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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