Rodney McCray (basketball)
August 29, 1961 |
Mount Vernon, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Mount Vernon
(Mount Vernon, New York)
|NBA draft||1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||9,014 (11.7 ppg)|
|Rebounds||5,087 (6.6 rpg)|
|Assists||2,750 (3.6 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Rodney Earl McCray (born August 29, 1961) is an American retired basketball player. A 6'7" small forward, he spent 10 seasons (1983–93) in the National Basketball Association, tallying 9,014 career points and 5,087 career rebounds.
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.
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. 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. 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, and he won an NBA championship ring with the Bulls in 1993.
- 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.
- Roselius, J. Chris (September 1, 2011). Houston Rockets EBook. ABDO. p. 22. ISBN 978-1-61787-779-7. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rodney McCray at Basketball-Reference.com
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