Thad McFadden (basketball)

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Thad McFadden
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McFadden in action with the Georgian national basketball team
Iberostar Tenerife
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1987-05-29) May 29, 1987 (age 31)
Flint, Michigan
Nationality American / Georgian
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Flint Southwestern
(Flint, Michigan)
College
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2012 Ústí nad Labem
2012–2013 Phantoms Braunschweig
2013 →Ústí nad Labem
2013–2014 APOEL
2014–2016 AEK Larnaca
2016 SLUC Nancy
2016–2017 PAOK
2017 Karpoš Sokoli
2017–2018 Kymis
2018 Chongqing Sanhai Lanling
2018–present Iberostar Tenerife
Career highlights and awards

Thaddus "Thad" Dewayn McFadden Jr.[1] (born May 29, 1987) is an American-Georgian[2] professional basketball player for Iberostar Tenerife of the Liga ACB. Standing at 1.88 m (6'2"), he plays at both guard positions. He played two years of JUCO college basketball at St. Clair County CC, and two years of Division II college basketball at Fairmont State, where he later went into the Fairmont State Hall of Fame.[3] McFadden then entered the 2009 NBA draft, but he was not selected in the draft's two rounds. McFadden has won three Cypriot League championships.

High school career[edit]

McFadden played high school basketball at Flint Southwestern Academy, leading the Knights to a 18–3 record as a senior. During his high school tenure, he led the city in three-pointers, and set a school record for the most three-pointers in a game (eight). He also earned First Team All-Saginaw Valley and All-State Honorable Mention honors, during the Flint Southwestern Academy national title run.[4]

College career[edit]

McFadden began his college basketball career at St. Clair County Community College (JUCO), where he led the Skippers in scoring each of his two seasons, averaging over 23 points and 4 assists per game, as a sophomore.[4]

After two years at St. Clair County CC, McFadden transferred to Fairmont State (NCAA Division II),[4] where he averaged 25.4 points as a senior, and was second in the country (Division II) in scoring.[5]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, McFadden joined Ústí nad Labem of the Czech Republic. He stayed at the club until 2012, being one of the top scorers of the team.[6] During the 2011–12 season, McFadden was named the Player of the Year of the Czech League, by the website Eurobasket.com.[7]

The following season, McFadden joined Phantoms Braunschweig of Germany's Bundesliga. Due to his poor performances, McFadden was loaned from the German team, to his previous club, Usti Nad Laben, until the end of the season.[8]

On July 13, 2013, he joined APOEL of the Cypriot League. With APOEL, McFadden won the Cypriot League championship, and was the league leader in steals.[9] On October 18, 2014, he signed with the Cypriot club AEK Larnaca.[10] He stayed at AEK Larnaca until 2016, where he won two Cypriot League championships, the Cypriot Super Cup title, and was once again named the Cypriot League's Player of the Year, by the website Eurobasket.com, in 2016.[11]

On June 30, 2016, McFadden signed with SLUC Nancy of France's LNB Pro A.[12] On December 27, 2016, McFadden left Nancy, and signed with PAOK of the Greek Basket League, replacing Darryl Bryant on the team's squad.[13]

On August 19, 2017, McFadden signed with Macedonian club Karpoš Sokoli.[14] On November 20, 2017, he left Karpoš Sokoli due to financial problems and signed with Kymis.[15] With Kymis, he had a terrific season, averaging 17.7 points, 4 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. On July 3, 2018, he joined Chongqing Sanhai Lanling of the NBL for the rest of the season.[16]

On July 17, 2018, McFadden signed a one-year deal with Iberostar Tenerife of the Liga ACB.[17][18]

National team career[edit]

McFadden is a member of the senior Georgian national basketball team.

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) (2017–present)[edit]

In the summer of 2017, McFadden played in The Basketball Tournament, aired on ESPN, for The Pearl 31's. He competed for the $2 million prize, and for The Pearl 31's, he scored 22 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, in their first round loss to Armored Athlete, by a score of 119–74. [19]

Personal[edit]

He is the son of former NFL professional American football player Thad McFadden Sr. and Flint business owner Lisa McFadden.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thaddus Dewayn MCFADDEN. Archived 2017-01-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Πήρε κοινοτικό διαβατήριο ο Θαντ ΜακΦάντεν (in Greek).
  3. ^ FSU Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Farimont State Bio". fightingfalcons.com. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  5. ^ FSU Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
  6. ^ "Thad McFadden is another Flintstone who's shining on the hardwood in the Czech Republic". Mlive.com. December 23, 2016. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  7. ^ Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League Awards 2011-12.
  8. ^ "Thaddeus McFadden returns to Usti nad Labem". Court-side.com. December 23, 2016. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  9. ^ Division A » Season 2013-2014.
  10. ^ "Thaddeus McFadden signs with AEK Larnaca". Court-side.com. December 23, 2016. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  11. ^ Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Awards 2016.
  12. ^ "Thaddeus McFadden deals with Nancy". Court-side.com. June 30, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  13. ^ "PAOK lands Thaddeus McFadden". Sportando.com. December 27, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  14. ^ Thaddus McFadden inks with Karpos Sokoli
  15. ^ "Thaddus McFadden (ex Karpos Sokoli) signs at Kymis". eurobasket.com. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Thaddus McFadden signs with Chongqing". sportando.com. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  17. ^ "ACB.COM - Thaddus McFadden, puntos para Iberostar Tenerife". www.acb.com (in Spanish). 17 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Thad McFadden signs with Iberostar Tenerife". Sportando. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Bracket | The Basketball Tournament". www.thetournament.com. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  20. ^ Thad McFadden Personal:

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