George McCloud

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George McCloud
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McCloud in 2002
Personal information
Born (1966-05-27) May 27, 1966 (age 53)
Daytona Beach, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolMainland (Daytona Beach, Florida)
CollegeFlorida State (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career1989–2002
PositionSmall forward
Number20, 21, 24
Career history
19891993Indiana Pacers
1993–1994Scavolini Pesaro
1994-1995Rapid City Thrillers
19951997Dallas Mavericks
1997Los Angeles Lakers
19971999Phoenix Suns
1999Tampa Bay Windjammers
19992002Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points6,925 (9.0 ppg)
Rebounds2,342 (3.1 rpg)
Assists1,769 (2.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

George Aaron McCloud (born May 27, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball player.

Early life[edit]

McCloud attended Mainland High School in Daytona Beach and Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Professional career[edit]

McCloud was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the 1st round (7th overall) of the 1989 NBA Draft. The 6'6" (1.98 m) guard–forward only averaged 5.5 points per game for the Pacers. He was released after four largely unproductive seasons in 1993, and was regarded as a draft bust. While playing for the Pacers, he once suffered a sprained ankle while talking on the telephone. He was out of the league in 1993–94, but got a second chance in the NBA when he was signed by the Dallas Mavericks midway through the 1994–95 seasons, and made the most of his second opportunity, and went on to play a total of 12 years in the NBA from 1989 to 2002. In addition to the Pacers and Mavericks, McCloud also played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets.

McCloud's best year as a pro came during the 1995-96 season as a member of the Mavericks, appearing in 79 games and averaging 18.9 ppg while setting the NBA record for most 3-point attempts in a season. In his NBA career, McCloud played in 766 games and scored a total of 6,925 points. McCloud was a productive three point shooter throughout his career. At NBA All-Star Weekend in 1996, he appeared in the Three-point Shootout but lost in the semifinal round. McCloud has the second-highest total for three-point attempts in an NBA game, with 20 (making seven of them) in a game for the Dallas Mavericks against the New Jersey Nets on March 5, 1996.[1]

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