Mike McGee (basketball)
|Born||July 29, 1959|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Omaha North (Omaha, Nebraska)|
|NBA draft||1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Number||40, 25, 22|
|1981–1986||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1988–1989||New Jersey Nets|
|1991||Rapid City Thrillers|
|1991–1992||Gaiteros del Zulia|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||4,968 (9.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,112 (2.1 rpg)|
|Assists||629 (1.2 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
McGee was born in Tyler, Texas. He then moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where he played high school basketball at Omaha North High School. McGee scored 916 points during his senior season of high school in 1976–77.
McGee played college basketball at the University of Michigan from 1977 to 1981. He was the first player in Michigan Wolverines men's basketball history to lead the team in scoring four consecutive years. He did so with 531 points (19.7 points per game) in the 1977–78 season, 511 points (18.9 points per game) in the 1978–79 season, 665 points (22.2 points per game) in the 1979–80 season, and 732 points (24.4 points per game) in the 1980–81 season. McGee continues to rank among Michigan's all-time leaders in several statistical categories, including:
- 1st in career field goals made (1,010)
- 1st in career field goal attempts (2,078)
- 2nd in career points (2,439)
- 2nd in single season field goals made (309 in 1980–81 season)
- 3rd in single season points (732 in 1980–81 season)
- 3rd in single season field goal attempts (600 in 1980–81 season)
- 5th in career points per game (21.4 points per game)
- 5th in free throws made (406)
A 6'5" (1.96 m) shooting guard/small forward, McGee played nine seasons (1981–1990) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, and New Jersey Nets. McGee averaged 9.6 points per game in his NBA career and won two NBA championships with the Lakers in 1982 and 1985.
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- "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. pp. 38–39.
- "Men's Basketball Statistic Archive Query Page". University of Michigan. Archived from the original on 2010-04-18.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com