| 220 lb (100 kg)|
6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
| August 29, 1961 (age 54)
Mount Vernon, New York (1961-08-29) |
(Mount Vernon, New York)
1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
22 (Houston Rockets / Small forward), 22 (Sacramento Kings / Small forward)
Scooter McCray, Robert Reid, Allen Leavell, Darrell Griffith, Ralph Sampson
University of Louisville
Rodney McCray (basketball) Wikipedia
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.