|Name Tim McCalister|
Role Basketball Player
|Education University of Oklahoma|
Tim McCalister (born November 23, 1964, Gary, Indiana) is a former basketball player best known for his collegiate career at the University of Oklahoma from 1983 to 1987. He stood at 6'4" and played guard. Throughout his four-year career, he scored 2,275 career points. He also had 628 assists, along with 319 steals. McCalister was selected 47th overall and in the third round by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1987 NBA Draft, but never played in the NBA. He later played in the IBA and overseas in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) averaging 25.7 points in his brief three-game stint with Purefoods Hotdogs in 1988.
In high school, McCalister played for Gary West Side High School, playing against other future college and NBA players such as Winston Garland (Gary Roosevelt) and Tellis Frank (Gary Lew Wallace). McCalister finished a degree in broadcasting at the University of Oklahoma, was an outstanding freshman with the sooners in 1983-84, teaming up with future NBA star Wayman Tisdale. In his first year McCalister averaged 16.1 points and 3.8 rebounds, hitting in double digits in 27 of 31 outings. The authoritative Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook said McCalister had "Tremendous quickness and can leap to the ceiling, a powerful body and can pop from long range or drive among the giants... he owns every skill there is in the book."
In the summer of 1988, McCalister played for the Jersey Shore Bucs in the United States Basketball League (USBL), and in the last Continental League campaign, suited up for the Charleston Gunners, averaged 13.7 points and 3.2 rebounds with the Gunners. He attended the New York Knicks training camp in August that same year for rookies and free agents and failed to qualify for the final roster.