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Vernon Macklin

35 | Forward-Center

New Orleans Pelicans

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Background

2011-12 SEASON:
Appeared in 23 games (zero starts) for the Detroit Pistons in his first NBA season, averaged 2.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.2 blocks in 5.9 minutes.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round (52nd pick) of the 2011 NBA Draft... Signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on September 8, 2014.

COLLEGE:
Started 69 of 71 games during his two seasons at Florida, scoring in double-figures 46 times…Led the Gators to the regular-season SEC Championship his senior season, shooting a team-high 59.3% (191-322 FG) for the year…Spent his first two years at Georgetown prior to transferring schools in 2008…Sat out the 2008-09 season due to NCAA transfer rules. 2010-11 (Senior): Ranked third on the team in scoring (11.6 ppg) and rebounds (5.4 rpg), while ranking first in field-goal percentage (.593 FG)…Went 24-of-31 (.774 FG) from the field in the second half of the season…Scored in double-figures in 25 of 37 games…Helped lead Florida to the NCAA Regional Final, scoring a career-high 25 points (11-14 FG) with five rebounds and one block vs. Butler in his last game as a collegiate…Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and blocked a career-high-tying three shots in a victory against Florida Atlantic…Scored 23 points with nine rebounds in a career-high 36 minutes at Georgia. 2009-10 (Junior): Averaged 10.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while being one of two Florida players (Alex Tyus) to start all 34 games…Ranked third on the team in rebounds (5.5 rpg) while ranking first in field goal percentage (.607) and fifth in scoring (10.6 ppg)…Scored in double figures in 19 of 34 games overall and seven of the last nine games of the season…Gators went 14-5 when he reached double-figures in scoring…Named to the 2009 Legends Classic All-Tournament Team leading Florida over No. 2 Michigan State and Rutgers…Scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Vanderbilt…Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds twice – against Xavier and Tennessee…Scored 20 points with six rebounds against Mississippi State. 2007-08 (Sophomore): Averaged 3.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 9.8 minutes per game as a sophomore at Georgetown…Scored a season-high 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting against St. John’s…Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against Seton Hall…Scored 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting against Pittsburgh. 2006-07 (Freshman): Averaged 2.9 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.8 minutes per game…Scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds in nine minutes against Belmont in the first round of the NCAA Tournament…Scored two points and grabbed a rebound in nine minutes in the Elite Eight win over North Carolina…Scored a season-high 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting against Ball State…Scored eight points against James Madison…Grabbed a season-high five rebounds against Villanova.

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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 227 lbs./ 103 kg
Born: September 25, 1986
From: University of Florida
Draft: 2nd Round (52nd pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 1
Previous Teams:
  Detroit Pistons 2011 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: Florida/USA

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