Rodney McGruder

#17F-G

Rodney

McGruder

HEIGHT

6 ft4 in

/ 1.93m

WEIGHT

200 lbs

/ 90.7kg

LATEST VIDEOS

0021800205 MIA BKN RECAP

Tyler Johnson erupts off the bench with 24 points while Hassan Whiteside chips in a double-double in the Heat's 120-107 win over the Nets. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 points off the bench for Brooklyn in the loss.

0021800205 - Rodney McGruder - Brooklyn Nets - Miami Heat - And-1 - 2Q

0021800205 MIA BKN DRAGIC EURO STEP Q3

0021800205 MIA BKN MCGRUDER CIRCUS SHOT Q2

0021800205 MIA BKN ADEBAYO OOP Q1

0021800177 WAS MIA RECAP

John Wall leads all scorers with 28 points and dishes out nine assists as the Wizards beat the Heat, 116-110.

0021800177_Miami Heat with 6 3-pointers in the 1st Quarter vs. Washington Wizards

0021800170 IND MIA RECAP

Victor Oladipo racks up 22 points and dishes out 10 assists as the Pacers edge the Heat, 110-102.

0021800096 MIA CHA RECAP

Tony Parker comes off the bench to lead all scorers with 24 points and dishes out 11 assists as the Hornets defeat the Heat, 125-113.

0021800096 - Rodney McGruder - Charlotte Hornets - Miami Heat - Buzzer-Beater - 3Q

0021800096 - Rodney McGruder - Charlotte Hornets - Miami Heat - Buzzer-Beater - 3Q

0021800096_Miami Heat with 6 3-pointers in the 1st Quarter vs. Charlotte Hornets

0021800089 SAC MIA RECAP

Willie Cauley-Stein posted his 3rd straight double-double with 26 points and 13 rebounds as the Kings beat the Heat on the road 123-113. Hassan Whiteside had 16 points and 24 rebounds in the loss for Miami in the loss.

0021800079 POR MIA RECAP

Goran Dragic drops 28 points and dishes out five assists to lead the Heat over the Trail Blazers, 120-111.

0021800079 - Rodney McGruder - Miami Heat - Portland Trail Blazers - And-1 - 3Q

0021800054 NYK MIA RECAP

The Miami Heat cruise to a 110-87 victory over the New York Knicks. Hassan Whiteside put up a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Damyean Dotson had 20 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Knicks in the loss.

0021800054_Miami Heat with a 13-0 Run vs. New York Knicks

0021800054_Miami Heat with 6 3-pointers in the 3rd Quarter vs. New York Knicks

0021800030 CHA MIA RECAP

Kemba Walker racks up 39 points and dishes out seven assists as five Hornets score in double figures to lead the Hornets over the Heat, 113-112.

0021800030 - Rodney McGruder - Charlotte Hornets - Miami Heat - 2-pointer - 4Q


PLAYER BIO

Professional History

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft…signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sept. 26, 2013…was waived by Oklahoma City on Oct. 25, 2013…signed with Atomeromu SE Paks of the Hungarian A League on Nov. 1, 2013…signed with the Boston Celtics on Aug. 20, 2014…was waived by Boston on Oct. 21, 2014…joined the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League on Oct. 31, 2014…was waived by Maine on Mar. 25, 2015…joined the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League on Mar. 27, 2015…rejoined the Skyforce on Nov. 2, 2015…signed with the HEAT as a free agent on July 7, 2016. PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Has appeared in 96 NBA regular season games (67 starts) during his two-year career and has averaged 6.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 23.6 minutes while shooting 42.4 percent from the floor, 34.5 percent from three-point range and 60.8 percent from the foul line…has missed 61 games due to injury/illness, two games while on an injury rehabilitation in the G League and has been a DNP-CD five times…has scored in double figures 22 times…his longest streak of consecutive games scoring in double figures is four (Nov. 23-28, 2016)…his longest stretch of consecutive games with a three-point field goal made is 10 (Nov. 21-Dec. 7, 2016)…his longest stretch of consecutive games played is 51 (Dec. 27, 2016-Apr. 12, 2017) and his longest streak of consecutive starts is 49 (Dec. 30, 2016-Apr. 12, 2017)…has 21 multi-trey games and 13 multi-steal games…has come off the bench in all four NBA postseason games in which he’s appeared and has averaged 0.5 points, 1.0 rebounds and 4.0 minutes while shooting 25 percent from the floor…was been a DNP-CD once in postseason play…has appeared in 79 NBA G League regular season games (53 starts) and averaged 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 31.8 minutes while shooting 49.9 percent from the field, 36.6 percent from three-point range and 69.4 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures on 53 occasions, including 16 games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point efforts…his longest stretch of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 15 (Feb. 17-Mar. 19, 2016)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds once and recorded one double-double…has seen action in 10 NBA G League postseason games and has averaged 18.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 37.3 minutes while shooting 50.4 percent from the floor, 35.6 percent from three-point range and 73 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures seven times in G League postseason play, including four games with at least 20 points and three 30-point outings…has grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double in G League postseason play…has appeared in 29 Hungarian A League games and averaged 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.59 steals and 27.8 minutes while shooting 49.6 percent from the field, 21.6 percent from three-point range and 72.4 percent from the foul line. 2017-18 SEASON: Saw action in 18 games (two starts) with the HEAT and averaged 5.1 points (.493 FG%, .500 FT%), 1.8 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 16.6 minutes…missed the first 58 games of the season after undergoing surgery on Oct. 17 to repair a left tibia stress fracture…also missed two games (Feb. 23-24) while on a rehab assignment with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League and four games as a DNP-CD…topped the HEAT in assists and steals one time each…led Miami’s reserves in steals twice and in assists, blocks and plus/minus once each…scored in double figures three times…started both games in which he appeared for the Skyforce and averaged 13.5 points (.433 FG%, .000 FT%), 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 22.5 minutes…scored in double figures in both games with Sioux Falls…NBA Season Highs: 14 points (at Atlanta, Apr. 4), five rebounds (vs. Phoenix, Mar. 5), four assists (at New York, Apr. 6), two steals (twice), one block (three times) and 25:53 minutes (at Portland, Mar. 12). 2016-17 SEASON:
Has appeared in 78 NBA regular season games (65 starts) during his one-year career and has averaged 6.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 25.2 minutes while shooting 41.3 percent from the floor, 33.2 percent from three-point range and 62 percent from the foul line…has missed three games due to injury/illness and has been a DNP-CD once…has scored in double figures 19 times…his longest streak of consecutive games scoring in double figures is four (Nov. 23-28, 2016)…his longest stretch of consecutive games with a three-point field goal made is 10 (Nov. 21-Dec. 7, 2016)…his longest stretch of consecutive games played is 51 and is active (began Dec. 27, 2016) and his longest streak of consecutive starts is 49 and is active (began Dec. 30, 2016)…has 17 multi-trey games and 11 multi-steal games…has yet to appear in an NBA postseason game…has appeared in 77 NBA G League regular season games (51 starts) and averaged 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 31.9 minutes while shooting 50.1 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from three-point range and 69.8 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures on 51 occasions, including 16 games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point efforts…his longest stretch of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 15 (Feb. 17-Mar. 19, 2016)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds once and recorded one double-double…has seen action in 10 NBA G League postseason games and has averaged 18.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 37.3 minutes while shooting 50.4 percent from the floor, 35.6 percent from three-point range and 73 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures seven times in G League postseason play, including four games with at least 20 points and three 30-point outings…has grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double in G League postseason play…has appeared in 29 Hungarian A League games and averaged 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.59 steals and 27.8 minutes while shooting 49.6 percent from the field, 21.6 percent from three-point range and 72.4 percent from the foul line.

2015-16 SEASON:
Appeared in 48 games (44 starts) with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League and averaged 15.8 points (.513 FG%, .739 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.38 steals and 37.5 minutes while shooting 38.4 percent from three-point range…led the team in points, field goals made, three-point field goals made and plus-minus (+367)…finished second in steals and third in rebounds…helped the Skyforce win their third overall championship and first NBA D-League championship in franchise history…was part of a team that won an NBA D-League record 40 games…scored in double-figures 40 times, including 14 games with at least 20 points and two 30-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double…recorded 30 games with five-or-more rebounds and 17 multi-steal games…appeared in seven postseason games (all starts) with the Skyforce where his averages increased to 22.7 points (.509 FG%, .722 FT%), 5.9 rebounds and 42.3 minutes…scored in double figures in all seven games, including four games with at least 20 points and three 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and notched his only double-double of the postseason when he scored 30 points (12-of-18 FGs) and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Sioux Falls to a Game 1 victory in NBA D-League Finals over the Los Angeles D-Fenders on April 24.

2014-15 SEASON:
Split the season between the Maine Red Claws and the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League appearing in 29 games (seven starts) averaging 9.3 points (.472 FG%, .591 FT%), 3.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 22.8 minutes…scored in double figures 11 times, including a pair of 20-point efforts…appeared in 26 games (seven starts) with the Maine Red Claws and averaged 9.6 points (.468 FG%, .581 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 22.7 minutes…appeared in three games with the Sioux Falls Skyforce and averaged 7.3 points (.529 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 23.7 minutes…appeared in three postseason games with the Skyforce and averaged 7.7 points (.476 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 5.0 rebounds and 25.7 minutes.

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 29 games with Atomeromu SE Paks of the Hungarian A League and averaged 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.59 steals and 27.8 minutes while shooting 49.6 percent from the field, 21.6 percent from three-point range and 72.4 percent from the foul line…posted three double-doubles…recorded six 20-point games, including a season-high 27 points against Kaposvari on December 21…appeared in six EuroChallenge games with Atomeromu SE Paks and averaged 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 42.6 percent from the field, 28.6 percent from three-point range and 60 percent from the foul line. PLAYOFFS: 2018: Came off the bench in all four games in which he appeared in Miami’s Opening Round series vs. Philadelphia and averaged 0.5 points (.250 FG%, .000 FT%), 1.0 rebounds and 4.0 minutes…was a DNP-CD once (Game 4 on Apr. 21)…made his NBA postseason debut in Game 1 at Philadelphia on Apr. 14.

College History

Played four seasons at Kansas State where he appeared in 135 games (102 starts) and averaged 11.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 27.4 minutes while shooting 45.2 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from three-point range and 75.9 percent from the foul line…finished first in games played, second in consecutive starts (102), third in minutes played (3,708), fourth in three-point field goals made (135), fifth in double-digit scoring games (86), steals (116), and starts and seventh in scoring (1,576) and rebounds (654) on the school’s all-time lists…was part of the winningest senior class in school history with 101 total wins and was just one of four Wildcat players to appear in four consecutive NCAA tournaments…as a senior, appeared in 35 games (all starts) and averaged 15.6 points (.442 FG%, .752 FT%), 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.26 steals and 33.5 minutes…named to the All-Big 12 First Team…named an Honorable Mention All-American…selected to the Big 12 All-Championship Team…named to the USBWA and NABC All-District Teams…helped KSU win the 2013 Big 12 Championship…won the team’s Rolando Blackman Most Valuable Player Award, the Tex Winter Top Offensive Player Award and the Fort Riley Never Broken Award at the end of season banquet…capped the season starting in 102 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in school history…led the team in points, rebounds, field goals made and minutes…finished second on the team in steals, three-point field goals made and free throws made…as a junior, appeared in 33 games (all starts) and averaged 15.8 points (.463 FG%, .802 FT%), 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.15 steals and 32.9 minutes…selected to the All-Big 12 Second Team…named to the Spring 2012 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…named the Big 12 Player of the Week on Dec. 27…was named the MVP of the Diamond Head Classic…recorded 10 games with at least 20 points, including three 30-point games…led the team in points, field goals made, three-point field goals made and free throws made…as a sophomore, appeared in 34 games (all starts) and averaged 11.1 points (.439 FG%, .710 FT%), 5.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 30.6 minutes while shooting 40.8 percent from three-point range…named to the All-Big 12 Third Team…named to the 2010 Fall Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…led the team in rebounds, joining Desmond Davis (1994-95) and Keith Amerson (1990-91) as the shortest players on the team to lead the Wildcats in rebounding during a single-season since it began being recorded in 1950-51…finished second on the team in points, field goals made and three-point field goals made…as a freshman, appeared in 33 games and averaged 3.9 points (.495 FG%, .720 FT%), 2.8 rebounds and 12.3 minutes while shooting a team-leading 41.9 percent from three-point range…his 33 games played were the second-most by a true freshman in school history…scored in double figures seven times, including a season-high 20 points vs. Boston College on Nov. 19.

Full name is Rodney Christian McGruder…is the son of Rodney and Rudine McGruder…has two brothers (Ricardo and Renaldo) and a sister (Rashaun)…graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in human ecology…when his playing career is over he would like to coach…when he’s not playing he likes to spend time with his family…selected his parents as the people that have made a difference in his life because of how hard they worked to make sure he and his siblings never wanted for anything…participated in the 24th Annual Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors during Memorial Day Weekend in 2018…the TAPS Good Grief Camp is an annual event for children who have lost a loved one who served in the Armed Forces, throughout Memorial Day Weekend the children share and learn coping skills through games, crafts and other activities in a fun and supportive environment, have a basketball camp and visit important military landmarks in Washington, DC…started the Rodney McGruder Sports Initiative in 2017 at Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School in Miami, the program is designed to introduce students to different professionals and careers available in the sports industry…also met with students at Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School in August of 2017 to emphasize the importance of reading…lost his grandmother to cancer and now makes frequent visits to the Baptist Hospital Miami Cancer Institute visiting pediatric cancer patients…attended Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. for three years before transferring to Arlington Country Day High School in Jacksonville, FL…his favorite sport other than basketball is football and he’s a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers…wears size 13 sneakers.


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