Rodney McGruder

#17G-F

Rodney

McGruder

HEIGHT

6 ft4 in

/ 1.93m

WEIGHT

200 lbs

/ 90.7kg

LATEST VIDEOS

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Wayne Ellington caught fire from 3-point land and finished with 32 points to lead the Heat over the Raptors in overtime, 116-109. Kyle Lowry scored 28 points for Toronto in the loss.

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Rodney McGruder steals the pass and Euro Steps past Taurean Prince for a difficult reverse layup.

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Josh Richardson totals 19 points and grabs four boards to defeat the Hawks 115-86.

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Rodney McGruder steals and euro steps to the cup to drain the reverse layup.

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Rodney McGruder comes from behind to get the huge block on Isaiah Thomas.

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Rodney McGruder shoots from the outside making a three-pointer.

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Rodney McGruder puts Ramon Sessions on skates with a nasty crossover and layup.

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Bam Adebayo scores 15 points and Jordan Mickey knocks down the game-winning three as the Heat defeat the Wizards 117-115.

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Rodney McGruder dishes it to Bam Adebayo for the two-handed dunk.

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Josh Richardson scores 18 points to lead the Heat to a win over the Hornets, 109-106

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Rodney McGruder gets the steal off the inbound then passes to James Johnson for the slam.

0011700037 MIA ORL RECAP

Aaron Gordon drops 19 points and grabs six rebounds as the Magic beat the Heat 93-90 in preseason action.

0011700028 MIA BKN RECAP

Jeremy Lin scores 16 points and grabs three rebounds, while Sean Kilpatrick adds 14 points and seven rebounds to carry the Nets to a 107-88 victory over the Heat.

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In transition, Rodney McGruder throws the lob for Hassan Whiteside to catch and finish at the rim,

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Rodney McGruder lobs it up and Hassan Whiteside catches it and finishes with the alley oop slam.

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Rodney McGruder throws a nice alley-oop pass to Willie Reed, who slams it down with two hands.

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Hassan Whiteside scores 30 points, grabs 12 rebounds and dishes two assists as the Heat defeat the Wizards, 106-103.

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DeMar DeRozan finishes with 38 points as he leads the Toronto Raptors to a 96-94 victory over the Miami Heat.

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Danilo Gallinari scores 29 points and Nikola Jokic adds 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Nuggets beat the Heat 116-113.

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Rodney McGruder lobs the alley-oop to Hassan Whiteside, who flushes it down.


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 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.

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.

College History

Played four seasons at Kansas State appearing 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), fifth in steals (116), fifth in starts, seventh in scoring (1,576) and seventh in 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 All-American Honorable Mention…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…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…says something most people don’t know about him is that he can sing…wears size 13 sneakers.


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