Player Profile: JaVale McGee
#34 JAVALE MCGEE
Weight: 252 lbs.
Birthdate : January 19, 1988
High School: Hales Franciscan, Chicago, IL
NBA Years: 3
Drafted: 18th Overall (First Round) By Washington In 2008
Career Transactions: None
Professionally: Finished second in the NBA in total blocked shots (193) and blocks per game (2.4) in 2010-11…Scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed a career-high-tying 18 rebounds at GSW (3/27/11)…Recorded his first career triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 12 blocks at CHI (3/15/11)…In 2011 in Los Angeles, became the first player in franchise history to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend…With a career-high 25 points and 15 rebounds in 30 minutes of play on 4/6/10 vs. GSW, became the first NBA player since Boston’s Kevin McHale (12/14/84) to record 25+ points and 15+ rebounds as a reserve in less than 31 minutes of play…Participated in the USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas in 2009 and 2010, and was tabbed as one of 15 finalists for the 12-man USA Men’s Basketball team for the 2010 World Championships.
Personally: Mother, Pamela McGee, was an All-American basketball player at Southern California who also played and coached in the WNBA…Is the first son of a WNBA player to be drafted in the NBA…His father, George Montgomery, played collegiately at Illinois…Has joined with team management and teammates for the Wizards annual “Family-to-Family Holiday Delivery,” to deliver toys, books, clothes, games and gift certificates to designated families in Washington, DC, who needed help with the holidays…In October of 2009, joined a contingent of teammates and coaches in Washington’s “Salute To The Stars,” honoring wounded servicemen and women for their service to the country…Was an early entry candidate in the 2008 NBA Draft…Attended Detroit Country Day HS and Providence Christian HS in Michigan before playing his senior season at Hales Franciscan in Chicago…Enjoys playing chess and video games.
2010-11: Appeared in a career-high 79 games (career-high 75 starts), and averaged career highs in points (10.1 ppg), rebounds (8.0 rpg), blocks (2.4 bpg), field goal percentage (.550) and minutes per game (27.8)…Led Washington in total rebounds (634), offensive rebounds (223), games played (79) and starts (75)…Grabbed 10+ rebounds in 28 games, and had 10 games with five or more blocks…Posted a career-high 21 double-doubles…Finished second in the NBA in total blocked shots (193), and recorded Washington’s highest single-season block total since 1989-90…Scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed a career-high tying 18 rebounds at GSW (3/27)…Recorded his first career triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 12 blocks at CHI (3/15)…His 12 blocks at CHI marked the most by any NBA player since ‘00-’01, and marked the most blocks in a triple-double effort since Shawn Bradley in 1998…Missed a total of three games; one for a team suspension (12/26), and two due to flulike symptoms (1/28-1/29).