JaVale McGee
Full Name: JaVale Lindy McGee
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 7-0 / 237
Birthdate: January 19 1988
High School: Hales Franciscan HS
College: Nevada

2006-07 33 0 45 75 .600 16 34 .471 2 3 .667 72 3 6 30 108 3.30
2007-08 33 31 189 357 .529 74 141 .525 14 42 .333 242 20 26 92 466 14.1
Totals 66 31 234 432 .542 90 175 .514 16 45 .356 314 23 32 122 574 8.70

An early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft.

College Highlights: Earned Second Team All-WAC honors as a sophomore. Also named to the league’s All-Defensive Team. Finished collegiate career as the fourth all-time leader in blocked shots in Nevada history with 122. Also ranks fourth all-time in career field goal percentage (.542). Started 31 of 66 career games.

Sophomore (2007-08): Led the WAC in blocked shots (2.8 bpg, ranked 14th nationally), ranked second in rebounding (7.3 rpg), and ranked 10th in scoring (14.1 ppg). Also ranked eighth in field goal percentage (.529). Season total of 92 blocks ranks as the second-highest in school history. Scored 20 or more points seven times, with a career-high 26 points on 12-for-14 shooting vs. Louisiana Tech. Posted eight double-doubles. Registered first career double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds at UNLV. Tallied 19 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots vs. California. Scored 15 points and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds vs. Central Florida. Pulled down 12 boards and blocked a career-high seven shots at Northern Iowa. Recorded 14 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots at North Carolina. Notched 23 points and 14 rebounds at Fresno State in the regular season finale and tallied 22 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots the very next game in the first round of the WAC Tournament.

Freshman (2006-07): Averaged 3.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 blocked shots (ranked ninth in the WAC) in 10.0 minutes a contest while serving as the backup for All-American and future NBA draft pick Nick Fazekas. Set a school freshman record for field goal percentage (.600). Posted a season-high eight points at Louisiana-Lafayette. Registered season highs of six rebounds and four blocked shots vs. Idaho. Matched season-highs with eight points and six rebounds vs. Louisiana Tech. Pulled down five rebounds vs. Creighton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Strengths: Extremely long arms allow him to be an effective rebounder and shotblocker. Continues to develop offensively both with his back to the basket and facing up.

Personal: Mother, Pamela McGee, was a women’s basketball All-American for USC in the early 1980’s and also played and coached in the WNBA. Father, George Montgomery, played collegiately at Illinois. Enjoys playing chess and video games. Attended Detroit Country Day HS and Providence Christian HS in Michigan before playing his senior season at Hales Franciscan in Chicago.

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