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Indiana Pacers | #9 | Guard

T.J.

McConnell

PPG

8.6

RPG

3.7

APG

6.6

PIE

11.9

6'1" | 190lb | 29 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

T.J. McConnell holds career averages of 6.4 points (.487% FG, .335% 3-PT, .768% FT), 2.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 22.0 minutes in 314 games (72 starts) over four NBA seasons with Philadelphia (2015-19). 2015-16: 5.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game. He led all rookies with 95 steals. He was only rookie with at least 250 rebounds and 350 assists. His 367 assists were the fourth-most ever in a season by a Sixers rookie (Allen Iverson, Michael Carter-Williams, Maurice Cheeks). 2016-17: He appeared in 81 games (51 starts) and averaged 6.9 points, 6.6 assists, and 3.1 rebounds in 26.3 minutes per game. He recorded a career-high 17 assists on 1/6 @BOS. He tied career-best 17 points while also notching 8 assists on 12/30 @DEN. McConnell recorded 10 or more assists 13 times, including four double-doubles. He recorded at least one assist in every single game that he appeared in. He totaled 534 assists, good enough for eighth in the league. 534 assists were the most in a season by a Sixers player since 2012-13 when Jrue Holliday had 625. 71 games with at least one steal, including a career-high five on 2/15 @ BOS. 134 total steals which was sixth in the NBA.n McConnell is the first Sixers player with such assist and steal totals in the same season since Allen Iverson had 596 assists and 180 steals in 2004-05. He had his career-best 10 rebounds on 12/11 at DET. 2017-18: He appeared in 74 games (one start), averaging 6.2 points, 4.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game. McConnell was the first player in Sixers history to record a triple-double coming off the bench on Feb. 12 vs. NY, scoring 12 points, bringing down 10 rebounds and dishing out 11 assists. He had a season-high 18 points on Jan. 15 vs. TOR. He had 28 games with five-plus assists was third among NBA reserves this season...McConnell’s 22 games with multiple steals off the bench were the most in the NBA. 2018-19: McConnell appeared in 76 games (three starts) and averaged 6.4 points, 3.4 assists, and 2.3 rebounds in 19.3 minutes per game in his final season in Philadelphia. He tied career-high 18 points on (9/10 FG) on April 11 vs. CHI. He had 22 games with five-plus assists was fifth among NBA reserves this season. McConnell’s 21 games with multiple steals off the bench were the second-most in the NBA. He recorded season-high five steals Dec. 12 at Toronto. McConnell’s 78 steals off the bench ranked second in the NBA.

BEFORE NBA

He played collegiately at Duquesne (2010-2012) and Arizona (2013-2015). McConnell held overall averages of 10.2 points, 5.4 assists and 2.3 steals for NCAA career. He led Pac-12 in assists per game (6.3) and total assists (238) his senior season at Arizona...NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team (2015). First team All-Pac-12 (2015).

PERSONAL LIFE

McConnell is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. A 2010 graduate of Chartiers Valley High School in Bridgeville, Pa. He averaged 34.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game as a senior in earning first-team all-state honors and was the Pennsylvania Class 3A Player of the Year according to the Associated Press, and was the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette male High School Athlete of the Year (all sports). He played for his father, Tim, in high school, and led the Colts to a 29-2 record, the WPIAL championship, and a berth in the Class 3A state championship game as a senior.