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Clifton McNeely
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Born June 22, 1919(1919-06-22)
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NBA Draft 1947 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1

Selected by Pittsburgh Ironmen

College Texas Wesleyan University
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  • None
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Clifton McNeely (June 22, 1919–December 26, 2003) was an American basketball player and coach.

After serving with the United States Army Air Corps in World War II, McNeely played basketball at Texas Wesleyan University. He earned All-American honors in 1947 after leading the nation in scoring,[1] and was selected with the first pick of the 1947 BAA Draft by the Pittsburgh Ironmen. However, McNeely never played professional basketball, opting to coach at Pampa High School in Texas.[2] He coached for 13 years and won four state championships. He was later inducted into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame.[1] He later became an assistant coach from 1993-1994 for the Houston Cougars men's basketball team under Alvin Brooks.[3]


  1. ^ a b Obituary: Clifton McNeely. December 29, 2003. Retrieved on June 19, 2008.
  2. ^ Bob Cook. "Oden's injury a cruel blow for cursed Blazers". NBC Sports. September 13, 2007. Retrieved on June 19, 2008.
  3. ^ "2009-10 Media Guide". Houston Cougars. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
Preceded by
NBA first overall draft pick
1947 BAA Draft
Succeeded by
Andy Tonkovich


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