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Don MacLean
Position: Power forward
Height: 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Team: Washington Bullets,
Denver Nuggets,
Philadelphia 76ers,
New Jersey Nets,
Seattle SuperSonics,
Phoenix Suns,
Miami Heat
Nationality: American
Born: January 16, 1970 (1970-01-16) (age 40)
Palo Alto, California
College: UCLA
Drafted: Round 1, pick 19 (Detroit Pistons) 1992 NBA Draft
Pro career: 1992 – 2001
Awards: 1994 Most Improved Player

Donald James MacLean (born January 16, 1970 in Palo Alto, California) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA, and also holds the distinction of being the all-time scoring leader at UCLA.

After graduating from Simi Valley High School in Simi Valley, California where he was an All-American, he played in college at UCLA from 1989 to 1992. He still holds the school record for points scored (2,608) which is also the Pac - 10 Conference's all time scoring record, passing Sean Elliott's then record of 2,555 points[1]. In his senior season, he lead UCLA to the 1992 Elite 8. In 1991-92 he was named to The Sporting News All-America Second Team, and he led all NCAA Division I players with a .921 free throw percentage. The Detroit Pistons selected MacLean with the 19th overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft, but through a series of deals that sent center Olden Polynice to Detroit and forward John Williams to the Los Angeles Clippers, MacLean landed in Washington for his rookie season. In 1994, MacLean won the NBA Most Improved Player Award.

MacLean, along with his 1994-95 Washington Bullets teammates Rex Chapman, Tom Gugliotta, and Scott Skiles, all reunited in Phoenix in 1999-2000 when Chapman, Gugliotta, and MacLean were Suns players and Skiles was the head coach. As highly productive scoring Bullets teammates in 1994-95, Chapman averaged 16.2 points per game (ranked 4th highest on the team), Gugliotta averaged 16.0 (5th on the team), Skiles averaged 13.0 (6th on the team), and MacLean averaged 11.0 (7th on the team). However, as Suns teammates, Gugliotta averaged 13.7 (5th on the team), Chapman averaged only 6.6 (9th on the team), and MacLean averaged only 2.6 (15th on the team).

MacLean tested positive for steroids in 2000, although Charles Barkley came to his defense, saying, "I've seen Don MacLean naked, and he doesn't use steroids."[2]

He now serves as an analyst with the UCLA ISP Sports Network during the UCLA Bruins Basketball season. [3]

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