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JaVale McGee
J McGee - Wizards vs Heat 2009-04-04.jpg
Washington Wizards  – No. 34
Born January 19, 1988 (1988-01-19) (age 21)
Flint, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 237 lb (108 kg)
League NBA
High school Detroit Country Day, Providence Christian, Hales Franciscan
College Nevada
Draft 18th overall, 2008
Washington Wizards
Pro career 2008present
Profile Info Page

JaVale McGee (born January 19, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who was selected 18th overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2008 NBA Draft. A 7'0", 240 lb center, he signed a two-year, $2.4 million deal with the Wizards on July 9, 2008.[1]


High school and college

McGee was born in Flint, Michigan, and attended two high schools in Michigan: Detroit Country Day and Providence Christian, before transferring to Hales Franciscan in Chicago.[2] McGee was the starting center for the University of Nevada, Reno. According to Hales Franciscan coach Gary London, McGee's natural position in college was ideally small forward, and that he could play both forward spots.[2] After his sophomore campaign, in which he averaged 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, shooting 53 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range, McGee decided to hire an agent and declare for the 2008 NBA Draft.[3]


On January 9, 2010, McGee was fined $10,000 by the Washington Wizards for participating in Gilbert Arenas' antics before a game on January 5, 2010 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Arenas was being investigated for a prior incident involving guns in the Wizards' locker room, but made light of the accusations by pointing his finger at his teammates, as if he were shooting them. His teammates were photographed smiling and laughing with him.[4]


His father, 6'10" George Montgomery, was a 1985 second-round draft selection by the Portland Trail Blazers.[2] Also his mother, Pamela McGee, was a USC standout and WNBA star for the Los Angeles Sparks and Sacramento Monarchs.[1] McGee is the first son of a WNBA player to ever play in the NBA.[5]

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2008–09 Washington 75 14 15.2 .494 .000 .660 3.9 .3 .4 1.0 6.5
Career 75 14 15.2 .494 .000 .660 3.9 .3 .4 1.0 6.5



Simple English

JaVale McGee (born January 19, 1988 in Flint, Michigan) is an American basketball player that currently plays for the Washington Wizards of the NBA. He went to University of Nevada, Reno for college where he played for the Nevada Wolf Pack.


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