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Michael Dewayne McDonald (born February 13, 1969 in Longview, Texas) is a retired American basketball player. A 6'10" and 232 lb (105 kg) center, he played collegiately for Utah Valley State College (now Utah Valley University) and the University of New Orleans. In 1990-91 he averaged 12.3 points and 8.3 rebounds for Utah Valley. He sat out a year, then averaged 4.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game for New Orleans as a junior in 1992-93. His junior year in 1993-94 he set a New Orleans school record with 96 blocked shots while averaging 5.7 points and 6.9 rebounds. His senior year in 1994-95 he averaged 11.1 points and 9.7 rebounds with 81 blocked shots. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the second round pick (55th overall) in the 1995 NBA Draft. The Warriors traded his rights to the Toronto Raptors in the B.J. Armstrong trade, and he spent two weeks with the Raptors during the 1996 pre-season, but he was waived before the regular season started. He also played during the pre-season for the Milwaukee Bucks in 1997. In the 1995-96 season McDonald played for Grand Rapids of the Continental Basketball Association. He was named to the CBA All-Rookie team after leading the league in field goal percentage with a .613 mark. He averaged 9.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. In the 1996-97 year he averaged 8.3 points and 6.6 rebounds for Grand Rapids. In the 1997-98 season with Grand Rapids he was named the CBA defensive player of the Year after averaging 14.7 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 1.7 blocked shots per game.

On January 21, 1998 he signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets and played in 1 game for them.[1]

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