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Name: Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr.
Position: Guard
Birthdate: 24 May, 1979
Birthplace: Bartow, FL
Height: 6'8 (203cm)
Weight: 210 lbs. (95.3kg)
High School: Mount Zion Christian Acad. HS
College: N/A
Drafted: 1997, 1st Round, 9th Overall

 

Tracy McGrady is one of the great players that comes out of high school and shine leading the lead in scoring averaging 32.1 points a game. The star is now playing on the USA olympic team leading his squad once again. He has proven himself a great asset to the Orlando Magic, allowing a the Magic a good chance at making the playoffs and even becoming NBA champions. In the 2001 season Tracy McGrady was named All-NBA second team and recieved the award for the most improved player. He was voted to be a starter in the 2001 NBA All-Star Game.

       Tracy McGrady, nicknamed T-Mac was born in Bartow, Fl. T-Mac was raised in the small town of Auburndale, FL also know as the "the hill". Like alot of boys Tracy wanted to seek a career in the ever popular sport baseball. In fact many of his coaches were sure he would be on the field instead of the court. Tracy was sure for awhile he would be on the dirt too instead of the basketball court until he reached junior high.
 
In junior high Tracy began playing basketball he was averaging 23.1 points and 12 rebounds per game. Despite his great talent and strength Tracy was never a Divison 1 prospect. He wasn't till high school when Tracy's basketball career actually started to form. He played in basketball until his junior year of high school.

       In his Junior year of High School Tracy was invited to an ABCD basketball camp in Teaneck, New Jersey. Durning the camp Tracy really made himself known he was racing on a fast break and dunk the ball over 6-9 Blue Chipper, James Felton after the dunk the crowd went wild and so did the USA today, nameing him player of the year.

       In his senior year of high school Tracy was transferred to Mount Zion Christian to play one year. Tracy's senior year at Mount Zion was his best year yet he lead his team to a 20 and 1 record and was named #2 on USA Today's Super 25. Tracy was averaging 27.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 2.8 steals per game while shooting .564 from field, .389 from three-point range and .791 from free throw line. There was no question in anyone's mind that Tracy was a great player was going all the way. Tracy was named Player of the Year once again by USA Today and by the State of North Carolina.

       Tracy was actually planning to go play for Kentucky when Joe his basketball coach in high school got a call from NBA super scout Marty Blake wanting a schedule of Tracy's games. NBA teams were already sending scouts out to look at Tracy. The thought of skipping college and pursuing his dream of becoming a NBA superstar excited him and lead him to forget Kentucky and entered the 1997 NBA draft along with some other NBA greats. Tim Duncan, Antonio Daniels, Derek Anderson and Chauncey Billups.
 
 

 

CAREER AVERAGES
  Rebounds  
Year Team MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Tot APG SPG BPG TO A/TO PF PPG
1997-98 TOR 18.4 .450 .341 .712 1.6 2.6 4.2 1.5 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.3 7.0
1998-99 TOR 22.6 .436 .229 .726 2.4 3.2 5.7 2.3 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.4 1.9 9.3
1999-00 TOR 31.2 .451 .277 .707 2.4 4.0 6.3 3.3 1.1 1.9 2.0 1.6 2.5 15.4
2000-01 ORL 40.1 .457 .355 .733 2.5 5.0 7.5 4.6 1.5 1.5 2.6 1.8 2.1 26.8
2001-02 ORL 38.3 .451 .364 .748 2.0 5.9 7.9 5.3 1.6 1.0 2.5 2.1 1.8 25.6
2002-03 ORL 39.4 .457 .386 .793 1.6 4.9 6.5 5.5 1.7 0.8 2.6 2.1 2.1 32.1
2003-04 ORL 39.9 .417 .339 .796 1.4 4.6 6.0 5.5 1.4 0.6 2.7 2.1 1.9 28.0
2004-05 HOU 40.8 .431 .326 .774 0.9 5.3 6.2 5.7 1.7 0.7 2.6 2.2 2.1 25.7
Totals 34.6 .444 .348 .759 1.8 4.5 6.4 4.3 1.4 1.1 2.2 1.9 2.0 22.0

 

 

CAREER TOTALS
  Rebounds  
Year Team G FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A Off Def Tot Ast Stl Blk TO Pts
1997-98 TOR 64 179-398 14-41 79-111 105 164 269 98 49 61 66 451
1998-99 TOR 49 168-385 8-35 114-157 120 158 278 113 52 66 80 458
1999-00 TOR 79 459-1018 18-65 277-392 188 313 501 263 90 151 160 1213
2000-01 ORL 77 788-1724 59-166 430-587 192 388 580 352 116 118 198 2065
2001-02 ORL 76 715-1586 103-283 415-555 150 447 597 400 119 73 189 1948
2002-03 ORL 75 829-1813 173-448 576-726 121 367 488 411 124 59 195 2407
2003-04 ORL 67 653-1566 174-513 398-500 95 307 402 370 93 42 179 1878
2004-05 HOU 78 715-1660 142-435 431-557 71 413 484 448 135 52 201 2003
Totals 565 4506-10150 691-1986 2720-3585 1042 2557 3599 2455 778 622 1268 12423

 

Facts

1. Finished the 02-03 campaign as the NBA scoring champion and averaged more than 30 points per game. He became the youngest player to average 30-plus points per game since the NBA/ABA merger in 1976-77 and the youngest since Bob McAdoo (34.5 ppg) back in 1974-75.

2. Voted a starter at the 2001 and 2003 NBA All-Star Games

3. Dished out a career-best 13 assists @ Philadelphia on March 17 and recorded a career-high six steals vs. Denver on March 15

4. Captured the NBA's Most Improved Player Award and was named to the All-NBA First Team in the 01-02 and 02-03 seasons

5. Tied a franchise playoff record with 42 points during Game #3 on 04/28/01 vs. Milwaukee

6. Recorded a rookie season-high 22 points and 8 rebounds against the New Jersey Nets on 2/13/98

7. Scored 9 points, in 10 minutes, in the Schick Rookie Game during the 1998 NBA All-Star Weekend in New York

8. Made his first career NBA start, totaling 13 points and 5 rebounds, against the Washington Wizards on 12/31/97

9. Made his NBA debut against the Miami Heat on 10/31/97

10. Named the USA Today Player of the Year and the North Carolina state Player of the Year by The Associated Press after his senior year at Mount Zion Christian Academy