JaVale McGee life and biography

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JaVale McGee biography

Date of birth : 1988-01-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Flint, Michigan
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-07
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, center for the Washington Wizards, NBA Draft

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JaVale McGee is an American professional basketball player who was selected 18th overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2008 NBA Draft. He is a center who is listed at 7'0" and 252 lb. On July 9, 2008, he signed a two-year, $2.4 million deal with the Wizards.


Averaged 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in 60 games (19 starts) for Washington…Tied with Brendan Haywood with a team-high 101 blocked shots…Established a new career-high with 19 games started…Also improved on his rookie season marks with a new career-high .508 fg%, 4.0 rpg average, and 1.7 bpg average…Ranked ninth in the NBA in blocks per game, and first in blocks per 48 minutes (5.01)…In eight games in the month of April, averaged 13.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game…Recorded six double-doubles, and had seven games with 10+ rebounds…Scored in double-figures 17 times…Blocked a career-high six shots twice (4/12 at NYK, 11/24 vs. PHI)…With eight dunks vs. ATL (3/11), recorded the most dunks in a game by a Wizard since dunks have been officially recorded as a stat (last 10 seasons)…Missed one game (12/28) with a sore right knee.


Averaged 6.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game…Started 14 games as a rookie, and averaged 7.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in those games…Scored a season-high 18 points three times…Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds in three games…Blocked a season-high four shots at Chicago (12/6)…Scored in double figures 18 times overall, and grabbed 10+ rebounds four times…Recorded four double-doubles…Did not miss a game due to illness/injury.


Mother, Pamela McGee, was an All-American basketball player at Southern California who also played and coached in the WNBA…Is the first son of a WNBA player to be drafted in the NBA…His father, George Montgomery, played collegiately at Illinois…Has joined Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld, as well as teammates Andray Blatche and Nick Young for the Wizards annual Family-to-Family Holiday Delivery, to deliver toys, books, clothes, games and gift certificates to designated families in Washington, DC, who needed help with the holidays…In October of 2009, joined a contingent of teammates and coaches in Washington’s "Salute To The Stars", honoring wounded servicemen and women for their service to the country…Was an early entry candidate in the 2008 NBA Draft…Attended Detroit Country Day HS and Providence Christian HS in Michigan before playing his senior season at Hales Franciscan in Chicago…Enjoys playing chess and video games.

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