Mike McGee
Personal information
Born (1959-07-29) July 29, 1959 (age 63)
Tyler, Texas
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolOmaha North (Omaha, Nebraska)
CollegeMichigan (1977–1981)
NBA draft1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career1981–1992
PositionShooting guard
Number40, 25, 22
Career history
19811986Los Angeles Lakers
19861987Atlanta Hawks
1987–1988Sacramento Kings
1988–1989New Jersey Nets
1989–1990Aurora Desio
1990Phoenix Suns
1991Rapid City Thrillers
1991–1992Gaiteros del Zulia
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points4,968 (9.6 ppg)
Rebounds1,112 (2.1 rpg)
Assists629 (1.2 apg)
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Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Ray McGee (born July 29, 1959) is an American professional basketball coach and former player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He won two NBA championships as a player with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Early years

McGee was born in Tyler, Texas. He then moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where he played high school basketball at Omaha North High School. He averaged 38 points per game and scored 916 total points as a senior in the 1976-77 season.

He earned 10 Metro Conference scoring records and had an average of 38.1 points per game. He was named to the Nebraska All-Star State Team at least twice in the 1970s and was also The World-Herald athlete of the year in 1977.[1]

College career

McGee accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of Michigan. He became the first player in Michigan Wolverines men's basketball history to lead the team in scoring four consecutive years. He did so with 531 points (19.7 points per game) in the 1977–78 season, 511 points (18.9 points per game) in the 1978–79 season, 665 points (22.2 points per game) in the 1979–80 season, and 732 points (24.4 points per game) in the 1980–81 season.[2]

He was a four-year starter, graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer and had a career average of 21.4 points per game, while ranking among Michigan's career leaders in several statistical categories.

Awards and accomplishments

Professional career

McGee was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers, in the first round (18th overall) of the 1981 NBA draft. He won two NBA championships with the Lakers in 1982 and 1985.

On June 16, 1986, he was traded along with the rights to power forward Ken Barlow to the Atlanta Hawks, in exchange for the rights to small forward Billy Thompson and shooting guard Ron Kellogg.[4] He was a reserve player with the Hawks.

On December 14, 1987, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings, in exchange for a 1991 second round draft choice (#30-Rodney Monroe) and a 1995 second round pick (#42-Donnie Boyce).[5]

On October 31, 1988, he was traded to the New York Nets, in exchange for a 1991 second round draft choice (#31-Randy Brown) and a 1996 second round pick (#37-Jeff McInnis).[6]

On March 25, 1990, he signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Phoenix Suns. He wasn't re-signed after the season.

He played basketball for the Limoges CSP in France, Desio in Italy and Beijing Lions in China.[7] He coached basketball for the Beijing Aoshen and the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons in the Chinese Basketball Association.[8] He also coached professional basketball teams in Korea.


  1. ^ "Close-knit family welcomes elite athlete home for season". Omaha World-Herald. January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. pp. 38–39.
  3. ^ "Men's Basketball Statistic Archive Query Page". University of Michigan. Archived from the original on 2010-04-18.
  4. ^ "Lakers Deal McGee to Hawks for Rights to 2 Draft Choices". Los Angeles Times. June 17, 1986. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  5. ^ "Nets Acquire Kings' McGee". Los Angeles Times. December 14, 1987. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  6. ^ "Hawks Send McGee to Kings for Two Draft Picks". The New York Times. November 1, 1988. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  7. ^ "HOOP DREAMS COME TRUE IN BEIJING". The Washington Post. December 28, 1996. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  8. ^ "A different ballgame in China; Basketball: Former NBA players from the United States try to generate excitement and bring stronger skills to a game that Chinese are still learning". The Baltimore Sun. April 19, 1999. Retrieved January 5, 2020.