George Mcginnis Biography
George Mcginnis is an American retired professional basketball player who played 11 seasons in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted into the ABA from Indiana University in 1971.
George Mcginnis Age
He was born on August 12, 1950,Indianapolis, Indiana,USA.
George Mcginnis Wife
He is married to his high school sweetheart, Lynda, whom he has known since grade school.
George Mcginnis High School Career
He attended Washington High School in Indianapolis. He and teammate Steve Downing led Washington to a 31-0 record and a state championship in 1969. He set an Indiana state tournament scoring record with 148 points in his final four games. He was also named Mr. Basketball for the state of Indiana that year.
George Mcginnis College Career
In the 1970–71 season at Indiana, he became the first sophomore to lead the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding. He averaged 29.9 points per game in his lone season in Bloomington earning All-American and All-Big Ten Honors in 1971.
George Mcginnis Professional Career
He became one of the marquee players of the ABA, playing a key role on the Indiana Pacers’ championship teams in each of his first two seasons with his hometown franchise. He was named the ABA Playoffs MVP in 1973. He nearly averaged a triple-double in the playoffs that year (32.3 points, 15.9 rebounds, and 8.2 assists in 18 games), but the Pacers fell short of the title, losing to Kentucky in the ABA Finals.
He managed to go over to the NBA following the 1974-75 season, and he didn’t skip a beat. He made the All-NBA First Team in his debut season with the Philadelphia 76ers, who had originally drafted him in the 1973 NBA Draft. Teaming up with fellow ABA alumni Julius Erving and Caldwell Jones, McGinnis helped lead the Sixers to the NBA Finals in 1977. He was traded to the Denver Nuggets in 1978 and was an All-Star again that season. Hoping to boost sagging attendance in their early NBA years, the Pacers re-acquired McGinnis in a trade for a young, high-scoring forward named Alex English. However, he was only a shadow of his former self and contributed very little during his two-year return to Indiana. Meanwhile, English went on to become one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history. This transaction is now considered among the worst trades in Pacers’ history.
George Mcginnis Net Worth
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George Mcginnis Height
He is relatively a tall man measuring 2.03 m tall.
George Mcginnis Hall Of Fame
On April 1, 2017, it was announced that he was part of the 2017 class for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, alongside Tracy McGrady, Bill Self, and Rebecca Lobo. He was inducted on September 8.
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