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TRACY McGRADY

 
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr.
Born: 5-24-79
Birthplace: Bartow, Fla., U.S.A.
Height: 6-8 Weight: 215
High School: Mount Zion Christian Academy and Auburndale High School
Drafted: 1997 First Round by the Toronto Raptors (9th overall)
Position: G-F
Jersey #: 1

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Selected by Toronto in the first round (ninth overall) of the 1997 NBA Draft...Traded by Toronto to Orlando in exchange for a future first round draft pick in a sign-and-trade deal (Aug. 3, 2000). Traded to the Houston Rockets long with Juwan Howard, Tyronn Lue and Reece Gaines in exchange for Steve Francis, Cuttino Mobley and Kelvin Cato (June 30, 2004).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• Was voted First-Team All-NBA, a member of the Eastern Conference All-Star team and won his second-straight scoring championship (28.0 ppg).
• Scored a career-high 62 points vs. the Washington Wizards on 3/10/04.
• 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.
• Voted a starter at the 2001 and 2003 NBA All-Star Games
• Dished out a career-best 13 assists @ Philadelphia on March 17 and recorded a career-high six steals vs. Denver on March 15
• 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
• Tied a franchise playoff record with 42 points during Game 3 on 04/28/01 vs. Milwaukee
• Recorded a rookie season-high 22 points and 8 rebounds against the New Jersey Nets on 2/13/98
• Scored 9 points, in 10 minutes, in the Schick Rookie Game during the 1998 NBA All-Star Weekend in New York
• Made his first career NBA start, totaling 13 points and 5 rebounds, against the Washington Wizards on 12/31/97
• Made his NBA debut against the Miami Heat on 10/31/97
• 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

PERSONAL
• Recognized for his tremendous efforts in the Central Florida community with the 2003 Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award
• In 2003, was named among all professional athletes as “Good Guys in Sports” by The Sporting News, recognizing athletes for outstanding character and exemplary civic responsibility
• Took several classes over the 2000 summer at nearby Rollins College which focused on leadership skills
• Considered attending Kentucky or Florida State before opting to declare himself for the 1997 NBA Draft
• Donated $300,000 to Mt. Zion after being drafted by Toronto and intends to make a donation to Auburndale High School
• Names Jim Carrey and Martin Lawrence as his favorite performers and enjoys watching karate movies
• Favorite meal is his mother's special spaghetti and meatballs
• Cousin of NBA All-Star and former Rookie-of-the-Year Vince Carter.

CAREER HIGHS
2003-04 Season Highs
Points: 62 vs. Washington 3/10/04
Field Goals Made: 20 (twice)
Field Goals Attempted: 37 vs. Washington 3/10/04
Three-pointers Made: 8 (3 times)
Three-pointers Att.: 16 @ Atlanta 2/2/03
Free Throws Made: 18 vs. Detroit 12/25/02
Free Throws Attempted: 26 vs. Washington 3/10/04
Offensive Rebounds: 10 vs. Chicago 2/29/00
Defensive Rebounds: 12 vs. Atlanta 2/3/01
Total Rebounds: 17 vs. San Antonio 2/3/02
Assists: 13 (4 times)
Steals: 6 vs. Denver 3/15/02
Blocks: 7 vs. Houston 3/19/00
Minutes Played: 55 @ New York 2/28/03

2003-2004
Led the NBA in scoring average for the second-straight season, posting 28.0 points per game with Orlando... Became the third-youngest player in NBA history to claim multiple scoring titles, trailing only Wilt Chamberlain and Bob McAdoo... Stands as one of nine players in NBA history to win consecutive scoring crowns... Also averaged 6.0 rebounds, a career-high-tying 5.5 assists and 1.39 steals in 67 starts to earn All-NBA Second Team honors... Set a career high with a Magic franchise-record and NBA individual season-high 62 points vs. Washington on Mar. 10... Also tied a career high with 20 field goals made vs. the Wizards, matching the total from his 51-point effort at Denver on Nov. 14... Scored his 10,000th career point on Feb. 20 vs. Denver, becoming the second-youngest player in NBA history to reach this mark behind Kobe Bryant... Hit eight 3-pointers in the first half at Cleveland on Jan. 26 to tie an NBA record and match his career high... Led the Magic in points 54 times and assists 41 times... Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Dec. 22 ... Scored 13 points
starting for the East in the 2004 NBA All-Star Game.

2003-04 NBA STATISTICAL RANK
#1 in the NBA in Points Per Game (28.0)
#4 in the NBA in Field Goals Made (653)
#4 in the NBA in Three-Point Field Goals Made (174)
#7 in the NBA in Free Throws (398)
#3 in the NBA in Points (1878)
#1 in the NBA in Field-Goal Attempts Per 48 Minutes (28.1)
#10 in the NBA in Free Throw Attempts Per 48 Minutes (8.97)
#1 in the NBA in Points Per 48 Minutes (33.7)
#14 in the NBA in Efficiency Ranking Per 48 Minutes (28.55)
#9 in the NBA in Minutes Per Game (39.9)
#2 in the NBA in Field Goal Attempts (1566)
#4 in the NBA in Three-Point Field Goal Attempts (513)
#9 in the NBA in Free Throw Attempts (500)
#2 in the NBA in Field Goals Per 48 Minutes (11.72)
#7 in the NBA in Free Throws Per 48 Minutes (7.14)
#7 in the NBA in Three-Point Field Goals Per 48 Minutes (3.12)
#6 in the NBA in Efficiency Ranking (23.75)

2003-04 SEASON HIGHS
Points: 62 vs. Washington 3/10/04
Field Goals Made: 20 (twice)
Field Goals Attempted: 37 vs. Washington 3/10/04
Three-pointers Made: 8 (3 times)
Three-pointers Att.: 15 vs. Milwaukee 3/3/04
Free Throws Made: 17 vs. Washington 3/10/04
Free Throws Attempted: 26 vs. Washington 3/10/04
Offensive Rebounds: 6 vs. New Orleans 12/2/03
Defensive Rebounds: 9 (4 times)
Total Rebounds: 15 vs. New Orleans 12/2/03
Assists: 12 vs. Golden State 12/19/03
Steals: 5 (2 times)
Blocks: 3 @ New York 10/29/03
Minutes Played: 50 vs. Cleveland 12/25/03

2002-03
Named to the All-NBA First Team …NBA Scoring Champion…Finished fourth in voting for NBA MVP…Appeared in 75 games (74 starts) for Orlando, averaging career-high 32.1 ppg., 6.5 rpg., a team-high and career-high 5.5 apg. and a team-high-tying 1.65 stlpg. in a team-best 39.4 minpg…Broke Magic single-season scoring record with 2,407 points…Along with Kobe Bryant, became the seventh (and eighth) players in NBA history to average at least 30.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg. in a single season…Also became the youngest player since the NBA/ABA merger in 1976-77 to average 30-plus points per game, and the youngest since Bob McAdoo in 1974-75…Shot .457 (829-1813) from the floor, .386 (173-448) from three-point range and .793 (576-726) from the free throw line…Besides leading the NBA in scoring, also ranked among league leaders in steals (T-14th), minutes played (T-15th), assists (T-18th) and three-point FG percentage (26th)…2003 NBA All-Star Game starter (29 points, five rebounds, two assists)…Named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month for November 2002 and March 2003…Also named NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week three times (weeks ending Feb. 23, Mar. 9 and Apr. 13), the most by any player in the league…Led (or tied) the team in scoring a team-best 69 times, including a career-high 52 points on Feb. 21 vs. Chicago…Also led (or tied) the team in rebounding a team-best 26 times and in assists a team-best 40 times…Recorded double figures in scoring a team-best 75 times (scored 10+ points in 111 straight games played – Jan. 24, 2002-present)…Netted 20+ points 70 times, 30+ points a club-record 51 times and 40+ points a team-record 11 times…Had second triple-double of his career with 46 points, career-high-tying 13 assists and 10 boards on Feb. 23 @ New Jersey…Also had team-best 18 double-doubles…Set team records for most points in a quarter (25, 2nd) and in a half (37, 1st) on Mar. 9 vs. Denver…Also set team records with 14 straight 30+ point games (Mar. 5-Apr. 1, the second-longest streak in the NBA since 1975-76) and 45 consecutive 20+ point games (Dec. 25-Apr. 1)…Connected on at least one three-point FG in 50 straight games (Dec. 27-present), the longest current streak in the NBA…Had career-best seven trifectas (7-11 3FG) on Mar. 23 @ Miami (finished with 37 points)…Recorded at least one steal in 61 outings and had two or more steals in 42 games, including season-best five steals on Jan. 12 @ Philadelphia and Dec. 13 vs. Golden State…Blocked at least one shot in 38 games and had two or more blocks 14 times…Did not play seven times (Apr. 16-CD; Jan. 26 due to personal reasons-birth of his daughter; Dec. 16, 20, 23 due to low back contusion; Dec. 4 due to sprained left ankle; Nov. 24 due to back spasms)…Started in all seven playoff games vs. Detroit, averaging 31.7 ppg., 6.7 rpg., 4.7 apg. and 2.00 stlpg. in 44.0 minpg….Scored Magic playoff record 46 points on Apr. 23 @ Detroit (Game #2)…It also tied the most points ever scored at The Palace of Auburn Hills…Netted 43 points on Apr. 20 @ Detroit (Game #1)…Led (or tied) the Magic in scoring seven times, in rebounding once and in assists four times.

2001-02
Named to the All-NBA First Team…Played and started in 76 games for Orlando and enjoyed another breakthrough season, averaging 25.6 ppg., 7.8 rpg., 5.3 apg. and 1.57 stlpg. in 38.3 minpg….Finished fourth in voting for NBA MVP…Led the Magic and ranked among NBA leaders in scoring (4th), rebounding (T-25th) and minutes played (T-20th), while finishing second in assists (T-22nd) and steals (19th)…One of only two NBA players (Bryant) to average at least 25.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg….Named to the NBA All-Star team for the second straight season and led the East with 24 points…Led (or tied) the team in scoring a team-best 55 times, in rebounding a team-best 37 times and in assists 33 times…Scored in double figures a team-high 74 times, including a then-career-high 50 points (18-29 FG, 4-7 3FG, 10-15 FT) on Mar. 8 vs. Washington...Netted 20-plus points 60 times, 30-plus points 22 times and 40-plus points six times…Recorded team-best 23 double-doubles…Notched first-ever triple-double (22 pts., 11 rebs., 11 asts.) on Feb. 23 vs. Philadelphia…Had 26 points and career-high 17 rebounds on Feb. 3 vs. San Antonio…Tallied 29 points, career-high 13 assists and eight boards on Mar. 17 @ Philadelphia…Named the NBA Player of the Month in the Eastern Conference for February…Named the NBA Player of the Week in the East for the period ending Mar. 17, 2002 (31.3 ppg., 10.0 apg., 7.7 rpg., 3.00 stlpg. and 2.33 blkpg. in 44.7 minpg. – three games)…Had at least one blocked shot in 46 games and had at least one steal 56 times…Missed six games due to injury (Mar. 24 due to back spasms, Feb. 24 due to sore right foot, Apr. 17 and Dec. 19-22 due to strained lower back)…In four playoff outings vs. Charlotte, averaged 30.8 ppg., 6.3 rpg., 5.5 apg. and 1.75 blkpg. in 44.5 minpg….Led Orlando during the postseason in scoring, assists, blocks and minutes…Also led the NBA in postseason scoring average…Led (or tied) the team in scoring all four games…Grabbed career-playoff-high 11 rebounds in Game #2 @ Charlotte on Apr. 23.

2000-01
Played and started in 77 games for Orlando and enjoyed another breakthrough season, averaging 26.8 ppg., 7.5 rpg., 4.6 apg., 1.53 blkpg. and 1.51 stlpg. in 40.1 minpg... Posted career-highs in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, and minutes played...Captured the NBA's Most Improved Player Award and was named to the All-NBA Second Team...Led the Magic and ranked among NBA leaders in scoring (seventh) and minutes played (12th), while finishing second in rebounding (T-31st), assists (T-30th), blocked shots (26th) and steals (T-17th)...Voted a starter at the 2001 NBA All-Star Game...Recorded the highest scoring average in NBA history for players 21-years-old or younger (see charts below)...Led (or tied) the team in scoring a team-best 58 times, in rebounding 35 times and in assists 24 times...Scored in double figures a team-high 76 times, including a career-high 49 points on Apr. 13 @ Washington...Netted 20-plus points 63 times, 30-plus points 26 times and 40-plus points five times...Recorded team-best 18 double-doubles...Named the NBA Player of the Month for February after averaging 29.3 ppg., 7.6 rpg., 5.0 apg., 1.67 stlpg. and 1.07 blkpg. in 42.1 minpg. (12 games)...Ripped down a career-high-tying 15 rebounds on Feb. 3 vs. Atlanta and on Jan. 27 vs. Miami...Dished out a career-best 11 assists vs. Boston on Apr. 4 and recorded a career-high five steals vs. Atlanta on Feb. 3...Logged career-best 50 minutes on Feb. 2 @ Philadelphia and on Nov. 19 vs. Portland...Had two or more blocked shots in 35 games and had two or more steals 36 times...Missed two games (Nov. 25, 27) due to an infected left hand and was suspended for three games (Nov. 4, Mar. 14 and Mar. 16)...Started in all four playoff outings, averaging 33.8 ppg., 8.3 apg., 6.5 rpg., 1.75 stlpg. and 1.25 blkpg. in 44.5 minpg...At the time of Orlando's elimination, led all NBA players in postseason scoring...Tied a franchise playoff record with 42 points during Game #3 on Apr. 28 vs. Milwaukee...Set an NBA playoff record for most field goal attempts in a four-game series with 123...Led (or tied) the team in scoring and in assists during all four playoff games...Tied franchise playoff record with 18 points during second quarter in Game #2 on Apr. 25 @ Milwaukee...In fact, scored 20 straight points for the Magic during that outing.

1999-00
Played in 79 games for Toronto, averaging then career-highs of 15.4 ppg., 6.3 rpg., 3.3 apg., 1.91 blkpg. and 1.14 stlpg. in 31.2 minpg...Led the Raptors and was 12th in the NBA in blocked shots (led all guards and small forwards)...Finished second on the club in scoring, third in rebounding and fourth in steals...Tied for third in voting for the NBA Sixth Man Award and finished fifth for the NBA's Most Improved Player Award...Led (or tied) the team in scoring eight times, rebounding 12 times and assists 15 times...Scored in double figures 51 times, including 19 games with 20 points or more...Recorded 11 double-doubles...Poured in 28 points vs. Detroit on Apr. 4...Ripped down a career-high 15 rebounds vs. Chicago on Feb. 29...Recorded a career-high seven blocked shots on Mar. 19 vs. Houston...Competed in the NBA.com Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend in Oakland, Calif. and finished in third place...In three playoff outings against New York, averaged 16.7 ppg., 7.0 rpg., 3.0 apg., 1.00 blkpg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 37.0 minpg...Poured in 25 points and had 10 rebounds on Apr. 23 at New York in postseason debut.

1998-99
Appeared in 49 games for Toronto, averaging 9.3 ppg., 5.7 rpg., 2.3 apg., 1.35 blkpg. and 1.06 stlpg. in 22.6 minpg...Stodd second on the Raptors in blocked shots and field goal percentage (.436), third in rebounding and steals, and fifth in scoring and assists...Also led the team in offensive rebounds with 120...Ranked 20th in the NBA in blocked shots and was second only to teammate Vince Carter among all guards...The 433 points he scored as a reserve were the 12th best in the league...Netted a then-career-high 27 points in only 25 minutes vs. Charlotte on Apr. 27.

1997-98
Played in 64 games during his rookie campaign with Toronto, making 17 starts...Averaged 7.0 ppg., 4.2 rpg. and 1.5 apg. in 18.4 minpg...Ranked among all NBA rookies in blocked shots (T-7th), field goal percentage (T-8th), rebounding (T-9th) and scoring (18th)...Made his first NBA start at Washington on Dec. 31, totaling 13 points and five rebounds...Participated in the Schick Rookie Game during the 1998 All-Star Weekend in New York, scoring nine points in 10 minutes...Made his NBA debut @ Miami on Oct. 31, 1997.

PRE-NBA
Selected as the USA Today Player-of-the-Year as the top high school player in the United States following his senior season at Mt. Zion Christian Academy...Averaged 27.5 ppg., 8.7 rpg., 7.7 apg., 2.80 stlpg. and 2.00 blkpg...Named McDonald's All-American and the Player-of-the-Year in North Carolina by Associated Press...Led Mt. Zion to a 26-2 record as one of the top prep teams in the country...Recorded highs of 37 points and 17 boards during the season...Played in Magic's Roundball Classic in Auburn Hills, Mich., finishing with 13 points (6-7 FG) and helping the West to a 124-106 victory on Apr. 6, 1997...Named MVP as he led Mt. Zion to victory at the Reebok Holiday Prep Classic, a 54-team tournament held in Las Vegas in December of 1996...Transferred to Mt. Zion from Auburndale High School in Florida...As a junior, averaged 23.1 ppg., 12.2 rpg., 4.90 blkpg. and 4.0 apg...Named MVP of the prestigious adidas ABCD Camp in New Jersey during the summer of 1996...HoopScoop, a recruiting publication, hailed him as the "sleeper of the decade".











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