B.J. McKie
  "B. J. McKie is a tough competitor and a winner. He stayed four years and helped put Gamecock basketball back on the map, bringing an SEC title home during his tenure. This past year, however, McKie had no help whatsoever. South Carolina ran motion offense for 25 seconds of the shot clock and, often, ran a high screen or a 1-4 low set for McKie.

McKie is a great collegiate scorer, but he is by no means a great shooter. He does not have consistent range, and he does not have the quickness to blow by a defender to get to the basket or pull up. What McKie has is good strength with the ball, the ability to get into the lane and draw fouls and step to the line.

Like Trajan Langdon, McKie struggles to get his own shot and will have difficulty staying with NBA guards on the defensive end. Following the graduation of Melvin Watson, McKie was forced to play the point, and the experiment did not fare well, as McKie is not a point guard. McKie is a decent passer, but only an adequate handler at best."
-- ESPN's Jay Bilas

College: South Carolina
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190 pounds
Position: Guard
Age: 22 (April 7, 1977)
Birthplace: Norfolk, Va.

Career highlights

  • Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press for third straight season as a senior
  • Became only the 12th player in SEC history to be named AP First Team All-SEC three years in a row
  • Finished career as South Carolina's all-time leading scorer (2,119 points) and the 11th best scorer all-time in the SEC
  • Played in 123 consecutive games during his career, starting 116 and reaching double figures in 111
  • Holds 37 South Carolina game, season and career records
  • Scored 20 or more points 38 times in his career
  • Finished second in SEC history in free throws made with 672
  • At Nike Desert Classic, averaged 11.7 ppg and 3.3 apg

    College highlights

  • Averaged 17.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game en route to being named first team all-SEC
  • Finished in the top 10 in the SEC in five categories (scoring, assists, steals, 3-point percentage. and FT percentage)
  • Led team in every category except rebounding and blocked shots
  • Scored a season-high 31 points vs. Kentucky


  • Named All-SEC First Team by AP and SEC coaches
  • Led the conference in scoring with 18.8 ppg
  • Shot 30-62 from beyond the 3-point line in his last 11 games
  • Averaged 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game
  • Scored 30 points or more on three different occasions including 37 points vs. Mississippi in the SEC Tournament


  • Averaged 17.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game
  • Was named first team all-SEC by the SEC coaches and AP
  • Averaged 1.3 steals per game
  • Led team and was second in conference in scoring
  • Scored season-high 26 in a win over Mississippi
  • Made 166 free throws and averaged 75.8 percent from the free throw line


  • Set a school record for scoring average (15.4 points per game) and total points (478)
  • Averaged 3.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game
  • Made a freshman record 123 3-pointers, including shooting 5-for-8 from behind the line in a win over Arkansas

    College statistics
    Three-point field goals: 1995-96, 43-for-123 (.350); 1996-97, 62-for-154 (.403); 1997-98, 59-for-142 (.415); 1998-99, 51-for-135 (.378) Totals: 215-for-554 (.388).

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