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BJ McKie
East Tennessee State Buccaneers
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueSouthern Conference
Personal information
Born (1977-04-07) April 7, 1977 (age 42)
Norfolk, Virginia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolIrmo (Irmo, South Carolina)
CollegeSouth Carolina (1996–1999)
NBA draft1999 / Undrafted
Playing career1999–2010
PositionPoint guard
Coaching career2011–present
Career history
As player:
1999BCM Gravelines
1999–2001Connecticut Pride
2001–2002North Charleston Lowgators
2002Keravnos
2002–2003Gießen 46ers
2003–2005TBB Trier
2005–2006Andrea Costa Imola
2006–2007Juvecaserta Basket
2007–2008Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia
2008–2009Maccabi Haifa
2009–2010Hapoel Afula
2010Gimnasia La Plata
As coach:
2011–2017Charleston Southern (asst.)
2017–presentEast Tennessee State (asst.)
Career highlights and awards

Bjorn "BJ" McKie (born April 7, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach at East Tennessee State University. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, McKie went to high school at Irmo High School and played for the University of South Carolina men's basketball team. In January 1999, he became the Gamecocks' all-time leading scorer, surpassing Alex English.[1][2] The college retired his number 3 jersey in 2005.[3] His son, Justin McKie, also starred at Irmo, and followed in his father's footsteps, playing four years at South Carolina.[4]

American minor leagues[edit]

After his college career, McKie was drafted by the Connecticut Pride of the Continental Basketball Association. He played for them from 1999 to 2001, and appeared in the 2001 CBA All-Star Game.[5] In 2001-02, McKie played for the North Charleston Lowgators (now the Florida Flame) of the NBA Development League.[6]

International career[edit]

Internationally, McKie has played for BCM Gravelines in France; Keravnos in Cyprus; Avitos Giessen and TBB Trier in Germany; Zarotti Imola, Pepsi Caserta and Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia in Italy; and Maccabi Haifa Heat and Hapoel Afula in Israel. He left Hapoel Afula in 2010.[5]

While playing in Germany, McKie was a Basketball Bundesliga All-Star in 2004.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South Carolina Official Athletic Site - Traditions
  2. ^ "McKie passes English on scoring list as South Carolina tops Vanderbilt". Charlotte Observer. January 31, 1999. 4H Sports.
  3. ^ Bryce Mursch (December 29, 2005). "B.J. McKie's jersey retired". WIS News 10. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.gamecocksonline.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/justin_mckie_851942.html
  5. ^ a b c BJ McKie profile. Eurobasket.com. Retrieved on January 28, 2010.
  6. ^ BJ McKie statistics, basketball-reference.com

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