BJ McKie

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BJ McKie
East Tennessee State Buccaneers
Position Assistant coach
League Southern Conference
Personal information
Born (1977-04-07) April 7, 1977 (age 41)
Norfolk, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Irmo (Irmo, South Carolina)
College South Carolina (1996–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Undrafted
Playing career 1999–2010
Position Point guard
Coaching career 2011–present
Career history
As player:
1999 BCM Gravelines
1999–2001 Connecticut Pride
2001–2002 North Charleston Lowgators
2002 Keravnos
2002–2003 Gießen 46ers
2003–2005 TBB Trier
2005–2006 Andrea Costa Imola
2006–2007 Juvecaserta Basket
2007–2008 Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia
2008–2009 Maccabi Haifa
2009–2010 Hapoel Afula
2010 Gimnasia La Plata
As coach:
2011–2017 Charleston Southern (asst.)
2017–present East 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]


  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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