- George McGinnis
infobox NBA Player
name = George McGinnis
position = Forward–Center
height_ft = 6 | height_in = 8
weight_lbs = 235
nationality = USA
birth_date = birth date and age|1950|8|12
birth_place = Indianapolis,
college = Indiana
draft = 1973 – 2nd round (4th pick, 22nd overall)
career_start = 1971
career_end = 1982
Philadelphia 76ers (1975–78)
Indiana Pacers (1980–82)
awards = 1975 ABA MVP
George F. McGinnis (born
August 12, 1950in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former professional basketballplayer, most notably with the Indiana Pacersof the American Basketball Association(ABA) (from 1971 to 1975). He was drafted into the ABA from Indiana University in 1972. In the '71-72 season at Indiana, McGinnis 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 was one of the marquee players of the ABA, and later teamed with
Julius Ervingon the Philadelphia 76ersthat made the National Basketball Association(NBA) Finals in 1977. McGinnis finished out his NBA playing career with the Denver Nuggetsand Indiana Pacers.
McGinnis is one of four players (the others are
Roger Brown, Reggie Miller, and Mel Daniels) to have his jersey (#30) retired by the Pacers.
McGinnis attended Washington High School in Indianapolis, where in 1969 his team went unbeaten for the season and won the state championship. McGinnis 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.
ABA and NBA achievements
*Member of the 1972 and 1973
Indiana PacersABA championship teams.
*Second Team All-ABA selection in 1973.
*Three ABA All-Star selections (1973-1975).
*Three All-ABA First Team selections (1974-1976).
*Selected as ABA Co-MVP, with Julius Erving in 1975.
*Won the ABA scoring title in 1975.
*First Team All-NBA selection in 1976.
*Second Team All-NBA selection in 1977.
*Three NBA All-Star selections (1976, 1977, and 1979).
*Member of the
ABA's All-Time Team
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