Andre McGee
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Andre McGee

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moreno Valley, Calif.

High School:
Canyon Springs

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
G

Birthdate:
03/07/1987

Experience:
3L


Junior Year:

  • After a sophomore year plaqued by injuries, McGee was a regular in the Cards' backcourt, starting 27 games last season.
  • Committed just 11 turnovers in the last 17 games. He had 26 assists with just nine turnovers in the last 11 games.
  • Gathered a career-high five steals against Oklahoma, matching the best individual effort ever for a Cardinal in an NCAA Tournament game. He added seven points and four assists.
  • Had 13 points, three rebounds and three assists against Tennessee in the NCAA East Region semifinals.
  • Cards' leader in three-point field goal percentage, hitting 39.4 percent of his threes (52-of-132).
  • Had four points and four assists at Pitt, burying a pair of free throws with five seconds remaining to seal the victory.
  • Defensive catalyst in the Cardinals' victory over St. John's, gathering four steals while adding 10 points.
  • Scored a career-high 18 points, hit a career-best 6-of-9 three-point goals, had two steals, and handed out five assists with just one turnover against Hartford.
  • Matched his career-high with 18 points against Jackson State.
  • Scored a team-high 15 points vs. New Mexico State, hitting 5-of-11 three-pointers.
  • Double-figure scorer in 14 games in his career.

Sophomore Year:

  • Scored a career-high 16 points in 23 minutes of action in the Cardinals' season-opening victory over Northwestern State.
  • Entered the season among the Cards' most accurate deep shooting threats, connecting on a combined 11-of-18 three point goals in U of L's opener, two exhibition games, and three exhibition games in Canada in early September.
  • Returned to action for the last 16 games after injuries had limited him to five appearances over the first 18 games of the season.
  • Until the DePaul game when he scored seven points, he had been out with a strained quadraceps tendon in his right leg since Jan. 5. Prior to then, McGee had just returned to action after recovering from arthroscopic surgery on Nov. 21 to repair torn cartilage in his right knee.
  • Started against Kentucky, producing two points and a season-high four rebounds in 20 minutes of action.

Freshman Year:

  • Starter at point guard in 12 games.
  • Hit 17-of-40 three-point goals over the last 13 games (.425).
  • Double-figure scorer in seven games as a freshman.
  • Matched a season-high with 14 points off the bench against Pittsburgh in the BIG EAST Tournament, adding three assists and 6-of-9 FG shooting.
  • Matched a season-high with 14 points at Cincinnati, hitting four three-point goals.
  • Scored a season-high 14 points against Notre Dame, adding four rebounds, two assists and four three-point goals.
  • Scored 13 points at St. John's, adding two rebounds and two assists.
  • Scored 12 points against Providence, including four of the Cards' last six points.

High School:

  • Averaged 22.3 points, 4.2 assists, 3.7 steals as a senior at Canyon Springs High School.
  • A four-time all-league, all-county and All CIF-Southern Section Division IA selection. He was honored as the league MVP and county player of the year as a junior.
  • Averaged 16.5 points as a freshman and 18.1 as a sophomore when Canyon Springs lost in the state Division I championship game.
  • Rated No. 21 among the nation's top seniors by The Hoop Scoop, No. 29 by Prep Basketball Magazine, No. 46 by The Sporting News, and No. 87 overall by RivalsHoops.
  • Averaged 25.9 points, 6.1 assists and 3.2 steals as a junior in leading Canyon Springs High School to a 14-10 record and their third straight Ivy League title. He made 113 three-point shots as a junior.
  • Averaged 16 points and six assists for the West squad in the 2004 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival.
  • Had 10 points and three assists in the 2005 adidas Derby Classic all-star game in Freedom Hall.
  • Also considered Arizona State, Washington, UNLV and USC.

Personal:

  • Born March 7, 1987 ... Son of Anthony and Jackie McGee ... has two older brothers ... Major is exercise science.
  • His father Anthony played basketball at Long Beach State. His oldest brother, Tony, played at Eastern Washington and older brother Antoine played at Colorado.
  • Personal goal at U of L is "to play my heart out my last year and try to win a championship."
  • Enjoys playing golf, fishing, snorkeling and base jumping in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend U of L because "Louisville is the best college sports town in the country, hands down, and Coach Pitino is the best coach in college. I would have been dumb to go anywhere else."
  • Few people know that he was very skinny in high school (145 pounds).
  • Best basketball advice given to him was "the longer you play, the harder you have to work."
  • Most proud of "knowing I'm a hometown hero in California."
  • Feels Kevin Hart would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • Wanted to wear No. 33 because it was his father's college number.
  • His father and two brothers have had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Allen Iverson.
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would see is pictures of his family.
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: his professionalism, passion for success and his sense of humor off the court.
  • Would most like to meet Paula Patton.

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: Kobe Bryant
  • NBA Team: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Tiger Woods
  • Movies: Bloodsport, Heaven is a Playground
  • TV Shows: Martin, Entourage, Sopranos
  • Actor: Denzel Washington
  • Comedian: Richard Pryor
  • Subject: Anatomy
  • Book: Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • Musical Group/Singer: Nas, The Game
  • Food: chili dogs, turkey burgers
  • Vacation spot: Las Vegas
  • Best Athlete Ever Faced: his brothers Antoine and Tony
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