Chris McCullough

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Chris McCullough
Chris McCullough.jpg
McCullough in 2014
No. 0 – Shanxi Brave Dragons
Position Power forward
League CBA
Personal information
Born (1995-02-05) February 5, 1995 (age 23)
The Bronx, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school
College Syracuse (2014–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the Brooklyn Nets
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
20152017 Brooklyn Nets
2016–2017 Long Island Nets
20172018 Washington Wizards
2017–2018 Northern Arizona Suns
2018 Wisconsin Herd
2018 Erie BayHawks
2018–present Shanxi Brave Dragons
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Christopher A. McCullough (born February 5, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for Shanxi Brave Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Prior to attending Syracuse University, McCullough went to Salisbury School, Brewster Academy, and IMG Academy.

High school career

McCullough attended Salisbury School for his freshman and sophomore years. During his sophomore season, he led the Salisbury varsity basketball team to its first ever NEPSAC Class A championship. In the championship game, McCullough scored 26 points, while also adding eight rebounds and two blocked shots.[1] At Salisbury, McCullough was coached by Jeff Ruskin. Following his sophomore year at Salisbury, McCullough transferred to Brewster Academy and then, later on, to IMG Academy.

College career

As a freshman at Syracuse in 2014–15, McCullough started in the team's first 16 games of the season before a knee injury suffered against Florida State on January 11 required surgery and ended his campaign.[2] In those 16 games, he averaged 9.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.1 blocks in 28.1 minutes per game.[3][4]

Professional career

Brooklyn Nets (2015–2017)

In April 2015, McCullough declared for the 2015 NBA draft, while still recovering from an ACL injury.[5][6] Despite that, on June 25, he was selected with the 29th overall pick by the Brooklyn Nets.[7] On July 1, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Nets.[8] He missed the first half of the 2015–16 season with the ACL injury he sustained as a freshman at Syracuse.[9] On February 5, 2016, he was activated for the first time, but did not play for the Nets against the Sacramento Kings.[10] Four days later, he made his NBA debut, recording 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block in just under 11 minutes off the bench in the Nets' 105–104 win over the Denver Nuggets.[11]

On April 6, 2016, McCullough scored 10 points against the Washington Wizards, reaching double-digits for the first time in his career. He was subsequently elevated to the starting line-up the following game, scoring 12 points on April 8 against the Charlotte Hornets.[12] In his third straight start for the Nets on April 11, he had another 12-point game in a loss to the Wizards.[13]

During his second season with Brooklyn, McCullough had multiple assignments with the Long Island Nets of the NBA Development League.[14]

Washington Wizards (2017–2018)

On February 22, 2017, McCullough was traded, along with Bojan Bogdanović, to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Andrew Nicholson, Marcus Thornton and a 2017 protected first round draft pick.[15] On March 1, 2017, he made his debut for the Wizards, making just one free-throw in 1:39 of action during a win over the Toronto Raptors.[16] Two days later, he was assigned to the Northern Arizona Suns of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.[17] He remained with Northern Arizona until the end of the 2016–17 D-League season.

McCullough signed with the Detroit Pistons to a training camp contract but was waived on October 7, 2018.[18]

Shanxi Brave Dragons (2018–present)

On October 8, 2018, McCullough signed with Shanxi Brave Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.[19] On October 21, 2018, McCullough made his debut for Shanxi, contributed twenty six points and eight rebounds in a win over the Sichuan Blue Whales.[20]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Brooklyn 24 4 15.1 .404 .382 .478 2.8 .4 1.2 .5 4.7
2016–17 Brooklyn 14 0 5.1 .516 .167 .667 1.2 .1 .1 .1 2.5
2016–17 Washington 2 0 4.0 .000 .000 .500 1.0 .0 .5 .0 .5
2017–18 Washington 19 0 4.7 .429 .125 .643 1.3 .2 .0 .3 2.4
Career 59 4 9.0 .426 .306 .548 1.9 .3 .5 .3 3.3

References

  1. ^ "Salisbury School Claims First New England Class A Basketball Championship". NEPSAC.org. March 6, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Eisenberg, Jeff (January 11, 2015). "Chris McCullough's knee injury mars Syracuse's win". Yahoo.com. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Syracuse University Athletics – Chris McCullough". Cuse.com. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Chris McCullough Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  5. ^ Vecenie, Sam (April 2, 2015). "Syracuse forward Chris McCullough to declare for NBA Draft". CBSSports.com. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "Syracuse University Athletics – Chris McCullough". Cuse.com. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "Nets Acquire Four New Players on Draft Night". NBA.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Nets Sign Chris McCullough". NBA.com. July 1, 2015. Archived from the original on July 5, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  9. ^ Lewis, Brian (January 1, 2016). "Chris McCullough, one of last reasons to watch Nets, takes big step". NYPost.com. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "Johnson, Nets have season-best night in beating Kings". NBA.com. February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  11. ^ "Johnson hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Nets beat Nuggets 105-104". NBA.com. February 8, 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "Chris McCullough 2015-16 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
  13. ^ "Wizards score first 20, pull away late to beat Nets 120-111". NBA.com. April 11, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
  14. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  15. ^ "Wizards Acquire Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough". monumentalsportsnetwork.com. February 22, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  16. ^ "Chris McCullough 2016-17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  17. ^ "Wizards Assign McCullough to Northern Arizona Suns". monumentalsportsnetwork.com. March 3, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  18. ^ "Chris McCullough: Waived by Pistons". CBS Sports. October 7, 2019. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  19. ^ "Chris McCullough: Signs with Chinese club". CBS Sports. October 8, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  20. ^ "Regular Season Round 1: Sichuan BW - Shanxi Z. 91-97". eurobasket.com. October 21, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
  • Chris McCullough at cuse.com
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