|Born||June 10, 1943|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Franklin (Franklin, Indiana)|
|NBA draft||1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 24th overall|
|Selected by the Cincinnati Royals|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|1967–1968||San Diego Rockets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||9,169 (11.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,928 (2.4 rpg)|
|Assists||2,280 (2.9 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jon P. McGlocklin (born June 10, 1943) is an American former professional basketball player. Born in Franklin, Indiana, McGlocklin spent over a decade in the National Basketball Association (NBA) after being drafted by the Cincinnati Royals in 1965. He is best known, however, for his 54-year association with the Milwaukee Bucks. He played the last eight seasons of his career in Milwaukee, making the NBA All-Star Game in 1969 and helping lead the Bucks to the 1971 NBA title. After retiring from the NBA in 1976, McGlocklin went on to become a television commentator for the Bucks, also having his number retired by the franchise.
A sharpshooting 6'5" guard from Indiana University, McGlockin was selected by the Cincinnati Royals in the third round of the 1965 NBA draft, but he is best known for his 8-season (1968–1976) tenure with the Milwaukee Bucks, with whom he won an NBA Championship (as a teammate of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson) in 1971. He scored 9,169 points in his NBA career, and his #14 jersey has been retired by the Bucks franchise. He also represented the Bucks in the 1969 NBA All-Star Game.
McGlocklin was best known for his high-arcing "rainbow" jump shot from the wings, in what would now be three-point territory. It was most effective when paired in a two-man play with Jabbar: if the opposing guard fell back to double-team Jabbar, McGlocklin would make them pay from the perimeter; when the guard came out to defend him, he would pass the ball down to Jabbar with only one defender, who under most circumstances was out-matched.
McGlocklin was selected as one of the "Top 50 Basketball Players" of the 20th Century, in his home state of Indiana, as well as being inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association and the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.
On December 12th, 2019 students Ben Kujawa and Nick Hansen of Marquette University High School completed an hour-long oral history with Jon McGlocklin.
Since his retirement, McGlocklin has been a member of the Bucks' television broadcasting team. He and play-by-play announcer Jim Paschke called Bucks games together for 35 years until Paschke's retirement at the end of the 2020-21 season. Having been associated with the Bucks franchise for every year of its existence, he is often called "Mr. Buck" by Bucks fans.
On the night of his retirement in 1976, Jon, along with Eddie Doucette founded the MACC Fund, which has become nationally recognized in its fight against childhood cancer and has raised over $45 million toward childhood cancer research.
NBA career statistics
|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|
|†||Won an NBA championship|
- Jon McGlocklin Oral History - Milwaukee Memory Project, retrieved July 15, 2021
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 7, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)