Jon McGlocklin

American basketball player

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Jon McGlocklin
Personal information
Born (1943-06-10) June 10, 1943 (age 78)
Franklin, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolFranklin (Franklin, Indiana)
CollegeIndiana (1962–1965)
NBA draft1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Cincinnati Royals
Playing career1965–1976
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number11, 14
Career history
19651967Cincinnati Royals
1967–1968San Diego Rockets
19681976Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points9,169 (11.6 ppg)
Rebounds1,928 (2.4 rpg)
Assists2,280 (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.

Playing career

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.[1]

Announcing

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.

Charity work

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.[2]

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
 †  Won an NBA championship

Regular season

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG STL BLK PPG
1965–66 Cincinnati 72 11.8 .421 .785 1.8 1.2 5.1
1966–67 Cincinnati 60 19.9 .440 .712 2.7 1.6 8.5
1967–68 San Diego 65 28.9 .417 .867 3.1 2.7 12.1
1968–69 Milwaukee 80 36.1 .487 .842 4.3 3.9 19.6
1969–70 Milwaukee 82 36.2 .530 .854 3.1 3.7 17.6
1970–71 Milwaukee 82 35.3 .535 .862 2.7 3.7 15.8
1971–72 Milwaukee 80 27.7 .510 .865 2.3 2.9 10.7
1972–73 Milwaukee 80 24.4 .502 .863 2.0 3.0 9.6
1973–74 Milwaukee 79 24.2 .475 .900 1.8 3.1 0.5 0.1 9.2
1974–75 Milwaukee 79 23.5 .496 .875 1.5 3.2 0.6 0.1 9.0
1975–76 Milwaukee 33 10.2 .426 .900 0.5 1.2 0.2 0.0 4.1
Career 792 26.4 .489 .845 2.4 2.9 0.5 0.1 11.6
All-Star 1 7.0 .500 1.0 0.0 2.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG STL BLK PPG
1966 Cincinnati 4 16.5 .483 1.000 2.0 1.0 7.5
1970 Milwaukee 10 37.7 .431 .806 3.6 2.1 14.9
1971 Milwaukee 14 35.1 .536 .848 2.2 2.4 14.9
1972 Milwaukee 5 20.6 .429 .833 .6 1.2 7.0
1973 Milwaukee 6 24.2 .509 .875 1.2 2.2 10.2
1974 Milwaukee 14 23.8 .495 .727 1.1 3.1 .4 .1 8.4
1976 Milwaukee 2 6.5 .750 .5 .5 .5 .0 3.0
Career 55 27.8 .489 .824 1.9 2.2 .4 .1 11.0

References

  1. ^ Jon McGlocklin Oral History - Milwaukee Memory Project, retrieved July 15, 2021
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 7, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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