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Old 07-24-2007, 04:41 PM   #564
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Champ Bailey

I'm really trying to give myself an advantage on the frontline, so with the next pick I will take ABA MVP and monster rebounding/defending/scoring forward George McGinnis. He can come in behind Garnett or Nowitzki to shut down the boards and power his way to the rim on the other end. McGinnis is yet another MVP and another champion to bolster the poise of the Biochemnerd Parade.

George McGinnis

Nicknames: "Big Mac", "The Baby Bull"
Ht. 6-8
Wt. 235
College - Indiana
ABA Team: Indiana (71-72 to 74-75)

All-American at Indiana University. Drafted # 1 by Pacers in 1971. ABA All-Rookie Team in 1972. ABA Co-MVP with Julius Erving in 74-75. Led ABA in Scoring in 74-75 with 29.8 ppg. Second in ABA Scoring 2 years in a row: 72-73 (27.6 ppg) and 73-74 (25.9 ppg). 3-Time ABA All-Star. 3-Time Member of ABA All-Pro Team. Played on 2 Indiana Pacers ABA Championship Teams.

From Jim O'Brien's 1972-73 Complete Handbook of Pro Basketball:
After first working against McGinnis, Willie Wise, who's regarded as one of the toughest two-way forwards in pro ball, offered this remark: "The man's just too strong to be playing basketball." . . . After the rookie had 30 points and 20 rebounds against New York, Nets' coach Lou Carnesecca called him "a heavyweight contender." . . . Always remember him grabbing rebound, dribbling length of court through everyone, then throwing a behind the back pass to Roger Brown for an easy layup along the baseline . . . Signed with Pacers after sophomore season at Indiana University, where he led Big Ten in scoring (29.9) and rebounds (14.5) . . . Was All-America in high school in football as well as basketball. "I think I could've played pro football too," he says. "I think football helped me physically in basketball. I like going inside, knocking a few people around and coming out with the ball."

GPMinFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%TRebASTPFStlBlkPntsRPGAPGPPGCareer ABA Totals3141198529956374.47081279.29018482708.68240561104123652596791912.93.525.2ABA Playoff Totals7026815991334.44929100.290431620.6959012862915216165812.94.123.7ABA All-Star Totals3962350.46002.000917.52938813--5512.72.718.3
The summer of 1974 was a time of drastic change for Indiana. The Pacers traded franchise mainstays Mel Daniels and Roger Brown, and signed some promising but untested rookies, like Len Elmore and Billy Knight. After much uncertainty, superstar George McGinnis was signed to a new contract. Read about the rebuilding of the Pacers in Dan Pattison's article McGinnis Signing Completes Pacers' Transitional Summer.

Biochemnerd Parade
Coach: Red Auerbach
PG - Cousy
SG - Aguirre
SF - Nowitzki
PF - Garnett
C - Russell

Willis Reed, C
Bill Sharman, SG
Rolando Blackmon, G
George McGinnis, F

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