CJ McCollum

Christian James McCollum (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his third year in the league in 2015–16, he was named the NBA Most Improved Player.

CJ McCollum
C.J. McCollum 3 (cropped).jpg
McCollum with the Trail Blazers in 2018
No. 3 – Portland Trail Blazers
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1991-09-19) September 19, 1991 (age 29)
Canton, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolGlenOak (Canton, Ohio)
CollegeLehigh (2009–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–presentPortland Trail Blazers
2014Idaho Stampede
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

McCollum played college basketball for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks and was named the Patriot League Player of the Year in both 2010 and 2012. He was selected by Portland with the tenth overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. A reserve in his first two years, he became a full-time starter for the Trail Blazers in his third season after making the decision to move to shooting guard.

High school careerEdit

McCollum played high school basketball for the Golden Eagles at GlenOak High School in his native city of Canton, Ohio. As a freshman in 2005, he was considerably undersized, standing at only five feet and two inches; yet, undiscouraged, he played varsity for the Golden Eagles, relying on his athleticism.[1] CJ would eventually benefit from a late growth spurt, gaining five inches by his second year and another 4 inches by his third year of high school; it proved enough to put him on the radar for college recruitment.[1] In his very first game as a junior, McCollum came away with 54 points to set both school and Stark County records.[1]

Throughout his high school career, McCollum worked at refining his shooting stroke; the successful effort was reflected in the 29.3 points-per-game he averaged during his senior season.[1] By graduation, McCollum had become the leading scorer in Golden Eagles history, with 1405 career-points, and was named Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year for his final campaign, the 2008–09 season.[1]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
CJ McCollum
PG / SG
Canton, Ohio GlenOak High 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sep 17, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:     ESPN grade: 83
Overall recruiting rankings:   ESPN: 91 (PG)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Lehigh Mountain Hawks 2009 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on February 27, 2017. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  • "2009 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 27, 2017.

College careerEdit

 
McCollum playing for Lehigh in 2012

McCollum played at the private research school Lehigh University for four seasons. Listed at 6 foot 3 and not above 165 pounds as a freshman in 2009–10, he made an immediate impact for the Mountain Hawks.[1] He played in 33 games, starting in 31, and averaged 19.1 points and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 45.9 percent from the field.[2] He was the leading freshman scorer in the nation and the first player in Patriot League history to be named conference Player and Rookie of the Year.[3] Also, he was an Associated Press honorable mention All-American. McCollum led the Mountain Hawks to the 2010 NCAA Tournament, where he put up 26 points in a first-round loss to a top-seeded Kansas team.[2]

As a sophomore in 2010–11, CJ increased his averages to 21.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per outing. He played and started in 31 contests and shot 39.9 percent from the field. His shooting percentages dipped to 39.9 percent from the field, as did Lehigh's record, and McCollum was edged out for conference Player of the Year honors by Mike Muscala of the Bucknell Bisons. CJ was named First Team All-Conference.[2]

As a junior in the 2011–12 campaign, CJ again earned Patriot League Player of the Year, as well as his third straight First Team All-Conference designation.[4] In 2012, the Mountain Hawks beat the Duke Blue Devils, 75–70, in the school's first ever victory at the NCAA Division I Tournament, during which McCollum posted a game-high 30 points; this marked only the sixth time in the history of the tournament that a team seeded 15th defeated a team seeded 2nd.[5]

Over his four collegiate years, McCollum grew into his body by degrees and weight-trained with the same regularity, having the result that he added 30 pounds of muscle.[1] Even though he was already considered virtually destined to be a top NBA draft pick by his third year, he decided to finish his final year of college instead of leaving sooner for the NBA; a consummate student of journalism, McCollum penned an article for Sporting News explaining why he opted to continue on with his education.[6]

On November 25, 2012, McCollum scored 26 points in a 91–77 win over Sacred Heart, to pass Rob Feaster as the Patriot League's all-time leading scorer.[7] On January 5, 2013, McCollum broke his left foot in a game against Virginia Commonwealth University, ending his season early. He was a 2012–13 Senior CLASS Award finalist.[8] McCollum went on to graduate from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism received May 20, 2013.[9][10]

College awards and honorsEdit

  • Patriot League Player of the Year (2010, 2012)
  • 3× First Team All-Patriot League (2010–2012)
  • 3× Patriot League All-Tournament team (2010–2012)
  • Patriot League Tournament MVP (2012)
  • Patriot League Rookie of the Year (2010)
  • Patriot League's all-time leading scorer (2361 points)

Professional careerEdit

Portland Trail Blazers (2013–present)Edit

2013–14 seasonEdit

The first player to ever enter the league out of the private school, Lehigh, McCollum was picked tenth overall in the 2013 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. He signed his rookie scale contract with the franchise on July 11,[11] and he proceeded to play for them in the NBA Summer League, averaging 21 points and 4 rebounds per game.

Having convened for an annual photoshoot, the rookie class of 2013 took an NBA.com survey, according to which McCollum was voted the 2013–14 Rookie of the Year (together with Victor Oladipo).[12] CJ sat out the first six weeks of the regular season with a foot injury. On January 1, 2014, he was assigned to the Idaho Stampede of the development league.[13] He was recalled by the Blazers on January 5 and made his NBA debut three days later, during which he notched 4 points as Portland beat the Orlando Magic, 110–94.[14] On February 8, CJ posted a season-high 19 points in a 117–110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[15]

2014–15 seasonEdit

On October 27, 2014, Portland exercised their third-year team option to extended McCollum's rookie scale contract through 2015–16.[16] For his sophomore season, he played 15.7 minutes per outing while averaging 6.8 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1 assist across 62 games.[17] During a first-round playoff loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Game 5, McCollum scored a then career-high of 33 points.[18]

2015–16 seasonEdit

Exercising their fourth-year team option on September 30, 2015, the Trail Blazers extended McCollum's rookie scale-contract through the 2016–17 season.[19] With Portland's previous starters—Aldridge, Matthews, and Lopez—having departed, only star point guard Damian Lillard remained; thus CJ was elevated to starting shooting guard to join Lillard in the backcourt for the 2015–16 campaign. As such, he saw his minutes increase to 34.8 per contest, and he started in all 80 games that he played. For the season, he would average 20.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 4.3 assists a night across 80 games.[17] In the season-opener on October 28, McCollum posted a career-high 37 points, scoring 22 of which in the first quarter alone, helping the Blazers defeated the New Orleans Pelicans, 112–94.[20] After injury decommissioned Lillard in late December, McCollum filled in as the primary point guard. On December 27, McColllum put up 35 points to go along with 11 rebounds and 9 assists during a 98–94 win over the Sacramento Kings. No Blazer had recorded numbers on par with McCollum's near triple-double in the last 29 years (Clyde Drexler posted 34 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists or more on five occasions.)[21] McCollum was able to resume his starting shooting guard role on January 4 as Lillard was back on his feet, returned from injury.[22] On February 12, he was named among the invites to All-Star Weekend's Three-Point Contest.[23] On April 5, he posted his eighth 30-point game of the season, during a 115–107 win over Sacramento.[24] By the end of the regular season, he averaged 20.8 points per game, while Lillard did 25.1 points, making the first backcourt to average 20 or more points apiece in Blazers' history.[25] McCollum would subsequently earn NBA Most Improved Player honors for his breakout 2015–16 season.[26]

McCollum helped the Blazers claim victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, 4–2, in the first round of the playoffs. However, Portland was then ousted in the second round matchup by the Golden State Warriors, going down 4–1; though it would come in the 125–121 loss that ended the Blazers' postseason run, McCollum recorded his third 27-point game of the playoffs during Game 5.[27]

2016–17 seasonEdit

On July 27, 2016, McCollum signed a four-year contract extension with Portland.[28] McCollum would start in all 80 games that he played and would average 23 points as well as 3.6 rebounds and as many assists.[17] In the season-opener on October 25, he put up 25 points to help defeat the Utah Jazz, 113–104.[29] Only four days later, he posted 23 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and a career-high 3 blocks as Portland beat the Denver Nuggets, 115–113, in an overtime contest.[30] During a 100–94 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on November 6, he matched his earlier career-high by racking up 37 points.[31] On November 20, CJ scored 33 points and hit a career-high 6 three-pointers, to defeat the Brooklyn Nets 129–109.[32] On December 10, he set a new career-high of 7 three-pointers made and finished with 34 points scored in a 118–111 loss to the Indiana Pacers.[33] He set another career-high for points scored with 43 on January 1 during a 95–89 win over the Timberwolves.[34] In a game on January 13, a 115–109 loss to the Orlando Magic, he posted 26 points to extended his streak of games with 25-plus points to eight in a row, the third-longest in Blazers' history (only Geoff Petrie with 11 and Clyde Drexler with 9 games have had longer among Blazers players.[35]) On February 7, McCollum scored 32 points; the last two of which, on a runner from the top of the lane, clinched the 114–113 win over the Dallas Mavericks with 0.9 seconds left.[36] In a 122–113 victory over Denver on March 28, McCollum finished with a 39-point tally.[37] The Blazers finished the regular season with a 41–41 record and entered the playoffs as the eighth seed.

On April 16, 2017, Portland lost 121–109 to the Warriors in Game 1 of the first-round series; yet McCollum's 41 points during the game was his postseason career-best and made him only the eighth Blazer with a 40-point playoff performance.[38]

2017–18 seasonEdit

 
McCollum with the Trail Blazers in March 2018

McCollum missed the opener of the 2017–18 season due to a single-game suspension incurred when he left the bench area once during a preseason game.[39] CJ would play in 80 games and start in all of them while averaging 21.4 points, 4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists a night. In his season debut on October 20, he put up 28 points on 12-of-18 shooting to lead his team past the Indiana Pacers, 114–96.[40] He recorded as many as 36 points during a 98–97 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on November 7.[41] On the 25th of that month, McCollum had 26 points and scored 7 straight in the final quarter, as he helped Portland stage a 10–0 scoring run to overcome a 17-point deficit and defeat the Washington Wizards, 108–105.[42] On January 1, to defeat the Chicago Bulls, 124–120, he scored 25 of 32 points after halftime, including the game-clinching basket with 56.5 seconds left in overtime.[43] During a game on January 31, as Portland defeated the Bulls, 124–108, McCollum scored a franchise-record 28 points in the first quarter alone, and he finished with a career-high 50 points in only three periods before heading to the bench for the fourth.[44] He joined Damian Lillard, Damon Stoudamire, Brandon Roy, Andre Miller, Clyde Drexler and Geoff Petrie as Trail Blazers to score 50 points or more.[44] On March 28, McCollum had a 42-point effort, which came in a 108–103 loss to the Grizzlies.[45] In Game 4 of the Trail Blazers' first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans, McCollum scored 38 points in a 131–123 loss. The loss eliminated Portland from the playoffs, the last in a four-game sweep.[46]

2018–19 seasonEdit

Across 70 games, starting in all of them, McCollum would average 21 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists for the season.[17] On November 6, 2018, McCollum scored 40 points during a 118–103 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.[47] On December 12, he matched his season high with 40 points during a 92–83 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.[48] On December 23, in a game against the Warriors, McCollum moved past Damon Stoudamire (717) into fifth on the Blazers' career list for 3-pointers.[49] On December 30, he broke out of a six-game funk by hitting 13 of 18 shots in a 35-point performance as the Trail Blazers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 129–95.[50] On January 22, he scored 31 points and made seven 3-pointers in a 123–114 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, thus passing Nicolas Batum (751) for fourth on the franchise's all-time 3-pointers list.[51] On January 26, he recorded his first career triple-double with 28 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds in a 120–111 win over the Atlanta Hawks.[52] On March 1, he scored 35 points and matched a career best by making seven 3-pointers in a 119–117 loss to the Toronto Raptors.[53] McCollum missed 10 games over late March and early April with a left knee injury.[54] In Game 3 of the Trail Blazers' second-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets, McCollum matched his career playoff high with 41 points during a 140–137 win in quadruple-overtime.[55] In Game 6, he scored 30 points in a 119–108 win, helping the Blazers tie the series against the Nuggets at 3–3.[56] In the deciding Game 7, he scored a game-high 37 points in a 100–96 win, advancing the Blazers to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2000.[57] Portland went on to lose the Conference Finals in a four-game sweep to the Warriors.[58]

2019–20 seasonEdit

On November 21, 2019, McCollum scored a then season-high 37 points, along with 6 rebounds and 10 assists, in a 137–129 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.[59] On February 23, 2020, he would surpass that season-high with a 41-point, 9-rebound, 12-assist performance in a 107–104 victory over the Detroit Pistons.[60] McCollum matched his season-high on March 2, scoring 41 points in a 130–107 win over the Orlando Magic.[61]

Career statisticsEdit

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
* Led the league

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Portland 38 0 12.5 .416 .375 .676 1.3 .7 .4 .1 5.3
2014–15 Portland 62 3 15.7 .436 .396 .699 1.5 1.0 .7 .1 6.8
2015–16 Portland 80 80 34.8 .448 .417 .827 3.2 4.3 1.2 .3 20.8
2016–17 Portland 80 80 35.0 .480 .421 .912* 3.6 3.6 .9 .5 23.0
2017–18 Portland 81 81 36.1 .443 .397 .836 4.0 3.4 1.0 .4 21.4
2018–19 Portland 70 70 33.9 .459 .375 .828 4.0 3.0 .8 .4 21.0
2019–20 Portland 70 70 36.5 .451 .379 .757 4.2 4.4 .8 .6 22.2
Career 481 384 30.9 .454 .397 .827 3.3 3.1 .9 .4 18.5

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Portland 6 0 4.0 .091 .000 1.000 .2 .0 .0 .0 .7
2015 Portland 5 1 33.2 .478 .478 .769 4.0 .4 1.2 .2 17.0
2016 Portland 11 11 40.2 .426 .345 .804 3.6 3.3 .9 .5 20.5
2017 Portland 4 4 35.0 .400 .500 .938 6.0 1.0 1.0 .5 22.5
2018 Portland 4 4 38.8 .519 .423 .769 2.0 3.5 1.3 .3 25.3
2019 Portland 16 16 39.7 .440 .393 .732 5.0 3.7 .8 .6 24.7
2020 Portland 5 5 39.2 .444 .371 .682 5.8 3.2 1.2 .4 23.2
Career 51 41 34.5 .439 .392 .774 4.0 2.6 .9 .4 19.9

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Lehigh 33 31 31.9 .459 .421 .810 5.0 2.4 1.3 .2 19.1
2010–11 Lehigh 31 31 34.6 .399 .315 .845 7.8 2.1 2.5 .7 21.8
2011–12 Lehigh 35 35 33.1 .443 .341 .811 6.5 3.5 2.6 .5 21.9
2012–13 Lehigh 12 11 31.0 .495 .516 .849 5.0 2.9 1.4 .3 23.9
Career 111 108 32.9 .439 .377 .825 6.3 2.7 2.1 .5 21.3

PodcastEdit

McCollum hosts a weekly podcast, Pull Up with CJ McCollum, that is produced by Cadence13.[62] It is cohosted by ESPN analyst Jordan Schultz. McCollum has a podcast studio in his home and brings portable recording equipment with him when he is out of town.[63] Guests on the show have included Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony.[63][64] In a March 2020 episode of the podcast, McCollum was recording when he received news that the NBA was suspending the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[64]

Personal lifeEdit

McCollum's older brother, Errick, is also a professional basketball player. Off the court, CJ has long taken a keen interest in journalism. As such, he has written articles concerning the NBA for various media outlets;[65] in one of his pieces, he interviewed the Commissioner of the league Adam Silver.[66]

McCollum is involved in his community as a radio personality and philanthropist. In 2016, he opened up the CJ McCollum Dream Center, which is an innovative learning room at the Blazers Boys & Girls Club outfitted with new computers, books, art, and learning tools. The Center aims to provide a safe and inspiring space for underserved youth to learn, explore, create, and grow.[67] CJ also helps foster local youths' interest in journalists through an initiative called CJ's Press Pass; it grants aspiring journalists access to postgame news conferences and provides them the opportunity to attend events with McCollum, to receive personalized mentorship from members of the media, and to have their work published.[68]

McCollum is a wine enthusiast.[69] During the NBA coronavirus bubble, he brought 84 bottles in with him and kept his hotel room temperature in the 50s Fahrenheit to protect it.[69] He has his own label, McCollum Heritage 91, named after the street he grew up on and his birth year.[69]

See alsoEdit

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