George Aaron McCloud (born May 27, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball player.
McCloud in 2002
|Born||May 27, 1966|
Daytona Beach, Florida
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Mainland (Daytona Beach, Florida)|
|College||Florida State (1985–1989)|
|NBA draft||1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Indiana Pacers|
|Number||20, 21, 24|
|1994-1995||Rapid City Thrillers|
|1997||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1999||Tampa Bay Windjammers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||6,925 (9.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||2,342 (3.1 rpg)|
|Assists||1,769 (2.3 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
McCloud was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the 1st round (7th overall) of the 1989 NBA Draft. The 6'6" (1.98 m) guard–forward only averaged 5.5 points per game for the Pacers. He was released after four largely unproductive seasons in 1993, and was regarded as a draft bust. While playing for the Pacers, he once suffered a sprained ankle while talking on the telephone. He was out of the league in 1993–94, but got a second chance in the NBA when he was signed by the Dallas Mavericks midway through the 1994–95 seasons, and made the most of his second opportunity, and went on to play a total of 12 years in the NBA from 1989 to 2002. In addition to the Pacers and Mavericks, McCloud also played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets.
McCloud's best year as a pro came during the 1995-96 season as a member of the Mavericks, appearing in 79 games and averaging 18.9 ppg while setting the NBA record for most 3-point attempts in a season. In his NBA career, McCloud played in 766 games and scored a total of 6,925 points. McCloud was a productive three point shooter throughout his career. At NBA All-Star Weekend in 1996, he appeared in the Three-point Shootout but lost in the semifinal round. McCloud has the second-highest total for three-point attempts in an NBA game, with 20 (making seven of them) in a game for the Dallas Mavericks against the New Jersey Nets on March 5, 1996.