Roshown McLeod (born November 17, 1975) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1st round (20th overall) of the 1998 NBA draft. A 6'8" small forward from St. John's University and Duke University, McLeod played in three NBA seasons from 1999 to 2001. He played for the Hawks and briefly for the Philadelphia 76ers. In the 2001–02 season he was a member of the Boston Celtics but was permanently injured and unable to play. Due to this injury he had to prematurely finish his career.

Roshown McLeod
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McLeod in 2010
Personal information
Born (1975-11-17) November 17, 1975 (age 44)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Anthony (Jersey City, New Jersey)
NBA draft1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career1998–2002
PositionSmall forward
Career history
19982001Atlanta Hawks
2001Philadelphia 76ers
Career NBA statistics
Points817 (7.2 ppg)
Rebounds308 (2.7 rpg)
Assists124 (1.1 apg)
Stats at

McLeod played high school basketball at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City.[1]

Roshown at the time was a rare example of a player who transferred from one school to another.[2] McLeod had trouble breaking into the lineup at St. John's.[3] He was the first transfer accepted by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.[4] In his NBA career, McLeod played in 113 games and scored a total of 817 points. On November 14, 2000, as a member of the Hawks, he scored a career-high 24 points versus the Orlando Magic.

In September 2002, McLeod was named an assistant basketball coach for Fairfield University.[5]

In August 2008, McLeod joined Tom Crean's coaching staff at Indiana University.[6] McLeod was dismissed from IU by Crean on March 7, 2010.[7]

Roshown replaced Dan Hurley at St. Benedict's Preparatory School, an independent school in Newark, New Jersey, after Hurley took the head job at Wagner College in April 2010.[8] He resigned from St. Benedict's in April 2011.[9] In 2016, he was the head coach of Fellowship Christian School, a private school in Roswell, Georgia. As of March, McLeod left Fellowship Christian School for a difference of opinions.


In an interview with CBS Radio, McLeod told Brandon Scoop B Robinson that Michael Jordan serenaded Jerry Stackhouse while scoring 48 points on him during an NBA game, by singing Anita Baker hit "Giving You the Best That I Got".[10]


  1. ^ Roshown Mcleod Archived December 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Accessed December 30, 2007.
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  5. ^ #1 in College Sports
  6. ^ "Roshown McLeod Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach At Indiana".
  7. ^ McLeod dismissed
  8. ^ Lawlor, Christopher. "St. Patrick Celtics are New Jersey's best boys basketball team, with help from three from NYC".
  9. ^ "Roshown McLeod resigns after one year as boys basketball coach at St. Benedict's Prep".
  10. ^ "Jerry Stackhouse Shoots Down a Story About Michael Jordan Singing to Him on the Court". COMPLEX. Retrieved May 14, 2018.

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