December 23, 2008
Tracy McGrady or "T-Mac" was born on May 24, 1979 in Bartow, Florida. Growing up in Auberndale, FL., T-Mac starred in both baseball and basketball at Auburndale High before transferring to Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, North Carolina for his Senior season. That year he was named "Player of the Year" in North Carolina by USA Today and The Associated Press while averaging 27.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 2.8 steals per game.
T-Mac considered college (Kentucky) but ultimately decided to make the jump to the pros and fulfill his dream of playing in the NBA. The Toronto Raptors made him the 9th overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft and the rest is history.
After three season with the Raptors (where he played alongside his cousin, Vince Carter), and four in Orlando, Tracy is now in his fifth season with the Houston Rockets. He holds career averages of 22.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.36 steals and 1.02 blocks in 683 games and is a 7-time All-Star.
T-Mac also started The Tracy McGrady Foundation which has provided philanthropic efforts to various causes including The Special Olympics, The Boys & Girls Club, and Project Darfur.
You can read more about Tracy's efforts both on and off the court at: www.t-mac.com
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are u the real Tracy? if so dude you r the dude!
Hey Tracy, can we set up a phone or email interview for an article I'm writing about you?
Hi Tracy, you are a great player and person. I am glad to see you have a foundation. I don't have one of my own, but I am on the Board of Director for the National Alliance For Youth Sports and the National Chair for the Global Gear Drive for Certified Youth Sports Administrators Society. The Global Gear Drive collects new and used sports equipment for underprivilaged children around the world. www.nays.org. Emmitt Smith was our guest speaker last month in San Antoino. Helping these children play sports has been one of my best sports moments.
Hey T-Mac, welcome to B/R!!
Good to have ya. Drop by some time and give me a read.
Are you actually T-Mac? If so, you're the man!