Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Five C of I alumni playing pro basketball

2010. 12. 15.

College of Idaho alumnus and former NAIA All-American Craig McGee has signed a professional contract with the Seattle Mountaineers of the American Basketball Association. McGee, a graduate of Boise's Centennial High, becomes the fifth former Coyote to play professionally this year – and the first to compete in the United States. McGee is the only player in C of I history to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, and 100 blocked shots in a career. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound post has appeared in five games for the Mountaineers, averaging 10 points and six rebounds per game.

McGee joins four former Coyote standouts in the professional ranks: Ty Shaw of the Chemnitz 99 in the German Pro-A League, Andy Harper of the Reading Rockets in the English Basketball League, Mike Homik of the Manawatu Jets in the New Zealand National Basketball League, and Eric Hare of the Algodoreros de la Comarca in the Mexican LBNP.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three undergraduate minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.