Name: JaVale McGee
Position: Center
Sport: Basketball
Event(s): Men's 5x5
Height: 7-0
Weight: 270
DOB: 1/19/1988
Hometown: Flint, Mich.
High School: Detroit Country Day High School (Beverly Hills, Michigan); Providence Christian High School (Fremont, Michigan); Hales Franciscan High School (Chicago, Illinois)
College: University of Nevada '08
Team/Club: Denver Nuggets
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020); one-time Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
Other Career Highlights
  • Participated in the 2019 USA Basketball Men's National Team minicamp.
  • Named a member of the USA Basketball 2010-12 Men's National Team.
  • Played in the 2009 USA Basketball Showcase. Played for the USA White Team, recorded 4 points, 3 rebounds and 1 blocked shot in 15 minutes.
Personal: Mother, Pamela McGee, was an All-American basketball player at USC who also played and coached in the WNBA. Was the first son of a WNBA player to be drafted in the NBA...Father, George Montgomery, played collegiately at the University Illinois and was a second round pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in 1985...His younger half sister, Imani McGee-Stafford, played at University of Texas, went on to play in the WNBA for the Chicago Sky, Atlanta Dream and Dallas Wings and went on to play for the Perth Lynx in Australia for the 2019–20 WNBL season...Took part in the 2018 NBA Africa Game as part of Team World...Brought the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy to his hometown of Flint, Michigan, for a parade on Sept. 6, 2017, which was declared “JaVale McGee Day” by the mayor...Attended Detroit Country Day High School and Providence Christian High School in Michigan before playing his senior season at Hales Franciscan in Chicago.