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Danielle McCray - Women's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Danielle McCray

Position G-F
Height 5'11''
Class Senior
Hometown Olathe, Kan.
High School Olathe East HS

McCray[apos]s 2008-09 Game-by-Game, Career Stats and Career Highs in PDF Format

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Career Honors:
•2009 World University Games Team (USA Basketball) Gold Medalist
•2008-09 All-Big 12 First Team (Coaches, KC Star, Waco Tribune-Herald)
•2008-09 Honorable Mention All-America (AP)
•2008-09 State Farm All-America Honorable Mention
•2008-09 State Farm All Region 5 Honoree
•2008-09 Naismith Award Midseason List
•2008-09 NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year
•2008-09 Three-time Big 12 Player of the Week (Dec. 6, March 2, March 9)
•2008-09 WNIT All-Tournament Team
•2008-09 All-Big 12 Second Team (Dallas Morning News)
•2008-09 Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll
•2008-09 Jayhawk [quote]Toughness[quote] Award
•2007-08 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
•2007-08 Best 50/50 Hustle Player
•2007-08 Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll
•2006-07 Waco Tribune-Herald Big 12 All-Freshman Team
•2006-07 Most Improved

Summer 2009 (USA Basketball):
One of 12 players selected to travel to Serbia for the World University Games July 1-11 … Helped lead Team USA to the gold medal and a perfect 7-0 mark in the tournament after averaging 12.0 points per game, which ranked second best on the team … Started five of the seven contests, while also scoring in double figures in five of the games … Posted 15 points on two separate occasions, in a 93-59 win over Great Britain and also in a 115-78 victory over Czech Republic … Connected on 32-of-57 shots from the field, good for 56.1 percent … Made 13-of-16 free throws, good for 81.3 percent … Averaged 3.7 rebounds per game, while also collecting 11 assists and eight steals.

2008-09 (Junior):
Played in all 36 games, starting 35 … Averaged a team-leading 21.6 points per game, ranking second in the Big 12 Conference and eighth in the NCAA … Named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press and First Team All-Big 12 by the league coaches, the Kansas City Star and the Waco Tribune-Herald … Earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors by the Dallas Morning News …Tabbed State Farm All-America Honorable Mention after earning State Farm All-Region 5 honors … Named to the 2009 Naismith Award Midseason List … Picked up All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year honors from the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) … Became the 20th player in Kansas basketball history to eclipse the 1,000 point mark (Jan. 7 vs. Fairfield)… Also led KU with 7.7 rebounds per game … Was tops amongst the Jayhawks in steals (48), blocks (34), three-point baskets made (81) and three-point field goal percentage (.426) … Topped the Big 12 and finished 11th in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage … Ranked in the top 10 in the Big 12 in 10 different statistical categories … Scored in double figures in all but three games, including 23 games with 20 or more points … Went over the 30-point mark in six outings … Turned in a career-best 35 points on two occasions … Had 35 points and eight rebounds in KU[apos]s upset over #5 Baylor (March 4, 2009) … Knocked down 7-of-10 shots from beyond the arc versus the Bears … Also had 35 points and eight rebounds in the Jayhawks[apos] win over Arkansas(March 26, 2009)in the WNIT … Averaged 29.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in KU[apos]s five-game WNIT run … Scored 30 or more points in three-straight games (Arkansas, New Mexico, Illinois State) … Named to the 2009 WNIT All-Tournament Team … Set the WNIT tournament record for points with 147 in five games … Also set a new WNIT record with field goals in a tournament with 49 … Concluded the season with 1,539 career points, ninth on the KU all-time chart … Also ranks third on the KU three-point field goals made list with 163 … Turned in 777 points on the season, fourth on the KU single-season chart … Her 81 three-point field goals set a new KU single-season mark, as did her 190 three-point field goal attempts … Earned a spot on the KU Athletics Director[apos]s Honor Roll … Named the Jayhawk [quote]Toughness[quote] Award winner at the 2009 team reception.

2007-08 (Sophomore):
Led Kansas in scoring (14.9), rebounding (7.1) and steals (1.9) on the season, on her way to earning All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors from the league coaches … Led KU in scoring on 17 occasions, while also leading the Jayhawks on the boards in 11 games … Turned in seven double-doubles, including a 29-point, 13-rebound performance versus Marquette (Dec. 6, 2007) … Her 29 points and 13 boards versus Marquette both marked career-bests … Recorded six of her seven double-doubles versus Big 12 Conference foes … Finished the season second on the team in three-point baskets made with 41 … Ranked third on the squad with 59 assists … Finished the year ranked in the Top 15 in the Big 12 Conference in eight different statistical categories … Narrowly missed recording her first career triple-double with 18 points, nine rebounds and a career-high eight steals in KU[apos]s season-ending loss to Michigan State (March 27, 2008) in the WNIT Third Round … Tallied 20 or more points on five occasions, while scoring in double figures in 26-of-30 games played … Missed three games in late December due to a stress reaction in her left shin … Earned the Best 50/50 Hustle Award at the 2008 team banquet … Named to the Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll.

2006-07 (Freshman):
Second on the team with a 10.5 points per game average and third among Big 12 freshmen … Notched a season-high 25 points in KU[apos]s double-overtime victory against Kansas State (Feb. 18, 2007) … Pulled down 11 rebounds against Missouri (Feb. 14, 2007) … Tallied double-figures in scoring 15 times … Tallied a double-double at Texas (Feb. 10, 2007) with 15 points and 10 rebounds … Recorded her second-career double-double against Kansas State (Feb. 19, 2007) with a 25-point, 10-rebound performance … Ranked fourth among Big 12 freshmen in rebounds per game (4.8) … Led KU in shooting from the free throw line at 84.6-percent (33-for-39) … KU[apos]s first player off the bench a team-high 10 times … Named to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team by the Waco Tribune-Herald … Tabbed the Most Improved Player at the KU team banquet.

High School:
A 2006 graduate of Olathe East, a three-year high school in Olathe, Kan. … Named the KC Metro and Kansas City Star High School Girls Player of the Year as a senior … A first team all-state pick as a junior and senior by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association and the Wichita Eagle … DiRenna Award finalist all three years at Olathe East … Led the Hawks to the Sunflower League Championship in 2004 … Named Sunflower League Player of the Year as a sophomore and senior … An All-Johnson County selection as a sophomore, junior and senior … McDonald[apos]s All-American nominee … adidas Top 10 All-American as a junior … A nominee for WBCA All-American as a senior … Became the leading scorer in OEHS history with a total of 1,234 points to go with a program-best 221 steals … Also totaled 553 rebounds in her three-year career … Averaged 23.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 2.1 assists per game as a senior, while shooting 50.9 percent from the field and 76.1 percent from the free throw line … Broke the school[apos]s single game scoring record with 36 points versus Washington her senior season … Coached in basketball by Jeff Hulse … Also a three-year letterwinner in track & field … KC Star Track Athlete of the Year in 2006 … State champion in the shot put and triple jump her junior and senior seasons … Rated sixth in the nation in the shot put … Competed at the Kansas Relays and won the triple jump in 2006 … A great student who was on the honor roll and named the Academic All-State team for basketball … Won the Champion of Character award.

Daughter of Ellareese and Dennis Tillman and Steven McCray … Born in Boynton Beach, Fla. … Has a brother, Brandon Willingham and a stepbrother, Shamar Tillman … Majoring in Communication Studies … Intends to pursue a career as a computer programmer and has ambitions of playing in the WNBA.