Former Rockets guard Tracy McGrady selected to be in Basketball Hall of Fame


HOUSTON – Former Houston Rockets guard Tracy McGrady is a basketball Hall of Famer.

On Saturday, the Basketball Hall of Fame announced their enshrinement class of 2017, which includes two-time NBA scoring champion.

McGrady spent six seasons in Houston, leading the Rockets to the playoffs in three of those seasons.

Three of his seven all-star selections came as a member of the Rockets, each of the three coming in his first three seasons with Houston.

He began his career in Toronto, before moving on to Orlando where he was named the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2001.  The following two seasons with the Magic, McGrady was named to the All-NBA First Team.

In McGrady’s 15 NBA seasons, he averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists per game and set an Orlando Magic franchise record for most points in a single game (62).

Internationally, McGrady earned a FIBA America’s Championship Gold Medal in 2003 and was named a Chinese Basketball Association All-Star in 2013.

As a prep star at Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, North Carolina, McGrady was selected as a McDonald’s All-American and the USA Today High School Player of the Year (1997).