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Justin McKie

  • position G
  • height 6-4
  • weight 204
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Columbia, S.C.
  • High school Irmo
  • position G
  • height 6-4
  • weight 204
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Columbia, S.C.
  • High school Irmo

Justin McKie Bio

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2016-17 (SENIOR)

  • Saw action in all 37 games during his senior season, with seven starts on the year
  • Averaged career highs in nearly every major statistical category with 4.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.6 steals in 16.9 minutes per game
  • In SEC play, averaged 3.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 15.3 minutes per outing
  • Posted three double-figure scoring games and 13 games with at least two assists and six games with at least three
  • Held an assist/turnover ratio of 2.1, with 46 assists compared to just 22 turnovers on the year
  • Scored 10 points in home win vs. Holy Cross (Nov. 13), and followed with eight points and career high six rebounds in overtime win over Monmouth (Nov. 15)
  • Tallied 10 points with two assists in non-conference finale at Memphis (Dec. 30)
  • Erupted for a career high 13 points in home SEC win over Auburn (Jan. 24), connecting on a career high three 3-of-4 attempts from 3-point range
  • Also matched season high in second straight game with four assists vs. Auburn
  • Tallied the game-winning free throws in home win over Georgia (Feb. 4), sinking the pair with just six seconds remaining
  • Contributed five points in NCAA Tournament win over Marquette (March 17), before connecting on two dunks to go along with an assist and a steal in Tournament victory over No. 2 seed Duke (March 19)
  • Scored eight points in Final Four matchup vs. No. 1 seed Gonzaga (April 1), going 3-of-3 from the floor with a pair of 3s, and a steal in just 13 minutes

2015-16 (JUNIOR)

  • Saw action in 27 games, averaging 1.5 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 8.0 minutes per game
  • In SEC games, saw action in 12 contests, averaging 0.9 points and 0.6 rebounds per game Scored five points in season opener vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 14)
  • Tallied a season high six points in home win vs. Lipscomb (Nov. 27), playing a season high 19 minutes
  • Dished a career high five assists vs. Lipscomb, committing zero turnovers
  • Scored five points in NIT win vs. High Point (March 15)

2014-15 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Saw action in 25 contests, averaging 3.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 11.3 minutes per game
  • In SEC games (12), scored 1.5 points and collected 1.5 rebounds in 10.8 minutes per outing
  • Missed the exhibition and five regular-season games due to a pair of concussions suffered during sophomore campaign
  • Set career high with eight points, hitting two 3s, in Charleston Classic win vs. Cornell (Nov. 20)
  • Hit career high again with eight points vs. UNC Asheville (Nov. 26), going 3-of-5 from the field with two 3s
  • Continued hot streak at Marshall (Dec. 1), setting career mark with 12 points in 22 minutes, while also collecting four rebounds
  • Scored six points in win vs. Oklahoma State (Dec. 6)
  • Set career mark with a perfect 4-of-4 performance from the free throw line, en route to six points in SEC opener vs. Florida (Jan. 7)
  • Suffered concussion in practice on Jan. 28 and would miss the next five contests due to the injury
  • Returned to the court at top-ranked Kentucky (Feb. 14), collecting one rebound in five minutes
  • Posted three points in SEC Tournament victory vs. Ole Miss (March 12)
  • Scored six points and collected three rebounds in just eight minutes in SEC Tournament game vs. Georgia (March 13)

2013-14 (FRESHMAN) SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

  • Saw action in 17 contests
  • Averaged 0.5 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 4.7 minutes per game
  • In SEC games, averaged 0.6 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 6.2 minutes per contest
  • Scored first point of his career at Clemson (Nov. 17)
  • Collected four rebounds and a steal in four minutes in win vs. Marshall (Dec. 30)
  • Recorded season highs in points (5), field goals (2) and 3-point field goals (1) at Texas A&M (Jan. 15)
  • Played a season high 15 minutes in home win vs. Aggies (Jan. 29)
  • Dished two assists at Ole Miss (Feb. 1)


  • Native of Irmo, S.C., who led his high school squad to the State Championship at Colonial Life Arena in the spring of 2013 with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the victory
  • Named the Gatorade South Carolina Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year in 2013 and also
  • South Carolina Mr. Basketball after Irmo finished his senior campaign with a 29-0 record
  • Averaged 18.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game during senior season


  • Son of BJ McKie and Scheri Eichelberger
  • Has a brother, Tyler, and a sister, Elaena
  • Other than basketball, credits football as his favorite sport
  • If he could spend a day with anyone, present or historical, it would be Muhammad Ali because of his wisdom and work ethic
  • Son of Gamecock great BJ McKie, Carolina’s all-time leading scorer (2,119)
  • His grandfather, Bernard McKie, played football at Norfolk State
  • Major is political science