On McCray: Quick, athletic shooting guard who started and played major minutes at the No. 2 position for the past two seasons ... one of the Terps' most versatile defenders capable of guarding opposing guards or forwards ... named to Dick Vitale's All-Blender team in 2005, citing his ability to blend in well and help the squad ... selected the ACC's most underrated player by the Sporting News in 2005 ... excellent ball-handler with experience at the point guard position ... proficient free throw shooter who paced the Terps with a .903 success rate at the line last season, finishing second in the ACC and tied for sixth in the nation ... local scoring star who is one of the most natural shooters on the squad ... sharpshooter and slasher who continues to improve and add strength to his frame.
Williams on McCray: "Chris has a tremendous amount of experience, he has good size and can handle the ball well for a shooting guard. Now he needs to take it to the next level as a shooter. When he has open shots he has to knock them down. He's done that at times, but he's never taken over a game like those at the Juan Dixon level can do. Chris understands what he needs to do, and it is his turn now. He has been putting up a lot of shots. He worked hard over the summer and will continue to work leading up to the season."
As a Junior in 2004-05: Started 30 games for the Terps and was one of four players to average double-figure scoring ... his 14.1 ppg were second on the team, as were his 14.4 ppg in ACC contests ... one of the most consistent Terps down the stretch, he averaged 17.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.0 apg over final eight games ... scored in double figures in 26 contests, including an 11-game stretch between Jan. 30 and March 10 (18.0 ppg) ... recorded five games of 20 points or more, including four 20-pt games over his 11-game outburst ... finished second in the ACC and tied for sixth in the nation with a .903 mark from free throw line (102-for-113) ... best mark of the season came with a 10-for-10 effort in the Terps' home victory over Duke (Feb. 12) ... contributed 17 points, five boards and five assists in tying a career-high with 42 minutes played in the Terps' overtime win over the Blue Devils ... in two games defending Duke's J.J. Redick, McCray forced the Devil guard and ACC Player of the Year into shooting 12-for-40 from the field (30 percent), 6-for-20 from 3-point range (30 percent) and committing 11 turnovers (5.5 per game) ... finished among ACC leaders in steals (fifth, 1.90 per game) and assists (10th, 3.1 per game) ... also ranked ninth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.37) ... posted 19 multi-steal games and seven contests with three or more thefts ... notched at least one steal in all but three games this season ... paced the Terps with 15 points and six assists in the NIT semifinal vs. South Carolina (Mar. 29) ... scored 18 points, including a 6-for-6 mark from the free throw line, with four boards, five assists and three steals in the NIT quarterfinal win over TCU (Mar. 26) ... poured in a team-high 24 points (4-for-7 3FG) with eight rebounds, four assists and four steals in the Terps' ACC Tournament game against Clemson (Mar. 10) ... registered a career-high 25 points at home vs. No. 2 North Carolina (Feb. 27) ... made a career-best 5-for-6 3-pointers against the Tar Heels and added six boards and five assists ... netted 21 points (9-for-16 FG) along with four assists and two steals in 34 minutes vs. Clemson (Feb. 22) ... scored 16 points with six assists in Maryland's home win over Virginia Tech (Feb. 8) ... registered 23 points, including a 4-for-8 performance from 3-point range and a 7-for-8 effort at the line, at Miami (Feb. 5) ... notched 16 points with three assists in Maryland's win vs. No. 21 Georgia Tech (Jan. 30) ... contributed 20 points and four steals vs. George Mason in the BB&T Semifinals (Dec. 4) ... tied for a team-high 16-point performance vs. Memphis (Nov. 26) with four assists at the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic ... netted 15 points with a career-high nine rebounds and four steals vs. Mercer (Nov. 23) ... Terrapin team captain ... netted 13.0 points per game on the Terps' summer Italian Tour to go along with 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 steals per contest ... scored at an 80 percent clip from the free throw line in Italy, and put in a tour-best effort against Varese with 24 points, six rebounds four steals and a 9-of-10 mark from the charity stripe.
As a Sophomore in 2003-04: Contributed in all 32 contests, earning starts in 30 games ... led the Terps by shooting .822 (97-of-118) from the free throw line last season, finishing fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference and earning the Outstanding Free Throw Shooter award at the Maryland basketball honors banquet in April ...averaged 11.0 points per game, making him one of four Terps to finish in double figures for the season ... improved his scoring average by 7.9 points per game from his freshman to sophomore seasons ... averaged 13.8 points in last nine games as the Terps finished the season with a 7-2 record ... stepped up his play in the Terps' two NCAA Tournament games, scoring at a 14.5 ppg clip while shooting .571 from the floor and .909 from the free throw line ... posted 20 double-figure scoring games ... ranked 10th in the ACC and second on the team with a 1.7 steals per game average, and averaged 2.0 steals per game during the NCAA Tournament ... recorded 13 multi-steal games and seven contests with three or more thefts ... had at least one steal in all but four games this season ... also second on the Terps' squad with 90 assists (2.8 per game) ... scored 10 points (including 4-of-4 free throws) vs. Syracuse in NCAA Second Round (March 20) ... paced Terps with 19 points in NCAA win over UTEP (March 18), shooting 5-of-8 from the field, including 3-of-4 from long range and 6-of-7 at the free throw line ... contributed 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists against Wake Forest in the ACC Quarterfinals (March 12) ... netted 13 points with three steals in Maryland's comeback win over NC State in the ACC semifinal (March 13) ... scored 15 of his 20 points in a "must-win" at home vs. Virginia (March 7) to pace the Terps ... netted 18 points vs. Wake Forest at home (Feb. 28), hitting 6-of-11 field goals to go along with four rebounds and four assists ... came off the bench to score 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting, adding five boards in 27 minutes during the home win vs. Clemson (Feb. 24) ... led five Terps in double figures with 16 points at UNC (Feb. 15), with six assists and three steals in 30 minutes ... one of five Terps in double figures in the win vs. Florida State (Feb. 8) with 10 points ... shut down FSU's Tim Pickett defensively, allowing him only two points in second half as the Terps pulled away after halftime ... contributed 11 points with five rebounds and three assists on the road against Clemson (Jan. 25) ... followed up a 15-point effort on the road vs. Florida State (Dec. 28) with a 15-point, five-rebound, three-assist performance against Mount. St. Mary's (Jan. 3) ... scored 11 points, including a 2-for-4 performance from beyond the arc vs. Pepperdine (Dec. 14), and tied a career-high with seven assists ... registered 16 points vs. West Virginia (Dec. 7) at the BB&T Classic, including three 3-pointers, and career-high seven assists ... contributed an excellent effort vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 2), hitting 6-of-8 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws for 16 points.
As a Freshman in 2002-03: Played in 24 games, averaging 3.1 ppg in his first collegiate season ... scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting, including a 3-pointer, against Loyola (Feb. 2), while adding four rebounds, four assists and two steals ... registered six points with a steal, and shot 4-of-4 from the free throw line in Maryland's win over then top-ranked Duke (Jan. 18) ... netted eight points, a team-high six rebounds and a pair of 3-pointers in 11 minutes at Wake Forest (Jan. 15) ... made two 3-pointers and scored nine points vs. Duquesne (Nov. 30) to go along with two assists and one steal in 11 minutes ... matched his career scoring high with nine points against Hampton (Jan. 8), while contributing four assists, three rebounds and four steals in 17 minutes ... collected eight points, seven steals and a pair of assists in a career-high 21 minutes against Wagner (Jan. 4) ... tied Terps' freshman record with seven steals against Wagner, matching Walt Williams' rookie total on March 11, 1989 vs. North Carolina in the ACC Tournament.
At Fairmont Heights High School: Graduated from Fairmont Heights High School in 2002 ... two-time All-Met selection by the Washington Post ... averaged 26.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game ...holds school career records for points (1,970) and three-pointers (197), and ranked 16th among D.C. metro scoring leaders as a senior ... 40 percent 3-point shooter ... averaged 29 points to go with six assists and four rebounds as a junior when he was a runner-up in voting for All-Met Player of the Year honors ... season-high 41 points against Douglass as a senior, and had four 40-point scoring outbursts as a junior ... prep-high 49 points against St. Frances of Baltimore as a junior ... high school coach was George Wake ... team finished 12-10 as a senior, after a 19-6 mark and a trip to the Maryland 2A semifinals as a junior ... played in the Charm City Challenge in Baltimore, and the Capital Classic at the MCI Center with Nik Caner-Medley and Travis Garrison ... longtime friend and AAU teammate of Garrison.
Personal: Chris McCray ... son of Shirleeta McCray and Chris Wilson ... has two younger sisters, Sharde (18) and Shantel (7) and one brother, William Proctor (18) ... was a member of the NAACP Young Men's Club at Fairmont Heights ... favorite sports movie is "Love and Basketball" ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.
McCray's Career Highs
McCray's 2004-05 Game-By-Game Statistics (Junior)
McCray's 2003-04 Game-By-Game Statistics (Sophomore)
McCray's 2002-03 Game-by-Game Statistics (Freshman)
McCray's Career Statistics
McCray's ACC Statistics
McCray's NCAA Tournament Statistics