Basketball Player

Nikki McCray

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Age 52
Birthday December 171971
Birth Sign Sagittarius
City Collierville
Country TN
Profession Basketball Player

Nikki McCray is a famous Basketball Player, born on December 17, 1971 in United States. As of December 2022, Nikki McCray’s net worth is $5 Million. She was named Most Valuable Player of the short-lived American Basketball League for the 1996-97 season.

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Nikki McCray Biography

Former professional women’s basketball player who made three WNBA All-Star teams as a member of teams like the Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury. She also won gold medals representing the United States at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. Nikki Kesangane McCray-Penson (born December 17, 1971) is the head coach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs women’s basketball team and a former professional women’s basketball player. She played in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) for eight seasons. In 2008 after leaving the WNBA, McCray joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. McCray-Penson was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012..

She has son named Thomas Nikson Penson with Thomas Penson.

McCray has also played basketball at the international level. She won gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics, and she participated on America’s 1998 FIBA World Championship team. She made a name for herself in women’s basketball as a world class defender by shutting down a number of the world’s best players.

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In 1999 The Library of Congress selected Nikki McCray to be the keynote speaker for the Women’s History Month Address. “We are pleased to have Ms. McCray with us to kick-off our month long celebration of women’s history,” said Federal Women’s Program Manager Jean Parker. “As an employee of the first women’s professional basketball team in the nation’s capital and through her community service, Ms. McCray is a wonderful role model for young people.”

Nikki McCray Net Worth

Nikki McCray is one of the richest Basketball Player & listed on most popular Basketball Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Nikki McCray‘s net worth $5 Million.

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She was a dominant guard at the University of Tennessee, winning the Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year award.

In 1999 The Library of Congress selected Nikki McCray to be the keynote speaker for the Women’s History Month Address. “We are pleased to have Ms. McCray with us to kick-off our month long celebration of women’s history,” said Federal Women’s Program Manager Jean Parker. “As an employee of the first women’s professional basketball team in the nation’s capital and through her community service, Ms. McCray is a wonderful role model for young people.”

A 5-foot-11-inch (1.80 m) guard from the University of Tennessee, McCray was a member of the Washington Mystics, the Indiana Fever, the Phoenix Mercury, the San Antonio Silver Stars, and the Chicago Sky. She was named to three WNBA All-Star teams (in 1999, 2000, and 2001) and scored 2,550 career points. Prior to joining the WNBA in 1998, she was a star in the now-defunct American Basketball League. While playing in the American Basketball League, McCray was named Most Valuable Player for the 1996–97 season.

In addition to her career on the court, McCray also created a name for herself in the realm of community service. In the year 2000 Nikki McCray was hand-picked by President Bill Clinton to be made a member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Basketball Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Nikki McCray celebrates birthday on December 17 of every year.

McCray has been an assistant coach at University of South Carolina. She made a new home for herself at the University of South Carolina with a former teammate as head coach, Dawn Staley. Staley said about McCray: “Nikki is hungry for success, and that comes from playing at Tennessee where the coach never settles for anything less than being number one at whatever she’s doing. That mentality is instilled in Nikki, and I want people around me like that. She is energetic, confident and engaging – all qualities that you need when you’re coaching and recruiting. We spent two Olympic Games together and have shared being successful in the very best arena there is to test yourself.”

Why did Nikki McCray resign?

McCray-Penson, a former player for the Lady Vols under legendary head coach Pat Summitt, stepped down Tuesday to focus on her health, the school announced. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 when serving as an assistant coach at South Carolina.

Why did Nikki McCray leave Mississippi State?

“Over the past several weeks, I have been faced again with health concerns I had hoped were behind me,” McCray-Penson said in a statement. “In light of these developments, I have decided to step away from coaching in order to devote my full time and energy to addressing those issues.

Where is Nikki McCray now?

McCray-Penson returned to the SEC to become an assistant coach at the University of South Carolina. While at South Carolina, McCray-Penson learned under head coach Dawn Stanley. She won a national championship with the Gamecocks in 2017 before leaving to become head coach at Old Dominion University.

Is Nikki McCray-Penson married?

McCray-Penson graduated from Tennessee in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in sports marketing. She is married to Thomas Penson, and the couple has a son, Thomas Nikson Penson born Feb. 1, 2013.

Where is Blair Schaefer now?

Blair, who serves as the Texas women’s basketball director of player development, has coached alongside her dad since 2019.

You may read full biography about Nikki McCray from Wikipedia.
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