Rodney McGruder (MIA)  – “Rod

(Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
(Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Profile:

heatGuard: 6’4, 205 lbs; 2nd year, Kansas State

NBA Role: combo guard UnderDIG

Kansas State’s Rodney McGruder finally made The Show after winning one of Miami’s final roster spots in 2016; an offensive-minded combo G/F with a strong outside game (shot 38% from downtown in the D-League a year ago), McGruder did work on every level before entering league – from Manhattan* to Sioux Falls (MIA’s D-League affiliate) to Summer League to South Beach; undersized, works very hard on defense while supplying winning plays; can he play backup PG as well? – solid shot creator, takes advantage of his scoring profile to draw in defenders; adds perimeter depth for Coach Spo – McGruder found starter’s minutes by spacing the floor for Hassan Whiteside & playing consistently on both ends – already one of MIA’s better shooters, McGruder’s has enough game experience to hold his own

*KS, home of the Wildcats!

Signature Shot: triple

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 67

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Couple DOG Facts:

  • Career: 6.4 points/game, 3.3 rebounds/game, 41% FG
  • D-League Champion (2016)

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