Freddie McSwain Jr.

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Freddie McSwain Jr.
No. 11 – Oberwart Gunners
PositionSmall Forward
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1994-12-02) December 2, 1994 (age 27)
Hinesville, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolLiberty County
College
  • Indiana University (2016-2018)
  • Neosho County Community College (2014-2016)
Playing career2018–
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CitizenshipUnited States of America
OccupationPlayer
Career history
2018-2019Moncton Magic
2019-2020Botafogo Basquete
2020-2021Oberwart Gunners

Freddie McSwain Jr. December 2, 1994 is an American professional basketball player from Hinesville, Georgia,[1] who currently plays for the Oberwart Gunners in the Basketball Bundesliga.[2] He played college basketball at Indiana University after playing for two years at Neosho County Community College.[3]

High School

McSwain Jr. attended Liberty County High School, but did not play organized, varsity basketball until his junior year [3]. His high school averages are 16.5 ppg and 12 rpg [3].

College

Before enrolling at Indiana, McSwain Jr. played for two years at Neosho County Community College. As a freshman, he averaged 10.4 ppg and 7.7 rpg while shooting 59.3% from the field. He improved his sophomore year, raising his points to 14.0 and his rebounds to 8.4, while shooting 54.2% from the field.[3] Neosho County would go 30-6 that year, earning the program’s first ever NJCAA national tournament appearance. McSwain Jr. earned several accolades along the way: VI tournament MVP, First Team All-Region, and First Team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference [3]. He was rated a three-star junior college prospect by 247sports.com [4] McSwain signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Indiana University on 04/24/2016.[5] At Indiana, he played in 31 games his junior year, making one start. He averaged 2.7 ppg and 2.5 rpg while shooting 55.2% from the floor[6]. As a senior, he averaged 4.2 ppg and 4.5 rpg, shooting 44.6% from the field. He played in all 31 games, starting the final 8. [3][6]

Professional

Following his tenure at Indiana University, McSwain Jr. was selected by the Canton Charge in the second round of the NBA G-League draft.[7] He did not receive playing time with the team however and shortly after signed with the Moncton Magic of the NBL Canada. [7] There he averaged 8.45 ppg and 5.61 rpg while shooting 42.4% from the field. [1] He would help the Magic win the league championship of the St. John’s Edge. [8] His next team was Botafogo F.R. (Botafogo Basquete) of the Novo Basqute Brasil. He averaged 4.79 ppg and 3.39 rpg while shooting 44.2% from the field.[1][9] Currently, in 2021, McSwain is in Austria playing for Oberwart Gunners of the Basketball Bundesliga.[1][2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Freddie McSwain Player Profile, Indiana, NCAA Stats, International Stats, Game Logs, Bests, Awards - RealGM". basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wallace, Dylan. "Former Indiana Forward Freddie McSwain Jr. Signs Contract in Austria". Sports Illustrated Indiana Hoosiers News, Analysis and More. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Freddie McSwain Jr. - Men's Basketball". Indiana University Athletics. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  4. "Freddie McSwain, Neosho C.C. , Small Forward". 247Sports. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  5. "Freddie McSwain, Indiana Hoosiers, Small Forward". 247Sports. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Freddie McSwain Jr. Stats, News, Bio". ESPN. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Hoosiers in the Pros: Freddie McSwain Jr signs deal to play in Canada". Hoosier State of Mind. 2019-01-10. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  8. "Indiana Basketball: Freddie McSwain Jr wins NBL Championship". Hoosier State of Mind. 2019-05-17. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  9. "TheHoosier - Freddie McSwain Jr. Signs to Play 2019-20 Season in Brazil". indiana.rivals.com. Retrieved 2021-01-12.

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