The NBRPA mourns the loss of former player Bill McGill

July 11, 2014

Hayley Glatter

The NBRPA would like to extend its condolences to the family and friends of former NBA and ABA player Bill McGill who died Friday.

McGill was a power forward/ center who rose to prominence in college at the University of Utah and later played in the NBA with the Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks and the ABA’s Los Angeles Stars.

McGill was dominant during his college career at Utah. During the 1961-62 season, McGill was the NCAA Division I scoring leader at 38.8 points per game and was named an All-American.

In the pros, McGill was the first player selected in the 1962 NBA draft and went on to play three seasons in the NBA and two seasons in the ABA, amassing a total of 3,094 points and 1,286 rebounds.

In 2008, McGill was honored as a member of the University of Utah All-Century team, and his number was retired by the school.