• All-State guard (1978, 1979) at Southwest
• High school All-American (1979)
• Led Southwest to a 56-3 record in his final
• Named to All-SEC freshman team (1980).
• Three-time All-SEC by UPI and Associated Press (1980-1983).
• Led the SEC in scoring and finished second nationally with 26.8 points per game (1983).
• Remains MSU’s all-time scoring leader with 2,142 career points.
• Makes up half of the MSU 2,000-point club, along with current MSHOF inductee Bailey Howell.
Professional career (1983-1996)
• Named to NBA All-Rookie team (1984)
• Two-time NBA All-Star (1986, 1987)
• Second all-time scorer in Washington
• Eighth all-time scorer in Utah Jazz history.
Did You Know?
While playing for Washington, Malone once hit a game-winning shot that is still widely regarded as one of the most improbable in NBA history. His team trailing the Detroit Pistons 102-101, Malone launched a shot over the back of the backboard while falling out of bounds as time expired to secure the one-point victory.
He finished his remarkable 13-year NBA career with 17,231 points, 2,154 assists and had shot an improbable 87 percent from the free throw line.