Jeffrey Nigel Malone


High School

• All-State guard (1978, 1979) at Southwest

Macon High.

• High school All-American (1979)

• Led Southwest to a 56-3 record in his final

two seasons.



• 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

Bullets/Wizards history

• 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.

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