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Macklin, Durand "Rudy"

(born: 1958) 

Former basketball player Durand "Rudy" Macklin was born in Louisville, KY. The 6'7" Macklin was a forward on the Shawnee High School team in Louisville, KY and played his college ball at Louisiana State University (LSU) 1976-1981 [Macklin had one year of injury]. Macklin was an All-American at LSU and during his senior year, the team was in the final four. They were defeated by Indiana University. Macklin was named SEC Player of the Year in 1981. He had started every game during his 4 years of basketball at LSU and his team was twice the SEC Champions. In 2005, Rudy Macklin was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. His LSU jersey was retired at the LSU Assembly Center in 2010. Macklin is the schools all-time leading rebounder with 1,276 rebounds. He also scored 2,080 points which made him the second leading scorer at LSU. Rudy Macklin was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 3rd round of the 1981 NBA Draft. He played two years with the Hawks and played part of a season with the New York Knicks, and was picked up by the the Los Angeles Clippers but did not play any games. He also played briefly with the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). After his basketball career, Rudy Macklin remained in Baton Rouge, LA, where he had several jobs and was a banker, and later became the director of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. For more see D. Koerner, "What's up with Rudy Macklin?," Louisville Courier Journal, 06/27/2005, p.C.1.; see Rudy Macklin at the

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