Former NBA player Roshown McLeod, who also played collegiately at Duke and St. John's, is in his second season as an assistant coach for the Hoosier program. In addition to his regular duties as an assistant coach, he will work specifically with IU's inside players.
McLeod has been coaching on the collegiate, high school, and AAU level since an injury ended his NBA career in 2002. He was an assistant coach at Fairfield University in 2002-03 and was the director of all basketball operations and head varsity coach at Woodward Academy in Atlanta, a private K-12 school in Atlanta. He also served as the head coach at Therrell High School and started the Next Level Players Development program where he became involved as a coach on the AAU level for the Atlanta Celtics and Georgia Stars.
A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, McLeod's career path was influenced by his legendary high school coach, Bobby Hurley, Sr., of St. Anthony's High School and three other Hall of Fame coaches that he played for, Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Lenny Wilkens (Atlanta) and Larry Brown (Philadelphia). McLeod played four seasons in the NBA with Atlanta (1998-01), Philadelphia (01) and Boston (01-02) after being drafted 20th overall in 1998. He averaged 7.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 113 career games.
He played his first two seasons of college ball at St. John's before transferring to Duke, where he was the first transfer player signed by Krzyzewski. After posting 7.2 points and 5.8 rebounds in 57 games at St. John's, he averaged 13.7 points and 5.5 rebounds in two years at Duke, leading the Blue Devils in scoring in 1997-98. He was named first team All-ACC and honorable mention All-America as a senior, when he averaged 15.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game and shot a career-high .494 from the field.
He earned a degree in sociology from Duke. He and his wife, Tiffani, reside in Bloomington. Roshown has a son, Anthony (14), and a daughter, Anisa (9) who reside in Atlanta.
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