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    Billy McKinney
    Billy McKinney

    Contemporary Era:
    1986 Inductee



    06/20/2013

    NU Honors Student-Athletes at Annual N Club Banquet

    Wildcats seniors formally inducted at recognition event

    06/14/2012

    Northwestern Honors Student-Athletes at Annual N Club Banquet

    Wildcat seniors formally inducted into the N Club

    02/20/2012

    NU Announces Hilton Garden Inn Athletes of the Week

    John Shurna (men's basketball) and Jenny Wilson (women's swimming) earn honors

    02/13/2012

    This Week in Northwestern Athletics - Week of Feb. 13

    Baseball begins 2012 season, wrestling closes 2011-12 regular season at home

    02/06/2012

    This Week in Northwestern Athletics - Week of Feb. 6

    Defending NCAA champion lacrosse team opens 2012 season, nine other sports in action

    In his four years at Northwestern, McKinney conducted an all-out assault on the Wildcat record book. He still holds NU career records for most points scored (1,900) and most field goals (768). In 2007, he ranked fifth all-time with 364 free throws made. He started 98 straight basketball games before being sidelined by an injury his senior year. He averaged 15.4 points per game as a freshman, 18.2 as a sophomore and 19.8 as a junior.

    McKinney ended his career by scoring double figures in every game of his senior year, averaging more than 21.3 points per game. He was named Northwestern's Most Valuable Player for three years and made the All-Big Ten first team his senior season. He also played for the baseball team. After leaving NU, he played eight seasons in the NBA for several teams, including Kansas City, Denver, San Diego and Chicago. At the time of his induction, he was involved in coaching and administration for the Chicago Bulls.