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 Akida McLain 5
Akida McLain

Pittsburgh, PA

High School:
Penn Hills

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 220



  • Played in 29 games, including all 16 ACC contests.
  • Averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game; averaged 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in conference action.
  • Led or tied for the team lead in rebounding once, in steals twice and in blocked shots four times.
  • Scored in double figures in three games; grabbed double-digit rebounds once.
  • Registered one point-rebound double-double; totaled 17 points and 10 rebounds - both career highs - at Duquesne (12/27); shot 7-for-11 from the field and 3-for-3 from the foul line in the contest.
  • Scored 11 points in a home win over Texas Southern (12/18).
  • Notched 10 points and a career-high four steals in a career-high 23 minutes of action at Massachusetts (1/3).
  • Contributed four points, five rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes in the team's win at North Carolina (1/25).
  • Recorded eight points, eight rebounds and a career-high three assists against Duke (2/1).
  • Totaled eight points in the team's one-point win at Virginia Tech (2/4).
  • Tallied nine points - on 9-for-14 shooting from the foul line - and six rebounds in a win at Wake Forest (2/8).
  • Sat out the season's first seven games, before contributing four points and four rebounds in 12 minutes of action in his season debut - at Maryland (12/11).


  • Played in nine games, including one Big East contest; made one start.
  • Averaged 3.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game; 17 of his 23 rebounds on the season came on the offensive end.
  • Made his first collegiate start in the team's season-opening win over Maine (11/19); scored six points, including the Eagles' first four points of the season; also grabbed three rebounds.
  • Recorded nine points and a six rebounds (all on the offensive end) in a home win over Duquesne (12/22); made two field goals and five free throws in a career-high 20 minutes of action.
  • Registered six points and six rebounds in a home win over New Hampshire (11/23).
  • Tallied eight points and five rebounds in a home victory over Long Island (11/30).
  • Recorded a career-high two blocked shots in a double-overtime win against Yale (12/19).


  • Averaged 16.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocked shots per game as a senior at Penn Hills High School.
  • Earned Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year honors in 2003-04; the award takes into consideration all players in the WPIAL and City League.
  • Gained 2003-04 All-State honors; was a two-time All-Conference selection
  • Led the 2003-04 Indians to a 24-6 record and the PIAA Class AAAA title; he recorded 18 points and 14 rebounds in the title game against Parkland.
  • Played for head coach Jim Rocco; served as team captain as a senior.
  • Scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Pennsylvania All-Stars to a victory over the USA & World All-Stars in the sixth annual Pittsburgh Hoops World Classic on April 17.


  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Akida and his older brother Omari are the sons of Eve and Lester McLain.
  • Born on March 18, 1986.

    Points: 17 at Duquesne (12-27-05)
    Rebounds: 10 at Duquesne (12-27-05)
    Assists: 3 vs. Duke (2-1-06)
    Blocks: 2 vs. Yale (12-19-04)
    Steals: 4 vs. Massachusetts (1-3-06)
    FGM: 7 at Duquesne (12-27-05)
    FTM: 5 vs. Duquesne (12-22-04)
    Minutes: 23 at Massachusetts (1-3-06)


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