Jimmy McGhee is one of the best basketball players New Rochelle High School has ever produced, achieving an incredible stat-line in points, rebounds, and assists in just a two-year span. His 1,151 points is 3rd all-time.
McGhee left a staggering impact on Section 1 Basketball, averaging 25+ points per game and reaching 1,000 points. As a junior he was named the MVP in every holiday tournament ('84-'85). He averaged 26 ppg and 10 rbs and was named All-Section. His senior season was one of the best individual seasons a New Rochelle hoopster has ever had, including an Honor Roll Week in which he scored 38 pts. (14rbs); 62 pts. (12 rbs) and 37 pts. He received the Con Ed Student/Athlete Award, and was named All-Section and All-League.
Jimmy played at Westchester Community College ('85-'86) under legendary Coach Ralph Arietta where he averaged 24 ppg, was MVP in three tournaments, and made the 1st Team All-Tournament in 4 others. He transferred to Texas A&M University, red-shirting his first year. He averaged 16 ppg in the '87-'88 season.
Jimmy returned home to New Rochelle to begin what has been a 29-year career in business. He has used his celebrity to encourage countless local student athletes to work and study hard to achieve their goals. In his current position as a general manager for McDonald's, Jimmy trains people who are starting out in the field.
Always motivated by family and responsibility, Jimmy McGhee continues to serve his community as a patient and understanding role model to other young athletes, who can see that hard work is its own reward.
The New Rochelle Sports Hall of Fame is proud to include Jimmy McGhee as one of its inductee.