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Vernon Macklin - PF/C, 6'10, 227
Signed in Asia - Signed with Al Jaysh in Qatar
       Date of birth: 09/25/1986
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 52nd pick, 2011
     Out of: Florida
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right

2011 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 52nd overall by Detroit.
9th December, 2011 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Detroit.
11th March, 2012 D-League Assigned by Detroit to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
9th April, 2012 D-League Recalled by Detroit from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
19th August, 2012 Turkey Signed a one year contract with Gaziantepspor.
22nd November, 2012 Turkey Released by Gaziantepspor.
18th December, 2012 D-League Acquired by Reno Bighorns and immediately traded to Rio Grande Valley Vipers, along with a 2013 second round pick, in exchange for Jerome Jordan.
15th February, 2013 D-League Left Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
18th February, 2013 Philippines Signed for the duration of the Commissioner's Cup with Barangay Ginebra Kings.
2nd December, 2013 China Signed a one year contract with Liaoning.
7th January, 2014 China Released by Liaoning.
10th September, 2014 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
9th October, 2014 NBA Waived by New Orleans.
22nd November, 2014 Qatar Signed for the remainder of the season with Al Jaysh.
9th June, 2015 Qatar Re-signed by Al Jaysh to a one year contract.
14th July, 2016 Philippines Signed for the duration of the 2016 William Jones Cup with Mighty Sports.
30th September, 2016 Qatar Signed a one year contract with Al Jaysh.
When: Where:
2006 - 2008 Georgetown (NCAA)
2008 - 2011 Florida (NCAA)
June 2011 - June 2012 Detroit Pistons (NBA)
August 2012 - November 2012 Gaziantepspor (Turkey)
December 2012 - February 2013 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
February 2013 - June 2013 Ginebra (Philippines)
July 2013 L.A. Clippers (Summer League)
December 2013 - January 2014 Liaoning (China)
July 2014 Orlando Magic (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014 New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
November 2014 - June 2016 Al Jaysh (Qatar)
July 2016 - August 2016 Mighty Sports (Philippines)
September 2016 - present Al Jaysh (Qatar)
From blog:

   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The 2010/11 NCAA Tournament, Part 3: Southeastern Region

The Gators try play defense at every position. Erving Walker may be small for a point guard, but he's quick, works hard, and is disruptive; Kenny Boynton may be small for a shooting guard, but he's quick, works hard, and is disruptive. Chandler Parsons is big for a small forward, and yet he's quick, works hard and is disruptive. Alex Tyus bounds about with great energy, even he doesn't have the cliched energy player dreads any more. Vernon Macklin is an immovable object in the middle. And Patric Young, the freshman off the bench, is a future SEC DPOY. He really is, and you can quote me. Florida have always landed good big men, and with Young in the mix, they're right back at it.

Speaking of big men, Macklin has had a good season, showing the offensive game he never previously did. The fifth year senior now has precisely one move in the post - the right handed hook shot. It works, too. And very very occasionally, he'll counter it with a lefty one, too. He also provides strong post defense, some shot blocking and good rebounding numbers, alongside God awful free throw shooting, no jumpshot, and absolutely nothing outside of 10 feet on either end. So even with his one move, he's limited. Tyus is also limited - his threats to transfer to a program that would let him play small forward never amounted to anything. Maybe he realised that it wouldn't make much sense, given that he could neither dribble nor shoot. As it happens, Tyus takes a few jumpers these days, using an unnecessarily high release with about four redundant movements in it, and they do not go in much. Nevertheless, he is still a capable finisher in the paint, brings his energetic roaming defense, does a valiant job on the interior despite being overmatched physically, and grabs some rebounds.

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   2011 NBA Draft Diary

Accompanied by the visual image of an ecstatic and possibly drunk Knicks fan dancing like a grandparent at a wedding, Vernon Macklin from Florida is announced as a surprise pick at #52 by Detroit, a surprise because there's no one thing he does to an NBA standard. Macklin is strong, aggressive, a solid shot blocker and rebounder, and who has a fairly consistent right handed hook on offense, but he's a rather undersized centre with no great physical tool such as wingspan, leaping ability, secondjumpability or foot size to overcome this. He is a solid future Polish league centre, but not an NBA player, and he's also about to turn 25.

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   2014 Summer League Rosters - Orlando

Vernon Macklin - Macklin is two years removed from the NBA, and has been on a tour. He has played in Turkey, the D-League, the Philippines and China's secondary league, and does the same thing in all of them. He pushes, he bruises, he drops righty hooks from the post, he never leaves the paint, and he fouls. Macklin is 27 years old and slightly undersized for the centre spot that his groundedness and reliance on the post demand he play. Lacking finesse, skill, a foul stroke, rim protection despite his long wingspan, and three inches of height, he is not likely to make it back to the big leagues. But old school post bruisers are always needed somewhere else.

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Signed in Asia


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