Pamela McGee

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePamela Denise•McGee
Used namePamela•McGee
Born1 December 1962 in Flint, Michigan (USA)
Measurements190 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsUSC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Pamela McGee was a basketball star at Southern Cal alongside her twin sister, Paula McGee, also playing with 1984 Olympian Cheryl Miller. The group won NCAA titles in 1983 and 1984. After the Olympics Pamela McGee played overseas in Brazil, France, Italy, and Spain. She played internationally for the United States at the 1982 World Championships, winning a silver medal, and the 1983 Pan American Games, winning gold. McGee also played two seasons in the WNBA in 1997-98, although she was 34-years-old when she was drafted, playing with the Sacramento Monarchs and Los Angeles Sparks. McGee’s son, JaVale McGee, played for over seven seasons in the NBA, after being drafted out of the University of Nevada in 2008. Pamela McGee was the first WNBA player to have a son play in the NBA.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) USA Pamela McGee
Basketball, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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