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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Basketball – Profile Of The McGee Twins


In 2012, the Reign of Troy paid homage to two Trojans for Black History Month….because it’s not every day that one gets to acknowledge a set of twins that left a lasting impression on a university. Paula and Pamela McGee….the third (and fourth) elements of the All-Star team that was USC in the mid-80’s. Paula and Pam McGee grew up in Flint, Michigan, where they got their start in lady hoops….and like their teammates Cynthia Cooper and Cheryl Miller….they dominated other players of their age….fro there was no question that they would play ball at the collegiate level. At six-feet four inches tall in 1983 & 1984….the two of them were an imposing duo in the post. When it came time to pick a school to attend for college…they both chose USC….which gave the Trojans an incredible advantage over other teams. The McGee twins were a part of the back to back championship run that the Women of Troy went on in 1983 and 1984….as both were All-Americans. Pam McGee developed a reputation as a beast at rebounding….averaging 8.6 rebounds per game during all four years of her career. Paula too made an incredible impact on this squad….putting up an average of 20 points and almost 10 rebounds (9.2) per game in her freshman year. To this day, her 683 points and 289 field goals stand as freshman records….but when the 1984 Olympics….Pamela was picked for the team….and twin Paula was not….as this video so succinctly shows.


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