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An all-around scholar-athlete and NBA All-Star 3-point Shooter, Kyle Macy played NCAA college tennis and basketball for Purdue University in 1975 before transferring to focus on basketball at the University of Kentucky in 1976 where the three-time All-American sharp-shooting point guard led the Wildcats to the 1978 NCAA National Championships over Duke. See video highlights below.
Kyle Macy is one of the few college stars in the history of NCAA sports who opted to complete his tenure to study and play one more year in Kentucky despite being drafted by the NBA in 1979 endearing him to his legions of fans. In 1980 Kyle was named into the NCAA All-American First Team and was voted "Male Athlete of the Year" by the NCAA Southeast Conferenence (SEC) division.
Kyle is a product of Kentucky Basketball that have produced a long list of All-Americans and NBA greats including Pat Riley (Lakers-Heat), Dan Issel, Kevin Grevey, Jack Givens, Rick Robey, Sam Bowie, Jamal Mashburn, Tayshaun Prince (Detroit Pistons 2004 NBA Champs), and Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics 2006 NBA Champs).
From 1980 to 1990, Kyle’s impressive professional basketball career included stints with the Phoenix Suns (1980-85), Chicago Bulls (1985-86 with Michael Jordan), Indiana Pacers (1986-87), and top Italian Euro-League teams Dietor Bologna (87-88) and Benetton Treviso (88-89 & 89-90).
Kyle Macy belonged to the "Renaissance Era" of NBA history when Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and later Michael Jordan led back the struggling NBA league to national and international prominence.
NBA ALL-STAR 3-POINT SHOOTER
An excellent three-point and free-throw shooter throughout his career and dubbed as “having water in his veins”, Kyle topped the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls team in 3-point-shooting (.411%) in 1986.
Also in the same 1986 season, Kyle was selected to compete in the inaugural NBA All-Star Three-Point Shooting Competition subsequently won by legend Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics. See video below. Kyle still holds the career record in free-throw shooting percentage in both University of Kentucky and the Phoenix Suns, a franchise record.
Every team Kyle played with reached the playoffs including a memorable NBA Playoff Game 1 in 1986 in which he started at guard for the Chicago Bulls versus eventual champion Boston Celtics in a game where Michael Jordan scored 63-points, a playoff record. The Celtics’ team included Bird, Kevin McHale (now Houston Rockets coach), and Rick Carlisle (2011 NBA Champs Dallas Mavericks Coach): Watch full game..
A TV color analyst for perennial power-house University of Kentucky basketball games which are telecast on the Big Blue Sports Network, Kyle has also worked with Host Creative TV, Host Communications Radio, Raycom Television Sports, Sports Channel, Mutual Radio, ESPN, WVLK-Radio and Westwood One Radio.
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Kyle’s vast coaching experience include a stint as Head Coach of the Morehead State University Eagles for nine years. He also guided a group of Sports Reach collegiate All-Stars that toured China and finished with a perfect 7-0 record against several Chinese professional teams in 2005-2006.
Focusing on development and community programs, Kyle also coaches the Lexington Christian Academy Eagles Boys and Girls tennis teams. His annual basketball camp has been held for more than 25 years where over 1,000 youngsters and 125 coaches participate annually. Kyle is a favorite invitee to celebrity fundraising and awareness charity events.
Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Macy was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. He joined such basketball greats as Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson as a unanimous selection. Kyle was an athletic standout in Peru High School where he competed in tennis, basketball, and baseball. In 1975 he was named "Mr. Basketball". See Wikipedia
Kyle has assisted school-based institutions, charity organizations for underprivileged youth, and many times served as a consultant in designing programs while integrating his wealth of experience as a scholar-pro-athlete-mentor to help improve the quality of life and education for both students, parents, mentors and the community. Kyle will guide the International Tennis School to achieve its mission and goals giving more access and opportunities to young people and help shape their formative years in various positive capacities. Kyle currently serves as the Tennis Director and Pro at the Idle Hour Country Club in Lexington, KY