THIS SEASON: Jeff McMillan, a 6-foot-8, 260-pound redshirt senior forward in 2005, is one of the top power forwards and low-post scoring threats in the Pac-10 and looks to build on his strong USC debut in 2004. He had off-season surgery to correct hammer toes on his left foot which should make the already agile McMillan more nimble on the court.
2003-2004: Overcoming a year off and displaying little trouble adjusting from the Atlantic 10 to the Pacific-10, McMillan had a strong season as a 2004 junior forward in his first year at USC ... Averaging 11.1 points and 8.6 rebounds (third in the Pac-10) in 29.2 minutes per game, McMillan was the only Trojan to start all 28 of USC's games and was named the 2004 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year (for non-freshman, first-year players). Along the way, he became the first Trojan ever to lead the league in field goal percentage (63.0%), setting a USC team record in the process. In fact, McMillan crushed the old Trojan mark, previously held by Steve Smith (57.4%, 1979). In the 24 games in which he attempted at least four shots, he made less than half only three times ... McMillan recorded 10 double-doubles on the season, had 12 double-digit rebounding efforts and led USC on the boards 16 times ... He had four double-doubles in five games late in the season and had five double-digit rebound efforts in a row, the most since Sam Clancy had 11 in a row in 2002 ... Had a monster game in USC's 78-77 OT win over UCLA on Feb. 25 at the Sports Arena during that span, grabbing a career-high 18 rebounds to go with 19 points for his eighth double-double ... He followed that with 13 points and 15 rebounds at Oregon and 13 points and 13 rebounds two games later in the Pac-10 Tournament against Arizona ... Scored 21 points and had 13 rebounds against top-ranked Stanford at the Sports Arena and had 15 points and 11 rebounds in USC's OT win at Arizona State ... Had 12 points and 11 rebounds at Cal and 10 points and 11 boards against Oregon State ... Had 14 rebounds at Fresno State and 18 points and eight rebounds against Lafayette ... Scored a season-high 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with eight rebounds against Cal State Northridge ... Became the third Trojan ever to play more than 40 minutes in back-to-back games (41 at St. Mary's and 42 against Cal State Fullerton). With 39 minutes BYU and at Fresno State, it gave him an average of 40.3 over four games ... Posted back-to-back double-doubles with 16 points and 11 rebounds at St. Mary's and 20 points and 11 rebounds against UNLV.
2002-2003: McMillan sat out the 2003 season as a junior after transferring from Fordham, complying with NCAA transfer rules.
AT FORDHAM: Started 14 of Fordham's 28 games as a sophomore power forward for the Rams in 2002 ... Led Fordham with 7.6 rebounds per game (seventh in the Atlantic 10) while averaging 10.2 points per game (second best on the team) ... Averaged 9.9 points and 7.8 rebounds in Atlantic 10 games ... Was third in the conference in offensive rebounds (2.96) and sixth in defensive rebounds (4.68) ... Scored a season-high 22 points and added a Fordham career-best 17 rebounds at Duquesne ... Matched his career-high with 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with eight rebounds at St. Bonaventure ... Scored 16 points and pulled down 15 rebounds against DePaul and had 15 points and 12 rebounds in a win over St. Bonaventure.
As a freshman in 2001, McMillan started 26 times, averaging 10.0 points and a team-high 7.8 rebounds (fourth in the conference), making 114-of-219 field goals (52.1%) ... Had five double-doubles on the year including a 24-point (tying his season high), 14-rebound and season-high five-block effort in the regular season-ending loss to Rhode Island ... Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week after averaging 19.0 points and 11.5 rebounds in two games ... Recorded his first two double-doubles with 22 points and 10 rebounds against St. Bonaventure and 16 points and 13 rebounds against Temple ... Also had 16 points and 12 rebounds at St. Joseph's and 16 points and a season-high 16 boards at Dayton ... His 0.96 blocks per game (25) was 10th in the Atlantic 10. HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at St. Thomas More High, averaging 17.0 points and 13.0 rebounds in 2000 ... Averaged the same numbers in 1999 ... Ranked as the 46th best recruit by The Sporting News ... Also ranked among the top recruits by Hoop Scoop, Full Court Magazine, Insiders Report, Bob Gibbons College Yearbook, Recruiter's Handbook, and Fast Break Recruiting.
SIDELIGHTS: McMillan was born on Feb. 18, 1980 ... He is a sociology major and is scheduled to graduate in the spring.