|Center / Power forward|
|Date of birth: January 11, 1971|
|Place of birth: New York, New York|
|Date of death: July 10, 2000 (age 29)|
|Height: 6 ft 11 in||Weight: 222 lbs|
|NBA Draft: 1993; Round: 2 / Pick: 38th|
|Selected by the Washington Bullets|
|Debut: 1993 for Fenerbahçe|
|Last played: 2000 for Telit Trieste|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Competitor for United States|
Conrad McRae (born January 11, 1971 in New York, New York; died July 10, 2000 in Irvine, California) was a professional basketball player who was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 2nd round (38th overall) of the 1993 NBA Draft. McRae's professional career flourished overseas in Europe for teams in Italy, Greece and Turkey. In the summer of 2000, McRae collapsed and died during a practice with the Orlando Magic's summer league team at the University of California, Irvine.
McRae attended Brooklyn Technical High School where he excelled at basketball. He also entertained crowds in the Entertainer's Basketball Classic at Harlem's famous Rucker Park, where he earned the nickname "McNasty". McRae was selected as a McDonald's High School All-American, and he receieved numerous scholarship offers. McRae accepted a scholarship to Syracuse University, playing under basketball coach Jim Boeheim. While at Syracuse, McRae became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Theta Xi Chapter). Though he did not immediately garner many minutes, his tenacity, athleticism, and defensive skills turned him into a star, and an NBA draft pick, and eventually a star on several European clubs.