Maynor playing for the Thunder.
|No. 6 - Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Shooting guard / Point guard|
|Date of birth: June 11, 1987|
|Place of birth: Raeford, North Carolina|
|Height: 6 ft 3 in||Weight: 175 lbs|
|College : VCU|
|NBA Draft: 2009; Round: 1 / Pick: 20th|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|Debut: 2009 for the Utah Jazz|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Eric Maynor at NBA.com|
Eric Demarqua Maynor (born June 11, 1987, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA) is an American professional basketball, currently playing for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder. He played college basketball for the VCU Rams. As a senior he averaged 22.4 points, 6.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game in the 2008-2009 season.
As a senior led Westover High School team to a North Carolina state championship scoring 25 points on March 14, 2005.
On March 15, 2007, Maynor scored 22 points, including the game winning shot, in VCU's victory over Duke in the first round of the 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. This shot, popularized by the CBS call, has been known as the Duke Dagger. Maynor's last minute heroics are also what helped VCU to overcome George Mason in the 2007 CAA championship game.
Maynor was also named one of the top 25 preseason candidates for the Men’s 2007-08 John R. Wooden Award, the nation’s most prestigious college basketball honor.
Maynor helped VCU win the CAA regular season title, though the team fell in the semi-finals of the conference tournament to William & Mary. He was selected as the CAA Player of the Year and selected to the All-CAA first team. The Rams failed to reach the NCAA Tournament and went on to play in the NIT, where they lost in the first round against UAB.
During the 2008-09 season, Eric Maynor became VCU's all-time leader in assists and made free-throws. On February 28th, Eric Maynor became the leading scorer in VCU history with a floater against Georgia State. As of March 10th, 2009, he had scored a school record 1,929 points. Eric also lead VCU to a second CAA title during his career, scoring 25 points in a 71-50 victory over George Mason on March 9th, 2009 at the Richmond Coliseum. The Rams went on to the 2009 NCAA Tournament but lost to UCLA when Maynor missed a buzzer-beater to win the game.