Ernie McCray


Ernie McCray

Former Tucson High School and University of Arizona basketball standout Ernie McCray is a legendary figure to Tucsonans and Wildcat fans.

McCray, who holds the Wildcats’ scoring record with 46 points on Feb. 6, 1960, against Cal State-Los Angeles, is the first African-American basketball player to graduate from Arizona.

McCray, who now resides in San Diego, earned degrees in physical education and elementary education at Arizona. He is a longtime educator, actor and activist in community affairs in the San Diego-area.

He wrote a blog for before the site ceased current-events operations early in 2014. He agreed to continue offering his opinion and insight with about Arizona Wildcats athletics. McCray also writes blogs for

You can e-mail Mr. McCray at

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