*499/different18439281H2936780.jpgOn Wednesday October 10, Winnipeger Todd MacCulloch was presented the Key to the City at a noon-0hor presentation at City Hall by Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz.  The presentation was recognition of Todd's achivements as a basketball player in the NBA and of his continued support of the inner-city youth basketball program that bears his name, the Todd MacCulloch Hoop School.  On Tuesday, Todd was also inducted in the innagural class of the Manitoba High School Sport Hall of Fame and over the weekend into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame.

The TMHS is a
program designed to teach Basketball fundamentals to children of inner city Winnipeg schools and is open to 10 schools from the Winnipeg 1 School Division that host Grade 6-8

Todd MacCulloch was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. A Winnipeg, Manitoba native, the 7'0", 280 lb center played four seasons in the NBA before being forced into early retirement because of Bi-Lateral Foot Neuropathy.

In his first two seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers,
MacCulloch played reserve center, averaging 9.4 minutes, 2.6 rebounds
and just under 4 points in 56 and 63 games respectively from 1999 to
2001. In the 2001 off-season, he signed as a free agent with the New
Jersey Nets and as their starting center averaged 9.7 points and 6.1
rebounds a contest. MacCulloch was then traded back to the 76ers for
the 2002-2003 season, in which he averaged just under 20 minutes, 7.1
points, and 4.7 rebounds a contest. He went on the injured reserve list
at mid-season, did not play the following season, and announced his
retirement in September 2004.

MacCulloch played for the Canadian national team of
various sorts 93 times, most notably at the 2000 Sydney Olympics where
the Canadians topped Yugoslavia to win their group only to lose to
eventual silver medalist France in the quarterfinals and finish seventh.

A graduate of Shaftesbury High School in Winnipeg, MacCulloch was in
1999 named Honorable Mention All-America as a senior at the University
of Washington, when he averaged 18.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, and a .662 Field Goal percentage. He led the NCAA
Division I in FGP in his final three years of college, only the second
player ever to accomplish the feat. He was all-Pac Ten First Team
selection in his final two years at Washington. He was drafted by the
76ers in the 2nd round (47th overall) of the 1999 NBA Draft.


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