McNeil Adds Perimeter Shooting Prowess To WVU Commit List
You might question his competition level, but you can’t question his shooting prowess.
Sean McNeil, a native of Union, Kentucky who played this past year at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, averaged 29.7 points per game for the Pride whil making 43% of his shots from 3-point range. That ability to produce points led to interest from a number of schools, but West Virginia won that derby on Sunday when McNeil committed to the Mountaineers.
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McNeil, a six-foor, four-inch guard, earned first team Division II Junior College All-America honors in his first year of collegiate competition. He led the nation with 4.3 3-pointers per game, and his 29.7 points per contest were also a national best. He was second nationally with 6-4 free throws per contets, third with 9.8 field goals per game, and sixth in free throw percentage at 87.6%.
He was the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Freshman and Player of the year, and scored a school-record 55 points in a November game agaisnt Bryant & Stratton. That helped him to 921 points overall this year, which were built on the strength of 132 3-pointers.
Despite te well-deserved reputation as a perimeter sharpshooter, McNeil sees himself as more than that.
“West Virginia didn’t just recruit me as a guy to shoot threes,” McNeil told BlueGoldNews.com. “I can shoot and be a scorer, but I can be a complete player. This summer is going to be huge for me.”
McNeil rarely left the court, averaging more than 38 minutes per game while firing up 598 shots. He made 49.5% of those attempts, and also averaged 6.1 rebounds per game. His assist-to-turnover ratio was 1.4-1.
McNeil will have three years of eligibility at WVU, and plans to enroll in the summer after playing in a Las Vegas All-Star event in June.