A top rising junior, John Marshall (Richmond, VA) product Travis McKie has earned six official scholarship offers to this point in his recruitment. Boston College, Clemson, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest have offered the 6-6, 185-pound forward, a first-team Richmond Times-Dispatch all-metro selection last season as a sophomore.
Currently rated a 4-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com, McKie averaged 18.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists last season as a junior.
“One of my strengths is my versatility,” said McKie, who led John Marshall to the Colonial District and Central Region championships and an appearance in the state semifinals last season. “I can do anything on the court offensively. I can rebound. I can run the floor. I’ll do anything anybody asks.”
Playing for Boo Williams AAU each of the past two off-seasons has paid off in terms of developing McKie’s game. This year, he played for the 16-and-under squad, which finished eighth at AAU Nationals and fourth in the Peach Jam. He was also selected to the NBPA Top 100 Camp held in Charlottesville in June.
“I’ve gotten to play against top competition day in and day out,” McKie said. “I’m more mentally prepared for game. I’ve also been working out very hard on improving my ball-handling and defense. My shot is where I wanted it to be, but I knew I needed to improve my strength and ball-handling defense.”
Recruiting was a little bit of an adjustment for McKie (pronounced Mick-eye), who is receiving interest from many more Division 1 programs than just those who have offered. North Carolina, his childhood favorite, is among the other programs showing interest.
“[UNC Assistant] Coach [Steve] Robinson called three weeks ago to catch up on things,” McKie said. “He said he enjoyed seeing me play this summer. He talked about me coming down there for a football game.”
There is no question that UNC would be very high on McKie’s list if an offer were extended, but there are other programs the talented rising junior is interested...
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