Reported earlier today by recruitscoop.rivals.com’s Justin Byerly, Class of 2013 shooting guard, Justin McKie, has received an offer from the University of South Carolina. This is the talented guard’s eighth offer so far, as he holds other offers from Murray State, Wichita State, Memphis, Winthrop, High Point, Presbyterian, Samford, and Charleston Southern. Other schools that have shown interest are Wake Forest, Kansas State, Virginia Tech, and North Texas.
McKie spent his summer playing with the Upward Stars, an AAU team out of South Carolina, where he proved himself worthy to many coaches that attended his games. He’ll be entering his senior season at Irmo High School in Columbia, South Carolina and one must think that this home-state offer has got some pull in McKie’s recruitment. His ability to run the floor well and finish at the bucket in transition makes him a good prospect for all the schools involved. McKie has also proven that he can drive the lane in a half court set and finish through contact or draw fouls. Another key offensive skill this shooting guard possesses is his excellent floater, which he uses to score over taller defenders.
Standing at 6’3″ tall, McKie has good mid-major size for the two guard position, but he’s skilled enough offensively to play at a high-major level as well. He’s currently rated as a two-star prospect by ESPN.com and was given a 69 Scout Grade, which I find a little underrated, but nonetheless is still drawing a lot of interest from many schools. This upcoming season could really be a chance for McKie to break out as a high-major prospect and rack up a few more offers before making his final decision.