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McKay verbals to Marquette

By Brad Winton, JuCo Recruiting, 06/02/12, 11:45AM EDT


Jameel McKay (6-8/F/Indian Hills CC), one of the most sought after 2013 JUCO prospects, has given a verbal commitment to Buzz Williams and Marquette. McKay took an unofficial visit to Marquette yesterday and committed to the Golden Eagles this morning.

McKay told that one of the biggest factors in his decision was how comfortable he felt with Head Coach Buzz Williams. McKay said, “He’s one of the only coaches who has been able to bring in JUCO transfers and move them on to the next level. I felt very comfortable with him. He got his start in junior college basketball and that made me feel comfortable.”

McKay, a Milwaukee native, said being back in his hometown near family was also a major factor in his decision. He said, “Nobody is getting any younger and to have the opportunity to have my family see my play during my final two years was very important.”

He chose Marquette over Indiana, Florida Memphis, Wichita State, Iowa State and a long list of other high major suitors.