Grand Prairie, Texas, South Grand Prairie small forward Cameron McGriff expected Arkansas’ recently-opened practice facility to be something special and he was not let down.
“It’s amazing,” McGriff said. “I’ve never seen anything like that and it really got me hyped up. I think it is the best one that I have seen whether it be the NBA or college. It was really something and I can see developing my game in there a lot.”
McGriff (6-7, 215) joined Memphis Bolton point guard Jaylen Fisher (6-2, 175) in taking official visits to Arkansas to what the Razorback program had to offer.
He also got a chance to see the fans at Arkansas’ 48-13 season-opening win over UTEP.
“That was great,” McGriff said. “It was kind of hot, but it gave me a chance to see how crazy the fans are. They really get into it and that’s good to see.”
McGriff, who averaged a team-leading 11.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists last season, has narrowed his decision down to Arkansas and Oklahoma State, where he will take an official visit next weekend.
“I had a great time at Arkansas, but I promised Oklahoma State I was going to visit there, too and so I am going to do that,” McGriff said. “But it’s just those two schools. I plan on announcing in October, probably in the middle of it.”
His mom made the trip with him and he plans to take another unofficial to Arkansas in October so his dad can see Arkansas as well.
McGriff says Arkansas sees him as the same type player as former Razorback Michael Qualls, who is with the Oklahoma City Thunder and currently rehabbing a knee injury suffered right before the NBA draft
“They said I remind them a lot of Michael Qualls and that they see me being the same type player,” McGriff said. “I can run the floor, get a lot of athletic dunks and get after it on defense.
He also enjoyed meeting the current Razorbacks.
“They really make you feel like a part of the family even before you are,” McGriff said. “Those are some great guys and the coaches really care about you."