Tigers Recruiting Shooting Guard From Florida

An athletic shooting guard is getting a look from the Tiger basketball coaches.

Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.--While most of Auburn's recruiting attention for the spring basketball signee period has been focused on junior college prospects, a big shooting guard is also getting a look from the Tigers.

Marcus McGee, a three-year starter for Boyd Anderson High School, is being recruited by Auburn. As a senior, the 6-4 1/2, 200-pounder averaged 18.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Cobras. He averaged 20 points and seven rebounds per game as a junior.

"Marcus is a high-major type of prospect," says Boyd Anderson coach Wylie Howard. FSU, Miami, North Carolina State, Clemson, Tulane, South Florida and Kansas State are among the colleges recruiting McGee.

"Marcus is a player who has a lot of basketball savvy," says Howard. "He shoots the ball well from three-point range. He hit 41 percent of his threes last season. He does a good job hitting the pull-up jumper."

Howard says that McGee has loads of natural ability and should have no trouble making the jump to SEC caliber basketball, but notes like many high school stars he will need to improve his defense to be successful in college.

A three-year starter, he led his team to a pair of victories over county rival Dillard High, which won the big school state basketball title.

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