4-Star Guard Visits Barbee's Camp

Cedrick McAfee, one of the top guard prospects in the country, discusses his visit to Auburn.

Memphis, Tenn.--Cedrick McAfee is already rated as a four-star prospect by Scout.com so it wasn't a surprise that he was one of the standout performers at Coach Tony Barbee's one-day prospects camp on Saturday.

The rising senior from Melrose High School is ranked as the No. 16 shooting guard prospect in the country.

"I am a go-getter player," McAfee tells Inside the Auburn Tigers in discussing his style of play. "I like to run, hustle, play all around the floor, play hard on defense and play hard on offense.

"I really like to run up and down the court, come off screens and get my teammates involved," he adds. "Scoring is my strength."

With a nice touch on his jumper and the quickness to take the basketball to the hoop, it is no surprise that he is a strong scorer.

As a junior McAfee notes that he averaged 24 points per game during his first semester at Craigmont High in Memphis. "I transferred to Melrose where I played on the championship team and I averaged 14 points per game there," he says.

McAfee notes that he currently checks in at 6-3, 185 pounds. He points out that plays the game year-around. "I am a two guard and I learning to be a combo guard," he says, noting that he has a real passion for the game. "I play all day."

The guard is also a standout for Memphis Select, an outstanding AAU team. "We like to run and gun and that is how we beat most teams we play," he says. "We trap and press all over the floor."

McAfee says he is a good student who is interested in technology and possibly studying architecture in college.

"Recruiting is going good," he says. "I have picked up a couple of more offers in the past weeks from Stanford and Cincinnati.

"The five that I am really looking at are Auburn, Cincinnati, Miami, Memphis and Arkansas." He notes that the current Auburn coaching staff originally offered him a scholarship when they were still at UTEP.

Commenting on what he is looking for in a college, McAfee says, "A coach who can relate to me and see me as family. I am looking for a coach who will help me get better as a basketball player and help me become better in the classroom and become a better person off the court."

McAfee notes that he has a good relationship with Auburn assistant Tony Madlock. "I have known Coach Madlock for like two years and I am really close to him," he says. "They brought me in for an unofficial visit to Auburn and I got a chance to see the new facilities when the coaches were seeing them for the first time. I like the new arena."

The guard notes that he has a busy summer planned with the NBA Camp coming up next and a full schedule of AAU events. "I just love playing the game," he says.


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