"Daquein chose FIU because of how he felt about Richard Pitino and Kimani Young," Bopp told Scout.com. "This decision used the same criteria."
McNeil, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard, is a talented scorer. Bopps said he intensity and ability to put up points will help Minnesota.
"His love of competition and his ability to score in a variety of ways give him a chance to be successful in the Big Ten," Bopp said.
McNeil averaged 19 points a game during his senior season at Vermont Academy. He was name 2nd tema All-NEPSAC and is regarded as a three-star prospect on Scout.com.