Macura completes impressive spring

Wing J.P. Macura has an interesting skill set and a ton of ability. Now college coaches are coming forward with scholarship offers.

Minnesota native J.P. Macura wasn't on too many people's radar heading into the month of April, but after a few strong showings college coaches began to take notice. Now more and more schools are contacting Macura and he continues to play well.

At nearly 6-foot-5, Macura can play both spots on the wing and is showing more to his game than just being a shooter. After scorching the nets early from deep, during the month of May Macura showed more ability off the bounce.

"The first few tournaments were a little rough for us, but we are doing much better as a team," said Macura. "Individually I am starting to play better and I feel I am working a lot better with my teammates."

With his strong play this spring he has racked up numerous offers, and Macura says more schools are interested.

"I have offers from Kansas State, Dayton, Creighton, St. Louis, Richmond, and all of the North Dakota and South Dakota schools," noted Macura. "Also I am hearing from Iowa State, Minnesota, Notre Dame, and schools like that."

The offer from Kansas State was a big one as the Big XII school has been very successful recently, and though Macura isn't super familiar with the program he was happy to get the scholarship.

"I don't know a lot about them, but I know it is a good program with good coaches," said Macura. "It is good to know my hard work has paid off."

One school that hasn't offered, but has picked up the interest is Notre Dame. The Irish expect to watch Macura in July and get a better evaluation of him.

"Notre Dame has talked to my dad and my AAU coach," Macura explained. "They said they are going to talk to me soon, and that is one of the best programs in the country."

For now Macura has no timetable for a decision, but he does know what factor will be most important for him when selecting a school.

"I just want to go to a place where it is a family relationship with the players and the coaches," said Macura.

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