McBrayer weighs diverse options

Most unsigned seniors are making final preparations toward an ultimate college decision, but McBrayer maintains greater flexibility than most.

It hasn't been simple for Dupree McBrayer. The New York native transferred to Quest Academy in Las Vegas, than transferred back to the East Coast — and teamed with Angel Delgado for St. Patrick — as a senior.

A slender scorer who came into his own over the course of his prep career, McBrayer blew up in New Jersey this past season. He scored 25 points versus Linden in the Union County tournament final to lead his strong squad to victory, closing his brief tenure with St. Patrick on a high note.

Unsigned this spring, he hit the road with New Heights last weekend and impressed at the Southern Jam Fest. Given his relative newness to the stage, McBrayer is considering a reclass to the 2015 crop. On the other hand, he's already attracting substantial interest as a late 2014 recruit.

"I have Providence, Seton Hall, Quinnipiac, LIU-Brooklyn, Drexel, Minnesota, St. Peter's and Norfolk State," McBrayer said. "Seton Hall, St. Peter's and Norfolk State have offered."

McBrayer is a scorer who also handles and passes well for the wing. Though he needs to gain strength for the next level, the fact that he performed so well in a tough conference gives him plenty of bona fides whether he signs this spring or chooses to reclassify.

And whenever he does sign, he has some clear criteria in mind.

"I want to go wherever can develop me," McBrayer said. "I'm looking for a good system, and distance (from home) doesn't matter. My mom is supportive of wherever I want to go."


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