As the son of a college head coach, Patrick McCaffery gets top notch training every day of his life. The versatile forward from the state of Iowa was very impressive at the NY2LA Swish N Dish, and continues to show why he is one of the top prospects in the country.
As a sophomore, along with his brother Connor McCaffery, Patrick came home with a state title, and he says it was a special moment for him as a player.
"The high school year went really well," said McCaffery. "I had a good all-around year, and we won state, and that was a lot of fun to do with my brother."
Currently McCaffery says he is working on a few things in order to get even more complete as a player.
"I am just trying to gain weight and become a better shooter off of screens," said McCaffery. "Also I want to do a better job of finishing through contact and also getting my teammates more involved."
In terms of his recruitment, McCaffery admits to the fact that only one school, Iowa, is even showing him interest, but for now that isn't a focus.
"I haven’t been thinking about the next level yet," said McCaffery. "I am just focused on getting better and not worrying about my college decision."
With Iowa the only school that is recruiting him and his dad being the head coach at the school, there isn't much drama in terms of where he will end up for college. With that pretty much known and with him having access to the Iowa facilities, he says it is great to be around a college program all the time.
"It is really helpful to have those facilities," said McCaffery. "I always try to get over there and lift weights or work out, so it is great."
In terms of how he sees himself as a player when he does get to college, McCaffery named two former Iowa stars as people he models his game after.
"I see myself as a three or a four," said McCaffery. "I can play on the wing or use the pick and roll and shoot threes. I would say I am kind of like an Aaron White mixed Jarrod Uthoff in terms of how I play."