McCoy Takes Visit; Reaffirms Commitment

Paul McCoy has a handful of options. The 6-foot rising senior could play basketball or football in college, or he could even try the two-sport route and play both. The Portland (Ore.) Grant product recently made up his mind.

In May, Paul McCoy committed to Pepperdine, but after back-to-back solid performances during the evaluation period, McCoy started getting calls from schools trying to persuade him to open up his recruitment.

"Up and until the last few tournaments I really didn't have many offers," McCoy said. "I had a few looks but didn't have many offers. I had a few offers for football, but I've always been leaning towards basketball. After the last tournament my phone started ringing a little more."

McCoy fielded calls from Gonzaga, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Oregon and Oregon State. However, an unofficial visit to Pepperdine this past weekend reaffirmed his desire to play for the Waves.

"Yeah I am [committed]," McCoy said. "The campus is great and I like the coaches a lot. It's a perfect fit for me."

"Their style of play fits Paul real well and they'll make a good fit," McCoy's mother, Maria Adams said.

A talented football player as well, McCoy has received interest from Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, Oregon, Arizona State, Air Force and Boise State.

Recently he decided he's going to stick with basketball when he graduates. "Yeah I'm probably going to be done with football after my high school season. If basketball doesn't work I might go back to football."

Considering the way McCoy closed out July he's likely making a good choice. Playing for Team Jones, he played point guard and proved to be tough to defend, as he's quick, athletic and has an ability to get to the rim.

"I think it was one of the better summers of my career. During lots of tournament I've played real well. I'm still waiting to be ranked in the nation, being in the top 100 would be nice."

One of his best performances of the summer came against Pump N' Run Elite in the Best of Summer Classic in Los Angeles. McCoy went for over 30 points and helped Team Jones beat PNR Elite by more than 20 points.

"My team played real well. Me and Garrett (Sim) played real well and Brian (Conklin) was killing down in the post and we just grabbed the lead from the get go. It was a fast paced game, real up and down."

The Waves are also in the running for McCoy's AAU teammate, Brad Tinsley. McCoy is Pepperdine's only commitment to date.

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