Interest Picks Up For McGhee

Drew McGhee played well at the Pitt Jam Fest in front of a bunch of college coaches, since then he's heard from a handful of schools, including a few high majors.

The spring evaluation period can make or break prospects trying to raise their profile as a player. At this past weekend's Pitt Jam Fest, Drew McGhee, of North Ridgeville (Ohio) High, was among the prospects that raised their stock.

Playing for CBIZ, the 6-foot-10, 210-pound center manned the post and showed off a nice scoring touch around the basket. In a game against 7-footer Kyle Rowley, he dropped in five jump hooks, including one over the right shoulder.

"I like going up against bigger players and it definitely motivates me," McGhee, a member of the 2009 class, said.

In that game McGhee had nearly the entire MAC conference in the stands, including head coaches from Akron and Toledo.

"There were definitely a lot of coaches at our games," McGhee said. "It was nice to see them all lined up on the sidelines and everything."

Prior to the Pitt Jam Fest, McGhee had picked up interest from Akron, Bowling Green, Davidson, Kentucky, North Carolina State, Stanford, Toledo, Western Michigan and Wisconsin.

"I've been talking to MAC schools for the past eight to 10 months and now the past two months a lot bigger schools are starting to jump into the pictures," he said. "I've gotten calls from schools in the past two days after this past weekend. It's just gotten a lot bigger."

Since the weekend he's heard from Florida, James Madison, Penn State, Furman and South Carolina. Despite all of the attention, McGhee doesn't want to rush into the recruiting process.

"I definitely don't want to jump into anything too fast that's for sure," McGhee said. "I'm definitely letting everything play out and step back and see what I got. I'm trying to figure out the pros and cons on all the colleges."

McGhee, who has already taken trips to Western Michigan, Akron, Toledo and Bowling Green, will play with CBIZ again this weekend in Akron (Ohio) at the King James Shooting Stars Classic.

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