McAfee Warrants High-Major Attention

Memphis Melrose is loaded. Just ask junior Cedrick McAfee.

Cedrick McAfee plays at Melrose High in Memphis, Tenn. He laced them up alongside one of the elite players in the Class of 2011, wing Adonis Thomas. There are times when he's pretty much in awe of what Thomas can do.

"When he comes out they have big men on him and he's able to run the point," McAfee said. "He's almost unstoppable. Unless you got another Adonis Thomas it's going to be kind of hard."

There isn't another Thomas and for that matter, there might not be another McAfee. At last month's Real Deal In The Rock, McAfee rained 3-pointers and certainly announced himself as a major recruit.

"People always knew about me but they always said what I couldn't do. They said I couldn't shoot and dribble and that all I could do was jump.

"I think I'm a combo guard that can run the team but is basically out there to score. If I have to run a team then I can run a team. You have to know how the game is going. If they're keying on me, I should create for my teammates. If they can't stop me, that's when I score."

McAfee does a pretty fair impression of Malcolm Delaney. A strong athlete, he's a marksman, finisher and ultimate combo man. Auburn, Memphis and South Carolina have noticed. Miami and Oklahoma recently offered but in order to get him, they'll have to run down Arkansas, the pre-summer leader.

"(Arkansas) said I'm going to come in as a two guard, score a lot and be able to run the team and score. That's what they're saying."


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