Andre McGee putting up big numbers this season

University of Louisville point guard signee Andre McGee is enjoying an outstanding season individually, though his Canyon Springs (CA) high school team is struggling because of injuries.

Andre McGee's scoring might be down this season, but according to Canyon Spring's coach Jeff Stoval, that doesn't mean the 5-10 University of Louisville signee isn't a much improved player on the court.

Playing on a relatively young team that has struggled because of injury to a 2-7 record so far this year, McGee is enjoying an excellent season individually. Despite constant double and triple teaming, McGee, who signed with Louisville during the November signing period, is averaging 23 points, 6 assists and 3 steals. He's shooting 44% from the floor and has made 40 three-pointers (40%) through the first nine games of the season.

"His defense and ball handling have improved since last season," Stovall said. "He's making the extra pass and distributing the ball better to his teammates and that's why his scoring is down this year."

McGee struggled during the summer with dehydration problems, but work with a personal trainer not only has dropped his body fat, it also has eliminated the cramping and dehydration problems.

"He's doing good," Stovall said. "He's healthy and hasn't had any problems with injury this season."

Still playing at 190-pounds, working with a personal trainer has also had additional benefits on the court.

"I think he's more explosive with his first step," Stovall said, crediting McGee's improved physique.

And excellent student, McGee has no problems in the classroom.

"He's taking tough classes and he has a 3.8 GPA," said Stovall.

McGee and Canyon Springs will make the trip to Louisville later this month to face Trinity at Louisville Gardens on January 22 in the Louisville Scholastic Play by Play Classic. And Stovall said his team is looking forward to making the trip.

"We're really excited about coming to Louisville to play," Stovall said. "It's a great opportunity for Andre to play in front of the Louisville fans in an environment like that. We're real excited about the trip."

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