McCormick Commits To Miami

Many fans have considered Miami's 2014 basketball recruiting class the most important in the program's long history. Over the past week, the momentum has grown and the RedHawks received a commitment from one of their top targets, guard Zach McCormick from Turpin (OH) High. The three star guard averaged over 23 points last season and chose the RedHawks over other finalists Ohio and Tennessee.

Over the past week, second year coach John Cooper hasn't coached in any games, but he has certainly won some victories. On Friday, Cooper won the commitment of St. Xavier standout wing Roderick Mills. Today, Zach McCormick followed suit and pledged to spend his next four years in Oxford. The two are both from the Cincinnati area and are a formidable start to the class.

McCormick is widely considered to be a program-changing guard. He averaged over 23 points and 5 assists per game last winter and emerged as one of the nation's best mid-major recruits during this summer's AAU circuit. The Turpin scorer received offers from many MAC schools and interest from Butler University, but chose Miami over Ohio University and the University of Tennessee.

He had taken multiple unofficial visits to Oxford over the past year and told RedHawk Insider this summer that Miami "already felt like home." With McCormick's and Mills' commitments, local fans certainly have reason to believe that Cooper has awoken an historic program from it's slumber.

RedHawk Insider will have a full length follow up with both players later this week.

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